Thomas Anderson is a professional engineer who works in the iron and steel industry. Not only that, but he’s a career coach to engineers, offering them a solution-oriented approach to their careers, which involves working with them to see what concrete steps they can take to achieve career objectives. Engineers can be so passive when it comes to their jobs. They don’t fight for what they’re worth. Thomas shows them how.
Lessons In Leadership: Thomas Anderson
Takeaways from our conversation:
Parents should foster children’s interest. As a child, Thomas would take apart home appliances to see how they worked.
Engineers should consider taking the Professional Engineer (PE) exam. The requirements vary from state to state, but Thomas considers being a PE to be one of his greatest achievements. It helps build credibility within an organization and may also be beneficial monetarily.
Share what you know. Thomas works as a career coach because he is keen on working with younger professionals so they can avoid the mistakes he made.