LD #56: The Value of the QUEST for Excellence Conference - The Deep Dive

Leader Dialogue hosts Ben Sawyer and Lisa Counsell continue the discussion around the QUEST for Excellence Conference with Kay Kendall, CEO BaldrigeCoach.

Kay Kendall is the CEO and principal in BaldrigeCoach, a consulting firm that has worked with 23 Baldrige Award recipients, 38 top-level State Award recipients, and 18 Gold Award recipients for the AHCA/NCAL Quality Award.

Kay spent more than 20 years as a quality executive leading large-scale change initiatives across diverse industries – aerospace, semiconductor automation equipment, computers and storage devices, and pharmaceuticals. She completed a five-year assignment as a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt.

From 2002 through 2005, Kay served on the Panel of Judges for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Program after serving as an Examiner and Senior Examiner for the Program for six years. She continues to serve as a Master Examiner for the program.

About SOAR Vision Group

The SOAR Vision Group mission is to: Align People with Purpose to Achieve Exceptional Results. SOAR provides best practice strategy execution, business process optimization services, and a structured organizational development approach for organizations to effectively implement the Baldrige Performance Excellence framework. For more information, contact SOAR Vision Group at (888) 294-3303 or visit soarvisiongroup.com.

About the Baldrige Foundation

The mission of the Baldrige Foundation is to ensure the long-term financial growth and viability of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, and to support organizational performance excellence in the United States and throughout the world. The Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award is presented annually by the United States President to organizations that demonstrate quality and performance excellence. For more information, contact the Baldrige Foundation at (202) 559-9195 or visit baldrigefoundation.org.