Coaching for a Culture of Engagement and Purpose

Presented By:

Greg Williams


Attendees will learn a multi-dimensional approach which recognizes the individual, social, and tactical elements of coaching, enabling a culture of engagement and purpose.  Effective coaching skills are necessary, but not sufficient.  Having a great coaching toolbox is necessary, but not sufficient.  Like anything else, we must consider the whole system rather than sub-optimizing any one element in order to be an effective coach.

Culture trumps skill – You can put the most effective coach in a culture which lacks, trust, engagement, clarity of purpose, etc. and the coaching will be greatly compromised.  In this session we will explore what leaders and coaches can do to create a culture and system which enable effective “just-in-time” coaching.

Facilitator Bio:

Greg Williams worked in the oil & gas industry for 37 years, retiring from Aera Energy LLC as Lean Director in December 2016.  He’s had the opportunity to work closely with many of the great Lean thought leaders over the past 20 years.  He has also been very active as a volunteer for Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) for nearly 20 years, serving as west region board president, chairing the 2016 AME international conference in Dallas, and serving on the national board and executive committee, completing his term as chairman of the board in 2017.  After retiring from Aera, Greg started his international consulting business, Western Sensei Consulting.

Both at Aera and through his consulting, Greg has coached several CEO’s and many other executives and managers.  He has also received very valuable coaching from many well-known Lean thought leaders over the years, which along with his personal experiences of coaching at all levels throughout organizations, has enabled him to develop a very effective approach to coaching

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Greg Williams