I’m Irina Stanescu, an engineering leader and leadership coach. I have over 14 years of experience working in companies like Google, Uber and early stage startups.
I was born and raised in Bucharest, Romania, but my career journey has led me to San Francisco, California, where I currently reside. Throughout my career, I have worked in various roles including software engineer, tech lead, and manager. My journey made me realize that I love coaching and helping people achieve their goals, which is why I started my own coaching practice on the side.
I have personally experienced and overcome burnout, which inspired me to create my newsletter "Musings of a Caring Techie" at www.thecaringtechie.com. It covers topics such as burnout, leadership, tech culture, and building a successful career while maintaining a healthy work-life balance.
Besides writing, during my downtime, I enjoy staying active, reading and snuggling with my cat.
Ask me anything about developing leadership skills, being an engineering manager, “caring too much”, recovering from burnout, active listening, having productive conversations, leading with candor, career transitions, or anything else!