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As technology becomes more ingrained in society, tech talent will remain in demand. McKinsey reports that “the tech workforce will grow twice as fast as the overall U.S. workforce in the next ten years.” In an industry like tech where rapid shifts and promotions are the norm, coaching improves team alignment and professional development amid the acceleration. Coaching not only helps workforce members perform with impact, it also promotes ongoing communication and growth—and investing in the training leaders need to coach their team members well proactively nurtures your workforce’s career development.

However, the specific coaching skills required to engage in high-quality coaching conversations can be nebulous. CMOE’s Coaching Training for Technology Teams will help you establish customized coaching strategies for your team. We understand that every organization and team requires unique competencies. As a result, the coaching conversations that need to be held differ dramatically across organizations, roles, and clients served.

Why Is Coaching Training for Technology Teams Essential?

Change never ceases in the tech space. As digital technology continues to shift, so do the ways we communicate, collaborate, and make decisions across organizations. Coaching supports inter-team, inter-departmental, and cross-functional productivity.


  • Coaching minimizes skills gaps: As tech companies and teams scale, skills gaps between older and newer hires can be a concern. These gaps can slow down collaboration and results.
  • Coaching promotes self-sufficiency: By instilling personalized training, an organization reduces dependencies within and across the team. All group members will have the right tools to achieve their goals.

What Are the Qualities That Embody a Successful Technology Team Coach?

Successful team coaches share four common qualities. These traits ultimately help organizations achieve the benefits we listed above.

1. Learners

Successful technology-team coaches are lifelong learners, which inspires team members to become dedicated learners themselves.

  • Because they are constantly learning and growing, successful tech coaches excel at thinking through complex ideas, asking questions, and challenging assumptions. Learning enables tech coaches to innovate and discover new business opportunities.
  • An orientation towards growth allows successful tech coaches to gain a better understanding of their team members’ strengths and weaknesses. Learning allows tech coaches to influence and develop team members’ skills and help them achieve their full potential. Coaches also encourage group members to learn from one another.

2. Empathetic

Leaders must truly understand their team members to actively and effectively connect with them during coaching conversations.

Successful tech coaches ask about their team members’ processes, experiences, and reasoning rather than jumping to conclusions or making assumptions. This helps coaches empathize with their team members, pursue the proper action, and adequately provide the support their team needs.

3. Trusting

Micromanagers only cultivate fear or aversion to risk, so good tech coaches avoid using this style of management. Instead, successful tech coaches build a climate of trust on their teams and give their team members the authority to drive projects and initiatives as they see fit, understanding that this helps unlock the door to innovation and experimentation.

4. Transparent

Exceptional coaches understand that feedback is a two-way street: they excel both at providing constructive feedback and at receiving feedback from their team members.

Taking advantage of emerging opportunities is a crucial source of competitive advantage, especially in the tech industry. Good tech coaches understand that two-way transparency and communication are critical to unlocking those opportunities. Successful coaches skillfully work with team members to address issues and concerns that routinely arise.

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What Does Coaching Training for Technology Teams Offer?

CMOE provides specific training components that vary depending on the needs and goals of your team and organization. Here are examples of some common subjects CMOE covers in our program:

  • Ideation and implementation of a change-management plan: This subject focuses on helping coaches assist their team members in navigating change.
  • Discussion of the team’s personality types and communication styles: This conversation provides coaches with the opportunity to understand their team members better and find specific ways to engage each of them.
  • Overview of the main styles and approaches to coaching: As every individual is unique, prospective coaches learn how to embody various coaching and communication styles to achieve the desired end results.
  • Simulations, exercises, and case studies that elevate the learning experience: Coaches have the opportunity to analyze and role play different scenarios to help them gain confidence in their use of coaching skills on the job.
  • Analysis of various successful and unsuccessful coaching methods: This overview enables tech coaches to assess the most effective methods for coaching their team members.

Proactively Engage and Grow Your Team with CMOE

We look forward to hearing about your objectives and discussing how we can build a coaching training program tailored to those needs. For more information, learn more about our Coaching Skills Training Program and contact us with any questions.

About the Author
CMOE’s Design Team is comprised of individuals with diverse and complementary strengths, talents, education, and experience who have come together to bring a unique service to CMOE’s clients. Our team has a rich depth of knowledge, holding advanced degrees in areas such as business management, psychology, communication, human resource management, organizational development, and sociology.

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