Heidi Helfand is author of the book Dynamic Reteaming.
She coaches software development teams using practical, people-focused techniques, with the goal of building resilient organizations as they double and triple in size.
Heidi is currently VP of Engineering Growth at Kin Insurance, which offers affordable coverage to homeowners in catastrophe-prone regions. Her 20+ year career in SAAS launched Procore Technologies and AppFolio to IPO and Expertcity to acquisition by Citrix. She was on the original development team that built GoToMeeting and GoToWebinar. Heidi is based in Southern California.
“Truly enjoyed Heidi’s workshop – took it about six weeks ago and it still resonates. She exudes competence, experience, and expertise in getting the best out of people and teams, and is able to weave many topics together seamlessly. Her facilitation skills are great; instead of delivering a lecture, she ran a few activities that both changed the energy of the people in the room, and also helped illustrate some of the key concepts. Heidi’s list of resources encouraged me to do additional research and reading in some of the topics she introduced.”
Founder, CTO School
“With the right balance of theory (what) and hands on practice (how), Heidi provided a sound foundation for coaching in the workplace and how it can help me day-to-day. Understanding when and how to listen, yes they are different, helped frame very practical and useful conversations with a complete stranger. Highly recommended.”
—JON BOLT, SR. SOFTWARE ENGINEER
“I really appreciated your coaching tutorial. It was in my opinion the best of the sessions I attended. I’m currently at a point where my soft skills are becoming far more important than my technical skills and your tutorial was a great start. It was also a great way to meet other attendees at the convention, which can sometimes be difficult. So thank you again for putting the introduction to coaching together.”
—JAMIE SMYTH, SENIOR ENTERPRISE ARCHITECT
Heidi speaks at conferences and events to teach global tech companies how to thrive with team changes.
Her popular topics include:
- Dynamic Reteaming at Fast-Growing Companies
- Coaching Teams through Dynamic Reteaming
- Scaling Lean/Agile Metrics Across Your Software Company
- 5 Ways to Get Better at Dynamic Reteaming when Growing Your Company
In this practical book, author Heidi Helfand shares techniques for reteaming effectively.
Based on research into well-known software companies, the patterns in this book help CTOs and team managers effectively integrate new hires into an existing team, manage a team that has lost members, or deal with unexpected change.