I am delighted to mentor and coach the next generation. It is one of the most rewarding things I do!
I enjoy facilitating Lean Coffee with my Lean Six Sigma black belt sansei, Avel Espiritu once a month! Even though I'm not a morning person, it's a great opportunity to learn and share lean culture and the ideas and tools that make it so amazing.
I also have had an opportunity to work with University of Alberta MBA students! Nelson, Rob and Oliver took on a project to look at Ask for a Better World as this their business development project, particularly with an IPD aspect driving their value proposition.
Last week, I also toured NAIT architecture students through the priMED Mosaic Centre. I can't believe how this building can continue to inspire and surprise people.
And the most enlightening thing was seeing Lénárd Grossmann's science fair display on using an artificial neural network (ANN) -that he programmed/developed in Python- to accurately predict the happiness of a person for a house design. He's only in grade 11, the same age as my son, who is as equally nerdy in the best way possible.
And that is why I spend time with those wanting to learn… I end up learning just as much! And education is where we start to Ask for a Better World!