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Kata in the Community

Presented by Deondra Wardelle

The webinar will cover:

1) Introduction to Kata – define Kata and explain the Improvement Kata steps and include industry-examples of Kata in practice. This session of the webinar will be designed for people who are curious about Kata, just started their Kata journey, and/or may have been 1st-time attendees at the recent KataCon from Lean Frontiers.

2) Kata Community – share Coaching Kata best practices, tips, and tricks I’ve picked up from other Kata Geeks.

3) Kata in the Community – provide examples of how the Improvement Kata can be used for non-manufacturing processes.

About the Presenter:


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Deondra R. Wardelle is a visionary leader, problem solver, organizer, motivational speaker, and owner of On To the Next One Consulting, LLC. Her specialty is empowering and developing individuals and groups toward achieving their personal and professional goals.  She also coaches individuals and organizations in achieving and sustaining transformative change.

Deondra has a diverse professional background.  Her former roles include Chief Strategy Officer at the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and Director of Performance Excellence for a global leader in the paper/packaging industry.  While working in the Performance Excellence space, she and her team led Continuous Improvement projects for more than 70 facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia. Deondra has also worked as a corporate trainer, project manager, and banking manager and has held various operations management roles.

A graduate of Western Kentucky University, Deondra possesses a Bachelor of Arts degree in Corporate and Organizational Communications.  She has also pursued Leadership Studies at the Louisville Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and earned her Health Coach certification from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. 

Deondra’s purpose is to help organizations, groups, and individuals overcome obstacles and achieve their grandest visions and goals – one step at a time. Deondra’s current passion project is the #RootCauseRacism movement, a global initiative to end systemic racism and social injustice.