The Career Design Academy – Now Enrolling Beta Members

“I want to teach you how to improve your soft skills and make a bigger impact in your interviews and on the job.”

Have you ever wanted to have more impact?

Be taken seriously? Get respect?

You can get better jobs, make more money and have a bigger impact if you solve important business problems and influence decision makers.

If you’re a software developer, you’re probably already solving important business problems. All you have to do now is influence decision makers. Easy peasy, right?

Not always.

I can show you how to improve your confidence, communication and leadership skills to win at work inside the Career Design Academy!

My program is a proven, community driven, step-by-step plan you can use to elevate your impact, earn respect and get the jobs you want.

I was a lowly, lonely software developer with social anxiety who turned his career around by putting effort into improving my soft skills. You can too!

Click here to get started

I’ll see you inside!

— Chad,

Who is Chad?


I am Chad Bostick. I got my first computer, a TI-99/4A when I was 10 years old and started learning BASIC programming to build myself video games.

In high school, I was a little bit country and a little bit whole lot of geek. I was always more comfortable sitting in front of the computer debugging technical issues than working on my communication and relationship skills. As a matter of fact, I was horrible at them.

After years of slinging code and watching everyone else around me build nice careers and get incredible opportunities, I hit rock bottom. I had no job, no opportunities no ability to socialize or promote my skills and (for a brief moment), no reason to live.

Then I decided to do something different.

After years of trial and error, I was able to overcome my social anxieties, get awesome jobs, double my salary (twice!) and launch an award winning podcast.

Developing my soft skills gave me freedom I couldn’t imagine. It gave me total control of my career. I call those techniques Career Design Patterns!

I started the Career Design Patterns podcast and created the Career Design Patterns Academy to help other software developers and IT professionals find the career success they desire, increase their salary, work on projects that excite them with people who accept them for who they are.

I offer a number of training and coaching options to help you get started.

You don’t have to pay thousands of dollars to get started. You can get full access to my entire training program for as little as $49 per month.

Start your journey.

— Chad

What is the Career Design Patterns Academy?

The Career Design Patterns Academy is a group of people all over the world working to build better futures and more fulfilling careers for themselves and each other.

When you become a member of the Career Design Patterns Academy, you will join like-minded people on a mission to improve their soft skills, attend and host mock interviews and hold each other accountable to achieve their goals.

A true virtual mastermind, the Academy is a place where you can ask questions, get help, meet other people and take your next steps!

Benefits of Membership

Community Forums

Inside the Career Design Patterns Academy we answer questions, discuss next steps, create action plans, hold each other accountable and celebrate successes inside our forums.

You can ask questions any time of day, 24/7, 365 days a year!

I (Chad) hang out in the forums to motivate, inspire and help our Academy members take their next steps.

The Career Design Patterns Academy forums are an amazing place full of great people who want to help you achieve your goals.

Training Courses & Resources

I am creating all the training you need to design and build your career inside the Career Design Patterns Academy.

Membership includes access to the Career Design Blueprint.

This is the exact plan I followed to develop my soft skills, build relationships, get jobs at Fortune 100 companies and build the career of my dreams!

I will show you exactly how I did it.

You will learn how to:

  • Define your career goals
  • Get clarity on your next steps
  • Master accountability
  • Create opportunities
  • Build a following
  • Act extroverted (as an introvert)
  • Get everyone on the same page
  • Overcome imposter syndrome
  • Become politely persistent
  • Increase your innovation
  • Win more arguments
  • Wow your clients
  • Turn your weaknesses into your strengths
  • Think like your customers
  • Overcome obstacles
  • Build trust and respect
  • Avoid misunderstandings
  • Make better decisions
  • Serve your team
  • Scale your impact
  • Leave a legacy
  • Nurture the right relationships
  • Influence decision makers
  • Negotiate a better salary

And more! You don’t have to find dozens of different one off courses or books trying to piece together your career design plan.

Plus we are adding new trainings every month based on member requests. So if we don’t have the training you need, you can ask and we will work on adding it to the training area. Just for you!

LIVE Member Q&A’s

Once a month we host a LIVE Q&A call for members of the Career Design Patterns Academy.

We use these calls to celebrate success, answer questions, defeat anxieties, overcome obstacles and roleplay scenarios.

Member calls are the perfect checkpoints to get inspired, hand out with like-minded people and get your questions answered.

Podcast and Presentation Opportunities

This is a true community full of amazing people. We offer our members special opportunities to connect with each other and with me.

Once you become a member you will be eligible to be a guest on the Career Design Patterns Academy podcast or host a presentation to the Academy members.

Ready to get started?


“I found a new high paying job within 2 weeks with a big salary bump. The feeling of having an expert in your corner and pushing me forward took a lot of the pressure off the job search process. We practiced mock interviews and came up with a game-plan to improve on areas I needed to work on. This is the first time I’ve practiced non technical mock interviews and the amount of improvement I’ve made is tremendous. I feel much more confident and relaxed when doing the real thing. I got a lot of value from the videos and content but the personalized one-on-one advice was where I took away a massive amount of value. The return on value I got from Chad’s mentoring in this short period was extraordinary. I highly recommend the Career Design Patterns Academy to anyone looking for a new job or seeking career advice.”

Brian K. — .NET Developer

“I got a job within two weeks of implementing Chad’s feedback.”

Chris W. — Principal Engineer

“Chad helped me build a higher level of trust and confidence between myself and the team.”

Jason B. — Lead BI Developer

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