She helps physical product development teams like yours to get their best ideas to market faster, in industries as varied as robotics, green technology, consumer electronics, pharma, specialty materials and medical devices. She has worked with companies on every continent except Antarctica.
Katherine Radeka is the CEO and founder of the Rapid Learning Cycles Institute, and supports a growing global community of Rapid Learning Cycles Certified® Professionals who are actively using the framework to get their best ideas to market faster.
The Rapid Learning Cycles Institute offers a full range of webinars, online courses and workshops that enable better decision making through the Rapid Learning Cycles framework. Learn how to make the right decisions at the right time with the right people and get your products to market faster. To explore the range of offerings, visit our website at Rapid Learning Cycles Institute.
The Rapid Learning Cycles Certified® Professionals community includes our licensed international affiliates, who make it possible for more teams to enjoy the benefits of the Rapid Learning Cycles framework, especially in areas far from Katherine’s offices in the Pacific Northwest.
Each Affiliate has been personally vetted and trained by Katherine Radeka to ensure that they are fully qualified and prepared to support your teams. They are required to use the same materials and methods that Katherine has developed to help companies like yours. These materials and methods have proven themselves to be effective for teaching and supporting the Rapid Learning Cycles framework from first pilot teams to full-scale adoption. We have a robust support structure to keep the affiliates knowledge up to date as the community continues to learn.
To find out more about our affiliates, visit Our Affiliates at Rapid Learning Cycles Institute.
Katherine works with select international clients, especially those in her areas of primary focus: public health, alternative energy, climate change mitigation and other areas of green technology. Outside of these focus areas, she supports large, global teams who need to understand how to scale Rapid Learning Cycles across the enterprise. Some of her time is reserved for pro bono work for NGOs working in her focus areas.
She is the best person to call if you think you will need help from an international team. Katherine pulls together virtual teams of affiliates and other trusted resources to best address the unique needs of complex innovation process transformations.
For these projects, Katherine provides insight, guidance and supervision while her Affiliates provide the bulk of the training and support. Her direct involvement in these projects ensures consistency and repeatability. These types of programs provide opportunities for Advisors-in-Development to gain the depth of experience required to become fully qualified advisors.
Author and Speaker
Katherine has written four books including the Shingo Research Award-winning book, The Mastery of Innovation and The Shortest Distance Between You and Your New Product: How to Get Your Best Ideas to Market Faster which is in its 2nd edition and High Velocity Innovation which was published in October 2019. Her newest book, When Agile Gets Physical, is co-authored with Kathy Iberle and was published in April 2022.
Visit her knowledge library, High Velocity Innovation, to check out some of her latest thoughts on innovation.
Katherine has been invited to be a DOE Connector for the American Made Challenges program. She’ll be working with innovation teams who are building solutions to renewable energy challenges in hydrogen, battery technology, solar, wind, geothermal and so much more.
Katherine welcomes opportunities to engage through interviews, keynotes, and informal talks on Rapid Learning Cycles virtually or in person to any audience, and looks to expand the scope of her personal outreach.