KATA Coaching’s Link to Cognitive Development & Personality

Summary and Objectives

Following his 2019 doctoral dissertation, practitioner, researcher, and professor William Harvey summarizes two of his findings. First, William will share how cognition develops and how coaches can guide learners through the paradoxical ambiguity each Kata requires. Second, William will share its link to personality research and its implications.

Dr. William Harvey has practiced continuous improvement since 2006. In 2019, William published original research to share Toyota Kata’s best demonstrated practices. William is currently co-leading global continuous improvement efforts and serves as Focused Improvement Global Pillar Champion.

William and Ami live reside in Cincinnati, OH, USA with their three daughters and one son.