I’m Farnoosh Brock and I coach engineers just like you to move up the corporate ladder, to navigate the ecosystems of the IT world, to get promoted to your earned level, and to have successful fulfilling careers in the STEM fields.
I teach you everything you need to learn on top of your technical skill and hard work to close the soft-skills gap, to advance your career and step into your dream role.
Why Isn’t Your Engineering Career Advancing Faster?
You are a driven and skilled engineer. You are a high performer and accomplished in your field. Your management is generally happy with you. You get on well with everyone. You like your team and company.
BUT your career growth feels slow.
You are not advancing, not getting promoted, or recognized or challenged with new opportunities even though your peers – possibly even lower performers – are! This happens to every driven, smart, hard-working engineer at some point.
Every Single One.
This is when you need to close the one obvious gap that holds 99% of engineers back: the essential skills of Leadership, Mindset, Confidence and Communications.
No engineer wants to admit the crucial importance of these. I get it, I didn’t either.
But these skills are 100% the differentiation between you and the engineer who climbs the ranks, and gets to be Distinguished Engineer, Technical Lead, Senior Product Manager, Senior Vice President of Technology, Chief Technical Officer, and so on.
Work with Me.
In my engineering career at a start-up and then at a Fortune 100, I lacked the soft skills and as a result, struggled so much. I was in the top 5% of performers on my team, and held top industry certifications (CCIE, PMP) but I was still not advancing to the next level.
Now I know the lack of effective communication, confidence, mindset and leadership skills held me back.
Fact: To climb the corporate rungs, technical skills are not enough and top performance isn’t enough either. You need more.
For the past 12 years, I have coached IT professionals on how to avoid the mistakes that held me back, and how to create a competitive advantage by learning and applying these essential skills to your workplace scenarios.
Let me coach you on how to get your career moving again, how to tackle difficult conversations, how to deal with non-technical people, how to be confident and seen as a leader, to restore trust and create allies, to speak the upper management language, and to negotiate for everything that you have earned and more.
What qualifies me to help you?
A few of my credentials: Bachelor’s and Master’s in Electrical Engineering, Cisco Certified Internetworking Expert (CCIE), Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Toastmaster (CTM), software coder at a start-up, 12 years in a Fortune 100, University trainer in engineering programs at top 5 schools, a 4-times published author, a Talks@Google Speaker, a DiSC Human Behavior for Personal Growth expert, full-time entrepreneur 12+ years, company founder, quoted in over 137 websites, magazines and podcasts including Forbes and the BBC, I guide you along with a wide and deep perspective on many facets of career, business and life when you do my coaching program.
Rather learn on your own?
I created a self-paced audio course that gives you the proven strategies for getting recognized, achieving your career goals and advancing at your job.