Stuart Nelson – Lean Coach, Stuart Nelson Consulting

  • Speaker Bio:

    Have you ever thought there has to be a better way?  Stuart operates an independent consultancy which solves problems, moreover, he works with organisations to build in a Lean mindset.  Stuart spent over 12 years in active management at the demand end of the supply chain, gaining vast experiences with end users and leading over 70 people.  It is this wealth of experience that Stuart brings to the analysis and improvement work he carries out.  Using tools from Lean, Six Sigma and techniques such as coaching, mentoring and training, he is in a unique position to guide the person and the process through the change cycle.

    Recognizing the critical role of the individual in Lean improvements, Stuart completed psychological research into the leader’s role in team engagement, learning and openness to change.  The findings of this research have been presented at academic and professional conferences.  Stuart holds Black Belts in Lean and Six Sigma along with Psychology, coaching and training qualifications.  He is an approved provider of the Enterprise Ireland Lean offer.

    Presentation Title:

    Lean leadership; behaviour for successful engagement and outcomes.

    Presentation Synopsis:

    Organisations invest significantly in change programs to increase competitiveness and productivity, both essential to scale and succeed.  Quality initiatives such as Lean and Six Sigma allow businesses to increase performance and develop a continuous improvement mindset throughout the organisation.  The leader’s role is critical to the success and failure of these initiatives and engaging the team.  What are the behaviours of Lean Leaders and what are their effects on productivity and commitment to change?