Minimizing wasteful work with Lynn Coffman

In the corporate world, waste is one of productivity’s largest obstacles. And with technology’s increasing speed and interconnectivity, it can be hard to sort effectively through the muda, the Japanese for waste or uselessness. Lynn Coffman, author of "Slay the Email Monster" will join Henry DeVries to discuss ways to minimize wasteful work and focus effort productively on the UC San Diego Extension Interactive Radio program “Career Talk” live on February 14, 2013, 10:30am – 11:00am. Tune in online at
Before forming her own company, Coffman often found herself helping others improve their work processes and systems to optimize their productivity. She decided to utilize and share these skills professionally and in 2004, joined Michael Valentine to become a co-founding principal of Coffman Valentine and Associates.

Coffman is an implementation specialist with years of experience coaching senior leaders and their groups with personal and unit productivity skills. Her experience with Lean at Toyota, U.S.A. guides her systems approach to changing behavior and processes for improved results throughout an organization. Lynn is a Past President of the Orange County Chapter of Professional Coaches Mentors and Advisors and has served on their National Board. She is also a founding member of the San Diego Professional Coaches Advisory Board.

Coffman’s book, "Slay the E-mail Monster," published in 2010, is a quick reference guide for improving productivity in e-mail communications and project work. Her upcoming book is about achieving work/life harmony in an always-on mobile and socially connected world.

Clients of Coffman Valentine and Associates range from multi-national corporations operating on a global scale to small firms conducting business at the local level. A partial list of these clients include, San Diego Zoo Global, Booz Allen Hamilton, Carefusion, Sempra, Toyota  Motor Sales, USA, Lexus, USA, Multiple Sclerosis Society, American Cancer Society, USMC Headquarters, Reuters, Golden State Foods, and City of Torrance.


The UC San Diego Extension Interactive Radio program, Career Talk, is hosted by Henry DeVries, assistant dean for UC San Diego Extension and a columnist for DeVries is an educator, newspaper columnist and author who speaks to thousands of business owners and executives each year, teaching them how to grow their businesses and advance their careers. He is the co-author of Self-Marketing Secrets, Pain Killer Marketing and Closing America’s Job Gap.

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