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And what they have to say.



Sustainable urban delivery.


Creative Safety Supply

Industrial visual safety products design and manufacturing.


East Fork Cultivars

CBD cannabis cultivator.

Kjell is a talented educator. He combines a balance of patience, wit and confidence that creates an atmosphere conducive to learning lean. His approach to lean honors the philosophy’s history while applying an increasingly modern lens. In our first two sessions, Kjell helped shift our organization’s structure and dramatically improve multiple complex processes. He’s already “paid for himself” with immediate savings for our business by shifting the way we think about investing in equipment. I’d recommend Kjell to any organization looking for a jolt of good ideas. – Mason Walker, CEO



Home and desk products design and manufacturing.

Having already practiced lean manufacturing principles for 4 years, we were pleasantly surprised…  read more


Hartmann & Forbes

Window and wall covering design and manufacturing.

Kjell has been, and will continue to be great to work with. His comments and suggestions aren’t just what you want to hear. They are what you NEED to hear. That’s how you separate a great consultant and a salesman. Kjell isn’t interested in just selling you. He wants what is best for you. – John Williamson, Director of Operations


HiFi Farms

Cannabis cultivator.


Mercy Corps Northwest

Provider of microloans, grants, and small business education.

We were fortunate to have Kjell lead a Lean Fundamentals workshop at Mercy Corps Northwest for our entrepreneurs and small business owners. He brings key concepts to the classroom with a dynamic and straightforward approach. – Desi Bellamy, Program Manager


Neil Kelly Cabinets

Custom cabinet design and manufacturing.


North Street Bags

Backpack and pannier design and manufacturing.

Kjell’s advice and guidance on lean practices has been integral to our success as a growing manufacturing brand…   read more


Northwest Facilities & Equipment Maintenance

Facilities & equipment maintenance services.

Kjell can help you. He will teach you to implement lean in your company, to create the lean culture, and help you be a more efficient, more profitable, happier company. – Clint Merrell, Director Of Operations


Olander Earthworks

Artisanal cement sculpture design and manufacturing.

Going lean is truly a cultural shift & required us to evaluate our business practices and make some major changes both spatially and philosophically. That’s not an easy thing to undertake, but with Kjell’s vast business experience and conviction, we felt supported and inspired to make a transformation. – Sarah Lonnquist, Co-Founder


Oregon Entrepreneurs Network

Nonprofit helping Oregon entrepreneurs start up and scale.


Orox Leather

Leather goods design and manufacturing.


Periodic Edibles

Artisan cannabis caramel production.

Kjell has been a great consultant to work with to implement Lean practices in our manufacturing business. His communications skills across all levels, from executives to front line team members, are on point. He is able to challenge the “this is the way we have always done it” in a supporting way that really gets you thinking. After an initial 4 hour consultation with Kjell we were left with many projects and new areas to focus on for improving our business. – Wayne Schwind, CEO & Founder


Queen Bee Creations

Bags & accessories design and manufacturing.


Ruby Receptionists

Remote virtual receptionist‎ services.



Wood phone, laptop and tablet cover design and manufacturing.