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Coaching

Challenging and supportive coaching for professionals, entrepreneurs and leaders

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Every career is like a journey - there are high points to celebrate and low points with obstacles to overcome.

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Working with a coach is a great, low-stakes way to explore and experiment with different ideas for your career-based challenges. Every coaching session is an opportunity to discover more about yourself.

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You and your situation are unique. You need someone who'll listen to the details and support you to come up with strategies that work for you. Your coach will keep you accountable to giving your career the time and attention it deserves.

Every famous athlete, every famous performer has somebody who's a coach.

A coach really, really helps.

Eric Schmidt - Former CEO of Google

Your Challenges

We coach clients through a broad range of challenges.

Personal Challenges

  • Imposter syndrome and confidence
  • Interpersonal issues
  • Too many meetings
  • Communicating well
  • Context switching
  • Feeling lonely or unsupported
  • Performance review issues
  • Self-care, wellbeing and balance
  • Prioritizing your time
  • Giving and receiving timely feedback
  • Overloaded, burned out and unable to cope
  • Lacking creativity

Team Challenges

  • Bringing the team along
  • Burned out team
  • Collaborating in a remote first world
  • Managing conflict in a sustainable way
  • Problems with ownership and accountability
  • Lacking mission clarity
  • Coaching skills
  • Growing a team
  • Working across cultural differences
  • Wrestling with making / hitting deadlines
  • Poor or undefined culture

Role Challenges

  • Growing a sustainable culture
  • Delegating / coordinating work
  • Defining your role
  • Championing quality
  • Establishing processes
  • Starting to lead teams
  • Lack of tooling
  • Lacking leadership experience
  • Finding a path to leadership
  • Making trade-offs and difficult decisions
  • First time manager
  • Problems with your manager
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Coach Spotlight: Andre

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A seasoned and dedicated coach who draws on over 15 years of leadership in high-performance, product-oriented technology teams. He got his start as a software developer at an ISP, where he turned his experiences into a technology book.

He was the Director of Engineering for a 400-person engineering team at Riot Games, a core systems team at Facebook, and an advertising product group at LinkedIn. In those roles he led product engineering across many domains and gained deep experience with growing leaders, designing cross-functional organizations, managing performance, scaling development processes, and leading product and technology strategies.

It is this experience that allows Andre to build deep empathy with new and seasoned professionals alike. He's taken the journey they're on and is never happier than when helping them get to their destination.

Who We Serve

Our coachees come from all industries and roles.

With our combined experiences and backgrounds, we are particularly effective at supporting people in tech based organizations.

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People Leaders

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Engineers

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Engineering Leaders

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Product Managers

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Executive Leaders

Our Approach

Good coaching relies on getting the fundamentals right. We never lose sight of the magic five.

Focus

Define and focus on your desired goals

Analyze

Explore your situation using more beautiful questions

Ideate

Brainstorm your potential courses of action

Plan

Decide on your course and develop an action plan

Deliver

Execute your plan, stay accountable, reflect on learning

Our Tools And Methods

We combine research-backed, proven and effective tools, models and methods to support you in almost any work-related circumstance.

Career Tools

  • Professional branding review and revamp
  • Articulating your value
  • Resume review and revamp
  • Offer negotiation
  • Values assessment
  • More effective 1-on-1s
  • Goal setting
  • 30-60-90 on-boarding planning
  • Interview prep and practice
  • Personal development plans
  • Role definition

Craft Tools

  • Designing powerful questions
  • Roadmaps
  • Reducing WIP
  • Product and tech alignment tooling
  • Crafting a compelling narrative / storytelling
  • Agile methods and rituals
  • OKRs and KPIs
  • Strategic planning
  • 90-day planning

Self-Improvement

  • Giving and receiving better feedback
  • Empathy and listening tools
  • Reducing context switching
  • Creating more focus and flow
  • Setting boundaries
  • Self-care and wellbeing
  • Developing a more playful attitude
  • Time auditing
  • Managing impostor syndrome

Leadership Growth

  • Prioritization methods
  • Making more confident decisions
  • Developing your leadership voice
  • Improving your presence and influence
  • Vision statements
  • Building trust
  • Conflict resolution
  • Coaching and facilitation skills

Our Results

Our clients build successful careers at a diverse range of organizations.

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evan s

My time working with Andre was an absolute Joy. He really helped me get through the ups and downs of what was a very challenging couple of months in my career.

We would often end a session with a very actionable, straightforward set of things that I could do before the subsequent session. That was excellent and had a very real impact on the quality of my work.

He helped me stay focused on what I love about product work by balancing concrete, highly applicable strategies with healthy introspection.

I would strongly recommend PeopleStorming's coaching service to anyone who's looking to improve their performance. Our work together was joyful, interesting, intriguing and always made space for reflection while helping me keep my eyes on the prize.

Evan S. - Senior Product Manager - TaskRabbit

shradha b

I started working with Andre when I wanted to accelerate my growth trajectory at my current company. I was immediately struck by how skillful a listener he is - quickly distilling the issue at heart and identifying concrete actions I can try to make the changes that would have the impact I am seeking.

Andre brings in lots of frameworks and approaches to the mix, allowing me an array of new approaches to experiment with.

Thanks to our work together, I am a lot more comfortable navigating difficult conversations and being more self aware of my own strengths and blind spots.

Shradha B. - Sr. Product Manager - GoDaddy

jim m

After my first conversation with Andre it became quickly clear that he knew what he was talking about and his help would be well worth the investment.

Working with my PeopleStorming coach has been fantastic. He's an open listener. He provides good feedback that's both strategic and tactical.

The top three benefits of working with Andre have been: better managing my career expectations, learning to adapt to change and knowing how to manage priorities in a stressful work environment.

If you're looking to figure out the best ways to manage your career I would definitely talk to PeopleStorming.

Jim M. - Director of Sales - Google

caylee b

In our first call I could tell that Andre's way of working and his background in tech meant we could jump right into the problems I was facing. We were able to start to evolve my thinking right away.

I was impressed with Andre's ability to either quickly understand the situation I was in, possibly pulling from his own background, or to operate conceptually enough that he didn't need to slow down to understand the details of my role.

He pulls from extensive management experience and has a toolbox full of frameworks and exercises to help you better understand your situation.

He pushes you to think differently; to step away from your problem and either address a higher level need that you're not seeing yourself, or come at the problem from a different angle. In the end, you're in the driver's seat but he's expertly helping to navigate.

Caylee B. - Product Design Manager - Facebook

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