Coaching for Technologists
Empathy | Insight | Action | Change
Coaching for technologists
Technologists are invariably experts at what they do yet can often find it challenging to take non-experts with them on their creative journeys. Unless their brilliance it can be translated digestibly, succeeding with leadership and in commercial terms can become really difficult.
Having spent the bulk of my time in commercial roles in technology businesses acting as a bridge between the technologists and the business, my understanding of this context gives me a head start in working with technologists. I understand enough about their world to undercover their true blockers and opportunities quickly to allow focused work. Invariably, like all other experts, technologists already hold the answers to the presenting challenges; my role is to enable you to figure out where that answer resides, to help you uncover it, articulate it and benefit from it.
Ways of working with technologists
My experience in technology businesses at all stages of maturity leaves me well placed to support your coaching needs.
Our work is underpinned by us building a strong, empathetic relationship Next, we have an honest, objective and insightful analysis of the challenges at hand. From this we develop a realistic yet challenging action plan designed to drive the change you seek.
A consistent ingredient to our work is having a positive mindset and the belief and motivation to succeed. I will listen actively, enable you to focus on your strengths, and will encourage self-reflection. This combination creates the environment for you to discover the best way forward.
Your contribution is critical, and, at your best, you will have a multiplier effect on the coaching relationship. By bringing a combination of honest, commitment, energy and a preparedness to take risks, you will give yourself the best chance of success.
Oliver helped me incredibly. The approach he took with me not only made me think about my core values and needs but also helped me to re-focus on my strengths and give me the confidence to come out the other side of a difficult transition period.
Senior Service Delivery Manager at Microsoft
Oliver… is able to fuse his commercial experience and coaching skills to bring clarity and real value to his clients, which enables them to identify development opportunities in a sustained way. He is a good listener and quick to build a strong and professional rapport which facilitates tough topics to be addressed in a safe environment.
Board Member at London City Airport and Birmingham Airport, Deputy Chairman Copenhagen Airport
Oliver is able to help our lawyers develop, improve their confidence and become happier within their roles. Individuals have found working with Oliver to be a hugely beneficial process and the experience has had a positive impact on their work.
Partner at Freeths specialising in Real Estate
Oliver has lived much of what I am experiencing as a leader of a tech business. This understanding of my context enables me to work through a range of current and emerging issues in a safe and calm environment and so enables me to find the right outcome.
Co-Founder and CEO at Entertainment Magpie Limited
He has helped me to make progress with respect to a number of commercial and organisational issues in my business. He creates a useful environment for me to think through key areas of our business and to enable me develop my own solutions. He also brings in his business experience into the room when appropriate.
Partner at Arnold Hill & Co
Oliver offers expert and professional coaching support. He has been able to understand the needs of the business and individuals alike, and, as a result has enabled my reports to grow and develop individually and collectively.
Head of Professional Information Business & EVP, Dow Jones
Having Ollie as my coach has been a huge blessing. He is a great listener, professional and very personable. His multidisciplinary background makes him easily relatable to different subject matters. He challenges the thinking process and helps you focus on what really matters. I particularly like the fact that he is not self-imposing and his sessions always leave me motivated.
Director of Finance, Property and ICT at Nightingale Hammerson