“As a Lean Coach, Lesa was invaluable in helping me re-focus our entire company's approach to lean manufacturing. Her depth of knowledge of the Thinking People's System (TPS) is unmatched compared to the other 8 lean consultants I have hired over the years. While Lesa consistently proves her expansive knowledge of lean tools, I found her remarkable at uncovering the cultural issues preventing us from accelerating lean. I would strongly recommend Lesa for any TPS project if your organization is committed to getting to the next level.”

  • Rob Olney, President of Custom Metal Solutions Provider to Equipment Companies

“I had the opportunity to work with Lesa for several years at TSSC. Her understanding of TPS is only surpassed by a few rare people in the world. Her wisdom and clarity of thinking make her not only an expert in, but also a contributor to, the field of TPS and Industrial Engineering Management. As a TSSC manager, Lesa was very instrumental in helping me develop explicit TPS know-how. She was and still is today a great mentor and a great sounding board”

  • Oliver Larue, President Ydatum Operations Management Engineering

“Lesa and I worked on a number of operational improvement and training projects at Toyota. She was able to keep the ideal TPS concept as a guiding principle while focusing on the subtle nuances of change that would affect the intent or result. This allowed her to achieve the desired result and impart a reality the people learning the concepts could relate to.
Her knowledge of TPS and her hands-on approach makes her a great asset to any organization seeking sustainable improvement. I would welcome the opportunity to work with her again”

  • Lani Watson, President Sustainable Lean Advantage

 

“We have worked with a number of resources in this regard.  I would recommend Lesa Nichols of Lesa Nichols Consulting.  No one that I’ve found in the country has the true, deep, hands on knowledge of the Toyota Production System as does Lesa.  You’ll find her experience and background very impressive.”

  • Brad Frank, President of Tulsa Tube Bending

 

I had the great opportunity to work with Lesa at TSSC for 5 years and also in Corporate Strategy and Production Control for 2 years. Working with Lesa Nichols was always a rewarding experience - she consistently demonstrated an extremely deep understanding of the philosophy and tools of the Toyota Production System and the Toyota Way. Not only is Lesa a true expert in TPS, but she always had a strong capability to collaborate with people at all levels of the organization from Top Management to Shop Floor Team Members in order to achieve her goals. I look to her as a strong mentor of my TPS thinking.”

  • Mark Reich, Chief Operating Officer at Lean Enterprise Institute

 

Lesa is very knowledgeable and passionate about her work. She has been a great asset throughout our learning process.”

  • Lisa Hill, PHR Human Resources Manager at Res Manufacturing Company

 

I had the opportunity to work with Lesa for several years at TSSC. Her understanding of TPS is only surpassed by a few rare people in the world. Her wisdom and clarity of thinking make her not only an expert in, but also a contributor to, the field of TPS and Industrial Engineering Management. As a TSSC manager, Lesa was very instrumental in helping me develop explicit TPS know-how. She was and still is today a great mentor and a great sounding board”

  • Oliver Larue, President Ydatum Operations Management Engineering

 

“As a Lean Coach, Lesa was invaluable in helping me re-focus our entire company's approach to lean manufacturing. Her depth of knowledge of the Thinking People's System (TPS) is unmatched compared to the other 8 lean consultants I have hired over the years. While Lesa consistently proves her expansive knowledge of lean tools, I found her remarkable at uncovering the cultural issues preventing us from accelerating lean. I would strongly recommend Lesa for any TPS project if your organization is committed to getting to the next level.”

  • Rob Olney, President of Custom Metal Solutions Provider to Equipment Companies