Career and Life Coaches for Badass Tech Leaders

Your Dream Career AND Your Dream Life Awaits

We work with clients who have a strong desire to be excellent tech leaders. In fact, everyone we've worked with is commited to excellence in their role and has been for some time. Despite their drive, they were stuck in medocrity both in and out of work.

We help badass tech leaders to achieve ludicrous amounts of success & fulfillment in every area of their lives - without working their butts off 50+ hours/week and without sacrificing their integrity.

Introducing Your Coaches

The People Stack was established in 2016. Your coaches and Co-CEOs (who also happen to be married) are Jen Bunk and Rob Allen.

Dr. Jen Bunk earned her Ph.D. in I/O Psychology (a.k.a. The Science of Work). She is a retired Associate Professor and an accomplished speaker & researcher.

Rob Allen’s former life involved two decades of experience in various tech leadership positions building & leading impactful, cohesive teams, turning wild-west-style organizations into professional powerhouses by leading new initiatives through to broader adoption.

Jen and Rob have used their decades of experience (leaning on decades of scientific research) to coach hundreds of tech leaders to create their dream careers - and the dream lives that go with them.

The 4-Step Game Plan Our Tech Leader Clients Use to Achieve Ludicrous Career & Life Fulfillment

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See What Others Are Saying:

"I think that what is beneficial about having career coaches, like Jen and the People Stack team, is that they are there as a third party for you trying to come at it from a non-biased perspective.  It was also really valuable getting feedback like, 'That's bullshit you need to change it' and 'That's just a platitude. That's not actually what you feel.' That's about as unbiased as you can get in terms of seeking out a third party to bounce ideas off of and make sure that you're working toward the right direction."

Ethan P. | Director of Product and Technology

"It was great working with Jen and The People Stack team because, without them,  I don't think I would respected my professional ability and my professional self enough to stand up for what would have been right or what I deserve as a professional in return for what I do. They helped me through some major job offers and the negotiation and conversations and helped me stay accountable to my originally stated goals. They  helped me think about how I talk about what I do and really pushed me to put together a mission statement, put together clear statements about what my value-add is. How to talk to people about what I do in a way that doesn't feel goofy, that doesn't feel fake or like bragging, but giving me a way to talk confidently about what I've accomplished without feeling stupid or cheesy."

Jackie L. | Data Analytics Director

"Jen and the People Stack Team are open and welcoming without being judgmental encompassing the trust of sibling and comfort of a confessional. They are able to evaluate processes and identify missing parts of the puzzle or shift mismatched skills. They can gently but firmly guide how to use better practices that encourage your team to shine. She and the People Stack Meta-System are what you need for your team and for your career to fulfill your mission. Working w/ Jen has helped me use my skills to leave "a job" and find a career that is the perfect balance for my skill set. I can honestly say, I've never been this satisfied and challenged professionally in my working life until now. Thanks, Jen!"

Aurora J. | Sr. Web Developer

"Jen's passion for helping her clients reach their career goals is inspiring! I've gotten a lot out of the People Stack Accelerator program. It's definitely been uncomfortable and challenging to re-think my leadership approach - which is good. I'm slowly integrating more into my daily work. I love having continued access to the materials so that I can continue to grow as a leader and manager."

Eric R. | Tech Team Lead

"My husband and I both work for the same tech company, and neither of us has been particularly happy with our careers recently. Jen listened to our complaints, and then she asked the right questions to figure out the real friction points and identify the root cause of our unhappiness. We put together an action plan, and we were able to negotiate a more flexible working arrangement with the company so that we can pursure our dream life with more freedom."

Dachary C. | Sr. Web Developer

"The eight short weeks I spent working with Jen and the People Stack team were terrifically awesome! I can honestly say Jen cares about the people she works with, and wants everyone of them to come away a better person, who can confidently say they have found a new skill set they are already utilizing in their professional lives. That new skill set may be knowing how to better manage teams, but the real magic is learning to Evangelize Your Excellence! As a result of learning to Evangelize my Excellence, I have gained confidence in putting myself out there, learning the art of negotiating a better offer in my favor, and how to 150% show the value I bring to the table. Thanks Jen!"

Todd U. | IT Director

"Good companies use good science to make people decisions. Jen and the People Stack team make that science easy. With a direct and pragmatic teaching style, they showed us how to cut through the noise of organizational research and find the clear predictors for success."

Elyse H. | Talent Management Specialist

"That first conversation with Jen, I was feeling really bad about myself. I just described everything to her, and she said, "Oh yeah. It's this, this, and this, right?" It seemed like magic, but it’s really the strength of her experience. Now I am leading a small team and I can confidently frame conversations, even though they might make some people feel uncomfortable, because Jen gave me tools to have them honestly and authentically. The most confident people that I know are not afraid to say, "I don't know." And I would not have any sense of confidence that that kind of a person could be me without having gone through the People Stack Accelerator. It’s been a transformative experience, and I’m very grateful."

Sarah W. | Product Manager