Mike McCarthy

For three decades Michael McCarthy has assisted organizations to achieve measurable improvements. In addition, he integrates the quality and efficiency tools of process improvement. Mike adds his expertise to sustaining the “people” side to the popular Lean/Six Sigma Process used extensively in manufacturing, health care, and, increasingly, service organizations.

Mike has held the positions of:

  • Manager, Accenture Consulting (Change Management Practice)
  • Senior Consultant, Aubrey Daniels International
  • Senior Consultant, Tarkenton & Company
  • Editor, Performance Management Magazine

Michael has been on the program at events sponsored by these and other organizations:

  • National Association for Employee Recognition
  • American Trucking Association
  • Midwest Association for Behavior Analysis

Mike trains and consults with leaders and teams on:

  • Performance improvement
  • Kaizen events for teams to create work process improvements
  • Sustaining your gains from your Lean/Six Sigma programs


Michael coauthored the book You Made My Day: Creating Co-worker Recognition & Relationships. In 2011, his book Sustain Your Gains: The People Side of Lean/SixSigma was released.

Contact Mike at mikemccarthy@sustainleangains.com to schedule a free 45-minute consultation on sustaining your Lean-Sigma process and results, customer service, and training goals. Learn more about Mike’s services at www.sustainleangains.com.