In this episode of The Lean Builder’s “Hoots on the Ground” podcast, Pursue Perfection, host Adam Hoots introduces The Lean Builder nation to Ms. Heather Ormonde.
Pursue Perfection with Heather Ormonde
Heather talks about her beliefs in Lean running so deep that she had two babies in one pregnancy!! Heather has been practicing Lean for over 10 years and has made every LCI Congress since 2014 and has served as the Oklahoma CoP Leader for LCI since 2015 (though she is happy to relinquish that role for those in OK interested in stepping up). She shares updates on some of the trade-focused programs and trainings that they offer. Heather is a staple in the Lean Construction community.
You must stay around to the end, where Heather releases some brand new, hot off the press, news! We won’t put it in the show notes, so you must stick around and listen to how you can help support Heather. (Check out 54 minutes in to hear to news!)
Heather has worn many hats throughout her career in construction. She is a Six Sigma green belt and obtained her master’s degree from Oklahoma University. Heather loves to travel and played roller derby for a long time! She says that it’s a great way to release stress and frustration from the project site.
Heather gets vulnerable as she discusses her grandfather and his life’s motto that she learned while playing a game with him towards the end of his life. She also discusses the real-life jobsite conditions that workers are being forced to work in day to day. She likens that to a study called The Milgram Experiment.
Heather discusses her own journey of learning about how she was acting on project sites. As a project owner’s representative, one of her GCs called her out for ‘not trusting’ them. Tune in to see how she handled that and the adjustments she made throughout her career to make her a better builder! She enlightens us on how she found her why – to help and inspire people to achieve positive change – and how she helps others find their why.
ABOUT HOOTS ON THE GROUND PODCAST:
The Lean Builder’s absolutely, positively NO Bullshido podcast. Join Host Adam Hoots and his guests as they dig deep into the topics that are relevant to those of us who “get it”: the men and women with the dirty boots, the ones who work in the field, doing the hands-on business of construction each day. Listen in as we keep it real while stories from the trenches are shared along with lessons learned and some laughter along the way.
RESOURCE LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
- theleanbuilder.com | Our main blog, book, resources, news & events website
- pursue-perfection.com | Pursue Perfection