Director of Operations, Operations Kickstart
Trevor Blondeel is an operations expert with over 25 years of leadership experience in automotive manufacturing. Trevor originally started with TNT Logistics supporting Ford, then spent most of his career at Magna International. His passion for developing future leaders and his innate ability to assess operational issues has allowed him to help numerous organizations, in various sectors, reach their full potential.
Backed by an honors degree in Business Administration (Operations Management) from Brock University, Trevor is the author of a paper on senior leadership issues in manufacturing, and regularly writes reports and articles. He is a graduate of the Center for Executive Coaching with a specialty in manufacturing leadership, where he gained additional coaching skills and techniques that empower him to help clients accelerate the achievement of their goals. He is a Professional Certified Coach, having received this designation from the International Coaching Federation, where he is an active member. He is certified through Genos International: Emotional Intelligence and works with leaders in cultivating people, building trust and developing a positive culture.
Known for his upbeat style and results, Trevor coaches owners and leaders in the manufacturing field on how to build on their skills and ultimately improve themselves and their organizations. Drawing on his own leadership experience and certifications, Trevor guides leaders to successfully tackle major roadblocks by assessing current operations, identifying leadership and structural issues that must be addressed, and enabling employees to come up with solutions.
Through active listening, and asking powerful, agitating, and sometimes raw questions, Trevor energizes participants in his workshops to get out of their comfort zones, giving them the techniques and inspiration they need to adapt and thrive.
Trevor employs a simple, but powerful business philosophy that stresses leadership development, harnessing employees’ creativity and continuously improving.