Local Flavor – Argentine Soccer Celebration

While the final of the 2018 Copa Libertadores soccer match was transplanted to Madrid due to security concerns, that did not keep the fans from filling the streets in Buenos Aires this past weekend as River Plate ultimately defeated the Boca Juniors 3-1. Our team on the ground got to experience the local flavor of Argentine soccer up close and personal during a little downtime from an oil and gas analysis that we are working on.

This is truly one of the things we love about our work and the sometimes unglamorous parts of being a road warrior – getting the opportunity to see and experience other cultures, their traditions and partake in the local flavor. For this and all the kind humans we meet around the world through our travels we are truly blessed. #soccer #argentina #Lean #oilandgas #backtowork

Oil and gas consultant Alex enjoys the local flavor of the 2018 Copa Libertadores street celebration in Argentina

Business Process Improvement and Scorpions …

Local food experiences and the people you get to share them with can be some of the best parts of traveling for a living. After a full day of conducting train-the-trainer efforts with an automotive client, senior consultant Hector Garcia takes a break to enjoy some fried scorpions with the team in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. When Hector isn’t mugging for the camera with his dinner, he’s helping train business process improvement methods to leaders charged with facilitating problem-solving efforts within the functional areas of their global organization. #BPI #businessprocessimprovement #Lean #automotive #problemsolving #scorpions

Scorpion dinner after a day of business process improvement training

Iconic Conference 2015 – Chicago

How did we spend today’s Travel Tuesday? In the beautiful city of Chicago, hearing from and networking with some of businesses biggest icons at the CNBC and Inc., Iconic Conference. It still amazes me how much you can learn from people whose businesses are nothing like yours. More in-depth thoughts on this in the coming weeks, but for now, enjoy the photos from our day!


Top – Amy Howard, Life is Good co-founder Bert Jacobs, Michael Plageman
Bottom left – Event moderators, CNBC’s Tyler Mathisen and Inc., editor-in-chief, Eric Schurenberg
Bottom right – The Profit’s Marcus Lemonis


Standing Tall in Kuala Lumpur

rolf in kuala lumpur - KLEuropean Director Rolf den Nieuwenboer takes a break from his facility layout work to enjoy the weekend sites and sounds of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Here, he stands in view of one of the Petronas Towers, the tallest twin towers in the world. Aside from the fantastic architecture, those of us in colder parts of the world can’t help but also notice that the weather there sure looks a lot warmer than much of what we are experiencing right now … enjoy Rolf!













Turning up the Heat: Golf in Bahrain

bahrain is hot - Kaufman GlobalWhile our previous Travel Tuesday post took us to Argentina where it’s currently winter, this weeks post from Bahrain really turns up the heat and shows just how deep the love of golf runs in some of our people! Here, European Director Rolf den Nieuwenboer works on his tan and his golf swing in the 100*F / 37*C heat of the Bahrain desert. Given the backdrop it makes one wonder, what exactly are the drop rules if you hit your ball under an oil pipeline?

Eating Abroad: Asado in Argentina!

Asado in Argentina with HeinzThis Tuesday we’re traveling south to experience Asado in Southern Argentina! The term Asado is used interchangeably to describe either the various barbecue techniques used to prepare the meat, or the social event of having or attending a barbecue. Here, Senior Consultant Heinz Behrschmidt takes a break from the oil patch and gets ready to partake in the relaxed weekend meal.


To see a sample of our work in Argentina, go here: Accelerating DTM for Drilling Operations

Introducing… Travel Tuesday: Thailand

Amy Howard at Patara Elephant Farm in ThailandOur work with our global clients takes us around the world. In the process we get the opportunity to meet exceptional people and see some pretty amazing things. We’re starting a new blog category we’re calling “Travel Tuesday” where we will periodically share some of these experiences with you.


This month VP and Principal Amy Howard took a break from her travels in Asia to spend the day at rescue and rehabilitation center Patara Elephant Farm in northern Thailand. The farm pairs individuals with their own elephant for the day and provides education on elephant health, natural breeding, and communication. Additionally, participants play a primary role in feeding and grooming (bathing) their elephant, which Amy noted meant “… at the end of the day she (Buan Jha) was much cleaner than I was!”