Technical Career Coach Jen Bunk interviews authors, coaches and leaders of tech companies from around the world as we explore the intersection of People, Work and Technology.
What's your biggest people-related challenge?
June 3rd, 2018 | 46 mins 18 secs
entrepreneurship, gardening, geeks, leadership, management, negotiation, tech
Entrepreneur, Product & Technology Leader Gong Ke Gouldstone stops by the People Stack to talk about the similarities between leadership and negotiation, what it means to own your tech career, how she creates vision, trust, and support on her teams and how she developed her leadership skills.
Check out Gong Ke's latest adventure: http://www.yardpanel.com/
Episode 48: Leadership Coach Anthony Fasano talks people skills, transformation, getting things done and more of Jen's favorites
May 20th, 2018 | 45 mins 4 secs
Leadership Coach Anthony Fasano (https://engineertomanager.com/) stops by the People Stack to talk about the importance of setting clear expectations, communication, people skills and the danger of being action-oriented.
Episode 47: Brennan McEachran and Jessica Weisz from SoapBox talk about managing up, managing down, treating your humans like humans, being the best leader you can and more
May 6th, 2018 | 53 mins 55 secs
hacks, management, people management, rituals, tech leadership, tools
Brennan McEachran and Jessica Weisz from SoapBox (https://soapboxhq.com/) stop by the People Stack to talk about their leadership rituals, the transition from individual contributor to management, and from solo founder to CEO, getting your people to not hide their mistakes, and treating your humans like humans.
Episode 46: Kareen Walsh talks about her work as a Revampologist, growth coaching, technical and project management getting along together and more
April 22nd, 2018 | 51 mins 4 secs
coaching, coding, project management, solutions architecture, technical management
Kareen Walsh stops by the People Stack to talk about how communication can break down between Project Managers and the technical staff they depend on, how to better frame necessary changes for coaching, finding clarity of direction when you feel a need for change and much more
Episode 45: Josh Doody talks about the biggest avoidable mistakes in salary negotiation, getting over the fear of responding with a counter offer and more
April 8th, 2018 | 50 mins 45 secs
business, fearless, hiring, interviewing, negotiation, salary
Author and Salary Negotiation Coach, Josh Doody, stopped by the People Stack to talk about getting more interview and job offers, the process and flow of negotiation, how his time as an engineer influenced his process, the art of the counteroffer, and more.
Episode 44: Jill Wetzler talks about becoming a Director of Engineering at Lyft, growing managers, mentoring and more
March 25th, 2018 | 37 mins 24 secs
coaching, engineering, lyft, management, mentoring
In a packed episode, Jill Wetzler, Director of Engineering at Lyft, talks about how she got there, where she is going, the challenges of growing teams and managers both in quantity and quality, mentoring and coaching, how she manages her time, and how to create a stronger team through personal connections.
Episode 43: John Sawers talks about your Emotional API, handling your anger and fear without falling to the dark side and more
March 11th, 2018 | 45 mins 40 secs
anger, emotion, emotionalapi, fear, management
John Sawers is a developer, founder and now speaker; all outcomes which would not have been possible with debilitating responses to his emotions. He's developed the metaphor of an Emotional API and speaks on the topic, bringing a great deal of necessary understanding.
Episode 42: Recruiter Bill Sullivan talks about Tech Recruiting, Salary Negotiation and other dirty words
February 25th, 2018 | 43 mins
boston, health, management, negotiation, salary, tech recruiting
Boston-area tech recruiter Bill Sullivan (http://www.thetycheproject.com) stops by the People Stack to talk about recruitment done right, negotiation from the company and applicant perspectives, how both can come away happy and more.
Episode 41: Travis Kimmel of GitPrime talks about being CEO in a growing business, bringing data to productivity discussions and more
February 11th, 2018 | 43 mins 30 secs
data, git, gitprime, management, tech
Travis Kimmel, CEO of GitPrime (https://gitprime.com) stops by the People Stack to talk about how poor quality requirements can brain damage engineers, meeting schedules can burn hours, and how bringing more data to discussions around productivity can help. Travis also reflects on how his perspective changed as GitPrime grew.
Episode 40: Christian McCarrick talks about leadership in an acquisition, making time for mentoring and much more
January 28th, 2018 | 43 mins 21 secs
acquisitions, people problems, tech management, time management
Christian McCarrick, the podcaster, mentor, writer, and SVP of Engineering talks about his time management strategies, culture after an acquisition, the trials of doubling your team size and more.
Episode 39: Eugene Geis talks about working with people while working with data, EQ versus IQ and more
January 14th, 2018 | 47 mins 28 secs
Data Scientist Eugene Geis stops by to talk about working with people while working with data, the changes he's seen in the application of statistics to corporate life and more
Episode 38: Lauri Apple and Paul Adams from Zalando talk about mindset, context and creating an environment for the success of your team
January 1st, 2018 | 41 mins 56 secs
agile, leadership, management, servant leadership, tech
Lauri Apple talks context, scrum, agile, and open source. Paul Adams talks about being an Engineering Lead at Zalando, his 3 pillars for servant leadership and more!
Episode 37: Kay Rhodes talks about the importance of the journey, finding meaning in your work and more
December 12th, 2017 | 41 mins 22 secs
lead, leadership, management, tech, travel
Guest Kay Rhodes joins us to talk about his motorcycle adventures, being a tech lead and writing books
November 26th, 2017 | 45 mins 9 secs
Jessica Noble (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jess-n…
November 12th, 2017 | 46 mins 30 secs
Note: This one uses the F word a lot.
Episode 34: Michael Lopp talks teams, growth, landing his dream job, and where leadership comes from
October 29th, 2017 | 48 mins 50 secs
Michael Lopp (http://randsinrepose.com) stops by the People Stack to talk about landing his dream job as VP of Engineering at Slack (https://slack.com), the systems he uses to stay productive, battling the culture of busy, career paths in engineering, and oh so much more.