GA 267 | The Nature of Coaching with Steve Kane

GA 267 | The Nature of Coaching with Steve Kane

By Steven Bonacorsi

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This week’s guest is our Director of Customer Success, Steve Kane. Ron and Steve talked all about Steve’s coaching journey, including using kata, the power of the right mindset, what it means to be a coach, and more. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • Steve’s background in medical device manufacturing (3:29)
  • His role at Gemba Academy (4:12)
  • Why Steve is so passionate about coaching (7:46)
  • His realization about kata (10:59)
  • How Steve is applying what he learned from his coaching training (23:21)
  • The difference between a coach and a consultant (27:25)
  • The difference between a coach and a mentor (28:45)
  • Whether or not a combination of the roles is possible (31:17)
  • How Steve knows if he’s being successful as a coach (37:15)
  • Steve’s final words of wisdom (40:01)

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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.