Engaging, Inspiring and Empowering People & Organisations to Excel

Lean Thinking doesn't have to be complex and boring. The best results come from keeping it simple and engaging, empowering and inspiring people. When we truly understand what we're doing, why we're doing it, and how to do it, we can achieve amazing things!

Does any of this sound familiar?



You know what you want to do, but can't do it! You never get anything finished.



You or some of your team have become disengaged or lack motivation.

Constantly dealing with the same problems, over and over again?

Constant Fire Fighting!

You're dealing with the same problems over and over again, jumping from one problem to another!

Lack of resources?

Insufficient Resource

You never seem to have enough people to do the work,

or you have to keep moving people to new tasks.

Declining metrics?

Declining Metrics!

KPIs such as productivity, quality, customer satisfaction

or profitability are declining over time.

Rising costs?

Increasing Costs

Excessive costs, waste or inefficiencies in operations, production, or supply chain processes.

These are common problems, but change is within reach....

Learning to lead through Lean Thinking involves embracing problems as opportunities to improve, encouraging innovation at all levels, and solving problems at the root cause. By engaging with everyone impacted, respecting their input, and involving them in finding solutions, we create an environment of ownership, progression, and empowerment. The key is guiding rather than directing, fostering collaboration and shared responsibility. This approach delivers sustained results in all areas, including Safety, Quality and Cost.

Work With Me

I specialise in creating tailored coaching and consulting solutions to meet your goals and address your business challenges. Our e-Learning courses are designed to accommodate diverse learning styles, incorporating elements proven to enhance knowledge retention, such as visuals, media, and interactive gamification. This includes our exciting Rising Stars program, certified by the British Quality Foundation (BQF), this course imparts essential Leadership, Continuous Improvement and Problem Solving skills for young minds (11yrs+). It lays a robust foundation for future success. My aim is to not only educate, but to engage, empower, and inspire participants to achieve excellence, just like I was at the start of my journey – but above all, I want learning to be FUN!

If you have an upcoming event and need a motivational speaker who can connect with your audience, bringing energy, passion, and authentic experiences and stories that inspire, I’m here for you. Considering podcasting to engage with your teams, customers, and stakeholders but unsure where to start? I’m well-equipped to support you in all these areas.

Matt Sims - Founder



Matt Sims - Founder



Matt Sims - Founder

Matt Sims

Founder, Ever-So-Lean

"Respect for people, investment in people, and nurturing engagement creates the foundations of a culture where excellence naturally thrives, inspiring personal and organisational success." - Matt Sims 2023

Over the past two decades, I’ve had the privilege of navigating a path that’s been filled with incredible travels, opportunities, experiences and above all, invaluable lessons. From beginning my journey on the frontline to holding senior leadership positions across organisations such as Royal Mail and Amazon, each step with it’s high moments and it’s challenges, has contributed to shaping my understanding of continuous improvement and true leadership.

For me, leadership isn’t about titles or accolades—it’s about the people we serve and the connections we forge along the way. My journey has been enriched by experiences that have deepened my appreciation for operational excellence and the significance of investing in people, and fostering a culture of growth and learning within teams.

Personally, one of my proudest moments on this journey was being recognised with an ‘Excellenteer‘ accolade by the British Quality Foundation (BQF) in 2024. It was a humbling honour, reminding me of the responsibility we have to continually strive for excellence, and invest time in developing our future leaders.

Hosting the Ever-So-Lean Podcast has been an incredible highlight. This platform has allowed me to connect with individuals from around the world, sharing insights and experiences that I hope ignite inspiration and drive positive change. Speaking engagements also hold a special place in my heart, as they allow me to infuse energy and passion into every interaction, sparking enthusiasm and fostering a sense of empowerment.

Partnering with individuals and organisations to support growth and the pursuit of excellence is truly inspiring. Through initiatives like the Ever-So-Lean Learning Series and Ever-So-Lean Rising Stars (dedicated to continuous improvement training for young minds), I aim to share the wisdom gleaned from my experiences, empowering others to achieve their potential.

As I reflect on my journey so far, I’m filled with gratitude for the opportunities I’ve been given and the lessons I’ve learned. But this journey is far from over, and I’m eager to continue learning, growing and making a positive impact wherever I can. I want to support you on your journey, get in touch, as I’d be honoured to stand beside you along the way!

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