I’m going to reach out to people in the software industry and ask to do interviews with them to write profiles on who they are and how they were coached or mentored. My goal is to bring stories of growth and coaching to a larger audience, while providing a stylistic view of these people and how they navigate the software industry.
There are many professional coaching services out there for software developers. Many of them categorize themselves as mentorship programs. You go to a site, describe yourself and your interests, and they'll pair you up with a matching mentor. Most of this is based on technology or skillsets. But it's important to ask: Are you coachable?
With micro-management you'll find that often you can't change the environment. You have the choice to adapt and find ways to maintain your authenticity, or look for different opportunities that better fit your style. Together we will find ways to work within these environments, while expressing ourselves, deliver inspiring work, and maintain adherence to the systems and guidelines, or we will work to get you out.
Many of us need help formulating arguments for big and lengthy refactoring projects. It’s not enough to just state the obvious, it requires some art and in our sessions we’ll work on communication styles and develop plans that are appealing and worthy of attention.