Listen to Jane talk about her experience through her 6 month transition coaching program. When she started out she was Director for HR, after 6 months she transformed into a lean leader, applying lean manager tools and techniques and the Director of Production. The coaching program consisted of a systemized approach of building new working habits and learning about the process, seeing waste and value and then engaging with her staff through projects and problems to coach them in seeing new ways forward.


We guess now that you’ve landed here that your looking to see what we can offer you, how we can demonstrate the VALUE that we bring to organizations such as yours, and what you can expect when you engage with us.


Are you looking for a top Lean Consultant and a reliable and knowledgeable Lean Consultancy to help your organization reduce costs, without affecting stability, demonstrate significant ROI, Impact and Value, whereby you will generate a more productive, motivated and engaged workforce? Are you feeling overwhelmed and frustrated by lack of time to focus on those activities which really matter in your business? Lean Mentor International’s top Lean Consultant, Mike Denison and Lean Mentor International can help you implement sustainable lean techniques and lean management systems enabling you to deliver more with less.


As part of our High IMPACT Leadership program, where we mentor and coach lean management thinking, senior executives and managers are discovering that they can get up to a day a week back from shifting how they think and organize their work routines eliminating many of those low value, habitual activities which have been engrained over time. Ask Mike to tell you about how he can help you eliminate many of the 11 wastes of management that prevent managers from becoming really effective as lean leaders.

About Mike Denison

Meet Mike Denison from Lean Mentor International










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Why choose Lean Mentor International and Mike Denison as your preferred Lean Consultant and Lean Consultancy

Lean Mentor International’s top Lean consultant, and Managing Director Mike Denison works with executives, professionals, business owners and entrepreneurs to contextualize what lean is really all about and to bring a sense of reality in how you implement a lean and continuous improvement culture in an organization. The Lean Mentor International approach is in mobilizing organizations into achieving greater levels of performance, productivity and staff engagement effectiveness.

With over 20 years experience in the field of lean and lean management, Mike and Lean Mentor International have a strong business case for helping your organization on your lean journey.

Mike has worked in and consulted with some of the world’s largest and most successful organizations, he was one of the first leaders of the Toyota UK Manufacturing Plants in 1991, and since 1997 he has helped organizations such Ford Motor Company, Jaguar Cars, Land Rover, Bombardier Transportation, Mercedes Benz, Daimler Tucks, Virgin Trains, Tyco Industries, Downer EDI Rail Australia, UK’s NHS, Group4Securicor and Westinghouse Nuclear Fuels among many others, Mike and Lean Mentor International have worked with clients and applied lean in many different sectors including healthcare, automotive, transportation, aerospace and nuclear industries.

The focus of Mike and Lean Mentor International is on VALUE, RETURN ON INVESTMENT and leaving a LEGACY of both knowledge and practical understanding of implementing lean systems in your business.









Our Services

  • High Impact Leadership Program
  • Executive Leadership Coaching
  • Interim Management
  • Implementing Lean
  • Releasing Time to Lead
  • Leading with Impact
  • Improving Personal Productivity



  • Manufacturing Sector
  • Transportation Sector
  • Public Sector
  • Financial Sector


why lean mentor?

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  • Toyota – A Legacy of Successful Leadership


what is lean mentor?

  • Applied Learning
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  • Systematic Learning
  • Lean Learning


What our clients say

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What do some of our clients say about Lean Mentor International and Mike Denison – Lean Consultant

“Mike is one of the few people who really understands the Toyota version of lean and lean management in all its complexity and can get this across to his clients, in a way that is informative, inspirational and enjoyable, whilst delivering measurable business benefit.” Simon Castleman, Business Development Director


“The program builds intuitively on leadership and management  material you will already be aware of and has a good alignment with common sense, but it also introduces new concepts we were less familiar with, and it does it in a way that makes you both think and believe in the value of that concept. The very concept of the manager effectively becoming a coach and teacher, and not only that but doing it in a systematic manner was very interesting to us and our ability to get at the untapped potential of 100’s if not 1,000’s of employees was a really exciting prospect.

One of the more immediate results we have observed as we watched the layers of management go through the program, is that before waiting to be told what to do, or delaying making a decision, following the coaching the managers have immediately gone away and taken action and that’s worth a great deal to us when it comes to evaluating how the education is getting us value for money. What this program has given us is both a practical and systematic approach to engaging effectively with our people, with some really useful tools and techniques that we have immediately been able to go out and create a result.”   Brian Woods, Transformation Director, Springfields Fuels


“Lean Mentor International and Mike Denison were brought onto the PPP project in Sydney Australia, by Downer EDI Rail in April 2009 to assist the project in meeting a crucial train design milestone. Their contribution was hugely significant. With an emphasis on visual management, rigorous forward planning, incessant follow-up and the optimizing of behaviors, the project was able to marshal the necessary focus to pull-off this very important challenge. The pay-back was substantial, helping us to recover the project and a massive $29M AUD in milestone revenue. The systems Mike put in place and the performance centers he developed continue to play a vital day-to-day role in delivering this very complex project.

Downer EDI Rail can recommend Lean Mentor International without hesitation. I unreservedly recommend Mike, his unique set of talents and skills lead to much better performance. My experience with him has been in multi-billion dollar complex projects where financial performance was directly linked to on-time delivery. The pay-back from having hired Mike was a step-change in project execution. This change came from a much more rigorous and disciplined focus on issue management and, most importantly, from his emphasis on the behaviors that ultimately drive results in resource-starved projects dominated by competing priorities and the costly passage of time. In my experience, there are only a very limited number of people who really understand what drives good project execution. Mike is definitely one of these few.” Eric Patterson, Rail Executive, March, 2012



I worked with Mike over the course of six months and it was a fantastic experience with lessons that I still use and apply today. He is totally committed to your success and will spend all the time with you that is needed. He is engaging and personable. Most importantly the tools and coaching he gives you works and they get results. I am proud to say that two years later, there is still a relationship and I value his input.” Eddie Gautier, Operations Manager





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“Over the last 9 months, Mike and Lean Mentor International has supported and guided us in the development of a customized Leadership and Management Development Program, which although we have just completed the first pilot group with the Senior Operations Staff, the change in the senior management team’s outlook and approach, was exciting and met all our objectives. This team has formulated the roll out program to our other management teams that is already translating the training into a measurable ROI. Thanks to Mike and Lean Mentor International for their time and efforts into developing this material and supporting us on this journey to operational excellence.” Keith Riley, Westinghouse Manufacturing Systems Operations Manager 2011


“Mike came to Windsor Components manufacturing in CT to provide the Systematic Leadership for Manufacturing training and coaching. He was a great facilitator and the evaluation sheets showed it. In April 2012, I invited him to our annual Administrative Assistant Luncheon and I asked if he could provide a motivational speech. He did a great job and again the feedback was positive. I enjoyed his company so much that I invited him to my house to have dinner with some friends and family. The program that Mike teaches is excellent and it would be beneficial to any company”. Laura Gayton, HR Manager at Westinghouse Windsor Components

Mike is simply exceptional at what he does. Unlike many, he has the ability to transcend different levels of organizations and ultimately he gets fantastic results for clients. I have been lucky enough to see what he does and how he does it, but ultimately what he leaves companies with is lasting change which has a direct and often immediate impact on a companies bottom line. Mike is also a superb speaker and motivator, which enables him further to embed his knowledge into companies he works with. I can recommend Mike to any organization interested in applying next level lean techniques to their company, but even more so if they are interested in transforming their business to a higher level of operational and human performance. Steve Fairhurst, Managing Firector, Regenic Ltd


“I would recommend Mike Denison and Lean Mentor International, if you’ve reached a plateau in manufacturing performance and need a fresh approach to take you to the next level- talk to Mike about his Manufacturing Leadership Program- it delivers results. The program Mike has developed for us is helping us to move towards a culture involving higher levels of accountability in a non- threatening way, the biggest value is not in the theory but in the practice out in the ‘field’ and the coaching support he teaches you to provide to your staff to change their habits and thinking. The performance in the problem areas where we have concentrated our coaching and leadership effort have increased beyond my expectation in a short period. I set the target of getting Cell OEE up 20% to 73% by end of the year. I remember listening to all the reasons why this would not be possible from one member and now one shift is there already, one is not far behind and the other three are rapidly catching up”.Chris Goddard. Operations Manager, Springfields Fuels Limited





“Mike has tremendous experience, knowledge and passion for Lean Manufacturing and Leadership Development and is able to inspire others with his infectious enthusiasm. Always a pleasure to work with him”.Peter Doyle, Director at Nuclear & Manufacturing Excellence Ltd