Eli Sharp is a recognized expert in Japanese lean and six sigma methodologies and travels extensively analyzing and improving business, manufacturing and transactional processes, helping groups to work more effectively together, teaching and facilitating teams, and providing coaching to senior leadership.
Integrating process and systems optimization, group and leadership development, and individual executive coaching, Eli provides a holistic strategy to her clients and various techniques to help individuals, teams and organizations. Her approach is tailored to meet both clients’ hard and soft needs.
Everything she does is grounded in theory. She draws from engineering, business management, continuous improvement, organizational dynamics and coaching, and works with the practical application of theory and teaching the tools, analyzing complex issues and making peoples’ lives easier. Her home is at the ‘Gemba’ – the Japanese term for ‘real place’ or where the work gets done, with the people who do it. She does not preach solutions from a vacuum.
Eli has built and led many incredible teams over the past 25 years, and performed a solo business turn around in her role as Plant Manager in Puerto Rico. She works hard to provide her clients with tools and skills throughout her engagement, so they continue to grow and succeed independently.
She has worked in many manufacturing organizations and has consulted internationally in organizations as diverse as financial services and healthcare provision. She is adept at tailoring her approach to suit different national, organizational and industry cultures.
Eli holds her first Masters in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Exeter, and is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer. She has an MBA, specializing in Operations Management from the University of Plymouth, and also a Masters in Organization Dynamics (Organizational Consulting and Executive Coaching) from the University of Pennsylvania.
With her long-time mentor, Rod Napier, Eli has just published her first book ‘Not Just Another Meeting’. The book, together with 13 animated videos, helps readers create a fresh, intentional approach to their meetings.