Coaching and mentoring have risen in prominence and popularity due to their ability to create a virtuous cycle for participants. Coaches are given the opportunity to improve their management skills, and trainees gain an advocate when performance reviews come around.
Drawing on his experience standing up a coaching program, James Thompson explains how to build a technical coaching program in your organization and details what a mature and sustainable coaching program can look like once rolled out. Along the way, James covers matching coaches with trainees, supporting new coaches, and integrating coaching with performance review practices.
James Thompson is a principal software engineer at Nav, where he is committed to helping engineering teams become more deliberate in how they build software through developing strong learning cultures, principled engineering practices, and holistic architectural thinking. He has worked with web technologies since 2003. He also loves barbecue.
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