Early & Aspiring CTO Tribe

Members of this tribe are ambitious and motivated but often facing a steep learning curve which can seem daunting at times.

Joining this tribe gives you the opportunity to learn and share alongside a cohort of like minded peers facing similar operational challenges.  You also receive free access to our CTO leadership foundation course and our global community of tech leaders.

It’s a dynamic and diverse environment with a micro-community of tech leaders keen to learn and share their unique perspective.


What You Receive

Carefully matched cohort of tech leadersOnboarding coaching session with tribe coachBenchmarked leadership skills assessment90 min coaching sessions each month (x 12)Tribe socialisation inc. private slack channelJoin our global community of tech leadersMeasurable target outcomes and accountabilityLifetime access to CTO Academy course material

Who is in this Tribe?

Recently Appointed CTOs, Tech Founders, Startup CTOs, Department Heads and Aspiring CTOs.

Session Focus

Each month the coach will lead this tribe through a headline topic and via direct experiences and breakout sessions enable a rich circulation of ideas and solutions.

Sessions will cover specific topics;

  • Leadership Values and Definition of Success
  • Mindset, Confidence and Blockers
  • Team Building and Effective Hiring
  • Q&A with Cross-Functional Guests
  • Communication and Negotiation Skills
  • Business Goals, Strategy, Trends
  • Managing Change for You and Your Team
  • Personal Space and Time Management
  • Presentation Skills & Personal Branding

Follow Up

At the end of each session you receive a recording of the discussion plus follow up notes and material from your coach.

Some thoughts on the Early Stage Tribe ....

We know this tribe very well as many of our 1:1 coaching clients are faced with challenges about process, hiring, product, confidence and career.

So we understand the challenges they face and the extra leverage they gain from the power of group learning and sharing of experiences.

It’s a really powerful and confidential resource to lean on.
Andrew Weaver
Co-Founder, CTO Academy
A really interesting group of people facing similar challenges and willing to share knowledge and experiences that confirm you’re not alone! I have gained a lot from the experience and Jason provides some excellent guidance and follow up material. Highly recommended.
Mostafa Khattab
CTO, WakeCap Technologies

Working With Tech Leaders

Tribe Facilitators

Based in New Mexico, Jim is one of the senior leadership coaches at CTO Academy with a coaching customer base of US wide tech leaders.

He is a highly experienced tech leader with extensive business achievements over a wide range of domains. He has been a core part of the management team in 2 successful exits in start up and mid range businesses.

Jim leads our coaching tribes in the American time zones.
Jim Mortensen
CTO, Lecturer and Coach
Co-founder of CTO Academy with 20+ years of senior level tech leadership. Jason is an entrepreneur CTO with extensive board level IT innovation experience.

He has managed complex enterprise projects with exits and been technical director of several software businesses.

He specializes with Innovation, strategic & operational planning, training, technical sales and software agile project management and having personally coached >200 CTO Academy clients, he brings significant experience into his role as Tribe leader.
Jason Noble
CTO, Lecturer and Coach

Tribe Membership

Carefully matched cohort of tech leadersInitial coaching session with tribe coach90 minute group sessions per monthAccess to tech leadership coachGlobal community of tech leaders50% off all CTO Academy courses


Ready to Join This Tribe?