welcome to Red-5

Giving a crane kick to the impossible

We are driven to spread the awesomeness of Lean. We offer Lean training, Lean solutions and Lean coaching to businesses across industries in Canada. We pride ourselves in our personable and collaborative approach to deliver services in a meaningful way that give you a competitive edge.
What We Do


We focus on the needs of small to medium businesses in all industries across Canada.

What We offer


We provide training, solutions, coaching and project management tailored to meet your needs.
all about you


Optimize operations, improve quality, streamline processes, increase revenue, have happier customers and engaged employees.
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Hours of Training and Consulting
Mentored Companies

Lean Training

Focused on building skills and knowledge to increase business productivity

Lean Workshops

1-Day fun, interactive learning sessions to inspire and invigorate a continuous improvement spirit

Lean Coaching

Provided by the application of scientific method and servant leadership mental models,
customized for your business

Lean Solutions

Rapid improvement of a process or a system to boost your performance

Lean Workplace Optimization

Improve workplace organization to promote operational efficiency and increase production flow

Lean Project Management

An approach utilizing Lean tools to ensure the quality and successful delivery of your projects

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What people say

Lean Yellow Belt training empowered our team to lead in their roles and responsibilities, learn the tools needed to continuously improve, and maximize our time to be mission-focused. We highly recommend Red-5 training to any organization looking to unleash the potential of their team by building a culture of leadership, accountability, feedback, and continuous learning.

Rod Ruff Alberta Ecotrust Foundation

There were many tangible take-aways that have shifted the direction of what we thought was already a very lean organization! Their fun & insightful approach to a great training program was a bright spot in our crazy 2020, and uplifting our focus for an exciting future!

Monica Affleck Alair Homes

The human side of our businesses is really what Lean is about, engaging every individual in the organization to become better at what they do. Avel did a wonderful job coaching us about Lean Principles, and how critical the people are in the process of continuous improvement.

Jonas Derksen Gem Cabinets

Our entire office participated in Red-5’s LEAN Yellow Belt. Avel is a master at facilitating and teaching large groups of people. He was an amazing resource for learning about what helps and hinders each of our teammates, as well as our strengths individually and as a team. I would highly recommend hiring Red-5.

Cynthia Dovell Avid Architecture Inc.

Avel and Shafraaz created an approachable customized experience for our company. No question or concern was too small for them to answer. Coaches like these make you enjoy the journey as you start on the never-ending pursuit of perfection. A must for any company looking to do better!

Jan Kroman RPK Architects Ltd.

Lean training really helped with emphasizing the importance and process of breaking everything down into pieces and putting it back together in an order that is logical and can clearly identify the pinch points. I spend more time in the Gemba than I did before and this has helped iron out many issues.

Imad Matar Aurora Larssen Projects Ltd.
Curt Thompson Milron

Avel provided Milron with a roadmap to the future. He helped us adjust our current thinking and showed us how a LEAN environment could benefit our production, quality and culture. Our people now focus on continuous improvements, innovations and waste reduction. We are extremely grateful to have Avel working with the Milron team.

Curt Thompson Milron Metal Fabricators Inc.

We see results every day, the fruits of our labour are in the shifts we see in our company’s culture – toward positivity, inclusivity, and continuous improvement. We are so grateful to Avel – our LEAN guru – and we look forward to continuing our journey with him.

Sara Becker Ideal Contract Services Ltd.
Jordan Hannigan of Great Canadian Solar

Thanks to the Lean coaching provided by Red-5 we see waste everywhere and we’re happy! It’s exciting to attack these new challenges and tackle the issues that stop us from always adding value to our clients. We are better positioned to meet the needs of our customers and adapt to the rapidly growing solar industry.

Jordan Hannigan Great Canadian Solar

Avel guided DGE through the formative stages of our lean transformation imparting his knowledge, patiently provided key insights and providing guided encouragement to help us improve our efficiencies, shape our company culture and decorate our walls. Kanban on Avel.

Martin Gillett DGE Group Inc.

Our team at Arrow experienced excellent guidance and mentorship throughout our Lean training, and beyond. Avel is very easy to work with, and has a keen eye for identifying strengths, growth and opportunity alongside you. I would highly recommend Avel for Lean training services.

Zanamonique Korpan Arrow Engineering

Avel is a lean ninja and has proven an invaluable resource helping us and our customers on their lean journeys. Not only is he equipped with an extensive lean tool kit, Avel will always offer a personalized touch showing that he can skillfully adjust his approach for an individual or company’s unique needs.

Ross Auser RADesign Inc.
Why choose red-5?

To meet today's challenges, we deliver a unique and personal approach to lean.

Our approach to Lean is to collaborate with our clients to cultivate a new “lens” or “mindset”​ for improvement while working on real challenges within their business. We apply the principles and theory behind Lean to develop custom improvement versus copying “boxed” solutions.

Results include:

Meet the Members of Our Alliance

To face today's challenges, Red-5 has had to rebel against the status quo and create a collaborative, more personal approach to business improvement.

Some businesses have an empire of people to perform their work, and even then it cannot do everything or know it all – let alone just one person. So Red-5 has strategic alliances with other like-minded players that share their expertise, and cooperate and enhance each other to achieve a synergistic outcome. With Red-5 you get more than one person, you get access to an alliance of skilled leaders in business improvement! Meet the members of our rebel Alliance!
Avel Espiritu

Avel Espiritu

Founder & Lean Expert
Shafraaz Kaba

Shafraaz Kaba

ASK for a Better World
Stephani Carter

Stephani Carter

Nicole Auser

Nicole Auser

Moose Digital Communications
Jacob Komar

Jacob Komar

Revolve Engineering
Amelie Caron

Amelie Caron

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