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Testimonials

Lean Six Sigma
I had the opportunity to work with Jon while studying for my Green Belt and Black Belt Six Sigma certification. As a professor, Jon is easy to work with, accessible and provides valuable guidance where needed. He has designed a training program with the working professional in mind. Classes are available online and can be adapted based on your work schedule. Most importantly, the program allows you to earn your certification while delivering on projects applicable to your work and teaches you how to apply the Six Sigma tools and techniques to your industry.
Lean Six Sigma
Jon is a very knowledgeable instructor and knows how to connect well with his students. I took a Six Sigma course with him and would highly recommend it. He has extensive industry experience and is able to relate real world examples to the course work. He also worked with everyone individually (around their schedules) to ensure that everyone could apply course concepts to their projects and daily work. I gained a brand new set of valuable analytical tools that I can now use in my daily work. Jon is a great mentor and more importantly he's a great person too.
Lean Six Sigma
Hi Jon. I just wanted to note that I really enjoyed your class. You brought up to date, realistic examples that gave perspective to the principles we were applying. I really enjoyed the delivery and approach you took in that you moved at a pace that allowed everyone to grasp the Lean Six Sigma concepts being taught. You were very relatable, approachable, and quick with feedback regarding the status of our progress during training. Thank you for being a such a great teacher.
Risk Management / FMEA
We hired Proffer Brainchild Inc. for Risk Management training. Myself and six others were in the training and all felt that Jon's style was both engaging and informative. I would certainly use Jon and his group for future training on different subjects matters and I would recommend Jon and his group to anyone.
Lean Six Sigma
I have been extremely impressed with Jon's personality, professionalism, talents, skills, knowledge and abilities. He has been very engaging during our sessions and makes everyone feel comfortable (regardless of their comfort level with the material being presented). This has allowed those who do not have a strong math/statistics background to really dive into and learn the material being covered. His willingness to customize a program that met our organization's needs was invaluable. I would definitely recommend Jon to ANYONE considering Lean/Six Sigma training. He has been a great asset and we can't thank him enough for giving us the knowledge to become a better organization. Thank you, Jon!
Lean Six Sigma
Jon has provided our organization with easily understandable and logical tools using established Lean and Six Sigma principles. This has enabled us to very clearly identify our improvement and operational priorities, and to craft platforms to achieve these. Beyond simple instruction, it is important to note that Jon relates these principles to our specific situation. He has also provided us with much - appreciated mentoring and specific recommendations that have further empowered our individual Staff members and our collective leadership - this is above and beyond our original agreement with him. And this has all be achieved in his typical humble and open-minded manner. Very simply put: a really nice guy that has proven himself a tremendous asset as our "silent partner".
Lean Six Sigma
Our HCO partnered with Jon several months ago when we started our Lean Six Sigma journey. He has conducted several training sessions for our organization and we are scheduled for more in the future. Jon is professional, knowledgeable, and is able to relate to our specific processes. We would recommend him to any organization.
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
Jon just wrapped up a pair of Six Sigma Green Belt courses for our organization, and the feedback was quite positive across the board. The most consistent themes in the feedback was Jon's ability to relate real-world examples of where lean six sigma concepts produced business results and improved the everyday work culture. Personally, I saw Jon in real time adapt his presentation to our senior team to help the class explain their projects.
Project Management
Dr. Padfield's Project Management Course was informative and practical. His expertise in the area of Project Management was demonstrated through the application of various work examples. He was concise and articulate. I have been able to effectively use his material when working through projects. I strongly recommend individuals interested in Project Management take this course.
Lean Six Sigma
Jon has been hired by Cooperative Managed Care Services (CMCS) a Third Party Administrator and Managed Care Services Support Company to provide training. His first presentation was an introduction to Six Sigma and quality. We liked him so much that we had him come back and teach a two day class on Project Management for a group of employees. He provided valuable information and group exercises that we not only enjoyed, but have been able to incorporate into our daily work to be more effective and efficient as a team. Jon is so popular with our employees that we plan to have him come back for a refresher class in a couple of months. We also plan to have him do more training in the area of Project Management and quality improvement, in the coming months. If you have a chance to work with Jon, you and your employees will be glad you did!
Lean Six Sigma
Jon has conducted several training sessions for our organization with great results. Jon is professional, knowledgeable, and is able to relate to real world scenarios. We plan on continuing to utilize Jon in the future and would recommend him for any opportunity.
Lean Six Sigma
Jon uses a common sense and real world example approach when teaching the principles of six sigma. Before even finishing the classes, I was approaching problems with a different mindset. 'Because we have always done it this way' no longer applies! Thanks again for a great class!
Risk Management / FMEA
Jon provided facility-wide risk management training focusing on FMEA as an additional or alternate risk-management tool. The training was provided in 3 sessions. Session #1 focused on general principles and practices. Sessions #2 and #3 were team working sessions for PFMEA and DFMEA brainstorming and development. Jon's presentation materials were comprehensive and well-organized. The audiences' previous experience was varied but the content was interesting enough that regardless of expertise all attendees found the training to be a positive learning experience. The actual FMEA exercises were most informative and proved to be very valuable in ensuring uniformity in tool usage across functional areas. I would recommend the training to any organization that intends on using FMEA as a risk-management tool.
Risk Management / FMEA
Jon came to our company headquarters and introduced a large, cross-functional class to the concepts of D/PFMEA, and then worked with a core group to develop templates and explain the underlying theory, philosophy and intent behind the processes. With Jon's guidance, we used our own products to work through real-life DFMEA and PFMEA scenarios for valuable, hands-on experience. As we continue to apply these principles, we have full confidence in Jon's ability to help our processes evolve to the next level.
Lean Six Sigma
I thought your class was among the best training I have ever participated in. In my career I have been through many Lean and Six Sigma class, you did an outstanding job of really bringing the concepts down to earth, providing real world examples, and walking us through our own projects. In particular, you presented the more technical and intimidating elements of Six Sigma in such that it was easy to grasp and apply useful applications. I hope that I will be able to sign up for another of your trainings. Thank you.
Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
The Six Sigma Black Belt course that Jon lead, prepared us beyond the theory as Jon provided real life examples and application of the tools. This made it easier to understand and sparked many new ideas that we can apply to our business. Jon's business savvy coupled with the Six Sigma process made a very powerful learning experience. Thank you for making the Six Sigma Black Belt course so valuable and engaging.
Project Management
Thanks again for the high quality course on project management. There were a lot of concepts to cover and you moved through it with the appropriate amount of overview and detail. I was really impressed by the way you were able to work the participant's examples seamlessly into your lesson. It created a much more lasting impact since it felt tailored to our needs and perceptions. All too often I'll attend a seminar where the leader will read through their slides with little class interaction. When the class does interact it derails the class and then the full lesson is not presented. Thank you for making it engaging and interesting, the day flew by and it provided an excellent refresher on project management.
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
Jon has a vast amount of knowledge in teaching Lean Six Sigma in the healthcare environment. His instruction of the black belt class has led to many improvements in the work environment. He was very instrumental in the development of the Lean Six Sigma program at GSH.
Project Management
By drawing on his extensive experience, Jon is able to teach and keep his students engaged. I experienced this during his recent Project Management course where he clearly outlined the roles, responsibilities and traits of a successful Project Manager. A pleasure and privilege to get to know Jon.
Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
A year ago, as part of our Baldrige Journey, Good Samaritan Hospital determined that the best means to true performance improvement was to move from FOCUS PDCA to Lean Six Sigma. Having no knowledge of what this truly entailed, we sought an expert in Six Sigma and the DMAIC philosophy. We were fortunate to come across Jon Padfield as a Master Black Belt to help us through our transition. Since that time, GSH has educated/trained over 600 employees as Yellow Belts. We have 35 Green Belts in the organization, and we have just added 13 Black Belts to our team through the expert leadership and training skills of Jon and his company, Proffer Brainchild. We constantly assess and evaluate our training sessions and have found the feedback from our employees to be outstanding with regard to Jon's unique communication and training skills. He has been invaluable in not only bringing GSH into the world of Six Sigma, but in truly educating our Senior Leadership Team in such a monumental shift in organizational philosophy. As we continue to strive for excellence daily, we are originating a new Black Belt department within the hospital. Jon will be by our side as we steer our organization toward performance excellence and strive daily for World Class Care of the patients we are so privileged to serve.
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
Jon Padfield tailored his Lean Six Sigma program to meet the needs of our company. As a result of his flexible teaching model, we were able to identify and launch nine high value projects during our Yellow Belt training. In addition, using the tools taught in the first few days of Green Belt training we were able to streamline our month end closing process from 10 business days to 5 business days and we have a plan to get to 3 business day by our next month end. Jon has worked with us to identify real process issues within our company and given us the tools to greatly improve them.
Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
As the instructor for our Black Belts, Jon Padfield used his plethora of experience in LEAN/Six Sigma training to effect positive changes in process improvement as well as expense reduction for our organization. He armed our Black Belts with tools they continue to utilize to enhance quality for those we are privileged to serve.