Brian Heymans, Consultant, is the former President of Kaizen Institute of America. He has over 30 years experience in manufacturing organizations at executive levels. His experience spans the areas of world-class manufacturing design and implementation, operations management, business strategy, human resource development, re-engineering strategies and organizational development. Brian is widely regarded as a world-class practitioner and sensei in the field of performance improvement. His consulting focus is large-scale organizational change processes and the integration of change initiatives with corporate business strategy. He has extensive experience as an executive level coach, emphasizing strategy, leadership and socio-technical interface. He is a contributing author to the book “The Change Handbook”, is a frequent speaker at conferences, seminars and public workshops and has published several articles on leadership strategies for kaizen implementation. Brian has consulted with corporations on five continents. He holds a master’s degree in Business Strategy/Adult Education and a bachelor’s degree in Finance/Business Law, both from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. He and his family live in Austin, Texas and attend University Methodist Church.