The Complete Soft Skills Course for Techies and Coders
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The Complete Soft Skills Course for Techies and Coders

Learn interpersonal and business skills to become a hugely successful coding entrepreneur - Accredited CPD Course
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4.7 (47 ratings)
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Includes:
  • 8 hours on-demand video
  • 4 Articles
  • 4 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Integrate soft skills into their work to better their career
  • Use practical advice to become entrepreneurs
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Requirements
  • If you haven’t completed your core coding studies, this course can be done in parallel to any coding course. This course does not deal explicitly with coding itself. As well, some of the information is applicable primarily when you are working in a business or team setting.
  • If you aren’t starting your own business, you can still find this course useful. These skills apply even if you are working for someone else. Whether you are part of a coding team or management in client-facing position, you can benefit.
  • There are no software requirements. Just an internet connection an an eagerness to learn.
Description

FULLY ACCREDITED CPD / CE COURSE

The Complete Soft Skills for Techies and Coders

This course is fully accredited by the CPD Standards Agency, the globally recognised Professional Development Standards Agency. 

Taking this course will give you the opportunity to gain a Diploma as well as 20 hours of CPD / CE Credits.

Please note, accreditation is optional. It is by no means compulsory, or a prerequisite for taking the course.  Degree requirements vary based on the position you pursue and the area in which you reside or work.  Should you wish to opt for accreditation and the diploma, full details and directions will be given at the end of the course. 

'Soft skills' include networking, communication and management skills. 

If you want to start your own coding business, there much more to it than the technical aspects of the job. We want to teach coders how to stand out in the tech industry and successfully start their own business. 

Even if you don’t want to make your own company, this course will teach you skills that will make you invaluable wherever you work.  

Marketing yourself as a coder is a strategic career plan. Learning to code is becoming as important as learning to read. The world economy has a growing software industry. You don’t need to buy expensive machinery or an office building to create the next blockbuster app or software tool. 

Learning to code is not enough to start your own coding business. There is much more to it than the technical aspects of the job.

Many coders lack the essential soft skills, necessary to elevate themselves from being just another talented coder, to becoming a hugely successful coding entrepreneur - We've made this course to help the Steve Wozniaks of the world, be a little more like Steve Jobs.

Why soft skills for techies?

True, a large part of what you do as a coder is technical. But to be successful, you need to do just as much interacting with clients, other coders, stakeholders and of course, your ever growing team, as you thrive in the role of being the owner of your own coding business.

With the right soft skills, you can easily master the many challenges of starting and running a successful and highly profitable business.   

1. We have a unique approach.

We based this course on proven psychological methods and on our experience in the coding industry. We’ve narrowed down the specific skills you need to get ahead, and stay ahead, as a successful coding entrepreneur.

Other soft skills courses don’t cater to the unique challenges of coding. We do.

At the end of each section, you will know how to apply soft skills to benefit yourself, your employees, and your clients, and ultimately ensuring that your business turns a huge profit.

We’re committed to updating the course in response to input from you. We want to create dynamic solutions and share knowledge with the whole student community. 

2. We've got fascinating topics.

We’ve developed a curriculum of the best skills to complement you as a coder and your business.  The course is comprehensive with over 145 lectures, covering the key areas designed to strengthen and develop the core of your coding business.  Here's just some of the topics you can look forward to learning:

  • Fusing soft skills and software development
  • The psychology of entrepreneurship and success
  • Being comfortable with risk
  • The code of human interaction and effective communication
  • The art of persuasion
  • Expanding your imagination  
  • Upgrading your creativity
  • Marketing your business and being a great self promoter
  • Mastering team dynamics
  • Hiring the right people 

And unlike other psychology rich courses, we won't weigh you down with unnecessary theory that isn’t practical or relevant to you as a coder or an entrepreneur.  All of the psychological principles and techniques used within the course have been carefully selected and meticulously applied to tailor fit the specific issues faced by coders and techies on a daily basis, as they navigate their business to the next level of success.

3. We will support you.

We are committed to listening to student feedback and using that information to update the course and make it as enriching and valuable as possible. If you take this course, you won't have a “fire and forget” experience. You will become part of an exclusive community of students, all personally supported, 365 days a year (yes, even on Christmas day!)

Our student support really is a quite exceptional, with students being answered personally by the course instructors, within 3 hours (depending on your time zone). There's good reason why we have so many 5 star reviews!

We'll also make sure that you stay at the top of your game by regularly updating the course material, to reflect the current trends from the tech industry and the latest developments and research from the world of psychology. 

4. We use realistic examples.

We don’t believe in hypotheticals. Our course will provide you with practical examples of issues you’ll face on a day to day basis in the coding industry. 

This course targets students who:

  • Have coding skills that are ready to sell
  • Want to start their own business and build a successful brand of their own as a coder

You can still benefit from this course even if you're not the exact target audience. You simply apply the information to meet your needs.

If you haven’t completed your core coding studies, this course can be done in parallel to any coding course. This course does not deal explicitly with coding itself. As well, some of the information is applicable primarily when you are working in a business or team setting.

If you aren’t starting your own business, you will still find this course useful. These skills apply even if you are working for someone else. Whether you are part of a coding team or management in client-facing position, you can benefit.

Who are we?

Hi, I’m John Bura. I’m the coding brains behind this course and have been making video games since 1997. I’ve been teaching game development since 2002.

I’m the owner of my own game development studio, Mammoth Interactive. We’ve created software for the Xbox 360, iPhone, iPad and more. We’ve sold our own games to companies like Nickelodeon and have contributed to 40 commercial games. Our iOS apps have been in the App Store’s Top 10. 

This course is going to transform the way that a coder thinks about and performs their business. 

Hi, I’m Libby Seery, the founder of Renaissance Life Therapies and the psychology brains behind this course. Although I am not a coder, I do know a thing or two about facilitating success for coders!

I have worked with high-profile clients in the tech industry, ensuring they realise their visions and helping them to create and run hugely successful enterprises within the field. 

As well as working with clients on a one-to-one basis, I am an accredited training provider with the CPD Standards Agency, a globally recognised body.  My experience includes training other professionals in advanced psychology methods across a wide range of industries, facilitating phenomenal success for my clients.

I am passionate about what we teach in this program because I know first-hand what it can achieve. This course bridges the gap between simply being a talented coder and being a truly outstanding entrepreneur.

This course will change your outlook and equip you with the skills to negotiate the complexity of human nature. You'll go from coder to formidable business champion in a matter of days.

Who is the target audience?
  • People who want to be entrepreneurs.
  • People who want to improve their interpersonal skills.
  • Techies and coders who want to start a business.
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Curriculum For This Course
151 Lectures
07:45:13
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INTRODUCTION
17 Lectures 01:21:42

01s What Exactly is an Entrepreneur?
05:47

01j What to Do as an Aspiring Entrepreneur
05:45

02s The Traits of Successful Software/Coding Business Owners
05:16

2j What It Takes to Be an Entrepreneur
03:39

03s Failing Fast and Often
06:21

3j Fail Your Way to Success
03:31

04s Be a Master of Time and Planning
04:26

04j How to Work Less
04:55

05s Being Comfortable With Risk
05:10

05j How to Practice Managing Risk
04:25

06s Showing True Grit
05:58

06j The Mindset of Entrepreneurs
02:58

07s Become a Lifelong Learner With a Big Imagination
04:12

07j Easy Ways to Get Smarter
05:05

08s Self-Promotion
06:03

08j Do's and Dont's of Self-Promotion
04:45
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BEING AN OWNER OF A CODING BUSINESS
6 Lectures 21:22
09s How Does Owning a Business Differ From Being Self Employed?
03:31

09j What to Expect When Becoming Self-Employed
06:06

10s A Business is About More Than Just Writing Code
02:30

10j Being a Coder Isn't All Coding
02:21

11s Do I Have What it Takes To Run My Own Coding Business?
03:18

11j How to Find the Courage
03:36
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SOFT SKILLS & SOFTWARE: A MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN
27 Lectures 01:24:53
12s Soft Skills: A Match Made in Heaven
03:14

12j The 2 Sides to Success
02:33

13s A Brief Introduction to Soft Skills
03:25

13sd Downloadable Resource
00:00

13j Introduction to Soft Skills
01:37

14s Communication
04:44

14sd Downloadable Resource
00:00

14j Secrets to Being a Great Communicator
03:07

15s Courtesy
04:23

15j How to Be Courteous
02:29

16s Adaptability
04:34

16j How to Be Adaptable
03:43

17s Integrity
03:41

17j How to Keep Your Integrity
03:03

18s People Skills
04:59

18sd Downloadable Resource
00:00

18j How to Improve Your People Skills
03:24

19s Positive Attitude
05:02

19j Balancing Optimism and Realism
03:35

20s Being Professional
04:12

20j How to Be Professional
03:01

21s Being Responsible
03:19

21j Benefits of Being Responsible
02:25

22s Teamwork
04:09

22j How to Be a Good Team Player
02:27

23s The Right Work Ethic
04:51

23j Skills the Top Entrepreneurs Have
02:54
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SAYING WHAT YOU MEAN
10 Lectures 29:55
24s Saying What You Mean: The Code of Human Interaction
03:27

24j How to Talk, How to Listen
02:36

25s Why do we Fail to Communicate?
01:50

25j How to Succeed at Communicating
02:41

26s Tips for Effective Communication
02:20

26j Taking Time to Read a Situation
02:30

27s Craft Organised and Clear Messages
02:42

27j How to Write Concise Emails
02:48

28s Body Language for Coders
06:33

28j The Importance of Good Posture
02:28
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CLOSING THE DEAL: SUDO MAKE ME AN OFFER
14 Lectures 39:54
29s Closing The Deal: The Skill of Persuasion
03:18

29j Persuasion
02:13

30s Reciprocation
03:11

30j Reciprocity in Business
01:32

31s Social Proof
03:03

31j Social Proof
02:38

32s Commitment and Consistency
03:07

32j Being Consistent in Business
02:55

33s Liking
02:55

33j Using Social Media
01:40

34s Authority
03:51

34j Getting Authority
01:50

35s Scarcity
03:35

35j Supply and Demand for Your Skills
04:06
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UPGRADE YOUR CREATIVITY
16 Lectures 55:53

36j Turning Bad Ideas into Good Ideas
04:34

37s The Difference Between Creativity and Originality
03:33

37j Creative vs Original Ideas
02:37

38s Strategies for Creative Problem Solving
03:15

38j How to Develop Divergent Thinking
02:20

39s Creative Strategy 1: Iterative Problem Solving
04:38

39j How to Become More Creative
03:26

40s Creative Strategy 2: Thinking Beyond the Category Class
03:22

40j Examples of Good Business Models
03:22

41s Creative Strategy 3: The Reframing Technique
03:17

41j Strategies for Creative Business
04:02

42s Creative Strategy 4: Learning to Enumerate Associations
03:26

42j Associations Between Particular Ideas
02:46

43s Creative Strategy 5: Discarding Known Design
03:11

43j Changing Tradition
03:35
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LOOKING AFTER YOU!
16 Lectures 41:45

44j The Coding Pace
03:08

45s The Pillars of Health Exercise
02:09

45j Getting Exercise as a Coder
03:50

46s Sleep and Diet
02:52

46j The Importance of Sleep and Diet
02:24

47s Maintaining Work/Life Balance
01:36

47j Balancing Work and a Social Life
04:00

48s Scoping Projects Realistically Part 1
01:53

48j Scoping Project
02:11

49s Scoping Projects Realistically Part 2
02:49

49j Fitting In
01:41

50s Scoping Projects Realistically Part 3
02:30

50j Negotiating
01:30

51s Scoping Projects Realistically Part 4
02:23

51j Scope Creep
02:15
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HOW TO HIRE THE RIGHT PEOPLE
45 Lectures 01:49:50
52s Hiring the Right People
02:23

52j Hiring the Right Person
02:32

53s The Google Approach to Qualifications and Hiring
02:52

53j The Hiring Process
03:37

54s Evaluating Applicants Holistically
02:58

54j Evaluating Applicants
01:59

55s Setting Good Challenges for Technology Applicants
02:56

55j Tips for Interviewing Applicants
02:43

56s A-Team or the Three Stooges - Which Will Your Team Be?
01:02

56j The A Team
02:24

57s Understanding Team Dynamics
01:45

57j Bonding with Your Team
01:46

58s Team Communication
03:09

58j Team Chat
02:44

59s Cross-Functionality in Teams
02:19

59j How to Become a Cross-Functional Coder
03:18

60s Dealing With Team Conflicts
02:42

60j How to Resolve Conflicts
02:06

61s Recognising Team Conflict
02:58

61j How to Prevent Conflicts
01:38

62s Analysing the Problem
02:24

62j How to Solve Team Problems
01:35

63s Analysing the Data
02:22

63j Analyzing Problems
01:40

64s Clearing Miscommunications
02:00

64j In-Person and Online Miscommunication
02:42

65s Getting Feedback on Miscommunications
02:17

65j Feedback after Miscommunication
01:21

66s Crafting a Solution
02:59

66j Finding the Right Solution
01:31

67s Crafting a Lasting Resolution
02:12

67j Stubborn Clients and Coworkers
02:48

68s Implementing Conflict Interventions
02:42

68j Don't Fear Conflict
01:36

69s Being a Team Player
01:53

69j Being a Good Team Player
02:35

70s Developing a Reputation for Reliability
03:18

70j Budgeting for Your Project
02:49

71s Be a Team Player Through Active Listening
04:03

71j Focus Rather than Multitask
02:22

72s Pulling Your Weight
03:16

72j Working Well with Your Team
02:34

73s Getting Along With Others
03:51

73j How to Be More Successful
02:41

CPD ACCREDITATION INSTRUCTIONS
00:28
About the Instructor
Libby Seery - Founder of Renaissance Life Therapies
4.4 Average rating
12,294 Reviews
57,144 Students
30 Courses
Ad.Dip.Psych, PGDip.CBT, Dip.Couns, Dip.Psych.Coach, Dip.NLP

LIBBY SEERY - Founder of Renaissance Life Therapies Ad.Dip.Psych, PGDip.CBT, Dip.Couns, Dip.NLP, Dip.Psych.Coach 

All of my online courses are fully accredited with the CPD Standards Agency and offer students the opportunity to gain CPD credits/hours.

I am a Psychotherapist, Counsellor, and Therapeutic Art Practitioner.

I run a very successful practice in Harley Street, London which is recognised the world over as a centre of medical excellence.

I am a highly trained specialist with a wealth of experience, working with people from all walks of life; including referrals from charities I'm involved in, to very high profile clients from all over the world.

As well as my client work, I have had a number of works published and have appeared on TV and radio.

I am also the founder of Renaissance Life Therapies Training Academy, which offers courses in counselling, CBT and other areas of self development.  

As an accredited CPD training provider, I have more than 60,000 students, from 181 countries, and have been honoured with a number of awards for my contribution to education.

I also write and lecture in my subject, as well as training other doctors and counsellors in specialist areas of counselling and therapeutic art.

John Bura
4.4 Average rating
5,978 Reviews
129,927 Students
147 Courses
Best Selling Instructor Web/App/Game Developer 300k Students

John Bura is has been a successful Udemy instructor since 2011. John Bura has been programming games since 1997 and teaching since 2002. John is the owner of the game development studio Mammoth Interactive. This company produces XBOX 360, iPhone, iPad, android, HTML 5, ad-games and more. Mammoth Interactive recently sold a game to Nickelodeon! John has been contracted by many different companies to provide game design, audio, programming, level design and project management. To this day John has 40 commercial games that he has contributed to. Several of the games he has produced have risen to the top 10 in the Apple's app store. In his spare time John likes to play ultimate Frisbee, cycle and work out.

Mammoth Interactive
4.4 Average rating
1,954 Reviews
38,917 Students
66 Courses
Best selling course provider since 2011!

Mammoth Interactive is a company that was formed in 2008 by John Bura. Mammoth Interactive has produced games for the iPhone, iPad, XBOX 360 and more. Their games have been sponsored by highly esteemed companies such as Nickelodeon.

Mammoth Interactive has a long history of providing support to other developers. Mammoth Interactive has been contracted to produce epic soundtracks, addicting levels, rock solid programming  and business development.

What makes John a good teacher?

  • I have released over 40 games and apps that have done very well in the app store.
  • I run a company called Mammoth Interactive, so I am actively in the field building apps and making money.
  • I have been teaching since 2002.
  • I personally love learning online, and my life is much better because I have learned online rather than a classroom.
  • I am one of the top 10 highest grossing Udemy teachers.
  • I have been a Udemy instructor since 2011.
  • I make sure people learn how to make money from their creations.
  • I have over 300’000 students worldwide.