Become a High Performing Technology Executive
With Technology Executive Coach Nicholas Foster
There is an opposing force that has put a cap on your career progression. An opposing force that you fail to acknowledge as it’s created your success so far.
Want to find out what it is and how you can proactively overcome it?
Work with me one to one and get the clarity, strategies, challenge and accountability needed to navigate your executive journey.
Hi, I’m Nick.
I’m an executive coach who specialises in enabling ambitious technology leaders to reach and excel at the executive level while not burning out and impacting their relationships with their loved ones.
I spent over 15 years as a global technology executive at Credit Suisse and UBS. During this time, I built and led global development teams of over 300 people, managed complex strategic change programmes of up to $40m and was accountable for one of the most critical trade management systems in the bank.
My clients are usually:
=> Technology leaders who are struggling to navigate the exponential transition to the senior level.
=> Technology leaders who want to increase their leadership performance or the performance of their teams.
=> Technology leaders whose work demands, and expectations are causing them to burn out or impact their relationships with their loved ones.
=> Technology leaders who are outwardly successful, but inwardly unfulfilled, unsatisfied or unhappy in their current role.
They like the fact that I’m qualified as a coach, can speak the same language, and share experienced insights as a senior technology leader and parent.
Do you want to learn how working together can accelerate your leadership and career agenda?
If so, let’s have a conversation.
Nick’s background as an experienced business leader alongside being a dedicated parent has made his guidance and advice particularly helpful and insightful. Nick has provided me with balanced and constructive guidance toward shaping the next step in my career, along with practical advice on making the next step happen.
Nick is a highly effective and experienced Executive Coach and technology leader. What I find most inspiring about him is his passion to help professionals achieve the most out of their careers. He generously shares insights and advice on social media that I have found hugely beneficial. In the 6 months that Nick and I worked together, he took me through a journey of discovery and reflection about myself and my opportunities.
I found his coaching style to be both uniquely flexible and highly focused. As I progressed, my objectives for our engagement evolved and he adapted the programme to accommodate that. At the same time, he managed the programme so that I achieved more clarity and objectivity as we progressed. By the end, he had given me the tools to define objectives and steer a course toward achieving those as I progress through my career.
Nick helped me a lot to understand my real situation at work during 2020 (affected by COVID-19 heavily) and helped to discover ways out to a brighter future. With his help, I’ve realized all the benefits of the potential role that become available at the end of 2020, and I made a career move that has brought a lot of relief and now I could consider myself much more relaxed and passioned about my work again. After coaching sessions, I’ve managed to identify areas of my personal development and now I have a backlog of action items that would help me to progress further. Thanks a lot, Nick for your support.
Nick is a thoughtful and inspiring leader. It was a privilege to draw on his extensive experience to develop strategies for professional development. Running your own business can be challenging but Nick identified opportunities for diversification within an industry he understands extremely well and brought focus to our goals and objectives. He held me to account and pushed me far outside my comfort zone! Nick was integral to us securing new clients and helped expand my network greatly. In particular Nick helped me establish a routine that works for me and my family. For anyone seeking coaching in developing and growing a business or career advancement I would not hesitate to recommend Nick. I consider myself fortunate to have had him as a mentor.
My earliest memory of Nick was from my time at Credit Suisse where he was seen as an inspiring senior leader. Years later I came across his blog posts and many of them resonated with my feelings and situation. Nick has been through important career situations that many of us could learn from. Reaching out to Nick for formal coaching has really helped me refine my vision about where I want to get to and focus on what my next actions might be to get there. Nick pushes me outside my comfort zone of thinking and I am grateful for the insightful journey that has unravelled for me as a result.
t’s rare to come across standout talent and an ethical person like Nicholas. I have the pleasure of working with Nicholas for two years now as my mentor helping me to secure a role as Credit Risk Analyst since my graduation in 2018 and his advice remain an undeniable daily motivation and a clear pathway for my career. Above all I have been always impressed by Nicholas professionalism thus he earns my highest recommendation.
I had a really great coaching session with Nick this morning! I found it particularly useful how he broke things down for me. Working alone for the majority of the time, it often becomes difficult to see the bigger picture, and it was incredible to have such detailed and constructive input. Nick made a point of sending me away with small, manageable tasks to complete, which was incredibly helpful. I highly recommend booking a strategy call with Nick – you will not be disappointed!
Nicholas has been great support during my stage of evaluating my next career steps. He is a very good listener and is able to cleverly question my language and behaviour. As a certified Coach myself I value and appreciate his coaching skills and I would recommend him to anyone who is questioning their current career.
Nick helped change my life…. he is an understanding and thoughtful career coach who helped me re-evaluate what was important and how to make the changes I needed for my mental well-being. Through only a few sessions we identified a couple of alternative strategies to refocus me on where I was heading and what I was going to do next. He opened my eyes to alternatives I didn’t think possible and with his support I changed my professional direction in ways I could not have imagined. His insight and probing style enabled me to take the leap of faith I needed to help me see a brighter and happier future. Thanks Nick.
I was lucky enough to coach with Nick at a time when I needed to make some big decisions on next steps in my further coaching studies and my career. He helped give me the confidence to hold a safe space for myself to begin to enable to let my ‘niche find me’. Coaching with Nick encouraged me to take time to explore and focus on thinking through what future options best suited my values and my passions. This ability to help someone to increase their self-awareness is hard and shows the skill and balance Nick brings to his coaching sessions to enable someone else to being to make the right decisions based on their thoughts for the future. In addition and importantly Nick firmly but fairly kept me on track of what was my reality so that I could clearly call out my options for the future and feel like I had found a way forward focusing on my direction rather than just my recent previous skills. This helped me think bigger and remove the limitations around options for next steps. If you are looking for a great, interested and transformational coach with a focus on IT individuals to facilitate you finding your balance in your live, learning and career I would not hesitate to recommend Nick.
I was a client of Nick’s for a few months, having connected at a critical time I was shaping the next chapter of my career. His support as a coach was invaluable as he provided professional and objective advice and challenged me in an encouraging and supportive way as I developed my plans. I highly recommend his services – thank you Nick!
Personally, the year has been a huge success, ending with a promotion that I had been targeting. The feedback from management as part of the promotion process highlighted my leadership skills which were the key area on which Nick, and I worked. I would wholeheartedly recommend Nick to anyone who is looking to challenge and improve themselves whilst staying true to whom they want to be