PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COACHING

For Women In Tech

Learn and implement the key to successful, stress-free career development and take control of your future so that you can go from dreaming TO THRIVING.

Women in Tech

It’s a phrase we’ve all heard many many times. 

And yet . . .  ‘Women in Tech’ remains an unsolved problem. 

Businesses know that diversity makes business sense. Having diverse voices at the table means better decisions, bigger profits and better products. So why haven’t we got there yet. 

So let me make this clear to you. 

To give women the tools to thrive in your business, business-as-usual doesn’t cut it. 

Women are still experiencing an unfair playing field. And we are all to blame (yes, even women). Every single one of us experiences bias. And the world is full of men-in-tech, which means we are all inherently biased against women. 

But there is some good news. When women learn how to thrive in this environment they become extraordinary, BECAUSE there is this unfair playing field. 

So let me help your business ensure women thrive and give you business the outcomes it needs. 

Corporate Coaching For Women in Tech

In this 6-month program, women gain the skills they need to develop their effectiveness and prepare to take on more responsibility and step into more senior levels of leadership. 

They learn to overcome their blind spots, develop an authentic brand of communication, peer collaboration and leadership, learning how to develop teams, navigate change and uncertainty, and manage up.

 

During this program, Executive Leadership Coach and Women In Tech specialist, Toni Collis, will work 1:1 with your team member to:

☑︎ Identify the key roadblocks limiting progression and productivity

and put in place a tailored professional development plan. 

☑︎ Help program participants understand how to make make thoughtful, quick decisions, that help deliver the needs of you and your business

so they are more empowered to do the work you need, and you can be assured that they are aligned with your goals and objectives

☑︎ Up-level their communication and presentation skills

so they are better able to deliver and receive effective feedback, develop the skills mean they are more effective communicators so they spend less time communicating but have more confidence and provide more clarity when they do, and learn the tools and techniques to hold difficult conversations and resolve conflicts

☑︎ Let go of self-doubt and impostor syndrome for good

Impostor syndrome affects upwards of 80% of the technology workforce and is likely even more prevalent in women and under-represented minorities. And it has some curious symptoms in your team, in everything from not speaking up to even being displayed as anger and arrogance. During this program we will diagnose any underlying impostor syndrome and self-sabotaging behaviours and put in place a tailored resilience toolkit so that they your team member is better equipped to deal with the challenges the business throws their way.

☑︎ Up-level delivery by developing their strategy and process understanding

we’ll dig into everything from the ‘do more with less’ principles to actually understanding strategy and the four principles of strategy execution to ensure your team no longer needs you hand-holding them through project and program delivery. 

☑︎ Learn how to effectively manage-up for the benefit of everyone

managing up makes everyone’s life easier, and provides huge benefits to the business. And yet, all too often no one tells you what this means! As part of this program we dig into what managing up effectively really looks like and help deliver on productivity, communication and business outcomes as a result. Many of the participants of this program realise that this piece alone improves their relationship with everyone in the business and means they have more time executing on what really matters to the business. 

But above all else…

you this program is about ensuring your team member thrives, so your business thrives. This is about honing skills and abilities such that everything else is easier, and you actually feel LESS busy as the business goes from strength to strength

Executive Coaching with Toni is the key to developing strategy, skills and mindset to fully unlock potential. 

“Toni brought a whole new perspective and allowed me to think completely differently about the way I was approaching my business.

Her advice is really practical and I was able to implement the strategies immediately, making me feel more in control and positive about my direction.”

– Sarah Osler

How would it feel if everyone in your team was thriving, communicating easily and confidently, and delivering more with less effort?

The Time/Plan/Build Framework

During this 6-month journey your team members will learn the ‘soft’ skills of excelling in the workplace (which are far from soft, and yet aren’t given the attention they deserve). We’ll be covering everything from the art of executive presence, and the attributes that set apart high performers from the rest. Throughout they’ll be given the techniques they need to implement tactics and develop strategies immediately in your workplace so that they can master and embed what you are learning.

Using the Time/Plan/Build Framework many of Toni’s clients see significant progress within the first few sessions, which then amplifies during the 6-months as they develop the skills to build this into their careers long-term. 

  • Time: making the time for exceptional leadership

    We'll start by tackling overwhelm, and move to getting clear and focused on the ruthless priorities the organization needs them to have. The'll learn how to ensure the team is fully supported while meeting deadlines and finding time for the all important deep work mode.

  • Plan: creating a personal leadership development plan

    To ensure they achieve everything they are capable of achieving we will put in place a personal leadership development plan, so that everyone is clear and focused on the targets for progression over the program. We'll cover the key priority areas in anything from using personality indicators as a tool to help get more done, to teasing apart where communication skills or executive presence needs attention and where impostor syndrome is flaring up and holding back progress.

  • Build: turning dreams into reality

    Using the plan, we'll implement the key professional development strategies that will have the swiftest impact in the shortest amount of time. The goal always is to assess what is the '#1 thing that will make everything else easier'!

Although each client’s program is personally tailored, here are some of the key areas commonly worked on:

  • Productivity and time management: finishing tasks faster, more effectively, and letting go of perfectionims
  • Communication skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Speak to the right audience: how to speak the language of senior management or external stakeholders so the right information gets across
  • Managing up effectively to make everything easier for you and your boss
  • Developing an ongoing professional development practice to ensure you stay on top of industry trends and opportunities so you can help your team be more effective at all times. 
  • Strategy and process development and imolamenetation, including the 4 principles of strategy execution.
  • Confidence, impostor syndrome and self-sabotaging behaviours
  • Understanding personality and how to make the most of those around you
  • Overview of the overall business responsibilities and how to optimise
  • Change management 
  • Crisis management

Here's what it looks like to work with me . . .

Twice monthly, 50-minute private 1:1 coaching calls

  • Monthly mastermind sessions with a carefully curated group of women at a similar stage of career to share knowledge and experiences and grow faster as a result.
  • Career assessment which will be discussed in your first session to focus our time together
  • Unlimited support, Monday – Thursday, online
  • Regular accountability check-ins to keep you on track
  • Access to Toni’s private leadership training portal including the Lit Up Leadership Academy containing all the material you need for a great career in product
  • Access to templates to get you going and staying on track, from building business plans, strategic planning processes to emails and processes
  • Pay-in-full bonus: 90 minute intensive to get clear and focused on your goals and plan

 

Discounts are available for 3+ individuals joining the program from the same organization. Please book a discovery call using the link below to find out more. 

Magic happens when women rise

“As soon as I started working with Toni we plowed straight into some major sticking points in my career, and I’m delighted that within weeks of starting work with Toni I finally got a seat at the exec table to be able to drive DEI initiatives holistically across Tile.

Tackling self doubt and dealing with emotions have dramatically improved my executive presence, which has resulted taking my career to the next level. I’ve become empowered to have those difficult conversations and know that the outcome will be successful.

During my time working with Toni I’ve turned around the Web Team at Tile – something that has benefitted not just me but the entire business.

But the work with Toni goes beyond just tangible results I have more self confidence, my relationship with my husband is going better (not something I expected from Leadership Coaching!), I forgive myself more, and I celebrate the little things more.

Toni challenges me and pushes me, but lovingly and in a way that feels safe and I’m actually able to address and dig into deeper issues. 

I’ve worked with other coaches before, but Toni has been able to really empower me to think about the things I need to focus on and think about how it’s all intertwined.

– Jossie Haines, VP of Engineering, Tile

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Introducing your coach!

Hi! I’m Toni Collis, an Executive Leadership Coach, women in tech expert, and CEO of Collis-Holmes Innovations.

For my entire professional tech career I had a passion for helping other women thrive. Little did I know that helping women thrive would also be the catalyst for my own career, because I had to learn, fast, how to lead authentically, elevate those around me, and manage my time and energy so I could achieve everything I needed to for those around me.

As a result, 7 years into my career I landed my first C-Suite role, all without an MBA. I’ve since become a full-time executive coach for women in the global tech industry and I have held thousands of powerful conversations to help transform the leadership of my global clientele. Those powerful conversations are what has me leaping out of bed each day, and provide the massive shifts that generate the big results my clients receive. 

The world is currently an incredibly uncertain place, but there has truly never been a better time to demonstrate great leadership and help the people around you who are desperately seeking stability, motivation, solutions and empathy that YOU have so that together you can all change the world.

You might think only those with MBAs, the techiest people, or the most extroverted can get to the Executive Team. The truth: the best leaders have breadth, not depth. The best leaders surround themselves with technical superstars so that they can focus on being the link that brings it altogether. The best leaders focus on communication first. The best leaders invest in their leadership skills instead of waiting for it to just turn up one day. 

 
 

There is room for you at the table my friend, so what are you waiting for? Slide on in and commit to creating a thriving leadership career that has you excited about Monday mornings, and able to choose from multiple offers every time you are ready for a new challenge, all while getting off the 70hrs+/week struggle bus that isn’t actually serving you or your organisation (even though it feels like it is).

It’s my mission to empower women in tech with the confidence and strategies needed to elevate their careers, lead authentically, and achieve any goals they set for themselves.

I made it to the C-Suite and now run a successful coaching business, but I wouldn’t have made it completely on my own. I had to invest in my own growth: I needed a mentor, coach, someone who could guide me, challenge me and show me the road ahead that wasn’t so scary when things got tough.

Let me be that person for you.

Toni xx

“Toni is an amazing trainer and coach and a wonderful human being. She has a passion for helping people, especially women to become effective leaders. She helped me harness my voice to advocate for my ideas and self-worth.

Toni has pushed me out of my comfort zone to devise solutions to problems that I didn’t think were mine to solve. She challenged my old way of thinking and helped me retrain my brain to be a better problem solver. ”

– Jen Paxton, VP of People & Talent, Privy

Enrolment is currently open.

If you’re ready to take control of your career and build the future you dream of this is the program for you. 

I limit the number of 1:1 clients I take on, so make sure you book a call today to find out more about this program.

Need Approval From Your Work?

Don’t worry. I’ve got you covered. Asking for help to fund your professional development is the first step to taking charge of your career growth.

80% of my clients who have asked for financial support have received some or all of their coaching costs covered by their organization.  

Not sure how to ask for funding? I’ve got a handy guide including a script for you to use. Don’t waste another moment wondering if this is possible for you. Hop on a call with Toni and discuss getting started with that ask. 

"In the short time I’ve been working with Toni I’ve already seen progress in how I organize my thinking. She compassionately challenges my base assumptions which are rooted in imposter syndrome and helps me to reframe my thinking in a way that boosts my confidence.

One of the things that is really special about Toni is her consistent and unwavering belief in my abilities.

I love to be helpful to the colleagues around me but this can result in a lot of my day being reactive. Toni has been immensely helpful in guiding me toward a place where much more of my time is being spent proactively. Toni’s ability to identify the real issues behind the information I’m presenting have helped me to increase my self-awareness and become more planful about my days and my goals.

For a long time I didn’t pursue executive coaching because I doubted the value of the investment of time and money. I can already see really positive results in a number of ways and I’m so glad I chose to work with Toni. If you are like me and on the fence I would highly recommend you make the investment in yourself.

– Nadine Robinson