Trevor Blondeel, founder of Operations Kickstart
Trevor Blondeel is an operations expert with over 25 years experience as a leader in the automotive manufacturing industry. Currently the Director of Operations, and founder of Operations Kickstart in 2016, Trevor originally started with TNT Logistics supporting Ford, then spent most of his career in the progressive Magna International. His passion for developing future leaders and his innate ability to assess operational issues has allowed him to help numerous organizations, in various sectors, reach their full potential.
Backed by an Honours degree in Business Administration (Operations Management) from Brock University, Trevor is a published author of a paper on senior leadership issues in manufacturing and regularly writes book reports and articles helping himself and clients. Trevor is a proud graduate of the Center for Executive Coaching with a specialty in Manufacturing Leadership, where he gained additional coaching skills and techniques that empower him to help clients accelerate the achievement of their goals. He is a Professional Certified Coach, having received this designation from the International Coaching Federation, where he is an active member. Recently certified through Genos International, Emotional Intelligence has become a core life changer in the leaders Trevor works with, changing lives for the better. These certifications align with his personal values of cultivating people, building trust and living in that positive culture.
A sincere and passionate leader known for his upbeat style and results, Trevor coaches owners and leaders in the manufacturing field on how to build on their skills, and ultimately improve themselves and the organization. Drawing on his own leadership experience and certifications, Trevor guides leaders to successfully tackle major roadblocks by assessing current operations, identifying leadership and structural issues that must be addressed and enabling employees to come up with solutions.
Impressed clients call Trevor a “rock star facilitator” who is grounded and fun to work with. He identifies people’s strengths and motivates teams to work together to reach new heights. Through active listening, and asking powerful, agitating, and sometimes raw questions, Trevor energizes participants in his workshops to get out of their comfort zones, giving them the techniques and inspiration they need to adapt and thrive.
Trevor employs a simple, but powerful business philosophy that stresses leadership development, harnessing employees’ creativity and continuously improving. Organizations that embrace his forward thinking not only improve efficiency and boost morale – they increase profits too!
Isn’t it time Trevor helped you Kickstart your Operations?