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.
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.
A career of industry-reshaping projects in:
- Cement and aggregates
- Semiconductor construction and manufacturing
- Hospital construction
- Heavy equipment manufacturing
- 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.
As a registered Professional Civil Engineer, John has a strong technical background coupled with leadership, managerial, planning and coaching skills developed and honed during a 22-year career in the US Navy’s Civil Engineer Corps. He has been a student and advocate for lean for over eight years and has coached project teams throughout the US on their lean transformations. He is proficient in guiding and coaching project teams in their implementation of the Last Planner® System as well as with general process improvements and overall lean transformations.
He also leads Study-Action Teams, helps clients formulate and implement improvement strategies, and facilitates kaizen workshops and value-stream mapping exercises. John’s experience with LeanProject during the past five years has included a multi-year engagement with a nationwide specialty contractor assisting them in the start of their lean transformation. Working hand in hand with their personnel, he was able to catalyze the interest of many small work groups and accelerated their performance. With his 30 years of hands-on experience in facility engineering, management and construction, John is at home both in the construction trailer and the corporate office.