Joel Chippindale

Coaching for Software Engineering Leaders that helps you to accelerate your development, achieve your goals and be the leader you want to be

Whether you’re a seasoned CTO or someone new to leading in a software engineering team, your role in the ever-changing environment of a start-up is complex.

As your career advances, you are expected to take more responsibility for how you spend your time, set your goals and define and develop your role. While this is often exciting and rewarding, it can also be stressful and lonely. Knowing who to turn to for advice and support might be hard.

Working with a coach can be an effective way to tackle the challenges and stresses of your role. My coaching can help you navigate change, build your confidence, accelerate your learning and development and support you in achieving your goals.

All my coaching programmes are flexible and will be personalised to your needs. Together, we will focus on you developing your skills and work out what you need to achieve your goals.

Some examples of areas I can help you with include (but are in no way limited to):

Where will coaching sessions take place?

Coaching sessions are via video call, which allows me meet with you wherever you are in the world.

Who am I?

I am Joel Chippindale. I am a CTO coach and also have 20 years experience building, scaling and leading software development teams, mainly in start-ups, including CTO roles at Econsultancy, FutureLearn and Unmade.

I believe in the importance and value of building inclusive, empowered, sustainable teams and have experienced the challenges of nurturing the cultures, skills and practices that enable teams and individuals to achieve their full capabilities.

I use a combination of coaching techniques to help you make the most of your skills, knowledge and experiences and help you develop your capabilities.

I will also, where it is helpful to you, offer advice based on my hands-on experience of leading engineering teams.

How can you find out more?

Please get in contact if you want to find out more.

You can email me at or book a video call about coaching using Calendly – no need to email first.

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Other services

I also offer consultancy services to provide wider support for your organisation.

Elsewhere on the internet

You can also find me on Twitter, on LinkedIn and on my blog.