DiscoverChief InfluencerCoach Kemper on Trust, Tennis & Tech - Chief Influencer - Episode # 042
Coach Kemper on Trust, Tennis & Tech - Chief Influencer - Episode # 042

Coach Kemper on Trust, Tennis & Tech - Chief Influencer - Episode # 042

Update: 2024-03-13


Coach Kathy Kemper is the CEO and Founder of the Institute for Education and a Co-founder of Computer Science at the University of Southern California’s coding camp. In today’s episode, join host Anthony Shop and Coach Kemper as they delve into diplomacy, innovation, and global engagement. She shares her extraordinary journey from a professional tennis player to a prominent figure in Washington's political and tech leadership circles. 

Learn about Coach Kemper's innovative strategies to foster global engagement through the lenses of soft diplomacy, data, and innovation. Discover how she creates meaningful relationships across diverse backgrounds, emphasizing trust, transparency, and human connection as the cornerstone of her methods. 

Coach Kemper's journey illustrates the power of unconventional paths in shaping global leaders. Through her tireless efforts, Coach Kemper has earned accolades such as being recognized as one of Washington Life Magazine's "Tech 25", highlighting her profound impact on the technology landscape. 


  • Integrating humor into interactions can create a relaxed environment, fostering comfortable communication and relationship-building. Authentic interactions and lightheartedness can significantly boost rapport among team members and stakeholders. 
  • Integrate a mix of expertise and perspectives in any team or event. By combining different professional backgrounds, more innovative and comprehensive solutions can be generated.
  • As a coach, Kemper's main goal was to help others get better. Focusing on team members' continuous personal and professional growth. The satisfaction derived from improvement boosts morale and productivity.
  • Rather than static interactions, Kemper advocates for dynamic activities for team-building. Active engagement can foster better connections and team unity, whether it's a casual walk or a hands-on task.
  • Acknowledging and rewarding achievements can allow individuals to excel further in their fields.
  • Promoting continuous learning and upskilling can empower employees to grow and adapt to new challenges and technologies.
  • Rejection is a part of every journey. Coach Kemper emphasizes the importance of understanding that a 'no' provides more information and should not deter one from pursuing their goals. Resilience and tenacity are vital characteristics for leaders and their teams.

Quote of the Show:

  • “A coach has to learn how to get the best out of their students. Everybody loves getting better at something.” - Coach Kemper


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Coach Kemper on Trust, Tennis & Tech - Chief Influencer - Episode # 042

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