GA 195 | How to Manage a Career Change with Thomas Frederick

GA 195 | How to Manage a Career Change with Thomas Frederick

By Steven Bonacorsi

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This week’s guest is Thomas Frederick. Tom explained what it was like to switch careers from teaching/coaching to healthcare, applying lean along the way. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • The quote that inspires Tom (4:50)
  • Tom’s background (6:25)
  • His early days of lean (7:19)
  • About evidence-based decision making (10:19)
  • Giving answers versus asking questions (12:14)
  • Being a reactive coach (15:01)
  • Tom’s transition from teaching to healthcare (17:40)
  • Why Tom chose healthcare (19:41)
  • How Tom got started (20:36)
  • Tom’s kata practice (23:49)
  • What “Respect for People” means to Tom (30:15)
  • The best advice Tom has ever received (31:15)
  • What Tom is most proud of (32:38)
  • The knowledge or skill Tom wants to improve (35:04)
  • Tom’s advice to anyone considering a career change (35:40)

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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.