As an executive coach, I’ve seen people’s careers transformed by coaching. Many of the world’s most admired companies, from Google to Goldman Sachs, invest in coaching, and annual spending on coaching in the U.S. is estimated at roughly $1 billion, according to Harvard Business Review. Yet I find that many people still don’t know what executive coaching is, how it works and what it can do for them. Here’s some insight.
We listened to the community
gdR was founded with one core objective in mind – help grow the Canadian tech ecosystem. What better way to make an impact than by helping people that drive the ecosystem forward.
Our team at gdR believes at our core that Canada has the ability to become an even more prominent global leader in technology. We believe that talented people, most of all, will enable Canada’s tech ecosystem to thrive. That’s why we work to help tech talent grow meaningful, fulfilling careers here at home and why we work to foster leadership in the Toronto tech community.
If you’re looking to grow your career, you don’t have to do it alone. Here’s how gdR can be a trusted agent and coach throughout your career.
There are a ton of tech community events that give you access to the work spaces and teams of startups, like Startup Open House or one of the many Meetups hosted in startup offices. Maybe you’ve imagined what its like to work there and the HR manager’s pitch about their cool brick and beam office with video games, catered meals and a friendly office dog is compelling.
But can you really learn what it’s like to work at a company in such a brief interaction? How do you know if it’s the right move for you? Foosball tables and beer fridges are fun, but they can’t tell you whether you’d enjoy the culture of a company or the technical challenges you’d be faced with.
If you’re prepared to ask the right questions, however, you can get a better picture about life at that cool startup. Here are a few questions we think you should ask.