Dr. Lewis is a scholar-practitioner, established in a wide variety of disciplines and areas of business. She has a passion for leading and developing others. She has accumulated her perspective through an unusual career trajectory that includes her experiences as a retired Air Force logistician, a continuous improvement and P&L executive of a Fortune 500 company, an adjunct professor at universities, and as a pro bono continuous improvement coach for Collective Impact Initiatives with not-for-profit agencies in the community. She is a prominent public speaker and published academician who can translate complex ideas into relatable stories to inspire audiences of all levels.
Price Range: $100 and up
Gig Length: 20 - 70 minutes
Lorinda Lewis is the Senior Director of Continuous Improvement at a Fortune 500 manufacturing company. Her role is to deploy the lean operating system through coaching, guiding, teaching, facilitating, and influencing a transformational culture change by applying lean principles, concepts, and tools. In her prior position in the company, she was responsible for an aftermarket sales and execution team. Before joining this company, she served a distinguished 20 year Air Force career, working in areas such as Supply Chain, Inventory Management, and Contracting.
Lorinda has earned a Ph.D. in Business from Northcentral University, a DBA in Quality Systems from American Meridian University as well as other degrees and certifications in Supply Chain, Marketing, Finance, and Adult Learning. She has published a variety of scholarly articles on topics such as market segmentation, continuous improvement, a multi-generational workforce, woman-owned small businesses and more. She is also adjunct faculty at two universities teaching marketing, business, and leadership courses. She is also certificated to administer the Kirton Adaption-Innovation Instrument, a tool to illuminate a person's innate problem-solving style.
As a public speaker, she is in high demand at academic and industry conferences as well as corporate leadership events.
Topics available for Keynote, Plenary, Breakouts, or Workshops
- Multigenerational Workforce - Millennials, Baby Boomers, Gen Xers,
- Team Dynamics
- Continuous Improvement - Lean, Operational Excellence, Kata Coaching, Personal Kanban
- Leading and Developing Others - Coaching Mentoring
- Culture Change & Diversity
- Change Management
- Recruiting and Retaining talent
- Branding (Personal or Product)
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