DevReady PodcastBuild a Happy Tech Team with Alexandra Andrews from My Personal Coach – Ep# 76 – DevReady Podcast

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In this episode of the DevReady Podcast, Andrew Romeo sits with his coach, Alexandra Andrews, Managing Director and Executive Coach Director of My Personal Coach and over the duration of a little more than half an hour, they discuss the difference that getting the right coach can make to not just one’s business but also to one’s other projects and relationships.

“The deeper and more connected you are with that ‘why’: is going to be the fuel that keeps you going. – Alexandra Andrews

Over the course of her career, Alexandra has donned many hats, and being a Coach Extraordinaire has been her forte for the last fourteen years. Having worked for years and years in different businesses, whether her own or one where she worked with people, Alex, surely brings to the coaching arena, a whole world of experience. As she puts it, in all the hours coaching, there is probably not a situation that she hasn’t overcome for her clients and she credits her intuition and gut feeling for that. As per her, everyone has filters, and her job as a coach is to decipher what lies beyond that filter and to get to the root of the problem, on both personal and professional fronts. Alex has mastered the art of trusting her gut and then questioning and pulling things apart when she senses that the client has a filter and that there’s no authenticity and connection in what she is being told. Her intuition is, indeed, her secret weapon.

Many in the business are either driven by ego or are victims to paralysis by analysis, and Alex’s advice to those is, first and foremost, to work out the ‘Whys’: why are you making a certain business decision, why are you thinking a certain thing. She furthers, the key then is to never settle for the first answer because that is the ‘safe answer’, the filter that we all use, either knowingly or unknowingly. She emphasizes that there is a need to dig deeper and to keep on asking until one gets to that fundamental, heartfelt ‘Why’.

She furthers, the key then is to never settle for the first answer because that is the ‘safe answer’, the filter that we all use, either knowingly or unknowingly. She emphasizes that there is a need to dig deeper and to keep on asking until one gets to that fundamental, heartfelt ‘Why’.

Topics Covered:
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Overcoming ‘Paralysis by Analysis
· The Process of Building a Happy-Team
· Understanding Team Dynamics
· Right People for the Right Roles
· Assessing and Reflecting