Ownie McBride began working with Toyota in 1998, supporting through executive coaching, development of leadership at all levels, strategic planning, strategic communications, change management, and assessments.
She joined the UK True Lean team in 2009, where she shares her Toyota knowledge and experience, as well as successes supporting other organizations as they transform to a sustainable True Lean culture and DNA. She has coached organizations, teams, and individual leaders as they have successfully improved leadership capabilities, and navigated through change in order to reach higher levels of performance and employee engagement.
Previously, Ownie was a Management Consultant through a Labor & Employment Law Firm. Earlier, she established a consulting business in Washington, DC where she created and implemented public affairs and communications strategies for corporate clients. She also served as Communications Director for the Bush 41 Presidential Inaugural Committee. Prior to consulting, Ownie served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs for Transportation Secretary Elizabeth Dole. There she managed four departmental divisions, created national media campaigns, and coordinated activities with the Reagan White House and other Cabinet members.