ABOUT OUR FOUNDER

Michael E. Parker specializes in motivating and inspiring people to strive for excellence in life and in business.  A dynamic and engaging speaker, Michael has spoken at over 1,000 events throughout the US, Canada, and the Pacific Rim.

Prior to starting his own companies, Michael worked for Toyota Motor Manufacturing and General Motors and received direct training on the Toyota Production System and Lean Management Philosophy in Japan, Canada, and throughout the United States. In his career, he has managed and led lean management programs for multi-million dollar organizations in both the service and manufacturing industries.

After seeing how lean could be used to improve operations in the manufacturing industry, Michael decided to expand his experience and knowledge to the service industry.   He started and expanded more than 10 companies across multiple industries while creating a new management philosophy that built upon the fundamentals of Lean and could be easily applied to the service industry.  He called this management approach “Value-Centered Management” and wrote the book, Who Said So? by Wiley Publishing.