Researcher in Creative Thinking. Currently a PhD student and researching the topic as well. Erlin Kakkanad is a global leader in Lean Six Sigma and has worked as an international Lean Six Sigma coach for over 12+ years with clients and customers in the US, Canada, UK and India. Erlin’s experiences span across Quality Assurance Manager in Technology – Call Center to Process Engineer roles in Financial services mainly Banking and Insurance companies.
Erlin is a Master Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma. Erlin currently is in a process improvement role in Operations Excellence at Principal Financial Group in Des Moines, IA. Since 2019, She is the founder of Engineer Creative Thinking and works as an independent researcher on her work to improve and foster creative thinking in the workplace.