We’ve built a strong network of coaches throughout the country with expertise in lean, construction, and organizational change.  Working as educators, owner’s representatives, and consultants to the industry, these collaborators are available as part of the LeanProject team to support your lean initiatives.

Colin Milberg

Hal Macomber

Hal Macomber

Senior Associate

Project management, one of the most-cited career positions, routinely fails to produce the desired business results. Projects are routinely over budget, late, and fail in often significant ways to satisfy the customer and the project participants. Worse, many people are seriously injured along the way. The bulk of today’s efforts at improving projects are spent on doing a better job applying the same old techniques. In conjunction with the Lean Construction Institute, Hal has set out to change that.

Hal studied economics and operations research and then went on to get an MBA from Boston University in operations management. His career-long preoccupation with operations effectiveness has led to numerous innovations including Study-Action Teams™, distinguishing Target-Value Design, creating Responsibility-based Project Delivery™ and the Good 5-Why™ approach for root-cause analysis. Additionally, Hal introduced “making and securing reliable promises” as the foundational competence for performing well when using the Last Planner® System.

Joe Bornhorst

Joe Bornhorst

Senior Associate

Since 2008, Joe has been providing lean coaching to numerous clients drawing from his previous experience of 30+ years in the Commercial Construction/Real Estate Development business. He has concentrated on coaching Lean culture transformations and the elements of Last Planner® System to people at all levels of management. These individuals represent a growing list of lean leaders in their respective companies and their projects experienced reduce accidents, reliable schedules, significant cost savings and increased team moral.

As a Lean consultant, Bornhorst has coached numerous construction and design clients including renovation contractors, specialty subcontractors, self-performing General Contractors, Heavy Highway contractors and members of ENR’s Top 50 contractors. Projects types range from renovations of restaurants, hospitals and airport terminals to new construction of office towers, hospitals, apartments, senior living, schools, bridges, and major interstate highways located throughout the U.S. Bornhorst has also introduced similar concepts at Construction Management, Engineering and MBA operations courses at major universities and various contractor peer groups.

Anne Miller

Anne Miller

Anne Miller is distinguished by her action-oriented approach based on the key premise that “it is far easier to act your way into a new way of thinking than to think your way into a new way of acting.” For over 35 years she has worked globally with individual leaders and teams committed to going beyond past successes to create extraordinary futures for themselves and their organizations. She specializes in action learning, rapid cycle time approaches for innovation, leadership development and executive alignment.

Anne has led successful leadership development and organizational transformation efforts for Fortune 100 companies in many areas of the world. She has coached senior executives and their teams in a variety of cultures and industries with clients such as Novartis, Shell, MillerCoors, Coca-Cola, Accenture, Citi, Humana, Chevron, Hewlett-Packard, BP, XL Capital, the former ABN Amro, Plastic Logic and Dow Chemical Venture Capital. She has been invited to work with four leading business schools – London Business School, Vanderbilt Owen, Thunderbird School of Global Management and ASU WP Carey.

Chauncey Bell

Chauncey Bell

A career of industry-reshaping projects in:

  • Cement and aggregates
  • Semiconductor construction and manufacturing
  • Hospital construction
  • Heavy equipment manufacturing
  • Mining
  • Electric utilities, electric distribution and wind farms
  • Wholesale and retail banking

His projects shift clients’ cultures, shift the way that their commercial networks operate, and add $100’s of millions to revenues and profits.