Technical Excellence and Leadership Skills

T12 Pure Consultancy: Mastering Your Fears Like a Jedi


1:30pm - 2:45pm

Level: Intermediate

Alex Thissen

Architect, Lead Developer, and Mentor

During our career in IT, we always thought that being a consultant meant: having to know everything, walking around in expensive suits, writing thick reports that always end up in the customer's desk drawer and charging absurdly high hourly rates… After all, expensive consultants wearing tailor made suits must be good, right?

This scared the crap out of us because a) we didn't know everything and b) we were developers, with our feet firmly on the ground!

Turns out, this mix of humbleness and a practical attitude made us better consultants than we thought possible. In this interactive session we will take you along on our journey, our learnings and our "rulebook" to be a great consultant. Our journey from apprentice to Jedi. No code, no demos, just us! Prepare for an interactive workshop-style session.

You will learn:

  • Understanding common fears during customer and colleague interaction
  • Interact with other consultants, architects and developers
  • Overcoming fears and changing your mindset