Margie Hagene

Margie Hagene


Margie is an organizational effectiveness and lean transformation professional. For over thirty years, she has helped executives and senior leaders realize their changing roles and responsibilities, and has supported them in developing appropriate behaviors and skills for leading in a complex environment.

For eighteen years, Margie worked as a global internal consultant for Ford Motor Company at all levels within the organization – from team leaders to the COO – in Product Development, Design and Manufacturing. The past thirteen years, Margie has worked in a variety of leading service and manufacturing industries, including healthcare, K-12 education, distribution, food service, transportation/mobility, and retail. Her work has included university programs in areas of leadership development, lean thinking, and organizational learning. Margie’s ongoing community work focuses on issues of hunger relief and land conservation.

Clients invariably learn to appreciate Margie’s ability to quickly assess leadership qualities, identify issues of misalignment among management, and recognize disconnects between official policy and actual behaviors. She embodies the belief that it is the effective blend of both the social and technical elements in complex systems that determine the sustainable effectiveness of any transformational efforts.

Margie holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Butler University, Indiana (USA), and a Master of Science Degree from Indiana University (USA).  She was also chair of the Board of Directors (and 22-year volunteer) for Food Gatherers, Washtenaw County, MI Hunger Relief.