Navistree Consulting was founded in 2007 and has been serving a diverse set of customers worldwide in the areas of Management Consulting, Engineering Services, Healthcare consulting and coaching. We take a lot of pride in our integrity and seek to add value in every engagement which has resulted in repeat business from our numerous clients.
Founder and Consultant
Kumar Sivan is a quality management professional who specializes in quality management systems and process improvement. Kumar has 30 years of experience in Product Design, Applications Engineering, Customer Liaison Engineering, Program Management & Operations with Tier1 Automotive, Aerospace, General Manufacturing and service-related ISO quality system environments.
Kumar has lived and worked in the USA, France, Germany, UK and India, and gained a multicultural, global perspective of Manufacturing industries.
Kumar does a variety of Management Consulting assignments in the areas of implementation support, Training and Gap Assessment and Internal Audits for the following standards that he is qualified in: IATF: 16949; ISO: 9001, 14001, 45001, 27001; AIAG Core Tools: FMEA, PPAP, APQP, MSA, SPC
Kumar has a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering and lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan (a suburb of Detroit).
Founder and Consultant
From the positions that she's had, Cheryl Sivan has always been interested in how things could be improved, how they could be done differently, and how a team can work together more effectively. It is through her over 20 years in healthcare and specifically after managing physicians and working in start-up companies that she became interested in coaching.
Cheryl always wanted her coworkers and teams to be supported but could see that there was only so much that could be done operationally to improve things. Working with individuals and groups to identify what the issues are that hold them back, she partners in a non-judgemental manner to facilitate movement forward. We can't change people around us, but we can change ourselves.
Cheryl has a Bachelors Degree in Science and Nursing and lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
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WHAT PEOPLE SAY
"Our company has recently hired Kumar Sivan to conduct our 2019 IATF Internal Audit. This was the first time working with Kumar. A special case situation occurred, and Mr. Sivan was readily available to support. He quickly saw how we used our processes positively and found gaps that will greatly improve our business. It was a wonderful experience working with this gentleman and look forward to continuing in the future."
JODY HARRISON, DOCUMENT CONTROL PPAP AND IATF SPECIALIST AT STACKPOLE INTERNATIONAL – JULY 2019
"I have been receiving coaching from Cheryl weekly for the last couple of months. As a nurse and as an essential worker during this COVID-19 pandemic, I’ve felt more emotionally stressed than ever. My coaching with Cheryl has helped me to feel more in control. She reminds me of the importance of staying true to my core values. I really was not able to identify my core values prior to coaching. She is honest, open, and accepting and very helpful and encouraging in helping me see behaviors that I didn’t realize were holding me back from being my true self. I would recommend Cheryl’s coaching to any health care worker struggling with the stress and anxiety of working in the health care system during the pandemic or not. I feel her coaching has helped me to be much more self-aware and has helped me in many other areas of my life."
ANNETTE, GRAND RAPIDS – DEC. 2020
"Kumar was an excellent instructor for my IATF 16949:2016 Lead Auditor course. He was able to help me relate my knowledge with other ISO standards in learning the automotive standard, through sharing his knowledge of the standard and manufacturing process. He shared his relevant work and audit experiences which I found insightful and demonstrated his points quite clearly. His perspective and interpretation of the standards are logical and realistic to current business practices. It is apparent that he invests deeply in his work, his students and his clients. I highly recommend Kumar as an instructor."
JUDITH JAEGER, QUALITY SYSTEMS ENGINEER AT ROGERS CORPORATION – JULY 2020
"What has made the biggest difference to me is how Cheryl has helped me identify the places where I have been the most stuck, enabled me a way forward, and encouraged me to take action. In every coaching session, Cheryl has helped me come up with a goal and a plan for how to achieve it. The many small successes have added up, giving me greater self-confidence and putting me in a more optimistic state of mind. I think I’m developing a new habit of taking one step at a time and keeping going.
I always enjoy my coaching sessions, even when we talk about thorny issues. Cheryl is invariably non-judgmental and empathetic, and has offered fresh approaches to some life-long problems. Working with her, I’ve had a few “aha” moments that have opened up all kinds of possibilities. The sky's the limit!"
A.H., CALIFORNIA – JAN. 2021
"Kumar was an awesome instructor for a recent IATF:16949 Lead Auditor class I attended; his real-world business experience and his in-depth educational knowledge of the IATF Standard, as well as his hands-on instruction style combined to make my 1 week class with him very informative and enjoyable. I certainly recommend Kumar for any teaching or consulting needs you may have."
RICK FISHER, PROCESS QUALITY ENGINEER AT COROPLAST – JAN. 2020
"Kumar has a commanding knowledge of the IATF standard and its real-world applications, and he is able to communicate that to his clients in a down-to-earth fashion. He took the time to really understand the challenges I was facing regarding IATF in the work environment and provide clear interpretation which allowed me to develop an action plan. I would strongly recommend his auditor training course or IATF consultation."
DAVID MCCARTHY, SR. QUALITY MANAGER AT RENESAS ELECTRONICS – SEPT. 2020