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Hello

Hi, I'm Jon Mechan. Welcome to my online home.

On this page you can find out a little bit more about me, and why it might be interesting for us to have a conversation.

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My Story

What most people know about me is that I'm a successful technology leader with more than 10 years of experience leading large high-performing teams and managing multi-million dollar budgets in multi-billion dollar companies. They've seen me move countries several times and thrive in challenging circumstances. They know that I'm a powerful coach with a track record of developing both up-and-coming leaders and senior executives.

But what most people don't know about me is that throughout my career I have struggled with imposter syndrome. I have often felt like I wasn't good enough.

When I was a kid we moved countries and I changed school 3 times in 3 years. I learned to be invisible - to blend in. I changed my appearance and even my accent, at 11 years old, so that I wouldn't get bullied.

The camouflage that paid off for me as a child didn't work as an adult - I felt like I had potential to be a good leader, but could sometimes get quiet in a busy room, and struggled to build the professional relationships required to get access to leadership roles. And still felt that I wasn't good enough.

Thanks to some excellent bosses I learned how to lead and to manage with a very human approach to leadership. And I rose to executive level roles leading 100-person+ teams. I finally felt like I was good enough.

I have become very good at identifying the spark of leadership in others, and in fanning that to become a powerful flame.

Now, my focus is on helping others to be heard and seen, and to get a seat at the table. To not be overlooked for whatever reason - their gender, skin colour, sexual orientation, or being perceived as 'quiet'. To believe that they are good enough.

 

Are you currently leading - a team, a group, a company - but you're struggling to get to the next level?

Are you an emerging leader? Do you feel like you have great potential, but the opportunities aren't showing up for you?

 

If my story resonates with you, and you want someone to help you along on your journey, then you and I should have a conversation…

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