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Elizabeth Carrington

Elizabeth Carrington

President and Master Coach, Carrington Consulting

Beth is an Improvement Kata/Coaching Kata Instructor and Program Developer at LEI and other global organizations such as the University and Michigan.  Since 2008 Beth has worked with organization’s deploying the Improvement Kata and Coaching Kata. Since 1999 Beth has been leading organizations in lean transformations helping a diverse group of clients; small and large, repetitive and custom processors in the manufacturing, healthcare, service and government sectors. Prior to consulting, Beth has over 20 years experience in leadership within the personal care, furniture and automotive industries.

Articles by Elizabeth Carrington
What Too Many Leaders Get Wrong with Coaching Kata
Think you can dive headfirst into Coaching Kata with your reports? Think again. More »
Kata Skill at Novice Level
LEI IK/CK instructor Beth Carrington illustrates five common themes when you find yourself at Novice level. More »
Carrington on Kata
In this 17-minute video, LEI Instructor Beth Carrington describes how practicing the routines of the Improvement Kata & Coaching Kata helps you align your organization, make innovation (large and small) happen at every level, and ensure that teams work toward goals in a systematic, scientific way. More »
HOW TO DEPLOY THE IMPROVEMENT KATA
This month's IK/CK SlideShare is a detailed description of how to deploy a Coach/Learner structure in your organization, to teach people the scientific patterns of the Improvement Kata and Coaching Kata. We've been evolving this SlideShare based on our experiences since it was first posted in 2011. Use it as a guide for your own deployment efforts! More »
TWO MINDSET OBSTACLES TO EFFECTIVE LEARNING
This SlideShare looks at two common mindsets that can prevent us from learning new skills. A team or organization that wants to develop a culture of continuous improvement will do well to use some structured practice routines -- Kata -- for developing people's scientific skills, especially at the beginning. More »
Workshops Taught by Elizabeth Carrington
Improvement Kata / Coaching Kata What is a Kata? A kata is a pattern you practice to learn a skill and mindset. Through practice the pattern of a kata becomes second nature - done with little conscious attention - and readily available. Examples are riding a bicycle, driving a car, typing. People who have learned to drive don't think much about using the car's controls. They focus on navigating the road ahead. More »
Improvement Kata Experience This interactive experiential workshop offers the content and activities from Day 1 of our three-day Improvement Kata/Coaching Kata program with the intent to demonstrate two core Kata routines through hands-on practice. More »
Improvement Kata Seminar This interactive experiential workshop offers the content and activities from Day 2 of our three-day Improvement Kata/Coaching Kata program with the intent to help you understand and begin practicing a systematic routine for continuously improving the work you do. More »