Lean U

Boost Productivity & Energize Your Culture

My mission: to help companies like yours create opportunities for people to work together and solve problems. How you benefit: customer focus, bottom line profit and employees who care.

How Lean U Helps

Lean Training

Understanding Lean theory is one thing; learning how to apply it effectively is another. I teach both and I do it well.

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Lean Certification

Interested in adding a valued credential to your resume? Stand out from the crowd by becoming a Lean U Certified Lean Green Belt.

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Lean Facilitation

Create opportunities for your employees to eliminate activities that are wasting their time every day.

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Why Lean U


No confusing jargon. No applying tools for the sake of applying tools. The Lean U framework is a simple, practical approach to problem solving that gets results.


Ready to spark your team’s interest and generate enthusiasm? At Lean U, focus is always placed on involving your most valuable resource – your employees.


Get solutions that work for you. From training content to the implementation plan, Lean U tailors each workshop to your culture and business needs.

The Fun Factor

When people enjoy coming to work, you can expect higher productivity and stronger teams that outperform the competition. At Lean U, we create opportunities for people to have fun while improving your bottom line.

What Clients Are Saying

Taste Culinary Solutions

Our small manufacturing company used Christy for a staff development day. We have a young, diversified staff that needed some focus, strengthening and cohesion. Christy’s exercises, brainstorming and overall technique helped us immensely. More than six months later we are still benefitting from the excellent leadership we received! Thank you.

Annie White General Manager

Meet Lean U

Christy Nikel

As a Master Lean Black Belt with more than a decade of experience teaching and applying the tools, my goal is to present Lean in a practical, effective and energetic way. I am friendly, down to earth and eager to chat about your business needs.

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