Toni Davies


Toni Davies brings over 27 years of experience developing Kaizen organizations worldwide, including Asia, Africa, Europe, South and North America. She provided sensei, consulting, and leadership for two premier consulting groups prior to Honsha; Productivity Consulting Group and the Kaizen Institute, the latter of which she served as Director of the North American Strategic Business Unit (SBU-NA 2004). Leading Kaizen Study Tours in Japan & Europe has also afforded her an exceptional view of the changes in the improvement industry over time. She feels fortunate to have learned by working side by side with inspirational early leaders, including Shigeo Shingo (Zero Quality Control & SMED), Bunji Tozawa (Kaizen Teian Systems), Ryuji Fukuda (Policy Deployment, CedacÔ), Shigehiro Nakamura (Standardization), Masaaki Imai (Kaizen Institute) and graduate work with Dr. Peter Drucker (Leadership, Management). Toni’s mission is to usher in sustainable and purposeful kaizen work cultures within an unwavering environment of respect for people.

Toni Davies brings lean implementation experience in both manufacturing and service sectors, including automotive, aerospace, health care, engineering, insurance, administrative, and professional work.

Humanitarian development is a top priority and Dr. Davies led the Honsha Lean for Hope mission for World Vision in Africa in 2014. A commitment to quality in all environments has led to her serving as an Examiner for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (2009-2010), and a Member of the Board for International Relief Teams (IRT), a Charity Navigator 4 Star running medical, humanitarian, and disaster relief organization

Dr. Davies earned a joint Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate School and San Diego State University focused on organizational and leadership influences on productivity and change