What industry leaders and clients say about working with Trevor
For manufacturing plants that are committed to moving from average or challenged to strong and successful, Trevor is your straight-line path. While his background ensures he fully understands the industry challenges, his natural ability to analyze the elements and connect with the people involved come together in a unique combination that’s hard to find. He asks the difficult questions and actively listens to provide real genuine help. I really like his way of collaborating with both plant owners and each of the key leaders at various levels. I highly recommend him.
Brian Houp, Executive Coach, ReZone Coaching
Trevor has the kind of “can do” spirit that everyone seems to be talking about today but too few people actually possess. I’ve had the pleasure of studying with Trevor as well as being coached by him. As a coach, Trevor asks insightful questions and guides his clients towards their goals. With some coaches, I’ve felt like I was stuck in neutral and navel-gazing. With Trevor I felt like I was getting clear about where I wanted to go and the best way to get there, then accelerating into effective action. Trevor is an excellent coach and strategic advisor, and I recommend Trevor without reservation.
Ron Tester, CEO RehabTrust Inc.
“I have worked alongside Trevor for the past 18 months. In late 2016, I recognized the need to have external support and coaching for myself, and my team. I chose to work with Trevor because of his wide range of experience. At the time, we were experiencing both production and leadership issues. Trevor was able to jump right in to help us stabilize production operations. As we progressed through those issues, I asked Trevor to assist us in coaching our management team, which has been tremendously successful. Trevor is truly sincere and passionate about results. He has the depth of experience required to impact bottom line results. In addition, he can coach leaders on how to improve their results through people. That is what sets him apart, Trevor is not a consultant, he is a business partner who is not afraid to ask the tough questions.”
Mark Whitten, General Manager, Martinrea Heavy Stamping
Working with Trevor is an inspirational and rewarding experience. He is an outstanding collaborator who knows how to take the lead when it’s called for and how to pass the mic when it benefits the group overall. Trevor provides teammates and clients with candid observations that help everyone succeed in achieving their objectives. I would highly recommend working with Trevor when the opportunity presents itself.
Alex Green, ACC, President Alex Green Associates LLC
“At On Time Precision we love working with Trevor. As a small business owner it is sometimes difficult to pinpoint issues and deficiencies. Trevor has the ability to guide people to open up and give honest feedback and opinions. He brings fresh energy and positive change to our company. His expertise in the area of leadership is refreshing and it is very important, I believe, to get an outside perspective on things that we see (or do not see) every day. We know “what” we want from our business and Trevor brings the “how” do we get there. We are driven to “Kickstart” projects by Trevor when we get stuck in the day to day rut of operations. We have truly seen a difference in our bottom line with Operations Kickstart as a partner in our business. We look forward to working with Trevor and Operations Kickstart for many years.”
Ken Handsaeme, President, On Time Precision Concepts
“Due to negative customer feedback, inconsistent cost of quality and unsuccessful internal training initiatives it became obvious that we needed outside support. We enlisted Trevor Blondeel and Operations Kickstart for his executive coaching and training expertise. We aimed to improve many facets through this initiative, but the most important objective was to grow our people. Our production staff is our most valuable asset, if they are not provided with the tools and knowledge required to perform their jobs properly and efficiently then our business will fail! Using small focus groups Trevor engages the entire team, leading them through process and system improvements; empowering them at all levels and facilitating line improvements, communicating from the top down.
Trevor not only provides the training and coaching necessary to improve our systems (Get Quality Right the First Time, 5S, Lean, etc.) but more importantly he provides a foundation on which Lanex can develop into a world class manufacturing facility.”
Zak Lane, VP- Sales & Engineering Lanex
“What’s great about Trevor is that he has in-depth understanding of the day-to-day operations of businesses, especially manufacturing, as well as what it takes to lead — and yet he is grounded and really fun to work with. He knows to his core why organizations with great products and people still experience chaos when it comes to executing and beating the competition. At the same time, he has a style that makes it really fun, engaging, and enlightening to sit down with him and figure out solutions. He is not your usual arrogant, stiff consultant type. He is genuine, high-energy, and he is going to ask you powerful questions that get you to think in new ways, inspire you, and have you bringing new ideas and actions to have your organization performing better. Trevor is exactly the right leadership advisor to contact when you feel challenged and want to break through. I have enjoyed every minute working with him and highly recommend him to you.”
Andrew Neitlich, Director, Center for Executive Coaching
“I had the pleasure of working with Trevor recently, and can’t say enough about his ability to engage his clients in active coaching, problem solving, and defining a path for them to move forward. Trevor has a unique ability to draw people in, ask the relevant questions that speak directly to their desired outcomes, and make them feel comfortable as he helps them visualize change that impacts them. If you are looking for help, want an honest third party objective coach, Trevor is the person you need to call. He is a highly trusted partner with his clients, which counts for the quality of the relationship!”
Annette Villamil, SHRM-SCP, Strategic Advisor, Working Bridges
“Trevor is a natural coach. His personality and demeanor create a smooth collaborative coaching conversation that facilitates positive thinking and creative solutions. Trevor’s positive attitude and positively phrased questions allowed me to see possibilities that would have otherwise missed. I found myself thinking more deeply and exploring new options, even long after the coaching sessions ended. I highly recommend Trevor for any coaching situation.”
A. Kay Kripchak, Performance Coaching Program Leader, Visionary Engineering & Services LLP
“Trevor is unlike any man and leader that I have come across. He is on a path of personal growth that is going to lead him to astonishing successes in his life. He’s going to do it by helping other people create successes of their own. That’s what makes him special.
Trevor is humble and open. He’s vulnerable and his belief that he can learn from anyone is part of his DNA. He’s one of those people that you instantly feel a connection with when you meet him. It’s because you know what you are getting – a real person. His authenticity draws people to him.
On top of it all he is a highly skilled manufacturing leader. He’s a believer in Lean and is sharing his journey with the intention of helping others. He is leading a large and diverse team of people to perform at their best and stay competitive in a challenging industry.”
Jason MacKenzie, Managing Partner, Adaptive Growth Systems
“Trevor is an acclaimed and respected leader who is recognized for “delivering results” to organizations who want to achieve greater results. Trevor has an innate ability to identify underlying workplace process improvement opportunities while also developing the required results-oriented leadership skills in their people – a critical combination for maintaining and sustaining continuous growth and improvement.”
Mary DiCaro, Professional Educator in Leadership Development
“In working with Trevor during a recent coaching engagement, I found he helped me think through some difficult situations while challenging my way of thinking. His excellent line of questioning was thought provoking and brought me to a whole different level of considerations in resolving several issues. Trevor is also a deep expert in supply chain and found his pragmatic approach aligned well with my style as we processed through options.
Trevor’s style of coaching was authentic and natural, allowing me to jump into the crux of the issues quickly. Along with his skilled coaching ability, his personality is inherently positive and I found Trevor to be a delight to work with during our engagement! I would most certainly recommend him as an executive and business coach.”
Diana Johannessen, President, Performance Impacts LLC
“Trevor’s years of leadership experience working in manufacturing with diverse teams has enhanced his unique ability to build trust in people and gain their buy-in towards a common vision thus resulting in high performing teams. Trevor has always believed in working closely with individuals to develop them to achieve their greatest potential.”
Nick D’Aloia, Managing Director – Powerhouse
Trevor is a devoted and highly skilled people helper. Having him coach me at Sarasota, Fl. was an unforgettable experience in self discovery.
During my engagement with Trevor, he was not just doing the coaching routine; he truly loved to see me succeed as a leader and poured out himself to make that happen!
When it comes to developing leaders or a high performance organizational culture, Trevor’s result-driven coaching style clearly spells the difference between the average and the truly exceptional. I recommend him with utmost confidence.
Ogbo Awoke Ogbo, CEO Giantthoughts International Consulting
“Trevor’s ability to mentor the concepts of responsibility and accountability through empowerment is what makes him a successful leader. He is able to drive the quality culture while increasing productivity by showing his team how to do the right things right. He successfully rolled out Get Quality Right the First Time Workshops including implementation of Andons on a complex assembly line that lead to a significant improvement in first time quality and set shift records.”
Ann Parker, Global Quality Director, Cosma International
“As I developed my career as a young professional at a tier 1 automotive supplier I had a very difficult time developing my confidence. I wanted to be a successful leader but I lacked a key ingredient; I did not believe in myself and this had a negative impact on my performance.
Fortunately, I had Trevor in my corner. As my department leader, he chose not to give up on me when I had given up on myself and chose to forgive my mistakes instead. With accountability came mentorship and leadership development. Trevor took the time to understand my personal side and gave me his unconditional support. Through continuous coaching and different development tools like role playing, things started to change for me. Work became enjoyable again. I started to feel like I had Vince Lombardi on the sideline coaching me through the hurdles and Mickey Goldmill helping me fight any obstacles from the trainer’s corner! Through this, Trevor was able to teach me the importance of bringing the right attitude to work and the positive effect it had on my performance and how I manage my teams. He did this by creating the right culture for me built on an environment of trust and empowerment. I am now proud to say that I use the same principles and teachings with my teams and with developing my leaders and the results are very rewarding. This is all thanks to the seed that Trevor planted.
If you are looking to enhance the development of your leaders at your organization or looking to develop yourself as a leader then you have found the right coach!
Thank you, Trevor, for believing in me and for making me realize my true potential!”
Jad Ayoub Supervisor, Magna International