About

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Karl Hoover has been leading change in healthcare for over 36 years bringing extensive experience and success to his executive coaching & consulting including expertise in developing lean leaders, strategy development & deployment and organizational transformation through the implementation of lean based management systems.

For several years, Karl served as the Executive Director, Enterprise Quality & Operational Excellence for Group Health Cooperative in Seattle WA, working directly with the CEO and the executive leadership team in creating, implementing and leading the lean management system across the corporation.

Managing his own coaching & consulting firm since 2011, Karl’s expertise encompasses executive coaching and development, lean management system design and implementation, and training/facilitation focused on strategy deployment, active daily management and value streams. Clients have included Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital, Kaiser Permanente, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, University of Iowa Healthcare and Stanford Hospital & Clinics.
Karl is a faculty member of Catalysis [formerly ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value] teaching workshops in lean leadership since 2013 as well as co-facilitating the semi-annual Catalysis CEO Forums.

Karl holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master’s in Audiology, both from Washington State University.