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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