Lean

Lean

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Oliver Speier with Proworks Consulting. Oliver is a senior transformation advisor with ~14 years of experience in Operations Management, Lean and strategy for large corporations within various industry sectors. I have been working in different roles (e.g. hands-on support to leadership & strategic coaching) and on multiple engagements predominantly in Europe and Asia. I was an Engagement Manager with McKinsey&Company’s Operations Practice in Singapore serving large banks and insurance companies specifically around challenges such as top-line growth & efficiency.

I apply my strengths to address typical challenges of change situations such as market shifts, strategic redirections or digital transformations, covering and integrating both, the market and operational view. My consulting approach is complementary, bridging the classic expert-driven and content-oriented perspective (giving answers/providing solutions) with a bottom-up process and coaching oriented perspective (asking question/providing a frame in which the organization delivers the solution itself). My engagements with the client are workshop based and highly interactive both onsite and off-site, deploying all current online video conferencing and team collaboration technologies.

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Koen Veltman with OrganizationBuilders. Koen is a true believer in business as a force for good. Koen has over ten years of experience as a consultant at McKinsey & Company, Aberkyn, and SparkOptimus. And is the founder of OrganizationBuilders. Building hands-on expertise in over 40 organizations in transformation topics like designing and delivering substantial scale change, organizational design, leadership development, Agile, Lean, strategy to execution, culture change at scale, large re-organzations, and front line customer excellence.

Koen has worked across a broad number of industries and geographies with organizations ranging from 5 people start-ups as well as 250,000 people collectives. Additionally, Koen held a role as COO in a venture, worked at an energy efficiency startup, supported multiple NGOs and is a board member of the non-profit INDEVOR for which he was the founder of INDEVOR consulting. Koen is certified Holacracy Coach (the 11th globally certified coach), a certified MMS coach, level 1 Barrett CTT. Koen has done international project work in Germany, Denmark, UK, Ireland, France, Czech Republic, Uganda, Ethopia, Tunesia, India, the US and lived and worked for 1.5 years in Singapore. He holds an MBA from INSEAD and an MSc in Econometrics and Quantitative Finance from Tilburg University.

 

Robbie Kellman Baxter provides a few words of encouragement and valuable links that will inspire and motivate.

Now is a good time to sharpen the saw.

Abraham Lincoln is reported to have said “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.”According to recent data from Zuora, only 11% of subscription businesses using their billing platform have seen a decline in members vs 2019.

We all need a little inspiration right now. Whether our business is going well or not.

I’ve been talking with subscription executives that are worried and pulling back for sure. But many subscription businesses are growing, and practitioners working in those companies, the product managers, marketers, customer success teams and sales organizations, are busier than ever.

Organizations are dealing with new demands, and a new environment, which requires pivoting and fresh ideas. Those of us who are seeing a slowdown in business and in “to do” lists, are thinking about how things will be different in the foreseeable future.

 

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Access links and read the full article, Sharpening the Saw for Subscription Practitioners & Entrepreneurs–FREE STUFF, on LinkedIn.