Podcast #314 – Skip Steward & Brandon Brown, on TWI & Kata in Healthcare

Today I have two guests joining me for Episode #314 of the podcast. They are Skip Steward, the Chief Improvement Officer at Baptist Memorial Health Care in Tennessee and Brandon Brown, the owner and “Master Kata Coach” of his firm, Continuous Coaching Commitment, LLC.

In this episode, we discuss their use of methods such as “Training Within Industry” and “Toyota Kata” in the important work of healthcare improvement. Skip and Brandon both have backgrounds in manufacturing, but they have been able to translate Lean skills and mindsets into healthcare. We’ll also talk about their dynamic as consultant / client and how the roles of “coach” and “learner” are often very situational and how we can be both at different times.