1-1 Coaching

Experience 1-1 CTO Coaching at CTO Craft Con


Whether you’re a seasoned CTO or someone new to leading in a software engineering team, your role in the ever-changing environment of a start-up or scale-up is complex.


Working with a CTO Coach is a pragmatic and effective way to tackle the challenges and stresses of your role. Our CTO Coaches use a mixture of mentoring and coaching to help you navigate change, build your confidence, accelerate your learning and development and support you in achieving your goals.


As part of the CTO Craft conference we want you to have the opportunity to experience the power of CTO Coaching for yourself.


We are offering a limited number of free half hour slot with one of our excellent CTO Coaches to CTO Craft Con attendees.


We encourage you to bring a challenge that you face to this session and experience getting the support of a CTO Coach in your work.

Joel Chippindale

Joel is a full time CTO Coach and long time member of the CTO Craft team. 


He has over 20 years of experience building, scaling and leading software development teams, mainly in start-ups, including CTO and COO roles at FutureLearn and CTO roles at Econsultancy and Unmade and will be able to share some of his own experiences. 


He specialises in coaching CTOs at start-ups and scale-ups to successfully navigate the many changes in their roles that occur as their company evolves.

Adelina Chalmers

Adelina Chalmers D.P.S.I., Dip H.E. cuts straight to the heart of the matter when advising Chief Technology and Science Officers in tech companies. She focuses entirely on the most pressing issues in the business and usually adds a minimum of $1million worth of value to each company with which she works. She has been working since 2011 with science and technology companies from 50 to 110,000 staff on communication, leadership and strategic challenges. 

She won Cofinitive’s Top 7 People to Watch 2019 with her business, The Geek Whisperer®. She was nominated on Computer Weekly’s Most Influencing Women in IT list in 2021 and won her place in the top 50 Most Influential Women in Tech in 2022 and 2023. She has worked with scientists and engineers from Software Engineer to CEO/CSO/CTO who work for: Fujitsu, ARM, Amazon, Apple, Delotte, Compare the Market, Microsoft and hundreds of scale-ups.