Modern Software Developers

It’s difficult for me to admit it, but I struggled with self-doubt, lacked self-belief and my confidence was low at all levels of a career in software development, spanning 20 years. It was only when I focused on my wellbeing, mentally and physically, that my career improved massively, as did my relationships at home and at work.

After speaking to countless developers, I’ve discovered that many developers struggle with the same issues I did and more. Unfortunately, the wellbeing pitfalls within software development are often not acknowledged. There is very little support for software developers from someone who knows what they go through daily and can relate to them.

I believe that to excel in our industry, the modern software developer needs a strategy to prioritise their wellbeing and as a Licensed Mindspan Peak Performance Coach and Personal Trainer, with 20 years software development experience, I have the tools to provide it.

Mental wellbeing – Mindset Coaching

There are so many areas of software development that can have an impact on your mental wellbeing.

  • The responsibility of leading a team
  • Speaking up in meetings
  • The pressure and stress of live deployments
  • Sharing your ideas and solutions
  • Team collaboration
  • Feeling judged by comments on your pull request
  • Feeling like you don’t know enough

As a licensed Mindspan Peak Performance coach, I offer mindset coaching that’s based on the Mindspan Triad Framework and over 2 decades of software development experience at all levels, specifically for software developers.

1-2-1 coaching can provide the tools to protect your wellbeing and make you feel more comfortable being you. Coaching can contribute to greater self-belief, confidence, collaboration and communication skills which are all essential to modern software developers.

What is Mindspan

The Mindspan content has been created using findings from 20+ areas of psychology, including emotional intelligence, CBT, NLP, personal development & sports psychology. These findings form this unique framework called the Mindspan Triad which comprises 3 psychologies and 9 mental competencies that positive drive performance.

At RD Coached we use this tried and tested formula in combination with over 20 years of software development experience to deliver high performance to our clients.

How you’ll benefit

Improved Self-image & Confidence

Improved Relationships

More Optimistic & Ambitious

Become More Decisive

Reduced Feelings of Imposter Syndrome

More Resilient to Stress & Anxiety

Feel More in Control of Yourself & Life

Physical wellbeing – Fitness

Your physical wellbeing as a software developer is incredibly important. It can help you manage stress, increase creativity and improve your focus. Physical activity, coupled with a few nutritional tweaks and the right amount of sleep, can go a long way to providing you with much more energy too, which is vital for performance.

You may be wondering what the difference is between personal training and online fitness coaching. Both options can help you reach your health and fitness goals, but they work in different ways. Personal training is one-on-one coaching that happens in person with a professional trainer. It’s great if you want to boost your motivation to exercise and learn new ways to burn calories and boost your metabolism. Online fitness coaching is based on your schedule and gives you the opportunity to workout whenever and wherever you want – while maintaining the accountability provided by a coach.

Online Fitness Coaching

Losing or gaining weight isn’t always easy. Everyone has different goals and bodies, so the kind of support you need changes too. We’re here to help you train for your goal, whatever it is, by providing tailor-made online fitness coaching packages.

Online coaching gives you the flexibility to workout at your convenience with a bespoke plan at your fingertips on the RD Coached app.

It’s like having a PT in your pocket!

Personal Training

In reality, many people don’t have the time or motivation to stay on track with their fitness goals. That’s why we offer personal training, where you can train face to face, one-on-one with a friendly, flexible, experienced trainer who will help guide you every step of the way.

Our personal training packages are designed to help you jump-start your fitness goals, boost your performance and keep you motivated.

Available as single sessions or blocks.