Who am I?
Hey, I’m Tyler!
I’m a life coach and software developer located in Vancouver. I have a Bachelor of Science Honours in Integrated Sciences from the University of British Columbia (UBC), completed a web developer bootcamp with CodeCore College, and am a certified life coach through The Life Coach School.
I’m introverted, independent, and improvement-oriented. (If you’re into personality typing, I’m an INTJ according to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and a 5w6 according to the Enneagram.)
For years, I’ve been an avid reader (my favourite books include The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Azumanga Daioh, Daring Greatly, Getting Things Done, and Radical Acceptance) and a consistent writer (I blogged regularly throughout high school and university, and more recently, I’ve also started writing an email newsletter).
I was a teaching assistant at UBC and CodeCore College. More recently, I’ve been a moderator in Building a Second Brain and a facilitator in Linking Your Thinking.
I also spend my time dining out, playing board games, running, lifting weights, and playing badminton and volleyball. Click here to see what I’m up to right now!
Introversion doesn’t need to hold you back.
Since I was a kid, I preferred solitary activities such as reading. It was common for me to spend hours at the library and come home with a large stack of books.
Part of this is probably because I’ve always experienced anxiety when being around other people–especially large groups. I avoid things like parties and concerts because of this anxiety. It also has made dating a challenge because it’s uncomfortable to meet new people.
Similarly, presentations and speaking up during meetings/conversations often result in anxiety. I prefer to take time to process my thoughts. I don’t like having so many eyes on me. I prefer written over verbal communication.
And while these tendencies haven’t always benefited me in my life, I have found out how to make things work.
I performed well in school despite participating in group projects, running workshops, and defending my honours thesis in front of a panel.
And in 2015, I started at Clio as an intern. Since then, I’ve worked my way up from junior, to intermediate, and now senior developer.
I also find myself generally happier and less anxious now than I was in the past. While it’s still an on-going journey, I’ve made a lot of progress over the years.
Why do I love working with introverts?
Introverts don’t say the first thing that comes to mind. They like to take the time to reflect and gain clarity on what they’re thinking before they share it with others.
They love learning new things and understanding why things work the way they do. They’re open to considering new ideas and questioning the status quo.
While they don’t like small talk or spending too much time in large groups, introverts tend to develop deep friendships with others. They like to understand the people who are important to them–what they value, how they think, and how they’re experiencing the world.
Because introverts often stop themselves from speaking up, you know that when they do speak up, it’s because they have something truly insightful or helpful to share. They’ve taken the time to consider their opinion, and deemed it worthy to share with others.
How can I help?
Coaching has helped me navigate shame, identify standards I was treating as facts, and stop taking self-sabotaging actions. While coaching isn’t some magical switch that allows you to turn off judgments or uncomfortable feelings, it did transform how I experience my life.
It can help you, too. I’ve seen its impact on the people I’ve coached.
Coaching with me will radically change how you converse with yourself. You’ll be empowered as you reveal all the options you already have but have been hidden from view in your blind spots. You’ll start to see the rules stitched into our cultural fabric that pressure you to behave a certain way–and how you can respond to these rules intentionally. And you’ll stop holding yourself back–not only from producing the work you love but also from living a life full of joy and self-confidence.
We may also look at productivity, knowledge management, habit formation, improving relationships, or goal-setting tools along the way. You will learn how to apply those tools effectively to your own life to ensure that you can thrive and succeed as an introvert living in a world that shines the spotlight on extroverts.
If you don’t want to work together right now, but are interested in a free weekly newsletter written for introverted thinkers, you can sign up for my newsletter here: