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Tech Lead Managers: Balancing Two Full Jobs

First Session: 

Hosted by Ei-Nyung Choi

Fractional CTO, Technical Advisor, Angel Investor, Principal Engineer at tEQuitable

I've managed multiple teams on large and small projects at multiple companies. In the last several years, I've mentored dozens of tech lead managers to great success, including on the Plato platform; I consider mentoring tech lead managers my superpower. I've also coached dozens more people making the rough transition between engineer and management (even without the expectations to code). With my experience, I'm confident I can provide valuable advice and strategies to help the participants prioritize their work and manage their time better. I'm excited to lead this Circle and help the participants become better and more effective tech lead managers. Your management and your direct reports will notice the difference.

Circle Description

Tech lead managers have the hardest job in tech. You are expected to manage people AND to produce code, and to be excellent at both. You used to be incredible at delivering code, and now, it feels like you are doing both halves of your job not so well. This Circle will help tech lead managers figure out what to prioritize. We will look at effective delegation, planning, and leveling up of a team’s technical skills. Most importantly, we will help you develop strategies to clarify what your specific organization needs of you in your role.

Limited to 10 spots

Total Cost:  $350

Pay with your L&D budget

Benefits of joining this Circle:

  • Engage in interactive learning with a limited group of peers ( limited to 10 spots)
  • Bring your own challenges and the Ei-Nyung will be able to help in live
  • Lifetime access to all session material: slides, templates, recordings and additional resources


  • Engineering team size: More than 3 members
  • Years of experience: At least 5 years
  • Career stage: Mid-Senior level
  • Currently required to both manage people and write code

Cohort Includes:


Staff iOS Engineer at EarnIn

Team Lead at Shopify

+ 1 others

What people are saying about Ei-Nyung

I'm very grateful to have been mentored by Ei-Nyung and been able to benefit from her expertise and guidance! No matter what issues I brought to her, she always had a thoughtful and insightful response. Whether it was helping me navigate communication issues, optimizing my workflow, or just providing general career advice, Ei-Nyung always had actionable and inspiring advice!

Pierre Thirouin - Staff Software Engineer @ BlaBlaCar

I've left every single session getting out more than what I expected. Ei-Nyung always manages to catch the small important details from a conversation and use them to get to the core on an issue being discussed. She often implant bits and pieces of wisdom that I find myself thinking about in my day to day as I navigate through challenges. She's also down to earth and a fun conversationalist!

Ivaylo Karageurov - Head of Financial Engineering @ Derivative Path, Inc.

I wish I was able to select multiple kudos for Ei-Nyung! I am so grateful for my time being mentored by her, I constantly received actionable advice and always felt so heard and inspired after our sessions. Ei-Nyung really cares about her mentees and took the time to dive deep into the challenges I was facing all while taking the best notes I've ever seen! I still refer back to them regularly. Our sessions were packed with amazing insights, great conversation and a lot of fun :D She has so much technical and leadership experience to share, anyone would be lucky to have her as their mentor!

Purvi Kanal - Senior Software Engineer @ PagerDuty


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