Today’s guest is Julie Simmons,
I’m really excited about our guest today. I was lucky enough to interview both Tracy Defoe in episode 53 and Gemma Jones in episode 54. They talked about Kata Girl Geeks, which is an awesome community of women growing and learning together if you haven’t checked it out yet. Both Tracy and Gemma suggested that I reach out and talk to our guest today, Julie Simmons, and I’m glad I did.
Aside from recently being voted volunteer of the year for 2021 for Kata Girl Geeks, Julie currently works with her husband Scott as part of the Scott Wade Simmons & Associates, LLC providing leadership coaching and training in Strategy Development and Deployment, Leadership Development, and the Improvement Kata & Coaching Kata. Julie’s passion is helping others develop their skills, capabilities, and confidence to solve complex challenges in their organizations using scientific thinking. Julie has had the honor to be a frequent speaker and presenter at KataCon.
Folks in the Portland, Oregon & Vancouver, Washington area are familiar with Julie’s 15 years of leadership at the Northwest High-Performance Enterprise Consortium. Before that, she worked for The Boeing Company for 14 years in various roles, including a manufacturing process analyst, where she became a Certified Accelerated Improvement workshop leader and supported several Shingajitsu led kaizen events.
Here’s our guest today, Julie Simmons. Julie’s passion for helping others really shows through. I am sure you will enjoy this conversation as much as I did.