I was in the home of the Astro's Baseball team teaching a Six Sigma Week #2 course. For those of you who watch my Facebook page, you will think to yourself "but Kevin has not taught a week #1 in Houston in more than six months". You are correct … I was subbing for another instructor. We had a small class (of three) but they were very engaged in class (even though we had a series of sunny Spring days and a clear view to the outside through a large window;). This was a tough class, because i ended up catching Strep Throat on Tuesday morning and taught all day with an ever increasing fever (102 by days end). I went to the Clinic in Walgreens (a great business model, by the way to have a clinic right next to the pharmacy!), received some antibiotics. I felt fair the next morning but taught the whole day and was worn out by 5pm. Wednesday was the kicker, because not only did i teach all day with strep throat, but i ended up with Laryngitis. By the end of the day I had to use all but use sign language to be understood. Not to fear though... I made it through the day, and the class was still engaged. I gained some of my voice back for Thursday's session but had to actually use pictures to be understood sometimes. We made it a game of Pictionary at one point in the class. All in all, it was a great class. A picture is on my Facebook page.
I have a lot of fun teaching and consulting, but the man upstairs likes to humble me every now and again. He sure did a good job this week :)
Next week, i will be headed to Toronto Canada to help a company that's implementing Six Sigma at Kraft Foods worldwide.