We Will Help You Turn IT Into a Trusted Business Partner
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Product life-cycles used to play out over decades. Today we talk about years and in some instances months. There is enormous pressure on every business to change and adapt. Survival depends on it. Technology is the main reason for this pressure. The only way to keep ahead is to aggressively adopt technology.
Think about this!
Who is the the person with the highest technology IQ in your business?
Of course YOU! And because of this, you are also in the perfect position to figure out how to create value from technology. And thereby gain trust...
But only if you learn how to talk business first.
Since engaging with Xuviate, I've dramatically improved my standing in the business and it only took three things:
1) Wanting to be better
2) Opening myself up to new ideas
3) Trying, learning and trying again
JASON SICHKARYK // IT Director at Rosenau Transport, Canada
Receive inspiration, guidance and ideas to solve problems and move forward with confidence
Practice the language of business and push to deliver more and more business value.
Learn how to influence colleagues and kick-start a digital transformation from the ground up.
Our coaching approach is revolutionary because we don't promise miracles (at least not right away) but instead focus on creating an environment where you are periodically forced to stand still, evaluate your options and take a few small steps forward.
The philosophy is simple: If you start with where you are today, these small steps add up and lead to visible changes that get noticed in just a few months. That is our promise!
IT runs in the blood of co-founders Mark Geschke and Mathias Tölken. In 1994 they founded their first IT services company which they sold in 2015 when it had grown to 65 employees. Since 2010, the majority of their time went to figuring out how to create more business value from IT. This is how Xuviate was born.
As principal coaches, Mark and Mathias combine their vast business and IT knowledge with modern management tools and methods such as Lean, Agile, Kanban and Kaizen to always ask one question: What is the most ambitious next step you can take today?
Kanban in particular is turning out to be a modern-day Swiss Army Knife for the IT leader and we don't know of a single IT leader who has not had huge success with it.
At Xuviate we continuously think about the big picture. Our tools and models, weekly eXpander video interviews and thought-provoking blog articles provide best-practice guidance and establish a common language that makes it easier to learn from each other.
Learning together is what are really passionate about and why we have created eXuviate, the free network for IT leaders in mid-sized businesses.
Xuviate helped me get started with Kanban in IT and within days we doubled IT throughput and dramatically improved team morale. Today I lead strategy for a major new business initiative. When we started a bit more than a year ago I had no idea just how quickly things could change!
JOHAN PRETORIUS // Group IT Leader and OCTi Strategist at Aerosud
Schedule a call and help us understand your present situation and needs. We'll figure out a coaching plan just for you.
Your most important step is to say yes to coaching. Your initial commitment should be at least 3 months. Next we pair you with a group and/or coach. Last we finalise the order and help you prepare.
Each session we help you focus on your most important goals and challenges. Together we think through your options. Finally we encourage you to commit to 1 or 2 specific steps you can take before the next session. Next session we'll reflect on what happened and repeat the exercise.
We know you worry about whether this will work for you, but we don't want you to. That is why we offer a 90-day money-back guarantee, no questions asked, as long as you attend your sessions.
The risk is on us!
I really battled to see non-technical work as valuable but nowadays I just love solving real business problems with the many powerful tools and methods I have learned since working with Xuviate.
RAY LESLIE // IT Managers at Weylandts Home, South Africa
Without costing anything, you can still access most of the business coaching benefits by joining the exclusive eXuviate Network:
Initially I was sceptical about how much practical value I would get from peer-coaching but today I can just look back at the many small changes I have made and reflect on how I’ve grown and how much more efficiently IT operations is running.
BRANDEN PATIENCE // Senior IT Manager, Mazars, South Africa
How often do you procrastinate because finding the right option is just so very difficult? How often do you slap your head when your carefully crafted business proposal is again rejected for cost reasons? How many business projects run over budget because your business just cannot move fast enough? The point is, how IT is currently viewed in your business may already be costing your business a great deal.
Facilitated Peer-Coaching Group
* Price only valid for an annual commitment
from US$ 650
We are so confident that you will get enormous benefit from the coaching sessions that we offer a no-nonsense, money back guarantee within the first 90 days of purchase, no questions asked. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions for more details.
Our coaching services are available anywhere in the world and all we require to get started is a good enough Internet connection to interact via video call.
Masterminds groups have long been used by entrepreneurs and like-minded individuals to support each other on their growth journeys. IT is no different. Every session a few IT leaders will be in the Hotseat (i.e. We focus as a group on their problems) and everyone else will get a short chance to provide feedback on what happened since the last session. Even if you are not in the Hotseat, you will still learn something because the topic will still be relevant (as we all share similar problems) and by helping somebody else you will create an opportunity to more objectively reflect on your own situation. This is often where the biggest "A-ha" moments come from.
Creating groups with just the right amount of sameness to create belonging but sufficient diversity to create robust value for everyone is a skill we believe we are particularly good with. We use geographic location, industry, company size, professional maturity, needs profile and a fair amount of "gut feel" to find a perfect match. Sometimes we don't even understand why we have made a particular pairing decision. It just works :-)
Absolutely! In fact, this is a really good reason for why you should join! Many IT leaders in mid-sized businesses have burned out trying to convince their organisations of the massive opportunity for using technology more strategically. It is so much easier to go down this path knowing that you have lots of peers that can back you and help you through the difficult times.