Tech leadership coaching

Grow your leadership potential

Coaching brings new insights into various problems. Coaching highlights deeper problems, and helps you overcome them with more creative solutions. It encourages you to broaden your thoughts and consider other perspectives. Coaching improves your communication skills, and adds clarity to your messages. It targets any aspects you could use help with to provide improvements in attitudes and abilities. It empowers you to do your best work.

When coached, leaders take new-learnt skills to their teams. This results in a culture of coaching throughout their organisation. A coaching culture builds learning agility at all levels, and organisations become more resilient to face various challenges. A coaching culture maximises leader’s time by using just-in-time learning to focus on their individual’s needs. Leadership development does not take place in a classroom, but every day in the workplace.

Coaching emphasises active listening rather than lecturing, asking the right questions rather than providing answers, and presenting leaders and teams with various options rather than giving directions. Coaching creates self-awareness. It helps drive vital change, and provides critical challenge in a supportive environment.

Leadership coaching is working with the leaders of an organisation. It helps them maximise their abilities and lead their teams well. Better leaders improve organisational culture by increasing team engagement, job satisfaction, and teamwork. They increase trust, transparency, and build a stronger leadership pipeline. With leadership coaching you will become a better engaging leader one who elicits involvement from everyone around you.

Organisational culture does not happen by happenstance. It is the result of thoughtful leadership. A good organisational culture aims to align and support the business strategy.

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

Elle and Lachlan's coaching has been a huge help as we've been scaling and formalising the engineer 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

Who is this for?

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

We base our coaching price on $300 AUD per person per hour, plus GST.

A six-month coaching package for one person consists of twelve fortnightly one-hour sessions and costs $3,600 AUD, plus GST. You can buy one below, or contact us to talk about other options.

You can also book a 30-minute intro chat with us to see if we are a fit.

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 6 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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