GA 172 | How to Apply Lean Through Virtual Coaching with Karyn Ross and EKemp

GA 172 | How to Apply Lean Through Virtual Coaching with Karyn Ross and EKemp

By Steven Bonacorsi

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GA 172 | How to Apply Lean Through Virtual Coaching with Karyn Ross and EKemp

This week we have three guests: Karyn Ross, Elaine Camm, and Oliver Thompson. Karyn, a past podcast guest, provides virtual coaching to Elaine and Oliver, who are UK-based. The group discussed their lean journeys and the nature of virtual coaching. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • The quotes that inspire them (2:58)
  • About Karyn (5:10)
  • About Elaine (6:20)
  • About Oliver (8:13)
  • How EKemp got started on their lean journey (9:37)
  • What about lean appealed to them (10:52)
  • How the three of them connected (12:55)
  • The main problem EKemp is trying to solve (14:39)
  • Lessons they have learned (18:23)
  • Transitioning to lean (19:37)
  • Some of the challenges (21:09)
  • How virtual coaching works (22:47)
  • The limitations, or lack there of (30:17)
  • What “Respect for People” means to the group (32:49)
  • How they handle setbacks (35:40)
  • What Elaine and Oliver are most proud of (37:42)
  • Book recommendations (38:35)
  • The knowledge or skill area they’re trying to improve (41:53)

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Steven Bonacorsi

Steven Bonacorsi is the Founder of the Lean Six Sigma Group, President of ISLSS, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt

Steven Bonacorsi, President at the International Standard for Lean Six Sigma (ISLSS)
- Master Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma Methodology.
- Expert in Kaizen event for rapid project execution.
- Certified PMP (Project Management Professional)
- Masters in Business Administration (MBA)
- Masters in Computer Information Systems (MS-CIS)
- Numerous IT certifications.
- Over 20 years of Professional Business Consulting experience at the C-Level.
Executive Master Black Belt leading $ billion business transformation projects globally in multiple Industries. I am a leader who delivers results.