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Tech leadership coaching

Grow your leadership potential with a practiced thought partner

As a leader you believe you should know the answers. You feel responsibility and ownership to drive work forward. You aim to make perfect decisions but get bogged down by trying to make it perfect, while you keep finding caveats. You might not have clear priorities from stakeholders and thus struggle to communicate clarity to your team. You are unhappy with the status quo and unsure how to make change happen. And with everything that needs to be done, you don’t feel like you are across all the ongoing projects.

We have been through the kinds of problems you are facing and have developed tools, strategies, and methodologies to help you navigate your current challenges.

We work with you to maximise your abilities, and lead your teams and organisation better. With leadership coaching you will become an effective leader, one who elicits involvement from everyone around you.

Our tech leadership coaching is delivered online, allowing for flexibility to meet your personal needs.

Would you like to learn more?

Drop us a line or book a chat with us to tell us about your situation and see if we are a fit.

Elle and Lachlan’s feedback and advice have been instrumental in navigating my director role and helping us shape our engineering culture. They carry their values of empathy and continuous growth close to their hearts and apply them conscientiously to their work. Their experienced insights have helped me take my work and responsibilities to the next level. If you need help in fostering a growth mindset and healthy culture for your engineering team(s), you’re in great hands.

Antoine Macia, Technical Director, PHORIA

The benefits

  • Level up your strategy and planning to engage at a higher level.
  • Troubleshoot your specific circumstances whether that’s managing down or managing up.
  • Work through challenges and come up with better considered options to move forward.
  • Strengthen your leadership by working to identify and address any gaps or underused skills.
  • Build resilience for stress management and change adaptability.
  • Support your team better.
  • Give yourself access to dedicated, independent, and best practice personal development to reflect, practice, and grow as a leader.

Elle and Lachlan's coaching has been a huge help as we've been scaling and formalising the engineering team at Raisely. They've been able to play the role of coach, mentor and consultant in a blend that I've found incredibly valuable. I've yet to come across another organisation that can coach at a personal level and also give tailored advice shaped by their domain knowledge.

Their ability to listen, understand, empathise and advise is wonderful. I always leave our sessions with a clearer view on the long term vision, an understanding of the reasons for moving in a particular direction, and an actionable set of next steps to get there. Their advice is always tailored to our team and circumstances, and never feels like generic one-size-fits-all advice.

If you're in a similar position to myself, and trying to figure out how to formalise a technlogy team at a growing startup, Elle and Lachlan are the people to get you there!

Nick Pedersen, Head of Engineering, Raisely

Blackmill's consulting sessions have been super valuable for us — they're coaches and friends rolled in to one! They've been an honest and empathetic sounding board for our strategy around hiring, culture and operations, and with their help we've made significant improvements in hiring, remuneration and delivery over the last six months.

Gavin Ballard, CEO, Disco Labs

I've been working with Elle and Lachlan for the better part of a year as myself and a colleague moved into engineering management positions for the first time. The regular coaching and mentoring was extremely valuable in helping me transition from a focus on technical leadership to being responsible for a larger team's wellbeing, productivity, and career progression. Our company has also seen lots of improvements to our development, hiring, and technical support processes based on Elle and Lachlan's guidance.

Justin King, Software Engineering Manager, Biarri Networks

Managing a development team is hard. Blackmill helped me identify gaps in my knowledge, and work on them to become a better leader. They took the time to learn who I was, and tailored their approach to my existing knowledge, learning style and our company culture. Highly recommended.

Daniel Kinsman, Software Engineering Manager, Biarri Networks

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