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Our Mission:

To let out the glory in every person.

Our Values:

Simplicity – We believe simplicity is not only an evidence of deep understanding, but it’s often what makes good changes stick!

Growth – We believe that continuous learning is not only important for living a joy-filled life, but it is the energy behind a thriving continuous improvement culture.

Compassion – We don’t just get results, improve processes, and teach people new knowledge; we act with compassion, respect for people, and even love.

Our Work:

We create, distribute, train, coach, and implement lean manufacturing best practices.

About Daniel

My journey with lean started in 2012 when my CEO made me the lean trainer at his organization—a 300 person medical device manufacturer.

That’s when I discovered that training that isn’t simple and fun is less effective!

I continued learning lean over the years that followed… as an engineer, general manager, trainer and consultant.

In 2017 I started Lean Smarts to explain complicated things in fun and simple ways. For example, I started with a free lean mini-course that included a video that has since gone “viral” on YouTube: the lean paper airplane simulation.

It wasn’t until 2019 when coronavirus shut down my employer (a tier 1 automotive supplier) that I made Lean Smarts my full focus. 

When I’m not at work with Lean Smarts you’ll find me playing with my three young kids or helping my wife build her donut empire at The Donut Theory (aka the “Lean Donut Shop”).

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