Joel challenged me, asked thought provoking questions, helped build my confidence and supported me to develop the tools, techniques and capabilities to navigate difficult and ambiguous situations. His coaching enabled me to excel in my new role and I highly recommend his coaching.
Joel helped me figure out practical steps to take to communicate my ideas across my organisation and build buy-in and commitment to change. With his coaching, I was able to see my options more clearly and often found that I already had the answers in front of me.
Our coaching sessions were really challenging in a good way. I came away from each session with a real feeling of being able to tackle any problem, and with a collection of tools and mental models to help me approach the challenges that lay ahead. Joel is fantastic at asking the right questions to prompt reflection and to help you unlock your thinking. His coaching helped me rebuild my confidence and rediscover my strengths.
I would come to a session with some big topic on my mind and by the end I would have a clear path forward and a weight lifted from my shoulders. I wholeheartedly recommend Joel as coach!
Joel created a space where I felt extremely safe to be vulnerable. It's helped me open up which has in turn has led to significant improvements.
What sets Joel apart is his exceptional talent for non-judgmental communication and his dedication to active listening. These qualities, combined with his deep industry knowledge, created a safe and effective coaching environment. With Joel's guidance, I not only found clarity in my career goals but also gained the confidence and skills to pursue them.
Joel asked incredibly insightful questions, which allowed me to really dig into the issues I was experiencing, and look at them from different perspectives. He helped me tackle some difficult relationships and situations at work, and supported me in identifying actions that I could take even when I felt that certain things were beyond my control.
Joel is a thoughtful and insightful coach with a talent for helping you get to the uncomfortable nub of a problem! He helped me both to understand complex situations and take a step away from them in order to find useful approaches and strategies for doing my job better and enjoying it more. I recommend coaching and mentorship for everyone at every stage of their career and would certainly recommend working with Joel.
Joel's coaching sessions were fantastic! I came away from each session feeling positive and confident. Joel listens and reflects back in a way that brings clarity and focus. He asks questions to help you dig deeper. He offers tools, practical solutions and direct advice when asked. Not only did I achieve my goal, to take my next career step into a role that is meaningful, challenging and exciting, I also have more clarity on what I value at work, more confidence in expressing my opinion in difficult situations, and better able to navigate professional relationships. And most importantly, I feel bolder! I highly recommend Joel!
The wealth of experience that Joel brings from his years as a CTO/COO in high-growth, mission-driven companies has been invaluable to us. He's particularly astute when it comes to building great engineering cultures, and he really helped us shape our thinking around what we need to get our new tech product off the ground. I'd highly recommend him to any growing startups keen to build engineering teams that are inclusive and high performing.
Joel operates smoothly at a C-suite level, where he’s knowledgeable and confident about technology but is also a great communicator with both fellow technologists and with “lay persons”. He’s got fantastic tech craft chops and is also highly skilled on the “people” side of things. He’s influential and calm, and able to build confidence with stakeholders and teammates alike. He’s also deeply credible on the operational aspects of digital businesses and departments. One of the best aspects of having Joel as a colleague and teammate is that he’s a fantastic role-model, both for peers and for the teams he manages. I really benefitted professionally and personally from working with Joel.