About Don

Personal:

Follower of Jesus as a faithful Catholic. By the grace of God, married to Linda 31 years and father of 3 boys. Brother and Uncle to more than 60 Watza’s and friend to many.

Faith in God and grateful for the hope he promises of eternity with Him. The goal of my life is to get myself and anyone else interested to heaven. Animated by my faith in God, and his love of me, I hope to share God’s grace, peace and hope with others.

I am grateful I was taught virtues, respect, hard-work, and faith when I was young. Those values are the road map to a great life. Today, old fashion is misunderstood. Instead, a very broken emotional world rejects what I was taught. Those values taught today would set better expectations for younger familes and produce better results than what is offered on the internet.


Lean Work:

I love the surprising results that come from helping teams come together. A great joy of mine is helping Leaders, Owners, Boards, and Employees solve problems.

I use LEAN to coach leaders to solve problems because it is a 100-year-old proven technology that gets results. It starts with a respect for all people, it encourages an examination of truth, it faces realities as challenges, it uses strategy & goal setting, it reveals customer needs, it builds daily work and accountability for teams, it naturally encourages improvement through self-correction, it produces results, and finally, LEAN is a learning culture compatible with my Catholic faith.

Faith@Work is to recognize that Human work should respect the dignity of the person. LEAN and faith go together naturally as both appreciate our human purpose here as temporary and does not allow work to reduce a person to merely an economic tool but rather gives work meaning.

Our humanity should not be abused, but instead, each person’s heart, mind, soul, and strength should breathe life into our families, organizations, and communities.

Connect:

Together is how he sent us into the world. Let’s journey together.