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January 23 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm


Lean in the trenches: case studies

This event is part of the series, “Building Value for Your Business,” presented by 20Fathoms and Breneman Advisors

In this event, you’ll learn about how businesses have applied Lean business methodologies to foster transformation. Hear examples of how organizations have used Lean to improve processes, solve problems, foster a coaching culture, and improve leadership capability — even to transform the entirety of their organization. These stories will provide inspiration for how you can transform your own business.

This event is hosted by 20Fathoms in partnership with Breneman Advisors.

Event format:

This is an in-person event and there is no charge to attend.

Space is limited. Please register.

Lunch will be provided.

Who should attend:

Business owners, idea-stage entrepreneurs, and early-stage entrepreneurs

You will learn:

  • How other, similar organizations have used Lean in practice
  • How you can learn from these stories to apply Lean in your own business

About the presenter:

Dr. Patricia Malone is a CPA, CMA, and Certified Professional Facilitator. She works primarily with organizations and individuals to help them reach their highest potential through the practices of organization development, strategy facilitation, leadership, and operational excellence.

Dr. Malone has served as CFO, COO, and SR Transformation leader in both small and large private equity and publicly held organizations and has worked with teams all over the world to develop strategy, streamline and manage business processes, facilitate, and implement lean projects, and create and drive operational excellence programs. Her dissertation research was focused on developing a theory and emergent framework for creating strategic capacity, which is defined as the ability of an organization or individual to obtain its vision, mission, and goals. To that end, she helps individuals and organizations create purpose and meaningful results for positive change.

She earned a Doctorate in Business (DBA) from Lawrence Technological Institute, an MBA in Finance and Marketing from The Ohio State University, and a BA in Accounting and Finance from Wright State University. In her free time, she adventures with her husband of 25 years and her two children, bikes, meditates, gardens, and hikes.

About 20Fathoms

20Fathoms is the home of technology and entrepreneurship in Northern Michigan. We catalyze innovation and entrepreneurship through startup incubation services, business workshops, community partnership, and a vibrant coworking space. We also remove barriers and accelerate career growth through tech career training, talent acquisition, and the advancement of regional strategic initiatives.


January 23
11:30 am - 1:00 pm


10850 East Traverse Highway, #Ste 4400
Traverse City, MI 49684 United States
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