Executive Search and Coaching for IT Professionals
For technically trained staff, a move up into management can be a big step. Practically overnight, employees are expected to adapt from sitting happily at their desk to marshalling an entire team. The transition can be difficult, with the need to take on new skills and abilities quickly. I can help you reach and recruit those five star quality people that can make all the difference in your company’s future, not only for their technical experience but most of all for their potential in terms of people management, leadership and business acumen.
Executive Search for IT professionals
The purpose of an executive search is to identify potential candidates for a senior-level position within an organization. Rarely is the challenge greatest than finding the high potentials amongst a group of IT people and transform them into management material. Whilst undeniably bright and conscientious, today’s technically trained professionals often lack the soft skills to be effective leaders and managers.
Coaching for IT professionals
Coaching is an on-going professional relationship that helps people produce extraordinary results in their careers, businesses or organizations. Just as regular staff require professional help on new software applications, technical staff need coaching and to develop the soft skills they might be lacking. They need to be guided in changing their habits from working alone to becoming motivators, organizers and effective leaders that can drive the business forward. Ordinarily, it is the responsibility of HR to ensure technically minded staff can transition successfully into their management role. However, HR is often ill equipped to handle these individuals. Without an IT background, they do not understand the psyche of the technically minded employee. They might struggle to know how to select or coach these employees in the people management skills they need in order to be effective leaders. In these instances, it can be beneficial to bring in someone from the outside that does understand the IT mindset and can coach or mentor them to achieve their IT management potential.
As an experienced IT manager, recruiter and coach, I am able to approach technically trained people at their level. Through harnessing aspects of psychology, counselling and consulting, I uncover their talents and give them the new ways of thinking they need as leaders.
I can help IT professionals to identify their strengths and work on changing their weaknesses. They will then emerge better equipped to successfully move away from their desks and to drive improvements in the performance of others.