This blog is about how coaching can help first-time tech managers successfully transition to the new role.



I once coached a founder who had stepped down from running his company. What he wanted, at first, was to explore how he should build relationships with the executive team. He wasn’t all that happy with their performance. He often had disagreements with them. When people have a problem, many times it is because there […]

11 March

In one Chinese restaurant, they were passing out postcards with proverbs. One of them said: “A hungry man can’t see right or wrong, he just sees food.” Similarly, when we are consumed by some problem, it’s hard to see anything besides a problem. When we are ‘inside’ the problem, it’s hard to analyze it. It’s […]

27 February

Sometimes all that is needed is to just change our mental gears. A human mind becomes stuck easily. Our train of thought goes round and round in circles. We all familiar with that. It may be an annoying tune that plays on and on in our heads. But the same thing occurs when we have […]

6 February

This is the last in the series on coaching principles. You can find previous parts here. Coaching helps clients explore their goal and their situation. To have a deeper impact, this exploration needs to happen in a safe space where the person will be capable of being honest with herself. In coaching, we allow the […]

23 January

[Previous blogs on the coaching principles can be found here] Coaching starts with this fundamental belief. As coaches, we must believe in the immense potential locked inside our clients. Without that conviction, we won’t be able to help them discover that potential and tap into it. This doesn’t mean that everything client wishes will miraculously […]

12 December

This is the third blog in the series about coaching principles. You can find first two blogs here. Each profession has its jargon. And you’ll find coaches talk a lot about awareness. So what’s awareness and why is it that important? Dictionary definition of awareness is ‘knowledge and understanding that something is happening or exists.’ […]

22 November

I continue with the series of posts on the coaching principles. You can read the first post here. Today I’d like to write about the partnership in coaching. It is explicitly mentioned in the definition of coaching by the International Coach Federation: “Coaching is partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires […]

2 November
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