Realizing potential with coaching
In just two short sessions, I gained valuable tools that helped me increase my value as a coach for my organization.
I’m not a beginner coach, but the quick and actionable feedback and coaching I got from Alex were enough to make a noticeable change in how I approach coaching, and the success I’ve had in those efforts.
Director at Unity Technologies
We had a series of conversations within half a year approximately.
Every time Alex demonstrated his proactiveness, patience, and readiness to listen.
We discussed different topics and I got enough various information, including books, to develop myself and come to interesting conclusions. Without any doubt, I can say, that these “talks to myself” with Oleksandr’s support were helpful.
Project Manager, Belarus
Great work with the online training on coaching skills, very clear feedback and approach.
Keep them going! We need every manager to know this.
Senior Business Analysis Manager, Ukraine
Alex was my coach for half a year. He helped me to find my weaknesses and define the needs and targets I wanted to achieve in the communication area.
Thanks to Alex I finally started seeing my issues and stopped denying them. This helped me to change my attitude and start acting in discussions as a partner rather as an opponent.
If you're looking for a brilliant coach, Alex is the one you need!
Senior Software Testing Engineer, Poland
I would like to thank Alex for the fantastic and very, very deep work which he has made for me as a coach. With his help I have made a breakthrough in understanding of myself which is critical for my further career and for the whole entire life.
With deep understanding of things which are important for me I am able to build everyday life in more efficient and meaningful way.
Team Lead, Ukraine
Coaching skills training was a great course. Especially the practice sessions were valuable for me to improve awareness of asking directive and non-directive questions. This experience will be very beneficial in communication with the team and the stakeholders.
Senior Business Analyst, Netherlands
Coaching skills training made me more self-aware of how directive I generally am. In some situations, being focused on your own goals and interests has its merits and maybe even purpose. Being able to help others finding out about and achieving their goals is at least as rewarding, especially if it benefits the overall personal or team dynamics.
Senior Business Analyst, Netherlands
Become as confident a leader as you were as a techie
There are many challenges when people transition to a leadership role. And they are not related to tech stuff.
The biggest challenges are related to your mindset. The mindset that helped you become an amazing individual contributor but doesn’t serve you well now.
Want to learn more about these challenges? Check this presentation on the beginning managers’ biggest challenges and how to address them.
When you face these challenges, your confidence plummets, stress rises, and clarity dissipates. Then it’s easy to get stuck focusing on problems and not see opportunities.
Do you want to get out of this vicious cycle?
Book a call to get specific actions to address your biggest challenges.
This blog is about how coaching can help first-time tech managers successfully transition to the new role.
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