Pisa has been involved in the implementation of K-Way LEAN Journey which has been truly transformational for my Team and for myself. Since we started with our LEAN implementation we have gone from strength to strength as a business and today we are revered as a beacon of hope in our struggling industry. The approach of the Pisa Team has been one of patience, firmness and competency which has ensured that we continue to stay focused on continuous improvement. I have had interactions with many other consultants who profess to be able to implement LEAN, however, when put to the test they never really deliver an effective and sustainable change in people behaviour, which had resulted in sliding back to the traditional methods and management practices. Not with Pisa! It has been a true pleasure to have Pisa in our business as our LEAN coaching partner
Bobby Fairlamb, Manufacturing Director
Our deployment with Pisa impacted us by teaching us a different way to think holistically. Our team dynamics has changed for the better as we’ve learnt how to get the best out of our people. Pisa thinking model has taught us to be curious and question things – our favourite term is: “I’ve Pisa’d it!”, meaning we have asked enough questions to understand and learn.
David Castle, Owner, Executive Director.
Our people gained insight into addressing the root cause of a problem instead of just addressing the symptoms.
Martin Grobbelaar Group GM.
Pisa had a major challenge changing the mindsets of management, which did the same thing for over 25 years. Their patience and pro-active approach really paid off!.
Jurie Bester, Owner, Executive Director.
Meeting Paul from Pisa was very important, because he is the best coach I’ve ever known. Through his sessions I got to know how much I could improve myself, develop not only my language but also my faith. During my sessions with him, I realized that Coaching was not enough to bring me happiness and accomplishments because I believe in something bigger than an ephemeral life. I believe it’s necessary to work hard and achieve goals and he showed me how I can do this. Thank you for everything.
Alessandra Urany, Attorney at Law, Cabo Frio, Brazil
Pisa was instrumental with guiding my collection of thoughts into a concise, relevant personal mission statement. It was very impactful to clearly define my vision in life because it enabled me to then develop tactical steps to achieve that mission. Paul is a master of self-discovery and there are endless “ah-ha!” moments during his coaching sessions. I would recommend Pisa to anyone who is driven to further achieve their true potential in life.
Ben Peterson, Financial Professional, New Hampshire, USA
Pisa helped me develop my personal mission statement by giving me the tools I needed to realize my mission in life and how to portray my vision in the most concise way possible. With their guidance and instructing I was able to confidently construct my vision. I know I can always rely on Pisa to give their honest opinion and feedback to improve my vision, mission and goals.
Krysta Brown, Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse, Greeley, Colorado
The Foschini Group
Pisa Consulting changed our Design Centre, Manufactures and Suppliers and aided our teams locally and internationally strive for Excellence. We engaged with Lean Thinking and it became our business model as we eliminated waste daily. We developed a purpose; behaviours changed and teamwork became the norm and we reached a space where we had continuous improvement and solving problems was a way of working. We improved all key performance measures by 10% and improved our overall performance from 70% to 85% in addition we produced 30% of all deliveries within 42 days from concept to delivery and truly became a fast fashion supplier.
John Ledger, Head of hi (hi is part of Foschini Retail Group (Pty) Ltd)
NSF - Africa
The management team of NSF Africa engaged Pisa Consulting in Strategic Planning and Thinking to help our very fast growing and diversifying business. We had to bring in a layer of new managers into the Leadership Team and Herlecia helped us to unpack the personalities and pushed us out of our comfort zones and this helped us to clearly define the roles and accountabilities of the team. She challenged our reporting lines leading us to restructure into more focussed roles. I would recommend Herlecia if your ways of doing need to be challenged by someone from outside who will not hesitate to rock your boat where needed.
Wouter Conradie, Managing Director - Africa Operations
In support of the Operational Excellence (OE) drive at one of the Imperial Divisions, Pisa was requested to assist Imperial Cargo, one of the businesses in this Division, to get their Operational Excellence deployment off the ground. Paul spent a lot of time guiding and coaching SeniorLeadership on OE and effective problem solving. With his extensive knowledge he assisted the Leadership Team, together with their respective teams, to apply and extract value from Lean principles and practices. During his engagement, he also assisted with the development of key CI individuals. Not only does he enable others through his knowledge and experience, but also through the Lean Thinking and Leadership he embodies. Although the OE momentum at this business was unfortunately interrupted earlier this year due to Covid-19 and business changes, the development and empowerment of the individuals involved still remain an invaluable contribution.
Annemie du Plessis, Operational Excellence Deployment Lead
The Foschini Group
Our company Foschini (including Donna, Soda Bloc and Colette), brands within the TFG Group have worked with Pisa Consulting for the since 2017. Paul from Pisa, has provided us with Process Reviews for new business processes, systematically taking the team through the process, mapping out all the detail and ensuring the business introduces new elements without impacting the main business focus. He worked with many teams on team dynamics, results driven and ownership. The teams were all extremely impressed and felt they had grown themselves in understanding their impact to the performance.
Over and above these projects, Paul has run our company strategy for the past 2 years. Paul's structured approach mixed with appropriate team building has really made this process a major success. The end results are clear, concise and structure in a way to easily manage the required processes to deliver.
I can highly recommend Pisa as a consulting business.
Bev Pallet, Head of Foschini Division