Individual guidance towards your goals

Engineering mentorship that boosts your skills, your confidence, and your career.

Mentorship for software developers and site reliability engineers

Want to ace your next job interview? Successfully build your startup? Itching to learn high-demand skills? Work with me by your side to offer expert advice and guidance to match your zeal.

In my engineering mentorship program, I support you on your way to your next skill or career goal.

There are as many uses of a mentorship as you can think of! Here are a few examples:

  • Your mentor can help you identify and solve problems as well as provide practical, timely advice.
  • A personal chat or video call with your mentor can be a safe space to think out loud, explore new ideas and do some innovative thinking.
  • When you are pursuing a new skill, your mentor can prepare an overview of worthwhile content, and work with you to create a study plan.
  • You can practice pair programming during which your mentor helps remove blockers and shares best practices on code quality, software design and tooling.

Check out what the IEEE has to say on the benefits of having a mentor in engineering.

If you feel that you could benefit from having a mentor to guide your career and skill growth, we should talk!

Mentorship gets you there faster.

As a member of The Server Room, my membership community, you’ll be able to reach me directly via email and text chat to ask questions, discuss issues, and focus on topics you’d like to go deeper into.

On top of that, you’ll be able to schedule monthly 1:1 video calls with me to discuss your progress, get feedback on your work, or to do pair work.

Did you know that people who get individual mentorship…

  • go into job interviews more confident, and leave them with better success,
  • can deliver work results more quickly and with better quality,
  • leverage their enhanced skill set in salary negotiations,
  • and experience higher job satisfaction and joy of using Open Source software?

Since individual mentorship will give your learning experience a substantial boost, a community membership is also a great complement to my courses!

What can you get out of an engineering mentorship?

Mentorship can have various benefits:

  • Set short- and long-term goals
  • Learn from the experience of others
  • Have better accountability for your progress
  • Get actionable advice
  • Gather feedback to increase self-awareness
  • Increase self-reflecting skills
  • Develop strong communication skills
  • Build your personal brand within a company
  • Increased job satisfaction
  • Gain new perspectives
  • And the list goes on!

How does engineering mentorship work in practice?

A mentorship is a very individual thing. What it’ll look like for you very much depends on your needs, goals and preferences. But there is a specific framework that I apply every time I accompany someone’s growth journey.

First, we’ll work out where you are at the moment, and what your goals are for the longer term:

  • Would you like to switch from a different industry to an IT career and acquire the necessary basic skills?
  • Do you think it’s time you make the jump to a more senior position, but were told you’re lacking some specific skills?
  • Are you interested in widening your horizon from pure software development to areas such as DevOps or SRE?
  • Have you decided to learn a whole new skill set, for example a programming language or a web development framework?

I’m sure there are more reasons to get personal guidance than I can ever list here. Anyway, it’s up to you to determine the destination!

Next, it’s going to be my job to plot the course there, to come up with a learning path that we’ll walk together in the upcoming months.

And then, we’ll simply start the journey, always making adjustments as needed. We’ll have regular exchanges via chat and email. And in our monthly 1:1 calls, we’ll discuss your progress and next steps. If you like, we can also use them for practical work (e.g. pair programming).

Over the course of your engineering membership in The Server Room, we can repeat this process for as many goals as you come up with.

A mentorship is for you if…

  • …you have a goal. Having clearly defined goals will help us both track your progress and make sure that you achieve what you’ve set out to do.
  • …you’re prepared to put in the time and effort to make continuous progress. If, on the other hand, you don’t have the focus and the time required to do the work, you won’t see results, and I won’t be able to contribute in a way that’s meaningful (and thus worth your expense).

Mentorship plans

Reach your goals faster and more efficiently.

I help DevOps people to grow their skills and careers by providing them a safe space to learn and practice their craft. Join me and many other DevOps practitioners in The Server Room, my community platform, and get continuous personal guidance on your journey.

Quarterly

€150/mon

Billed as €450 per quarter.

  • Monthly 1:1 coaching calls (€450+ value)
  • Mentorship via email and chat
  • Access to our safe and friendly community including all GOLD membership benefits
Yearly

€75/mon

Billed as €900 per year.

  • All benefits of the quarterly mentorship
  • Monthly 1:1 coaching calls (€1800+ value)
  • Save €900 compared to a quarterly membership

FAQ

I can relate; mentorship requires building trust. How about a free introductory call in which we get to know each other a bit, discuss your goals and how my community of practice may be able to help? Simply schedule a call online.

Great, I’ll be happy to answer it! Simply send me a message.