Hello Software Developers

I help improve your soft skills…

So you can get better jobs, make more money and have a bigger impact on your team!


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

Principal Engineer


Money? Respect? Confidence?

Many software engineers struggle in their career because of their soft skills.

Social anxiety, a lack of confidence and weak soft skills held me back from getting respect and promotions.

I created a framework called Career Design Patterns, that I used to gain confidence, get respect from my teams and get better jobs!

My goal is to help you build confidence in your non-technical skills, get the jobs that excite you and make a bigger impact on your teams.

I did it — you can too!

— Chad Bostick

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

Lead BI Developer


Want to know the secret to leveling-up your career, getting awesome jobs, making more money and working on the projects that excite you?

Most engineers don’t realize how simple it really is.

As a matter of fact, the “secret” is just a two-step process…

1.   Solve important business problems.

2.   Influence decision makers.

That’s it.

Do those two things consistently and doors will open at every turn.

Fail to master those two steps and you will end up chasing a never ending stream of new coding frameworks wondering why you aren’t getting ahead.

Career Design Academy provides the soft skills framework, training and coaching you need to Win at Work.

What are Career Design Patterns?

Software development patterns are reusable solutions to commonly occurring problems and best practices for creating enterprise-class code.

Likewise, Career Design Patterns are reusable solutions to non-technical problems.

  • Interviewing Well
  • Getting a Job
  • Salary Negotiation
  • Being Taken Seriously
  • Getting Respect
  • Making a Bigger Impact
  • Influencing Decision Makers
  • Getting Promoted
  • Moving Into Leadership

The 23+ career design patterns are grouped into four main categories.

Mindset Patterns
Mindset Patterns

Make something out of nothing by creating opportunities to move up and expand horizons.

Communication Patterns
Communication Patterns

Extend your personal user experience by leveraging the right soft skills at the right time.

Habits and Behaviors
Habits and Behaviors

Inherit methods for mastering one-off and recurring situations like a pro. Every time.

Relationship Patterns
Relationship Patterns

Identify and foster relationships with those who will further a goal instead of distract from it.

For devs who want more opportunities and better jobs

Some jobs (like some code) are just in time and fit for purpose. Bills gotta get paid, yo. But when your dreams and ambitions outgrow your cubicle, the grind can get frustrating. Instead of mastering yet another Javascript library and leaving your future to the hands of management, build your happy path using tested, proven upskilling techniques.

Click here to learn more.

Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.

Joseph Campbell