A highly specialized software engineering firm
The situation: Retention of extremely specialized software engineers and technical talent was not just a “nice to have” for this organization; it was critical to staying competitive. As the company’s leadership team examined this issue, they realized that improving managers’ abilities to support, coach and develop talent was the most direct and cost-effective way to keep talented workers from looking elsewhere. When an internally developed coaching program fell short of desired objectives, BlessingWhite was called in.
The approach: Our consultants capitalized on the leadership team’s commitment to coaching and quickly confirmed an approach to ensure this initiative would meet their needs. Helping Others Succeed and Technical Leadership proved to be an ideal fit, with the structure, assessments and real-world applications to establish credibility and engage the participants from the start. Both programs have been widely implemented beyond North America and Europe, with BlessingWhite’s global network of facilitators conducting sessions in locations across India, China, Singapore and Japan.
The results: The CEO and founder of the company has championed both programs, incorporating them into the foundational training for new managers. The concepts and terminology are embedded into ongoing efforts to establish a thriving coaching culture. And the highly specialized software engineering talent has happily stayed put — even as the job market continues to heat up.