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The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselvesĀ  - Steven Spielberg


A coach provides guidance to a client on their goals and helps them reach their full potential. The coach’s guidance helps the client find their own path.

Ideal for:

  • CEOs seeking to better understand how to work more effectively with their CTOs, VP Engineering, and/or technology teams.
  • Career coaching for technologists (job seeker, promotion)


A mentor shares their knowledge, skills, and experience, to help the client develop and grow. Mentoring typically also includes some form of coaching.

Ideal for:

  • CTOs and VPs Engineering seeking to strengthen build more well-rounded leadership skills
  • Engineering or Product Directors seeking to grow their skills
There are so many amazing ways that Kathy has provided guidance and expertise as our company winds its way through our software startup journey. I think her magic is in breaking down big thinking into actionable ideas. You can spin yourself in a circle with everything there is to do. Kathy is always able to get to help us get to the root cause of the problem, and develop experiments to solve the issue. She has transformed the way we approach our product development.
Maggie Mathias, CPO, 2nd Nature
Maggie Mathias
CPO, 2nd Nature
Kathy played a major role in my journey from senior engineer to startup CEO. She helped me understand how to grow a team, how to refine my go-to-market strategy, and overall, manage my startup. She not only understands my technical challenges but also made recommendations on how to manage my team, pitch investors, and hire critical talent. I love Kathy's communication style: it is clear and actionable.
Julian Delange, CEO, Codiga
Julian Delange
CEO, Codiga