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Lean Partners was formed in 2003 in the Twin Cities by Tom Barrett and Steve Lage. The company grew solely by referrals from satisfied clients to become the leading Minnesota-based consulting firm focused on Lean, Six Sigma and organizational development. The Iowa division was created in 2008. 

Lean Partners consistently builds and nurtures relationships with our clients to better understand their goals and internal culture. The product of these relationship-building events allows Lean Partners to implement lean and six sigma tools that are not only value for work outputs, but also for organizational culture.  We offer a full suite of services, which separates us from the rest. Our experts specialize in executive coaching, leadership development, lean strategy, kaizen facilitation, six sigma project leadership, and employee training. 

Our approach to create solutions for our clients is what we take pride in. We understand your needs. Every organization has unique challenges and opportunities ,which usually make cookie-cutter solutions ineffective. With a clear direction and implementation plan in hand, we work side-by-side with your leadership team and employees to create sustainable and measurable improvements that generate bottom line results and engage critical early adopters.

We also help you identify and develop your internal change agents, teaching them the tools and skills they will need to accelerate the rate of change and to become less dependent on external resources over time. 


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