micheleteaching6Michele Lindsay is always developing new ideas that inspire and empower others, like the popular 2-day course, Innovation and Creative Solutions, (2009 TapRooT® Summit, October 5-6 in Nashville, Tennessee). She is the type of leader that keeps people “in the know” to give them the tools they need to go back to their facilities and create an exciting future.

Michele has been a Certified Instructor for the TapRooT® System since 1998 and has consulted, investigated and taught using this tool to a long list of companies that include: NASA, ExxonMobil, Pfizer, Exelon, First Energy, Ontario Hydro, PetroCanada, GE and Fluor. She has taught hundreds of TapRooT® courses and thousands of students throughout Canada, USA and Europe.

Michele is Principal of Performance Potential or P², a company whose vision is to help organizations and individuals access their potential. By helping clients understand their problems and come up with innovative solutions, P² can help access the potential that lies within all organizations.

Michele has always been an “outside of the box” thinker, but was formally trained in creative thinking techniques in 1994. Recognizing the challenges and limitations of improvement teams to come up with effective and innovative solutions to problems, Michele became a Certified Instructor of the Six Thinking Hats™ that includes Lateral Thinking tools by Edward De Bono. These creativity tools and techniques have helped hundreds of organizations improve existing processes and develop breakthrough ideas to move them closer to their performance potential.

Prior to opening her own consulting practice, Michele worked at Ontario Hydro in the Corporate Heath & Safety Department. She has a B.Sc (specializing in Human Kinetics) from the University of Guelph. She currently resides north of Toronto, Canada, with her husband and two daughters and is an avid sports enthusiast, playing basketball, hockey, baseball and golf.

Michele will be presenting The Keys to Successful Safety Culture Change and TapRooT® User Best Practice Sharing Forum at the 2009 TapRooT® Summit.  In this first presentation, join her for an interactive discussion and exercise to further explore the topic of cultural transformation that yields “super-performance.” Uncover the keys to transforming and creating a culture of excellent performance in BOTH safety and production. Using a real life example of an organization that was cobbled together from 10 different competing companies, review the steps that were taken to create a company that excelled in its field. Take away valuable lessons learned during this amazing transformation to a super performing company.

In the TapRooT® User Best Practice Sharing Forum, Michele looks at how TapRooT® is being utilized to promote best practices at your facility. Come prepared to discuss these and other issues as we seek to promote operational excellence!