Spencer Turner

Lean Product, Service and UX Coaching

I love helping teams and leaders thrive.

Coach, mentor, sounding board, critical friend - whatever you want to call it, everyone needs some support sometimes.

Whether it's figuring out where your role starts and stops, how to grow trust in your team or organisation, how to get a tricky set of senior stakeholders onside or anything else, we're here to help.

I love seeing people grow, feel capable, empowered and enthused to learn more, or be better. It makes us happy!

I think of coaching as analagous to pair programming. Having a navigator applying a second brain, another perspective and diversity of experience invariably gives a more rounded view and generates a wider set of ideas and approaches to consider.

I believe in embracing, enhancing and celebrating the diversity of thinking, needs and approaches that make groups more than the sum of their parts. Not everyone wants to lead, or give talks in public, or speak up in a group. Not everyone can give an answer on the spot. Not everyone likes to write, and that's OK.

While it is important to help people embrace skills they require, we always look to find ways to empower people and to utilise their unique set of skills to communicate and achieve results in ways that suit both them and their colleagues.

Coaching areas

  • Agile/Lean/Lean UX
  • Experimentation
  • Product & Service Design
  • Product Management
  • Planning & Strategy
  • Team Dynamics
  • Communication
  • Personal/Career Development

Rob Calvert, Product Leader, Advisor and Coach

I hired Spencer as a Lean Product coach and consultant. He has a fantastic, deep understanding of Lean principles and product development as a whole.

That's a great thing to draw on in itself, but when combined with years of experience - and being an all-round good chap - it's a combination that is a huge benefit to any individual or organisation.

Nikhil Vijayan, Software Engineer

I owe Spencer a lot! We first met at a UX meetup in London and we only spoke for a couple of minutes about books he'd recommend. This has since led to a 3+ year old mentor-mentee relationship.

He has always answered my questions (technical or otherwise) patiently, with the perfect resource or recommendation.

It's easy to second guess yourself when you feel overwhelmed - his advice has honestly been one of the most invaluable things for my career.

Alan Gardner, Engineering Principal

I worked closely with Spencer for almost five years in both delivery and management roles, and would not hesitate to do so again.

He has been a mentor to me over the years, and I never cease to learn from him. He is the person I turn to first when seeking advice, especially when it comes to stakeholder management, team dynamics, sustainable pace, or the delivery of lean products and services.

To find out how I can help you and your team please Get in touch for a free no-obligation chat.