Despite his many years of experience in engineering and engineering leadership roles, Jeff Perry had reached a point in his career where he just wasn’t feeling the motivation he knew he should be. After some soul searching and advice from his wife, he decided to start More Than Engineering, a coaching service aimed at engineers and technology professionals. Since then he has been able to help engineers move into new roles, shift mindsets, and generally become happier not only in their professional lives but in their personal lives.
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With the help of the Arbinger Institute, Jeff shares how he reflects on his attitude towards the people he works with, which eventually became the foundation of his coaching services. He thinks that a change in belief or perspective towards his co-workers lead to positive changes.
"A lot of times, when we’re trying to move through an organizational change, we focus too much on the things we need to do differently but we also need to recognize that we need to be different, and we need to believe differently.” - Jeff Perry
Law of Motion
Jeff takes pride in using scientific principles to help people grow and develop. For instance, he uses Newton’s Law of Motion to demonstrate that he managed to change his stagnant career when he acted on his passion for serving people. He said that being an engineering coach allowed him to assist people in making the changes they want from their careers and love what they do.
“I see a lot of breakthroughs with the people that I work with. These people would say ‘I know something needs to change but I don’t know what that is or how to make that happen, or where I want to go.’ Focusing on the things that you do want, it’s a much more powerful place to be coming from. When we’re trying to make a change, try to identify what we want and move towards that rather than trying to just move away from a negative situation.” - Jeff Perry
Land the Job You Love
While it is important to get a job, it is more worthwhile to get the job you’d love doing. That said, getting the job you like is not easy, and that’s where Jeff enters the picture. His practice includes helping people expand their social network, creating personal branding, and optimizing their resumes and LinkedIn profile. He also offers a simple yet vital technique for interviews, which is to know what the company is looking for and
About Being An Engineer
The Being An Engineer podcast is a repository for industry knowledge and a tool through which engineers learn about and connect with relevant companies, technologies, people resources, and opportunities. We feature successful mechanical engineers and interview engineers who are passionate about their work and who made a great impact on the engineering community.
The Being An Engineer podcast is brought to you by Pipeline Design & Engineering. Pipeline partners with medical & other device engineering teams who need turnkey equipment such as cycle test machines, custom test fixtures, automation equipment, assembly jigs, inspection stations and more. You can find us on the web at www.teampipeline.us