Job Performance Coaching

Performance coaching is: A series of conversations that are designed and conducted to enhance someone’s well being or performance while they are employed.

To be successful in any field, leaders require guidance. Every successful individual in life has a coach, mentor and the right resources to ensure their success.  There is no need to lead your organization and feel like your on your own. TENG Southern California has developed relationships with some of the best job performance resources nationally and in Southern CA.

The first step is to decide what type of support you think that you may need.

  • Coaching
  • Mentoring
  • Resource Referral (recruiter, software/hardware vendor, systems integration, managed services, etc.)

What’s the difference between coaching and mentoring?


Coaching  focuses on concrete issues, such as managing more effectively, speaking more articulately, emotional control, learning how to think strategically, information technology subjects or job transition. Coaching is used to develop specific skills for tasks, challenges and improve your performance at work or life. Coaching usually lasts for a short period of time, maybe even just a few sessions. However, the coaching lasts for as long as is needed, depending on the specific need. When to consider coaching:

  • You’re a business leader who needs to understand more about IT leadership or specific IT areas.
  • You’re an IT leader seeking peer level guidance or resources.
  • Your company wants you to develop specific competencies based on performance management.
  • You’ve been told or feel like your not meeting expectations.
  • A company is introducing a new system or program and you don’t feel prepared.
  • You’re in need of increased competency in a specific area.
  • You need assistance in acquiring a new skill as an additional job responsibility.
  • You’re in job transition and need confidence that your on the right track to landing the right new role.
  • Any given topic that you feel needs improvement.



Mentoring is designed to cultivate knowledge in the next generation of IT Managers or current junior IT Executives. You need a safe environment where you share whatever issues affect your professional and personal success. Although specific learning goals or competencies may be used as a basis for creating the relationship, the focus should go beyond these areas to include things, such as work/life balance, self-confidence, self-perception, and how the personal influences the professional. Mentoring, to be successful, requires time in which you and your mentor can learn about one another and build a climate of trust and open honesty that creates an environment in which you can feel secure in sharing the real issues that impact your success. The goal of mentoring is to develop you not only for the current job, but also for the future. Mentoring programs provide insights into:

  • Understanding the roles and responsibilities of a CIO and leadership.
  • How to prepare yourself for challenges of ever-increasing magnitude.
  • Developing the softer side of IT leadership and the critical importance of relationships.


* SoCal TENG does not receive any referral fees or commissions as part of any recommendations or introductions.