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"Revelationary" Change Leader With 3 Decades of Industry Experience

Where Opportunity Meets Experience!

Kay Sever is a Certified Management Consultant, Improvement Strategist and Coach, Thought Leader for Sustainable Change, Author and Professional Speaker who partners with organizations to identify, value and capture lost opportunity and remove the organizational barriers that prevent sustainable change. Her simplified approach to improvement  gives clients repeatable common-sense processes for increasing productivity, reducing costs, solving problems and changing a culture.  She meets with executives, but is also happy to work in the field with operations, maintenance and support departments. Her first book titled "Building An Opportunity Culture" is available under PRODUCTS on this website.

Kay graduated from Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management and is Founder and President of OptimiZ Consulting LLC. She has been helping organizations improve operational, financial and organizational performance for the past 38 years; for the past 16 years, she has shown thousands of people how to improve processes with a focus on lost opportunity. She has over 30 years of hands-on  experience with mobile/fixed plant equipment processes and their associated support functions (maintenance, purchasing, accounting, marketing, etc.) She has worked in 10 states, Canada, Australia and South America.

Kay is certified in quality improvement and earned her CMC in 2008 (Certified Management Consultant). Only 1% of all consultants are awarded this certification, which is earned through client testimonials, ethical practices, and a working knowledge of consulting processes that maximize client value. She is a member of the Institute of Management Consultants, Professional Member of National Speakers Association, American Society for Quality, and Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration. Kay has spoken at over 20 conferences and conventions in 8 states. See SPEAKING for more information and demo videos.


  • I am "the firm", so all my work reflects my personal standards for excellence.
  • I choose to work alone because I have total control over the quality of service supplied to my clients.
  • A small firm can be extremely effective at large operations with the right implementation strategy.
  • I hold myself accountable for the highest ethical standards.
  • I am honest about what I can do for you.
  • We will work as partners to achieve your goals.
  • I do my best to follow through on time with the quality promised.


Freeport McMoran, Rio Tinto, Peabody Energy, Cleveland Cliffs, Desert Schools Credit Union, ICG, MDL, Arizona Mineral Museum, others.  

OptimiZ Consulting LLC