Our Story

The Inspiration


A lean consulting firm started by Damon Baker in 2017, when he and some former Danaher Business System colleagues started to explore how they could share their love of helping others succeed in life and business.

Shared Passion


We discovered we all share a common passion to change old ways of thinking and a desire to build strong leaders and lasting enterprises that stand the test of time.

Keep It Simple


We began to create value for our clients by simply just being who we are...people who are motivated by winning, having fun, and making a meaningful contribution in life.

> 2,400

Kaizen Events Led


Countries Worked In


Years of Danaher Business System Experience

It feels different to work with us...

Our passionate, collaborative and straightforward people care about you, your team and your business as if it were our own.


  • We are not career consultants – we are hands-on practitioners that have held top leadership positions in world-class companies.
  • No ”Jr.” associates – you only work with an experienced practitioner who has “been in the seat” and driven results in companies that outperform their peers.
  • We use our proprietary Lean Focus Business System to drive results fast and transfer knowledge to your team.
  • We take a holistic GM perspective to improve your business by simultaneously impacting Growth, Profit, and Working Capital.
  • We have global experience, an enterprise-wide focus, and a diverse industry background.
  • We possess the due-diligence, acquisition, and integration experience required to deliver rapid value creation.
  • We use a hands-on approach to execute side-by-side with the shop-floor all the way to the C-suite.
  • We teach leaders HOW to lead a world-class, continuous improvement culture, that delivers sustainable results.
  • We deliver results…not reports, gimmicks, or theories.
  • Our engagements deliver between 5:1 to 12:1 ROI against our fees. 

Leadership Team

Damon Baker


President & CEO



Guy Schiller


SVP, Leadership Practice



Carrie Haas


VP, Talent Search



Stan Askren


Executive Advisory Board



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Homes For Our Troops

Lean Focus donates $1 for every follower of our LINKEDIN company page to Homes For Our Troops (HFOT), a privately funded 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that builds and donates specially adapted custom homes nationwide for severely injured post – 9/11 Veterans, to enable them to rebuild their lives.  

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