Mike Denison


Mike Denison is the founder and owner of Lean Mentor International & Cleareality Limited as well as a highly sought after leadership speaker. Specialising in Leadership Thinking and Business Strategy, Mike’s twenty years of experience with multinational corporations ensures that any audience gets invaluable advice and leadership consultancy. Having addressed numerous conferences as a keynote speaker over recent years, Mike is an ideal personality to discuss varying business issues to a diverse array of audience members.

Mike established his expertise working for and managing the engine machining at Toyota, becoming the recognised founder of Lean Management and Lean Manufacturing. Appointed by Toyota in 1991 as the first ‘Lean Leader’ in the UK, Mike was coached by a Japanese manager concerning the firm’s innovative management and manufacturing systems.

Mike went on to become the Practice Head of the UK Division for RWD Technologies, focusing on improving businesses through consultancy and advisory roles. His experience of large corporations allows him to stress key values of management as a leadership speaker. Mike seeks to empower others by coaching and mentoring subjects, allowing them to develop skill sets in leadership and become the core within a team.

To book Mike Denison as the leadership speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing agent@championsukplc.com or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When at corporate events, Mike is known to cover the following topics:

  • Business Speaker
  • Transformational Leadership
  • Corporate Turnaround
  • Business Competitiveness
  • Change Management
  • Business Strategy

“Mike uses his coaching and mentoring skills to empower clients to achieve their full potential. Mike uses a wide range of tools and techniques to facilitate organisational change and personal development. Mike’s broad range of industry experience allows him to adapt his Lean toolkit to a host of new industries and scenarios.”Martin Arroyo, Executive Consultant, 2009

“I would recommend Mike Denison and Lean Mentor International, if you’ve reached a plateau in manufacturing performance and need a fresh approach to take you to the next level- talk to Mike Denison about his Manufacturing Leadership Programme- it delivers results. The programme Mike has developed for us is helping us to move towards a culture involving higher levels of accountability in a non- threatening way, the biggest value is not in the theory but in the practice in the ‘field’ and the coaching support he teaches you to provide to your staff to change their habits.” – Chris Goddard. Operations Manager, Springfields Fuels Limited, Westinghouse 2011

“Mike is an inspirational coach who has in addition, the level of drive required to guide the transformation of complex organisations. From both a personal and professional standpoint, Mike is someone you can completely rely on.” –  Lorne Walters, Director, 2011