1-on-1 Coaching

Who you are?

You are in an IT leadership role or you are preparing to step into such a role. You have your technical background, but now you also have other responsibilities that may include process, product and people management. Your current role might be:

  • Entrepreneur running a startup
  • Project Manager
  • Product Owner
  • Scrum Master
  • Team lead
  • Manager

What are your challenges?

  • How to adapt to the new leadership role and new expectations?
  • How to navigate relationships with different stakeholders, peers and colleagues?
  • Get clear about your stance and goals aligned with your company vision
  • How to address the gap between what you want and where you are currently?
  • How to align your team and stakeholders over the course of action?
  • How to Improve your communication, influence and listening skills?

What do you need?

  • Clear and aligned goals for you to focus you on what is important
  • Solid action plan to accomplish your goals and develop necessary skills
  • Effective strategies to collaborate with your teams and stakeholders
  • Confidence that you make the right decisions and results to show that we are on the right track
  • Fresh perspective and support

Mladen Tomov

I have over 15 years of professional experience for international companies in the IT sector. During this time, I have gone through different roles and am aware of the different perspectives in the software development process. I had the pleasure of working directly with some of the largest companies in the world, a number of Fortune 500 organizations and leading professional services companies.

I strive to maintain a high standard of quality for myself and the people I work with. My professional interests are in supporting the learning and development of agile managers, entrepreneurs, leaders, teams and organizations.

Individual Coaching

Individual 1-on-1 coaching is beneficial for professionals in leadership roles who are facing challenges or would like to be more effective or satisfied in their current roles. The topics and goals are set by the client and usually include desirable and significant individual or business achievements that require change. During our work, we may as well discuss other topics such as required competencies and skills, values, emotions, important relationships.

The process itself will follow the basic steps of coaching such as goal setting, strategies, actions, and monitoring or revisiting. Based on your goals, resources, strengths, and challenges we will identify what items on your improvement list need to be focused on.

Coaching is conducted in face-to-face sessions or via teleconference (e.g. Zoom).

Testimonials

Alexander Ivanov

Mladen helped me shift from a position of Sales and Project Management into a Product Management role at a tech company. Since then, he has built up an excellent understanding of my principles, priorities, challenges, and goals. He takes a holistic and impartial approach when we work on both the strategic level and day-to-day tactics. Since I started working with him, I have learned to see every case that comes up as “another one of those”. This lets me make consistent decisions that move me toward my goals. If you need additional information about the value you stand to get from working with Mladen, get in touch with me on LinkedIn

Alexander Alexiev

My work with Mladen started at a pivotal point in my startup – Ampeco. We had started with high goals but we weren’t able to reach them as quickly as we expected. Working with Mladen managed to keep me focused on the issues that really mattered. My whole attitude when communicating with my colleges changed. I started being more emphatic. Team spirit also went up noticeably. Rather than looking at what went wrong, we started seed what went right, while learning from the mistakes in a constructive way! I believe my work with Mladen was invaluable and we as a company would not be where we are if it wasn’t for that! If someone wants me to verify the value of working with Mladen, please email me at alex at ampeco.global

Yanitsa Ilieva, EMBA

Looking back on the experience I had on the coaching and mentoring sessions with Mladen Tomov, I feel that it was worthwhile and this has brought me to appreciate the value of coaching and mentoring, as much as the value of talking to an experienced professional likewise. In my life I have never stopped studying or putting myself in new challenging projects but this professional development for me was a continue learning process and acquiring new skills/knowledge and practices recommended for any state of your career. We have used a combination of approaches, ideas and techniques that have been helping me manage my own learning and growth, finding my true north. The coaching sessions with Mladen Tomov took place in parallel with my EMBA program when I was already transforming in rapid speed, thus the turbulence and personal doubts in new challenging situations were soothed and approached in the best possible way: looking at the situations with new perspective, building self-trust, bringing the best of yourself out, simplifying and decomposing each situation to easy to tackle tasks in a safe environment where you feel you can be fully yourself.

Mihail Kyosev

I would call the time I had individual coaching sessions with Mladen inspiring and eye-opening. I stepped into a new role and now am a Product Manager for more than 4 SaaS Products, decisive, and a goto person for the teams and managers. Mladen helped me be more structured and fact-oriented when making a decision or involved in a conflict situation. I was able to manage and work on the goals I set at the beginning of the coaching sessions and in the end to accomplish the important to me – for the rest I made an educated decision when and how to work on. No matter of the theme – professional or personal – Mladen helps you get most of you, understand the situation yourself, get focused on the “real deal”, and do the right thing for you. In case you are still wondering about coaching with Mladen – contact me.

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