Chris Iskander



Chris Iskander


Executive Coach


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Leaders in small to mid-sized technology companies work with me when they realize it’s one thing to optimize code, but they need a whole new toolkit when it comes to getting the most out of people and teams.

Technology leaders, executives, and founders commonly report the following frustrations:
• inability to execute on organizational vision and strategy;
• operational silos that fail to communicate – causing unproductive conflict, cynicism, and apathy;
• problems with quality, implementation, and customer satisfaction.

At the same time, engineers, developers, and product owners often complain of the following:
• unclear requirements that lead to frustrating rework;
• too many priorities – resulting in overwhelm, burnout, and technical debt that never gets cleaned up;
• management decisions that seem disconnected from operational realities.

It doesn’t have to be this way.

I help executives, leaders, engineers, and teams in small to mid-sized tech companies dramatically improve their communication and effectiveness, which produces several tangible benefits:
• clarity of vision, alignment, and collaboration – within work groups and across functional units;
• dramatic improvements in morale, quality, innovation, and customer satisfaction;
• engagement, fulfillment, and flow in the workplace.

Unlike other coaches and facilitators who are heavy on soft skills and light on real world experience and results, I am an engineer with over 13 years of experience at a rapid-growth, high-stress, mission critical tech start-up – which grew from a 12 person team into a world-leading organization of 300+ employees, and provided a successful exit for the shareholders.

Having worked in DevOps, Product Management, Sales, Customer Success, and international Project Management, I’ve seen it all. I have developed business processes, led Agile transformations, navigated two corporate mergers, helped design and implement an organizational restructuring, and trained customers, partners, and staff along the way. As a seasoned technology professional, I have lived and breathed the challenges you face every day.

I am also a skilled executive coach, with credentials from the Center for Executive Coaching and the International Coaching Federation (ICF).

If you are a leader in a small to mid-sized tech company and would benefit from the clarity, confidence, and peace of mind that come with dramatically improved performance and cohesion, please feel free to contact me. I would be delighted to discuss your specific challenges and see if we’re a mutual match.


B.A.Sc., M.Eng

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Communication coaching, Executive coaching, Leadership coaching, Life coaching, Performance coaching