Effective Knowledge Transfer is an untapped wellspring.

Capture knowledge from departing experts, dramatically improve safety and supercharge your training with Todd Hudson’s innovative methods.


Consulting, Coaching and Custom Workshops

for Operations Excellence and Knowledge Transfer

At the Maverick Institute, Todd Hudson and his team help organizations strive for operations excellence with a toolbox of process improvement and knowledge transfer methods.


We work with you to solve problems, retain and transfer expert knowledge, and  uncover improvements you can make to dramatically improve speed, quality, safety and costs to meet your strategic goals.

Operations Excellence Consulting

Have a gnarly problem or a big stretch goal? We have an entire toolbox of process improvement techniques as well as creative problem solving and decades of practical experience across many industries.

Coaching for Continuous Improvement

Customized one-on-one coaching by Todd Hudson, who has more than 30 years of Lean Six Sigma and knowledge transfer experience. A great way to help people get the most out of our workshops or acquire specific abilities.

Continuous Improvement Workshop

Todd Hudson’s fully customized Continuous Improvement workshop, held at your location, helps you deploy continuous improvement methods such as Lean, Kaizen and Six Sigma. 

Knowledge Management and Transfer

Whether your expert is retiring, finishing up a workout or simply moving on to new career opportunity, we can help you capture, transfer and even find new ways to retain their most critical knowledge.

Improving Training With Lean

Fully customized for your organization, Todd Hudson’s popular Improving Training With Lean lessons, coaching and workshop teaches your people fast, efficient and effective ways to develop and deploy learning solutions. 

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“Todd is a dynamic, passionate, and effective facilitator. He gave a focused overview of Lean with excellent examples from his long experience, and got us on our feet working together to think and talk about how Lean applies to learning delivery. I love Todd’s energy, enthusiasm, and depth of knowledge – personally it has opened my eyes to the possibilities of Lean in a new way.”

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The Latest From Todd Hudson’s Blog:  

The Cobots Are Coming!

The Cobots Are Coming!

The pandemic isn’t just creating new tectonic changes in the workplace – it’s also accelerating pre-pandemic changes. Today, I want to fill you in on one of those, an operations trend that will sweep across globe like wildfire now that Covid-019 has lit the match: Cobots. (Article 6 in Todd Hudson’s “Climbing the Reopen Mountain Series.”)

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Solving Problems in the Pandemic: What to Do When it Hits the Fan

Solving Problems in the Pandemic: What to Do When it Hits the Fan

When it hits the fan, it’s time to get into problem solving mode! But when you try to do that, you’ll find that COVID-19 is going to impede your efforts. Your people can’t, like they used to, just all pile into a conference room with gallons of coffee and dozens of donuts and spend hours (maybe even days?) arguing the issues and thinking of ideas to try. (Article 5 in Todd Hudson’s “Climbing the Reopen Mountain Series.”)

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Sh*t Still Happens. Plan For It Before Your Ramp-Up.

Sh*t Still Happens. Plan For It Before Your Ramp-Up.

So let’s say you really nail the standard work and your ramp-up is going great. What happens next? WHAM! Something you didn’t plan for. Something you couldn’t plan for because you couldn’t even see it coming. (Article 4 in Todd Hudson’s “Climbing the Reopen Mountain Series.”)

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