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Six Sigma is a methodology to improve business processes by using factual data with a focus on building an end-to-end system’s approach to process management & problem solving. By shifting employee mindset and practicing system’s thinking employee and leader capabilities are built within the organization.
Years of experience growing business teams globally.
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Transformation is about the journey, not the destination. This painting by Maciej Wierzbicki, which I am titling Transformation, reveals the depth of exposure, exploration, an
Value-Added Activities Thank you for taking part in the exercise yesterday. It was designed to help you capture where you and how you spend your time. By shining a light on
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When your business is stuck, or you can't figure out why your profit centers aren't singing yet, or when you just want to move forward and make progress to achieve your goals and dreams, Gail Kulas, CEO of Leading to Unlock, will give you the keys to success you've been hoping for. Her first consult is free. What's to lose? I wouldn't hesitate to trust Gail with my business plan, my staff situations, my processes, my operational expense review, and with getting to the clarity of what makes business work well. Gail is so professional, and also so caring. If your business needs a jump start, a solution, reduction in operating costs, or some leadership training, give her a call. Her help is wise and useful, and she listens with an ear to producing results for exactly what you are asking and more.
“The changes were easy to implement, reduced the aggravation and stress within the team.”
Gail Kulas, CEO of Leading to Unlock, LLC is a very dedicated, hard working women. She embodies every aspect of a strong women and runs her business with nothing but passion. Gail's work ethic and desire to see people become successful is what separates her from anyone else. She will go above and beyond to ensure that her client(s) are satisfied. Gail has a wealth of knowledge that she is always willing to share with others. Don't hesitate to contact her!
I loved working with Gail to align KPI's for my business with goals for me and my team. She is upbeat, smart and a master strategist! Highly recommend!
"Gail's experience in business development, process management and organization allows us to execute more effectively."
I highly recommend Gail Kulas and Leading to Unlock, LLC for any organization or individual looking to improve communication, build strong leadership and teams, solve problems and unlocking potential.
“The end-to-end process view through building, provided the team with a visual method to showcase and share with others. This the end-to-end view helped us identify improvements, immediate, short-term, mid-term & long-term. Many 'quick-wins' were implemented immediately.”
“The kids were articulate and excited to share their stories and reasons why the town should have a candy shop, new playgrounds, ice cream shop, and fun schools with the Mayor.”
“We utilized Gail’s expertise in the Prosci/ADKAR change management methodology as a great way to plan for the reorganization and the resistance we would face.”
I didn’t think my team would open up. They did and I was REALLY surprised by what they had to say. I thought the problems were different and much more difficult to solve. Boy was I wrong.
Though I've done LEGO Serious Play workshops in the past, this session was the most personally and professionally gratifying, revealing and meaningful. I would definitely recommend it to others.
“We found passion around certain activities, which actually relieved the stress from others who didn’t enjoy those activities.”
“The session allowed us to leave with a team charter and a new respect for the experience and skills within the team. It also helped us communicate better and integrate the new employees by sharing experiences through existing employees.”
“We had an extremely dysfunctional process. No one talked to each other, no one knew what the others were doing, and the formats of the information caused huge problems both upstream and downstream. Gail developed and facilitated a workshop using her Six Sigma and LEGO Serious Play background which helped us see the end-to-end process, uncover our specific process gaps, and within 3 days of sharing this with the upstream and downstream process owners we were able to improve the overall process by 50%! Amazing work team and THANK YOU Gail for your help!”
“We were looking for a fun and interactive team building exercise. We heard about LSP and thought this might be a great way to have our new hires and experienced employees come together using a playful and interactive method.”
“I enjoyed watching 6 & 7 year old children selling their concepts and supporting each other.”
We all walked into the session as strangers, but by the end of the session, we were able to build models describing each other! I've never gotten to know a group of people so quickly.
“The facilitated session was designed with our outcome in mind.”
Gail did an amazing job creating my business plan for my new business. She took me from start to finish. I gave her as much information as I could but came back with a plan that absolutely blew my mind as well as those companies that I dealt with to get my business started. The research and information she applied to my plan helped me start my business. Always professional and easy to work with and full of knowledge. It was definitely worth everything to have Gail do my business plan.
I had a fantastic time at the "A SPA DAY FOR THE SOLE: REDISCOVERING YOURSELF THROUGH PLAY" workshop I attended yesterday! I now have living models of my hopes, dreams, goals, aspirations, strengths and weaknesses all build in LEGO Bricks!
“We realized we hadn’t done a very good job in the past with change initiatives and we wanted this to be different. So we hired Gail to facilitate a change management session. The session was well received, the facilitation provided more collaborative input and outcomes.”
“I’m grateful for the support, delivery and wrap-up which was provided before, during and after the change management session.”
"Thank you for inviting me to participate in "A Spa Day for the Sole: Rediscovering yourself through Play" workshop. The building challenges you gave us really helped everyone dig into their unique attributes, reflect on our best strengths, speak openly about our weaknesses, and express our future hopes and dreams in such a creative and inspiring way. "
I took over a new team and felt there were some underlying/unspoken challenges. I decided to use an LSP facilitator to help me with a team meeting. We spent a day together building our future team mission and values. The team said it was the best session they had attended and really helped gain the respect of each other in a non-threatening and fun way. Thank you.
“Gail was instrumental in developing a project plan for the change and working closely with each of us to ensure we were communicating effectively and at the appropriate level.”
Ms. Kulas has a rare talent: She can assess a seemingly complicated problem and reduce it to its lowest denominators. She then guides the principals to actions that address the problem and prevent it from recurring. She is adept at giving her clients the space to find their own "aha" moments.
"Thank you for a great workshop! I've already distributed the Team Charter, it looks really good. We will use the materials you have provided. So excited to carry on the work we have begun."
Leading to Unlock, LLC is a great service for small to medium size businesses. They are adept at strategic planning and process management and much much more. Very loyal, genuine and have your best interest at heart in everything they do. You will get immediate results. Use them
“The kids had such a great time building their town and getting to explain the purpose for each model.”
“Using Gail’s experience as a Prosci/ADKAR facilitator was one of the key steps we took to ensure the success for this large scale change.”
“It was extremely important to use an unbiased external facilitator. We will use this type of session again.”
“A great motivational experience.”
Gail from Leading to Unlock has a unique and amazing way to help you think outside the box. Just being around her will get you re-energized to solve the process solutions plaguing your business. I can't recommend Leading to Unlock enough for a good boost of energy. Its better than Red Bull.
Leading to Unlock really strives to help you LEAD and UNLOCK the potential of your business, your employees, and your market. Gail's proven method leaves no stone unturned when it comes to the operation of your organization. She is an invaluable asset for any company that wants to increase their revenue, decrease their costs, and maximize their efficiency. We have worked together countless times as our businesses align very well with client needs. Everything is organized and concise; with the client fully understanding where they want to be and how to get there. We highly recommend Leading to Unlock for any business, of any size, that is looking to do better than they already are.
"We hired Gail to help us turn around our company. We had many problems, high-turnover, angry employees, angry owners, and we were losing customers left and right. She helped us collaborate better by learning how to communicate differently, work with each other more effectively, build goals and objectives and become more customer focused. As a result it has made it possible to get the company, and our whole team turned around and pulling together." -Business Owner
“Thank you for taking the time to give the children their voices and for inviting the Mayor to hear their ideas.”
"As a female business owner and expert in the body armor industry, I want to spend my time growing my company. Leading to Unlock, LLC, provides strategic business services which augment my expertise and assists with strategy and business planning."
“We are going through another organizational change, people were fearful of losing their jobs or how the changes will impact them. The employees who remained would have more work and they already felt overwhelmed. Gail's expertise in Change Management helped us plan for the resistance, by listening to the employees and not just the bottom line impacts.”
“Gail created a process workshop using bricks and storytelling to help us uncover the roadblocks our team was experiencing.”
“Our team was able to improve their efficiency and effectiveness by 75% immediately following the workshop.”