Your personal coach for software career challenges

My services

Personal coaching

Confidential guidance on software development challenges with coworkers, improving your skills, advancement, and work/life balance.

Corporate coaching

Looking to level up culture across the company? Get the same coaching I offer to individuals, but with added impact for businesses.

There's no one-size-fits-all approach for software development.

Jayme Edwards

I offer coaching for everyone.

Developers & Designers

The pressure to know everything and deliver faster is unrelenting. Get help with setting expectations and add slack back into your schedule so you have a life outside work.

Testing & Operations

When anything goes wrong it's easy to blame the gatekeepers. Get help with setting realistic boundaries for responsibility with management - so you can focus on areas of growth that increase your visibility and value.

Management

Making the switch from individual contributor to leader is difficult on software teams. Use consulting techniques to raise risks early, push back against commitments that are too firm, and earn the trust of your team.

Get personalized coaching sessions starting Today!

How software development career coaching works

First complete a brief self-assessment to decide what your top goals and challenges are. 


Next, book your free 30 minute initial consultation.


Coaching sessions are conducted over Zoom™ videoconferencing software.


Coaching meetings begin with audio only, and we can share video if you're comfortable.


At your first session we'll discuss the top challenges preventing you from reaching the goals you identified in the self-assessment.


During each session we'll identify opportunities to overcome roadblocks and create plans to reach goals you've set.


The activities performed during each session will depend on what you need help with and how your project and career is changing.


I offer coaching packages to meet with me twice a month.


Make a bigger impact on your career (and get a discount) by purchasing a longer term package.


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How we'll get you results

  • 1
    Confidential advocate for your project, career, and life
  • 2
    23 years of experience on over 30 software projects
  • 3
    One on one feedback and guidance
  • 4
    Tailored to the challenges of engineers and leaders
  • 5
    Healthy methods for coping with pressure and complexity
Software Development Coach Jayme Edwards

Hi, I’m...
Jayme Edwards

If you’re anything like me, you loved working on software at first.


But I’m guessing you’ve run into some of these snags we all hit:

  • Anxiety over meeting your deadlines
  • People communicating poorly with you
  • Frustration with technology in your product
  • Low energy, creativity, or focus
  • People not supporting your ideas
  • Employers breaking promises with you

Believe me, I’ve been there.


You may even be like how I was…

I used to come in late, work odd hours, enjoy the perks of being a developer - and got good at building software.


But I was was frustrated with the meetings, politics, and how things always seemed to distract me.


I thought - “I just want to write code!”.


But I had a humbling experience when I moved to Austin, Texas 13 years ago.


After working as an employee for 10 years, I went into consulting. 


In my first year of consulting, my performance review was BRUTAL.


My colleagues told me I could be a jerk, and I knew deep down it was true.


Even though everyone I worked with told me I was one of the most brilliant people they knew:


I wasn’t easy to talk to, and I actually didn’t like being around people very much.


It seemed I’d reached a point in my career where I couldn’t move forward without some changes.


So I spent 10 years reading books, learning from other consultants, and working with over 30 companies.


And it took a lot of trial and error, but I started to see some patterns emerge.


I didn’t need to be around people more, I just needed to stop doing some things that turned them off.


And I figured out ways to keep people relaxed when my estimates were wrong!


Once I discovered these things, I began showing others how to break through their own barriers...


And finally understood why agile software development wasn't delivering on it's promises.


Most companies were actually FAKE Agile - they didn't make changes easier on anyone.

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I can’t force your path. I can provide insight and direction - but you must walk through the door...



Going back 23 years ago - to when I started my career - I made a crucial decision that proved invaluable:

I let other people I work with know that I wanted to be mentored.


And my successes wouldn’t have been possible without their advice.


They always saw my potential and wanted to see me get to the next level.

So if I can be of any help, I’d love to serve you the same way through my unique perspective.



There are a few things you should know about me before we get started:

  • I am a generalist with broad experience (most programming languages, cloud platforms, devices, and platforms). I can help you see things that only someone who has had exposure to a variety of industries and technologies can reveal.

  • A big part of my job is to uplift and inspire you to be the best you can be. With that being said, I will not sugar coat my advice if I see an opportunity for you to avoid pain.

  • I can't force your path. I can provide insight and direction - but you must walk through the door. Always make the right decisions yourself for your career, despite what I or anyone else suggests.

  • I don’t care for intolerance and division. We all have a unique perspective and gifts to share. If you enjoy cutting down people who aren’t like you, I may not be able to help.

  • I've been overweight, an approval addict, and struggled with burnout over my life. I will not judge you for how you've coped with the challenges you’re up against. But I’m also not a licensed therapist. 😉

Let's make 2019 your breakthrough year!

They say

Tim Hall Software Consultant
Tim Hall Software Consultant

I was fortunate enough to work with Jayme during my most recent project where I was fulfilling a new role as automated QA. Anytime I contacted him to ask for help, Jayme patiently taught me everything he could about Azure DevOps with which I’d never worked before. He taught me so much that I was able to become our team’s Azure expert. Without Jayme’s help, I don’t believe I could have fulfilled my responsibilities in time. The foundation he provided is what allowed me to be the mentor of the entire development team for Azure DevOps. I highly recommend Jayme for coaching.

Timothy Hall

 

Jayme Edwards is a software developer coach.

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Software development coaching packages

Ready for experienced, confidential guidance to accelerate your career?

To get started, schedule a free 30 minute consultation and we'll discuss your unique situation.

After your consultation, pick the package below that best meets your needs.

Sessions

Breakthrough your most pressing software development challenges.

$

999

  • Techniques learned from over 30 software projects
  • Personalized solutions to your toughest challenges with people, projects, and work/life balance
  • Book your sessions anytime over a period of two months
  • Includes enough sessions to meet twice a month
16 Sessions

Save 20% and get personal coaching from Jayme for the next eight months!

$ 3999

$

3199

  • Techniques learned from over 30 software projects
  • Personalized solutions to your toughest challenges with people, projects, and work/life balance
  • Book your sessions anytime over a period of eight months
  • Includes enough sessions to meet twice a month
  • 20% discount (you save $800)

How coaching packages work

Coaching packages offer you a bundle of 55 minute sessions to book over the duration of the package (2 months, 4 months, or 8 months). 

Upon purchase of your package, you'll receive an email with a link you can click to quickly book sessions online.

My online booking will allow you to see what time slots I have available so you can book single, or recurring sessions

I'm available for sessions from 1:00pm-5:00pm Central Standard Time, Monday through Friday.

Each session you attend will reduce the number remaining in your package by one.

I recommend a session twice a month for the duration of your package.

However, you are free to schedule sessions more or less frequently depending on your needs and my availability.

Read more about the terms & conditions of coaching or contact me for any questions you have. I'd love to help you!

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