John Murphy, Lean Six Sigma Master Consultant

John Murphy has over 25 years experience in lean, Six Sigma, and high performance work environments, delivering education, consulting and mentoring to leading organizations worldwide.


As a business consultant, educator and LeanSixSigma Master Blackbelt, John has trained thousands of people from over 50 countries, including Fortune 500 executives, project leaders, managers, and blackbelts. He has also mentored dozens of project teams in Organizational Development, Operational Excellence, Lean and Six Sigma applications. John has served as deployment leader, site mentor and green belt and black belt trainer for clients around the world. His clients include AT&T, American Express, BMW, Chase Bank, the CIA, Delphi, General Electric, GlaxoSmithKline, Hilton Hotels, the Michigan State Senate, The New York Times, Prudential, Raytheon, Spectrum Health, Target Stores, Wheaton and Wolverine World Wide.

John is the author of many books including Pulling Together: The Power Of Teamwork, Agent Of Change: Leading A Cultural Revolution, Reinvent Yourself: A Lesson In Personal Leadership, Get A Real Life: A Lesson In Personal Empowerment, The Eight Disciplines: An Enticing Look Into Your Personality, Think Change: Adapt and Thrive, or Fall Behind, Do More With Less, 21 Principles for Thinking Lean, and most recently Beyond Doubt: Four Steps to Inner Peace.

John has appeared on over 400 radio and television stations and his work has been featured in over 40 newspapers nationwide.


John has a BBA, Finance from the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN and the University of Michigan’s Human Resource Executive Program. Additionally, John is Qualified/Licensed as MBTI practitioner (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator)