Fusing Talents for Success
After years in Corporate America, fixing processes for many different companies and clients, Fusion Success Group was born from the desire to give organizations and the people who work for them the peace of mind that comes with knowing your work environment supports your hard work.
Monica Hayes, PMP, LSSBB, MGSCC
As a kid, it wasn't unusual to find me shadowing my mom as she performed autopsies or disassembling the family microwave with my dad. It wasn't the most conventional childhood, but it might have been the most interesting.
My parents taught me the importance of education, integrity, and objective thinking. Their professions required them to solve problems without letting their emotions get in the way, and I benefited from this practical training. By the time I was ready to leave home for the University of Texas, I was primed with a deep appreciation for mechanics and medicine.
This fusion of interests led to a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering with a specialization in Biomechanics and a Master's degree in Manufacturing Engineering. Since then, I've worked R&D for wound healing devices and hospital bed products inside a large Medical Manufacturing Firm. I've worked in a smaller business as the first engineer, with the freedom and responsibility to found the engineering department from the ground up - becoming the Director of the division. The company doubled in size more than twice since I started, leading up to its successful acquisition in 2017.
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My day to day focus was leading and developing Engineering teams to become self sufficient, running the continuous improvement program, and helping with integration initiatives related to the acquisition.
Now, as a Business Consultant, I bring my years of experience in corporate settings to help other professionals create systems that reduce stress and increase performance. I help foster a work environment that sets you up for success by building thoughtful, repeatable business processes.
One of my unique strengths is the ability to envision what success looks like and to develop strategies for growth and improvement. The name Fusion infers a state of being or transformation, and is also the immediate result of a dynamic and constructive act.
Over the course of my professional career and training in health and wellness, operations, engineering, lean six sigma, project management, medical devices, leadership and coaching, I’ve curated a unique blend of proven best practices, strategies, and methodologies to attain success. In my consulting practice, I apply the fusion of my skills and experience to improve the well being of professionals.
My company name, Fusion Success Consulting, mimics my personal style. As a Chinese-American with a mother who immigrated from Hong Kong when she was just 17 years old, I was raised in a diverse, multi-cultural family. This has had a profoundly positive impact on the belief system that I hold and the person that I am today. Some of the values that were imprinted in me from a very young age are that of Humility, Excellence, Accountability, and Discipline, which happen to be the values upon which I build my practice.
I had the great privilege of participating in collegiate athletics as a member of the Track & Field team at UT Austin. I carried that enthusiasm for fitness challenges into a successful completion of the Boston marathon. I consider running my lifelong, therapeutic companion.
When I'm not outside, I'm spending time with my family. My husband and son are two of my greatest joys. From my childhood to my present, family has been the bedrock foundation for my life. For that, I'm grateful.
OUR PROMISE TO YOU
We are 100% committed to your success. Success is a combination of integrity, excellence, respect, and a deep desire to improve over time. We promise to care about your success as though it were our own because this is actually how we feel about it. Expect honesty, push back, analysis, and straight talk - we're not here to give you lip service - We're here to help. If you are thriving, fulfilled, and achieving your objectives, we will consider this a job well done. Until then, back to work.
Monica was the genesis of the engineering department at Coastal Life Technologies. Her top strengths are in communication, strategic planning, program management, value stream analysis, and continuous improvement. During her early tenure she proved adept at taking on multiple projects requiring varying disciplines and bringing them to successful completion, on time and on budget. As the company grew, so did her engineering department and her own skills. She led the continuous improvement projects through value stream mapping and her lean skills, and was instrumental in successfully helping our company grow through her excellent project and program management. I have enjoyed watching her personal and professional development over the years. Her integrity is beyond reproach. I highly recommend her for business and project planning needs.
HungDa Wan, PhD
I have known Monica for over a decade, dating back to her graduate school career at UTSA's advanced manufacturing and enterprise engineering program, where she shined as one of our best students. Since then, she has become an influential leader and continuous improvement practitioner throughout the community. Through her leadership and networking abilities Monica has helped develop and retain local technical talent coming out of UTSA's engineering programs. Over the years she has extended several internship and full time opportunities to our students, many of whom now have thriving careers as engineers and leaders. Monica also helps lead and improve our Continuous Improvement Professionals program. I highly recommend Monica as a consultant for continuous improvement, project management and coaching, and look forward to collaborating with her the future.
Monica is a great leader and a pleasure to work with and I highly recommend her without reservation. She led a large engineering team within our company that was known for their ability to get complex projects completed on time and under budget. Her skills in process improvement, project management along with her abilities to lead, mentor and coach in these areas would benefit any organization.
I have worked with Monica for five years and found her to be an extremely competent manager and engineer. She worked with us to bring our product from an idea to a commercially viable medical product. She managed a group of engineers of different disciplines to get the project done in a timely fashion. She also understood what it takes to get a new product through the FDA regulatory process.
I worked closely with Monica as we transitioned our product sourcing and manufacturing. She possess a rare combination of extremely proficient complex project management skill in context with the bigger picture. Her attention to detail and untiring work ethic raises both the quality and effort from everyone. It was clear that Monica is a natural leader and I would highly recommend her for high level strategic management responsibility, without hesitation.
I have worked closely with Monica on a variety of new and existing products/packages for many years. I have really appreciated how she grabs the issue, leads the way and stays on point until her team has it nailed. I can always rely on her if a questions arises. Willing to help all. She is able to gather the resources to compliment her strong knowledge of the industry. From simple ideas to final validation efforts, Monica is one professional that is a pleasure to work with.
Tom Nonnemaker, PMP
I worked with Monica for several years as we launched a series of new products for our company. Monica was my point person for just about everything (quotes, engineering, manufacturing, quality, schedules), and she managed the entire process seamlessly and with finesse. As a person, Monica is, first and foremost, of the highest integrity and she is dedicated to excellence. Other adjectives I would use to describe her are: professional, reliable, detailed, thorough, and knowledgeable. In terms of business relationships, technical expertise, and leadership ability, as well as people you look forward to working with, and can count on, I would put Monica in the "Top 1%'ers" !!
I have worked with Monica for over 7 years and she is very approachable and very helpful. She shows great leadership and is technically very sound. Monica does an excellent job in communicating and has helped us a variety of times with advice on validations, control plans, value stream mapping and other activities necessary for a successful product launch.
After many years with the same company that had a positive impact on my career development, a merger caused a reorganization of the leadership team. I felt my impact to the future of the company diminish over the next 18 months and my career path became nonexistent so I reached out to Monica for some advice. After a phone conversation and a follow up in person meeting in which she asked me questions specific to my situation, I determined that I needed a new challenge and a fresh start. It was the best decision and I strongly recommend Monica for coaching and leadership guidance!
F. Frank Chen, PhD
Monica is a fantastic communicator and a leader in her field of expertise. I have witnessed her professional growth after she finished graduate studies, and her dynamic and energetic nature will help her pursue whatever career she chooses to.
When you speak with Monica you'll realize you're talking with a professional with years of hands-on experience in driving continuous improvement. Monica has a passion for helping others and has a special way to motivate people on teams to want to" do things, versus "have to" do things. She has the dedication, determination and the discipline it takes to identify the real problem, explore countermeasures and effectively carry out correctives - toward sustainable solutions. With Monica's expertise from real life, complex situations, she is a sure bet to help you and your team move the needle in the right direction.
I have known Monica now for close to a year. We met at a presentation I gave regarding implementing Lean at our horse farm. Later that month, she came out to visit the farm and see the results. Over the last year, we have become strong collaborators on many things. Monica openly shares knowledge and is a strong connector in the San Antonio area and via LinkedIn. She’s dedicated and persistent in everything she does. In business, Monica has a strong executive presence and brings a wealth of knowledge. As a consultant, she brings a thirst for the new and innovative to every activity. I am proud to know Monica and to continue our connection and collaboration into the future.
I've known Monica for some time and find she has a keen ability to hone in on a problem and implement innovative solutions. She is an extremely collaborative team builder, incorporating all points of view while remaining respectful of others. Monica is humble, introspective, and self-aware, always looking for improvement in herself and those that she leads. As part of her exemplary leadership style, she is dedicated to fostering growth in each individual and helping people become more effective. She is a creative writer who imparts an inspirational life outlook so as to help others whenever possible.
I had the fortunate experience of teaming with Monica on a project. She performed flawlessly, always turning around her work ahead of schedule while maintaining high quality. In addition to doing great work quickly Monica was a lot of fun to work with and I would highly recommend her for future projects.
Teresa Evans, PhD
Monica has the rare combination of advanced technical and analytical ability, expert leadership, and communication skills that position her to excel. She strives for excellence in all she does as a proactive and results driven professional. She has a deep commitment to the mission of her organization and her incredible attention to detail and out of the box thinking make her a key member of any team. I have had the extreme pleasure of working with Monica to develop tailored programming that has launched her team into the next level of performance. I am deeply impressed by her ability to coach her cross-functional team as well as identify the needs of of her organization in a way that has resulted in maximum productivity and success. It is Monica’s ability to build positive relationships that allows her to guide those around her to reach their highest potential. It is this ability that I most greatly value in Monica, as her efforts and support have challenged me to reach higher levels within my own craft. It is clear that Monica will bring a one-of-a-kind approach to identifying opportunities for growth in both efficiency and profitability within any organization.
Edgar Benavente, PMP
I’ve had the opportunity to be part of Monica’s team for several years. Her leadership and ability to put together hi-performance teams is unparalleled. She excels in bringing out the best in us through mentorship and challenges that enable individuals to grow professionally. Her expertise in Program Management, Operational Excellence as well as Engineering are a perfect blend to support organizational success.
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