Management Consultant, Coach, Professional Speaker, Author, Podcaster, Senior Advisor with KaiNexus and Value Capture
Mark Graban is an internationally-recognized consultant, author, professional speaker, podcaster, and entrepreneur. He builds upon a deep education in engineering and management with practical experience working with executives and frontline employees in multiple industries to synthesize and practice methods including Lean management, continuous improvement, statistical methods, and people-centered leadership approaches.
He has learned, practiced, and taught these methodologies in settings including manufacturing, healthcare, and technology startups. Working independently since 2010, and in partnership with other consulting groups, Mark enjoys working with organizations that are looking for better ways to improve, with leaders who are willing to lead that charge. Mark is also a Senior Advisor to the software company KaiNexus.
He is the author of “Lean Hospitals: Improving Quality, Patient Safety, and Employee Engagement “(Productivity Press) and co-authored “Healthcare Kaizen: Engaging Front-Line Staff in Sustainable Continuous Improvements. Both books received the prestigious Shingo Research Award. He was the editor of the anthology “Practicing Lean.” Mark’s latest book is titled “Measures of Success: React Less, Lead Better, Improve More.”
He is the founder and lead blogger and podcaster at LeanBlog.org, started in January 2005.
Mark is a popular speaker at conferences and private healthcare meetings. He has spoken and coached organizations across the U.S., in multiple provinces across Canada, and other countries including Finland, Holland, Sweden, Japan, Thailand, and China.