Reflecting On Career Coaching πŸ€”

Happy Friday!In the past few of my emails, I've mentioned my first ever online course to help tech folk get the jobs they want and negotiate better. I've got something that might interest you at the bottom as it relates to that.For now, though, I was...

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Jul 23, 2021
Testing a Ball of Mud πŸš›

Happy Friday!I gave a talk for a conference late last month and there were 195 attendees! I gave a talk on a topic I bump into all the time which is when there is a codebase that is a clumsy, awkward codebase, and how do you start testing it so you c...

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Jul 16, 2021
Team Metrics I Use πŸ“ˆ

Hi there,You might notice this email is coming to you a little later than normal. Its just one of those days. I'm taking my son camping this weekend so I've been getting all the gear ready for that.Before I go further, thanks for the people who volun...

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Jul 09, 2021
A Small Secret That Motivates Teams 🀐

Hi there,I have finally completed something that I've wanted to do for a few months, but with selling the house and moving I had to put it on hold. I'll share that with you at the end.Okay, so I was thinking about a client I had a number of years ago...

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Jul 02, 2021
The Small Question for Big Results 🐜

Hi there,I was thinking about some of the cycles that I see and experience when I work with clients. One of those cycles involves feeling paralyzed.For the people in their careers, this can feel like helplessness to improve a work situation or that t...

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Jun 25, 2021
Two Quick Ways To Improve Meetings That Stink πŸ‘ƒ

Hey There!When you read this I'll be on the road to a family reunion in Kentucky. I am an introvert, so my internal stress levels have been increasing as the day draws near.One guaranteed stressor for me in these situations is coordinating mealtimes....

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Jun 18, 2021
Does your framework own you? πŸ§Ÿβ€β™‚οΈ

Happy Friday!The great unpacking continues in our new home. It is a miracle that our kids haven't torn apart every box and scattered their contents everywhere. Then I was thinking back to a horrible move we had when we moved to Arkansas the first tim...

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Jun 04, 2021
Customer Service πŸ˜΅β€πŸ’«

Happy Friday!This email will be pretty short today. I'm sitting in my office on my laptop in a house that is basically empty. Tomorrow I drive our moving truck to our new home in Arkansas.I want to share two stories about customer service. The first...

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May 29, 2021
Taking a Stand 🦢🦢

Hi there,I've been preparing for our move to Arkansas next week, and the people I tell about this move always have one question, "Why Arkansas?"The answer is simple--it is where we felt the most at home.The second question I'm asked is, "Well, what w...

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May 21, 2021