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

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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