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Cesar M.
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Successful big-tech Program Manager and servant-leader with over a decade of experience coaching professionals seeking clarity, confidence, purpose, focus, career alignment and growth, and work-life fulfillment.

Full Bio

Cesar's unique background is the reason he's able to deeply connect with early careers and seasoned leaders alike on their journey to success in all aspects of life. His degrees are in Engineering, Business, Computer Science, and Human-Computer Interaction. He has held leadership positions and people manager roles over the past decade, including his dream job at Microsoft.

His no-fluff approach is to dig deep and support his clients in transforming their lives and careers by focusing on creating the right mindset, finding their purpose, and creating a plan to achieve their goals. Cesar works with his clients to perfect their personal brand, including resume LinkedIn profiles and learning to leverage your network. He works closely with clients to hone their interview skills and helps them build successful negotiation strategies for landing the perfect offer from companies like Amazon and Boeing. Cesar also works with established professionals to build intangible skills like purpose, clarity, confidence, leadership, and mindset, that make a lasting impact on the client's success.

Notable Client Achievements Helped an interviewing professional receive and negotiate their big-tech job offer to increase their total compensation by over $130,000

Coached a big-tech Principal Engineering Manager on leadership and confidence to support their new team.

Provided application process, resume, and interview coaching to a struggling Computer Science student who landed multiple interviews and offers and ultimately accepted a role at Amazon.

CREDENTIALS
  • "8+ years of Engineering and Big Tech experience (Microsoft, VMware, John Deere, Cummins)"
  • Coaching Breakthrough Business Program Graduate
  • 12+ years of leadership and coaching experience
  • UIUC Engineering Bachelor's in Computer Science
  • UIUC Business Minor (focus in Negotiations)
INDUSTRIES
  • Computer Hardware, Computer Software, Education, Information Technology, Mechanical Or Industrial Engineering, Non Profit
EXPERIENCE WITH
  • Jobs with functions like Customer Service, Engineering, Software Development, Product Management, Project Management, Consulting
EXPERTISE
  • Staying Motivated, Finding Direction, Early Career, Providing Interview Feedback, Job Search Strategy, Experienced Individual Contributor, Effective Negotiations, Leveraging Your Network, New Grads, New People Manager, Personal Branding, Personal Transformation, Writing Resumes, Self Esteem Confidence

Q&A

Describe your coaching style.

I embody No-Fluff across the board. You don't need motivation, you need a clear plan of action that leads to the result that lights you up inside. You don't need positivity, you need logical and practical mindset shifts that change your perspective of the world. We don't solve "leaf" problems, we dig to the roots that are causing the leaf problems in the first place - that's where life-changing results are made.

Who is your ideal client and why?

"My ideal clients have 3 key qualities: 1. They are coachable, meaning they're ready to listen and take action. The perfect cake recipe works every time, but only if the baker follows every single step. The recipe for success is no different. 2. They're willing to get uncomfortable, meaning ok with taking a magnifying glass to their vulnerabilities in the name of strengthening them, and trying things they've never done before. 3. Finally, they're hungry and willing to take massive action, meaning they're done settling for ordinary and ready to step into the extraordinary version of themselves that they know they can become."

How do you measure success with a client?

I've always defined success as having everything I need to achieve whatever I wanted and having the know-how, abilities, tools, and strategies to get to work and make it happen. My clients grow by gaining clarity and taking actionable steps every single week, are completely unblocked and enabled after our calls, and walk away empowered with all the above.

What is your coaching superpower?

"Individualization. I've always had a natural ability to understand individuals and tailor everything to every single client's needs to accelerate and maximize growth and success, based on what that means for them. I also base everything on logic in truth and refuse to stop digging until we find those roots. The path forward is always simple once we get there, but getting there is a science and an art, and I'm proud to teach it."

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