About Er Ralston

Er Ralston is an accomplished coach, trainer, and advisor, specializing in business process excellence, strategic and tactical business planning, Lean and Six Sigma improvement methodologies, and the Malcolm Baldrige Excellence Framework.

Applying the Right Coaching Approach for PI Practitioners

By |2018-06-12T11:29:08-04:00March 15th, 2017|Coaching|

Are you using the right approach for coaching process improvement practitioners? Coaching is a frequent and appropriate facet of helping a workforce learn and develop. It can be a key component for supporting an organization’s process improvement system, and the personal development needs of practitioners. Coaching is often provided for people in the roles of [...]

Attention Process Excellence Coaches: You Need a Process!

By |2017-08-20T13:27:24-04:00March 8th, 2017|Coaching|

Is coaching a key component of your process improvement or operations excellence program? If not, should it be? If you are coaching, do you know how to provide high value coaching so that people can achieve organizational and personal goals? Process improvement professionals and teams can learn how to create more value through regular, on-going [...]

The LSS Green Belt Dilemma: Should I Go for Black Belt?

By |2018-06-12T11:12:08-04:00February 22nd, 2017|Lean Six Sigma|

Congratulations! Earning your Lean Six Sigma Green Belt is a testimonial to your aptitude and persistence. Most credible LSSGB Certification programs also require successful completion of at least one project that provides added value to an organization. So, further congratulations for making a positive difference. So, what’s next?  Should you pursue Black Belt certification? [...]