Francis Lacoste - The VPE Coach

Take you and your team to the next level


As a leader, you have the potential to be the greatest catalyst or inhibitor to your team culture and high-performance

Which one will you be?

I coach leaders to become enablers of their team's fullest potential.

My approach

  • We work 1-1 over regular Zoom calls
  • I use questioning to clarify situations and intentions
  • I can offer multiple models to shed new light on situations.
  • I suggest practices to develop the capacities needed for your situation.
  • I draw on my industry-experience to provide relevant guidance when necessary.
  • When appropriate, I can work directly with the team through coaching and workshops.

Could you be a fit?

  • You are a VP of Engineering, Head of Engineering, CTO, or other technical executive
  • Leading a small and growing team
  • You want to foster a culture centered around collaboration and technical excellence
  • You are willing to transform yourself to rise to the challenges

If you recognize yourself in this description, don’t wait and…

In their own words

About me

I spent over twenty-five years in the open-source and cloud developer tools industry. First, as a software engineer, and then as an engineering manager and director at Canonical and Heroku where I built successful high-performance remote engineering teams. 

In recent years, I realized that the part I enjoyed the most in my role was the coaching and mentoring of leaders.

I then decided to reorient myself toward the coaching and training side. I did this internally at Salesforce before launching as an independent consultant.

The combination of my industry experience, as well as my background in sociology, and practitioner of meditation gives me a unique outlook on assisting leaders and teams to discover themselves. 

It all starts with a discovery call

Your journey starts with a free, no-obligation discovery call. 

In this 45 min session, we’ll explore your situation and if it’s a fit for my coaching approach.

Or, you can contact me via this form.