To provide leadership coaching and training materials to individuals and organizations.
To connect with leaders and developing leaders, providing a support system, coaching and training that will allow them to transform lives in a positive way and make their business successful.
- Add value to lives
- Unique tailored training
Have you ever hired someone whose only goal is to make you better?
Leaders change the lives of those they come into contact with, and then those people change the bottom line of the company. By improving your leadership skills, you will improve your company. Mark Zerbach of Stretching Normal will act as your guide, mentor, and coach along your path to becoming a great leader.
Stretching Normal Leadership Development is:
- focused on behaviors and systems
- tailored to your needs
- designed to effect positive change
- a step-by-step process
- practical and realistic
What the process will do:
- add value to you and your company
- provide real strategies
- give you actionable steps
- show the difference between leading and managing
- transform lives
What the process will not do:
- work without your involvement and commitment to the process
- fix the problems without employees’ involvement
- make managers look better at employees’ expense
Mark Zerbach graduated from Oregon Institute of Technology with a Civil Engineering Degree in 1980 and went to work for The Boeing Commercial Airplane Company in Seattle, Washington as a structural design engineer. During his 32-year career at Boeing he spent a majority of his time acting in a leadership role. His office worked with major airlines, suppliers and vendors from all around the world and supported the production line and all new development programs. They had a lot of different types of work coming at them at any given time and everything was a high priority. It was in this type of an environment that we developed a lean culture.
Mark spent over 20 years working on Lean practices and was certified in many aspects of Lean. He was the lean leader for all Renton Engineering and was responsible for integrating lean into the organizations (approximately 1,000 engineers). Even before value stream mapping materials were available for an office environment, Boeing had a need for it so Mark developed a course and the training material to go with it. One thing that made it different from other course material was the hands-on learning – you bring a value stream from your area to the class and he taught you the mapping techniques for your value stream. When you went back to work you had your first AIWs identified and management buy-in to get started.
they spent on that office. Toyota reviewed this office’s lean progress and commented to the Vice President that this area was ahead of Toyota in lean processes for an office environment. Mark
personally consulted with Group Health and Children’s’ Hospital helping them map future direction in their journey.Lean was definitely a tool we used, but having a leader in place, with a vision, and the strategic processes to follow during the journey were the pieces that allowed them to complete so much. Mark was fortunate to come into this organization specifically to help work on the vision and its implementation. Mark has taken his past experience and the materials he developed and packaged it to help you and your organization.