Thomas West, MBB


Thomas West, MBB
I am passionate about helping organizations get better, by helping people be their best. My role as an ASQ Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt is to coach and mentor others to become creative problem-solvers and passionate change agents. This can only be achieved by giving others the tools, skills, and mindset they need to make and lead change.


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Course Description

The primary role of the Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt is to act as the organization’s eyes and ears, helping to detect when an opportunity might exist for the organization to improve.


The Yellow Belt leads local-level improvement efforts that are considered “low hanging fruit” projects – meaning the project complexity is low and that the project can be completed with minimal data and on a short timeline of 60-90 days. The Yellow Belt’s primary focus is to reduce process waste, making processes easier to perform and more efficient.


In most organizations, the Yellow Belts serve as team members on more complex projects, which are led by the organization’s Green Belts and Black Belts.

Course Learning Objectives

Course Content

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For internal use only

  • Quizzes
Approx. 2-2.5 hours to complete

Suggested: Best to break it up over a few days.

Intermediate level

This is a middle of the road course.

Free downloadable resources

Includes tool templates and info graphics to download.


Includes videos to help compliment the learning.

Full lifetime access

Learn at your own pace. Whenever, wherever you like. You are in control.

Certificate of completion

Digital certificate is available on download.

Yellow Belt Course Reviews

Great organization of the material for optimal learning!

Khloe Kesler

I learned new ways to not only approach problem solving, but to approach problem finding. I believe with continued training and mentorship I can grow in my ability to lead projects and to bring forth problems that may not be easily noticeable. I honestly came… Read more “Paint The Town Yellow!”

Janelle Jenkins
Jane Pauley Community Health Center

I’ve learned a lot from the Green Dot Group. Applying what I’ve learned in their course will make me a more valuable team member.

Rachel Rizzuto

I can appreciate the new perspectives that Green Dot Consulting Group have suggested to better our organization.

Jane Pauley Community Health Center

I liked that the videos were short and that the text following them reinforced key concepts. The repetition helped the ideas stick.

Melissa Plew
Pension Fund of the Christian Church

I’ve learned useful language and tools to better communicate and structure the changes I want to see in my workplace. Highly Recommend!

Lauren Wack
Jane Pauley Community Health Center

Great course! I liked the mini quizzes during the course.

Brooklynn Guerrettaz

Against all odds, a team of one made it! Sometimes, a true challenge turns into a valuable learning experience and a worthy contribution to your organization. Thank you Green Dot Group!

Terri Kyle
Jane Pauley Community Health Center

The course is well structured. The combination of words, graphics and video helped me understand the concept and kept me interested.

Joanne Qiao
San Francisco Public Works

I have really enjoyed learning a better way to make improvements to our office and procedures.

Erika B Breen
The Jane Pauley Community Health Center

The Yellow Belt course has been quick and easy to follow.

Erika B Breen
The Jane Pauley Community Health Center

I appreciate having a formal treatment of this topic. It should really help any organization to align on established best practices and use a common language. I’m looking forward to improving how we improve.

Matt Bollinger
GadellNet Consulting Services

The course content was laid out and organized nicely. Each module wasn’t too lengthy; nice bite-sized chunks to encourage trainees to continue through the course.

Sean O'Brien
San Francisco Public Works

Tom’s teaching is very hopeful. The detail in which he explains the concepts really make sure that they are driven home. Combine that with quizzes and practical examples and the concepts really start to sit in.

Landon Galenski

I love the train-at-your-pace setup in addition to the written and video coursework.

Rachel Rizzuto
GadellNet Consulting Services

Great introduction into Lean Six Sigma!

Cody Buttry-Hinkle