Have you ever wondered what “coaching” means? What is a coach? What is involved? How does one coach another? Are you interested in becoming a coach? If you have asked these questions and are seeking answers, join us at the SEVA ATD, professional development event, September 8, 2015. Our speaker Leon Reynolds will discuss coaching, mentoring, how they are different and provide activities that show how they are conducted.
Leon Reynolds, Newport News Shipbuilding
After serving in the USMC, Leon Reynolds started at NNS in 1985 as an Engineer Analyst where he produced Cadam and Vivid work package drawings for Seawolf class submarines. After being laid off in 1992 Leon went back to school and completed his BS in Nuclear Physics from Hampton University. He went on to teach Physics at Hampton Roads Academy. There Leon developed the Physics curriculum and taught from general to advanced placement Physics while coaching baseball and basketball. To become further engaged in his craft Leon went to work at Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility. As a Physicist Leon was responsible for the Jefferson Lab accelerator and subsystems, for accelerator commissioning studies and for delivery of high quality beam to the experimental nuclear physics world. While working on his master’s degree Leon returned to NNS as a Senior Programs Training developer. A year later Leon completed a MA in Human Development from The George Washington University and started a new position as a facilitator/Value Stream Leader where he improved processes for Virginia Class Submarines, New and Overhaul construction Aircraft Carriers, Human Resources, Information Technology (IT), Business divisions and NNS Subsidiaries. Leon currently holds the position of Performance coach where he performs an analysis of the organization, conducts a series of guided conversations that enable the “Coachee” to discover and implement personal solutions to challenging issues.
Leon Reynolds was one of the original/founders of the African American Shipbuilders Association (AASA) who met prior to its inception. His dream was to create a professional development and community service oriented Employee Resource Group that would benefit African American shipbuilders and all NNS employees. This past year he was a proud participant of the AASA Community Outreach committee who raised over $7000.00 towards the American Cancer Society and The American Diabetes association.