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Welcome to the Beyond 6 Seconds podcast, where we share extraordinary stories from everyday people. Each episode features inspiring stories of life and creativity, triumph and struggle. I interview people who are starting their own businesses, giving back to their communities, and working with exciting new technologies to advance our world. We also talk about specific ways that our listeners can help support them and their work, so that their stories can continue to evolve.  Who knows, their stories may even provide you some extra inspiration to develop your own talents and passions!

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May 20, 2019

What happens when you’re a high performer at work, with decades of success and upward progression in your career, and then you get laid off for the first time? That’s what happened to Kevin M. Yates. When his role working in learning & development was eliminated, Kevin found himself in the unfamiliar and frustrating situation of job searching while unemployed. As weeks of job searching turned into months, he experienced sadness, depression, fear, and self-doubt in the face of rejection, silence and ageism.

However, during this difficult time, Kevin began planting the seeds of what would become his amazingly successful personal brand as a “Learning & Development Detective” and measurement expert.  His branding not only led him to his next full-time job, but also opened up opportunities beyond his wildest dreams to share his expertise all around the world. Tune into this episode of Beyond 6 Seconds to hear Kevin’s incredible and inspiring story!

Learn more about Kevin’s work at the links below:

Website: kevinmyates.com
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/kevinmyates
Facebook: facebook.com/kevmyates
Twitter: twitter.com/kevinmyates
Instagram: instagram.com/kevmyates

 

Full Bio of Kevin M. Yates:

Kevin is a Learning & Development detective and just like Sherlock Holmes, he solves mysteries. The mystery he solves is, “Did training work?”. He uses facts, evidence and data to show training and learning’s impact on behavior, performance and goals.

Kevin measures efficiency, effectiveness and outcomes for training and learning. His work is firmly rooted in his belief that training, learning and talent development has the power to impact behavior, thought and skill. His greatest capability is producing fact-based evidence for the impact of training and learning.

Kevin’s experience is global and multi-industry. He’s served in a variety of roles across training, learning and talent development which guides and informs his perspective and actions. Kevin’s guiding principle is, “Find one thing about a person’s behavior or performance you can attribute to training or learning and let that lead to the facts about impact.”