This is My Story
Hey, I’m Andrew, and I’m here to shake things up in the technical industry.
Originally from the UK but now based in Melbourne, I’ve been writing code for over 20 years, but this isn’t what I’m the most proudest of.
As a psuedo-extrovert, I would never have dreamt that I’d be now standing in front of people, on a stage, around the country and abroad, delivering workshops and presentations.
I talk about topics that I’m passionate about, share my experiences and teach the skills you need to succeed as a leader in technology.
I also enjoy mentoring other people so they get the success they want in their careers.
Programming started off as a hobby, and I love solving problems, but along the way to where I am now I’ve learnt so much more.
I now know it’s no longer good enough to say I’m a strong coder and leave it at that.
I knew the technical aspects but I learnt how to apply it to help try peers, help businesses achieve their goals outside of the technical department.
I learnt the other soft skills that I needed so I could become better at my job and make me a more well rounded technical person.
Nowadays I spend most of my time leading my team, teaching technical people to become better leaders and helping others can be successful in their careers.
Have you asked yourself any of the below questions, because I have – I’ve been there:
How do I influence my team and other stakeholders so they listen and do what I want?
I’ve been promoted to a leader but what does being a leader mean? (I thought it was to write more code but yep, I was wrong)
What does it take to be a leader?
What type of leader do I want to be?
How should I communicate to my team?
What are soft skills and what should I work on? I’m not exactly an extrovert so can I learn them?
The list is endless and it just shows that there is just so much more to it than just sitting and writing code.
Of course, there are some people that just want to write code and that’s fine.
But if you want more, let’s find out if I can help you.
Thanks for stopping by! I’ll see you around.
How did I become a Head Geek, Coach and Public Speaker?
By understanding the real role of a technical leader within today’s business environment.
My experience so far:
- Coding – 22 years
- Leading – 10 years
- Consulting – 9 years