Silicon Valley, CA, USA

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Engineer Coaching

Our engineer coaching will help you to become a more decisive, knowledgeable and valuable technologist

 

As with any other profession, technologists need time to reflect on how to be the best version of themselves. Not everything can be learned just-in-time or on-the-job.


This is especially true of engineering disciplines where work relationships tend to be more transactional. In these environments, the mixture of hard and soft skills that would most allow an engineer to scale their impact are often de-emphasized by their day-to-day reality.


That is until they realize that a decade has passed, they’re still doing the same job and they could have gotten help sooner.

 

"Engineering is achieving function while avoiding failure"

 

Your Challenges

Some challenges you may be facing...

  • Leading technical decision-making (getting buy-in)

  • Giving and receiving timely feedback

  • Prioritizing your time

  • Feeling unsupported

  • Lacking mission clarity

  • Establishing processes

  • Communicating well (particularly to varying audiences)

  • Technical interviewing / recruiting

  • Championing quality

  • Delegating / coordinating work

  • Wrestling with making / hitting deadlines

  • Context switching

  • Learning a new piece of technology

  • Evaluating vendors

  • Too many meetings

  • Feeling lonely

  • Encouraging end-to-end thinking

  • Establishing ownership / autonomy

Any other challenge that gets in the way of you being fulfilled at work

 

Our Methods

Some of our tools, models and processes include...

  • Crafting a compelling narrative

  • Failure and growth models

  • Personal development plans

  • Designing better 1-on-1s

  • Empathy tools

  • EQ assessments

  • Time audit and prioritization methods

  • Developing a playful attitude (in yourself and others)

  • Creating trust

  • Goal setting

  • KPIs / OKRs

  • Roadmaps

  • 90-day planning

  • MCDA (multi-criteria decision analysis)

  • Internal RFCs

  • Tech-leads community building

  • Community of practice tooling

  • Product / technology alignment tooling

  • Technical debt management

  • Voice-of-leadership development

  • Reducing WIP (work in progress)

  • 30-60-90 on-boarding

  • Resume review & revamp

  • Linked-In review & revamp

  • Interview preparation

 

How we work...

  • We have confidence that the answers to your challenges are already known to you but that they are often buried beneath the surface.

  • We help you to explore your thoughts to unearth the solutions you need.

  • We partner with you to keep you accountable to your aspirations.

  • We remind you of all the little ways you can be kind to yourself and thus more effective and empowered.


We use three key skills to support you:

  1. Listening

  2. Questioning

  3. Accountability

Coaching is a structured conversation that can take place in person, over video or phone.

 

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