Who are you?
I'm Zaharenia. I have more than fifteen years of experience working in tech, leading design teams to create usable, beautiful digital products for most of them.
In the summer of 2021, I decided to offer free coaching to young professionals from underrepresented minorities. I was blown away by how well this went. I realised how much impact I could have by helping people navigate their careers in tech. Not too long after that, I started a coaching business.
I love learning in the open and sharing my experience with a wide range of people. I also write at Leading by Design about management and leadership.
I’m extremely grateful for the mentoring sessions I’ve had with Zaharenia. She has helped me take the next step in my career with confidence.
— Agnès Giannaros
How will coaching benefit me?
Depending on your experience, coaching can help you in several ways:
- If you're a junior professional, we can navigate the complex tech industry together, allowing you to shape your ideal career path.
- If you're a mid/senior professional, I can provide guidance and support you to do your best work daily.
- If you're a new manager, I can guide you through your management transition and help you find confidence in your new role.
Zaharenia has been nothing but helpful during our mentoring sessions. She is always willing to provide feedback, but also provide me with a rich range of sources and tools I could use during my work.
— Dimitra Glenti
How does it work, exactly?
We'll start with a 30 minutes intro call, where we'll set the base for our coaching relationship. We'll discuss your current reality, goals and definition of success.
Following the intro, we'll set our meeting schedule together. The minimum length of a coaching session is one hour. We can meet weekly, biweekly or monthly, depending on your needs. We will use a shared agenda to keep track of our meeting notes and action items.
During the session, I will mainly ask questions and keep you accountable. As you can understand, things might get awkward. But we're embracing that awkwardness! That is how we know we're doing impactful work.
Between our sessions, I will answer any questions you might have and share any relevant resources so that you're set for success.
I feel grateful Zaharenia has been my mentor throughout job seeking - she has been encouraging, empowering and has always provided constructive feedback and advice.
— Katerina Tsiapi
How much does it cost?
It all depends on the coaching relationship! Sometimes you need constant support throughout the next six months; other times, you want to tackle a particularly thorny problem in the next thirty days.
If you want to dabble in coaching, we can arrange ad hoc sessions, but this will cost more than booking multiple sessions at once. I always add a 20% discount to session packages, so there's no reason not to book them in advance.
I'm sold! When do we start?
That is lovely! I look forward to meeting you. Just head over to my calendar to book a free intro call!
If you're a leader looking to elevate your team's skill set and actively help them in their career development, drop me a line, and we'll work something out together.