Nicola Donohoe

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Nicola, a Science graduate from NUI Maynooth (B.Sc.), is a Master Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma with over 14 years experience is a large variety of industries including manufacturing, transactional, pharmaceutical both private & public sectors. Nicola has designed, project managed and successfully implemented process improvement solutions in operational and service functions ranging from engineering to supply chain and from finance to human resources. While working in Dell she conducted extensive project mentoring which enabled the delivery of savings in excess of €100m through Lean & Six Sigma programmes. Experienced hands-on facilitator of Lean Strategy methodologies such as Hoshin Kanri and X-Matrix in a wide variety of business functions and with Senior Leadership teams within Dell. In addition to her experience in a manufacturing environment, Nicola has many years of experience in Financial Services and IT environments and with the management of both Global and pan-European Lean Six Sigma programmes roll-outs.

Nicola is a superb trainer and a specialist process improvement and development expert who works extensively with organisations and companies to reduce risk and optimise efficiency, productivity and profitability. She enjoys demystifying Lean Six Sigma for learners.

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"Trust the tools, they are really excellent at what they can achieve, however you need to believe & trust in them"

- Nicola Donohoe

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Excellent delivery. Nicola is passionate about what she does and that enthusiasm shines through. Greatly helped me to clarify how these lean tools can be used – I’m more excited now about my role & what I can achieve in a CI team.

– Susan Shinnors, Firecrest

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The Lean Six Sigma Green Belt course was very well delivered, Nicola has encyclopedic knowledge of material

– Martin Lillis,  Performance Manager, CRH

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Nicola Donohoe was excellent in judging the pace and working with the class.  During the Green Belt programme she kept the class engaged and focused.  Excellent

– Ciaran O’Connell, Process Improvement Manager, Dublin Airport Authority

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Nicola is also an experienced cook where desserts & sugar craft would be her specialty.  She combines her facilitation & strong communication skills to impart her knowledge of techniques & love for all things sweet at her cookery school, Recipe4Success

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