Sherlock Holmes is known for having solved some of the most precarious murder mysteries. Enter Kevin M. Yates, a 20+ year veteran of the learning and development industry. Kevin is The L&D Detective – Solving the Impact & Measurement Mysteries of our time. In this week’s discussion with Sounding Board’s Co-founder/President Christine Tao, learn the 5 guiding principles that Kevin employs to help solve the most important opportunity the HR community struggles with – measuring the impact of learning.
In our final in our series with Leadership & Development Leader Naphtali Bryant and Sounding Board’s Christine Tao learn what top HR and Leadership approaches will now become the ‘new’ standard.
Sounding Board’s Christine Tao and Lori Mazan take a step back and talk about learning at its core, and how coaching and leadership development are the tools that take lifelong learning and translate all of that information into new mindsets, elevated thinking and bands of action and capabilities that deliver IMPACT!
Even before the current crisis, businesses had been underscoring the increasing importance of soft skills such as leadership, team-building, and communication. In fact, 91% of talent professionals already agreed that soft skills are very important to the future of recruiting.
Sounding Board’s Co-founders Christine Tao and Lori Mazan continue their conversation about “leading forward” with the acknowledgment that customized leadership exceptions need to be made to help employees thrive and custom-fit solutions to their ever-changing daily work challenges.
HR/Talent Executive Jill Katz continues her conversation with Co-founder Christine Tao on how important it is to ‘take a breath’ and recognize the current surroundings with your team and ‘lead forward’ through Candor, Courage and Care.
Tommy is at his best helping clients think through complex challenges in order to create a positive impact on their organizations. He thrives when interacting with others whether helping his team succeed or working with clients to build long-term partnerships. He has extensive experience consulting with organizations on driving their employee experience, guiding organizations through change, and working to ensure organizations are moving the needle when it comes to their results.
Most recently, Tommy was a Client Services Leader overseeing some of GP’s most prized accounts on a global level. His responsibilities included overall client growth strategy, retention, and satisfaction. He represented all of GP Strategies’ major business lines including leadership, coaching, and engagement, digital transformation, outsourced services, and technology implementation solutions.
Before GP Strategies, Tommy spent several years with TTEC Digital (formerly rogenSI) where he led the sales team, eventually becoming the regional Learning & Performance practice leader for North America. While managing the P&L and sales team he also led the largest global relationship for the firm (Deloitte Globally). During his time at TTEC, he focused on delivering blended learning solutions that incorporate technology and hands-on training. Before TTEC Digital, he spent several years dedicated to strength-based leadership disrupting the business landscape regarding performance management and employee engagement with thought leader Marcus Buckingham at The Marcus Buckingham Company / TMBC (now ADP).
Tommy has had the privilege of working with some of the most well-known global brands in professional services, retail, technology, and healthcare including Deloitte, Facebook, Microsoft, Bank of America, Novartis, Gap Inc., lululemon, and Intel. Several projects he led for Deloitte were Global GNPS, New Partner Pivot, NextGen Partner Program Deloitte China, Present to Win, the RPM project on performance management, and Unconscious Bias.
Tommy holds a BS in Health Sciences from Texas A&M University, and an MBA from Universidad del CEMA.
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