Leader Guidance | Career Coaching

Leader Guidance and Career Guidance in California and surrounding areas.


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How A Good Advisor Can Help You

The best advisor for you is one that knows your world, has a tailorable guidance process and quickly builds trust.  A good advisor will get to  know you as a person - your goals, challenges and passions.  The advisor will assess your situation by talking with you and asking you to complete a relevant assessment survey or two.  The advisor will then tailor the guidance process so it provides the right pace, strategies, tools and resources that will help you achieve your goals faster. As you move through the guidance process the advisor will help you develop needed perspectives and skills.  The advisor will also be keen to look for motivation or confidence  issues that the advisor can help with.  And while the advisor will be supportive and caring, the advisor will also give you direct feedback on any of your views, behaviors or assumptions that may be getting in your way. 


"I highly recommend Neil to any executive who truly wants savvy leadership or career guidance."

Michelle S. - VP Engineering

"Given his high tech executive experience, Neil is uniquely suited to advisor Silicon Valley managers."

Chung H. - Director Product Management

Typical Obstacles

Here are some of the obstacles that can slow down or sabotage acheiving your goals.

  • You don't have someone to candidaly talk to
  • Your get overly focused with here and now things
  • You don’t have enough time to learn on your own
  • You lack a perspective that is truly objective
  • You don’t have the right  process and tools
  • You have trouble holding yourself accountable
  • You waste effort unknowingly doing the wrong things
  • You get frustrated and do less of what you should do
  • You listen to strong advice from the wrong people
  • You have no one supporting you to achieve your goals
  • You do not have enough motivation to move ahead
  • You don't know the best practices for success

What Are Your Goals?

These are some of the things I can help you with through my guidance.

YOUR LEADERSHIP

  • Increasing Executive Impact
  • Increasing Leadership Skills
  • Leading Organization Change
  • Increasing Team Performance

YOUR CAREER

  • Getting  Promoted
  • Getting A Better Job
  • Planning Your Career
  • Moving Into  A New Role

I will be your advocate and champion helping you build confidence, see the situation better,  identify new options, create and  implement the best path forward.  You can trust me to give you direct feedback on what you are doing or assuming that is getting in the way of your success. You will feel I am "in your corner" every step of the way.

High Tech Experience

In my Director roles throughout my high tech career, I led initiatives focused on product development improvement, IT system deployment, technical organization redesigns and technical leader development. So I am uniquely effective when guidance executives and managers in technical groups like engineering, IT and product management.  I know your language and job challenges. This enables me to better increase your value-add messaging, impact and influence.

This article tells you the things to look for
and the questions to ask to get the right advisor for you.


Neil's Bio

As a Leader & Organization Success Advisor, Neil has helped over 350 executives and managers at 90 companies improve their group's performance, leadership impact and career advancement.  Starting as a design engineer and customer engineer,  his career evolved to VP Leadership Development positions at GE and USF&G and Director Business Transformation positions at VMware, Amazon Lab126, and Cisco Systems. Neil has MBA and BS Electrical Engineering degrees and is a Certified Leadership Advisor.

Better Transitions | San Jose CA

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Leader Advisor and Career Advisor serving San Jose California, Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Northern California and the surrounding areas.