FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

EngineeringYOU FAQ

Why does EngineeringYOU exist?


Nicolai spent his early career years struggling to survive the workplace and figuring out this thing called "adulting". He made a lot of mistakes along the way and wants to help young professionals avoid those mistakes. He wants people to learn how to use their skills, time, and money to intentionally live out their best life.




Is EngineeringYOU only for engineers?


Definitely not! The programs and coaching would help any person in any career field. It's called EngineeringYOU because we used to solve and design engineering projects and now we help people like you design and live out their best life.




What programs and services do you offer?


We offer Financial Coaching, Leadership Coaching, and Life Planning Services. Check out our various pages on the website to learn more.




What if I can't afford it?


Honestly, you can't afford not to work with us. We've priced the programs so low that any recent graduate or young professional could pay for it. You'll receive at least 10x the value you paid for your membership. Most memberships in our leadership programs are now covered by employers. Companies are finding that well-rounded employees who learn to not only take care of themselves but also bring more value to the workplace is worth the investment. I encourage you to ask your manager to fully or partially cover the programs.




For companies - Why should I pay for my employee to take the program?


Most employees are disengaged at work. They struggle to focus on the job. They are broke or struggle with money which causes stress and reduced productivity. They don't know how to effectively communicate in the workplace with their team or their boss. If your employees grow in ANY of these areas (which I am confident they will grow in multiple) then they will be more productive and effective at work. They will bring more value to you and your clients which will save both time and money for the company. Employees who have been covered by their employers typically feel valued and invested in. They tend to have more commitment to their company which reduces costly turnover.





Early Career Development FAQ

Why did you create the Early Career Development Program?


I created the program that I wish I had right out of college. I didn't learn about goals, personal finance, or work-place communication when I was in college. I made so many mistakes that cost me big. I spent years fixing some of my shortfalls. I created the ECD program so future graduates and new career employees could avoid the same mistakes I made. I created the program so they could learn and practice the necessary leadership skills to thrive in their careers and pursue what matters most to them outside of work.




What can I expect from the monthly coaching?


Expect to be challenged. Expect to increase your performance and be kept accountable to your goals. You'll be encouraged on your progress and pushed to go further.




What happens when I sign up?


You'lle receive a welcome email and link to your personal online profile. At the first meeting you'll receive a 3-ring binder where you'll insert the handouts from each meeting. After the first meeting, we will schedule your monthly coaching calls.




What if I miss a meeting?


If schedules allow, you can make up to one meeting during your 6-month program. If you truly care about your personal and professional development, you'll make these meetings a priority each month.




What happens if I leave the company who paid for me to attend?


We understand moving companies happens from time to time. If you leave a company who paid for your membership, you should do the right thing and offer to pay them back.




What happens if I’m not satisfied with the program?


We believe that you'll receive at least 10X the value from our program than you paid for it. If you attend every meeting and participate in the monthly coaching calls and are not completely satisfied, we will refund you or your company the registration fee. There's no risk for signing up for the ECD program. If you're not more than satisfied, we'll refund your money.





Young Emerging Leaders FAQ

Why did you create the Young Emerging Leaders Program?


I have always been a go-getter and self-starter. I knew I could outwork anyone in the room but I always felt like I needed some help. My goal with the YEL program is to give high achievers a forum to grow together and push each other to be high performers. It gives them monthly encouragement and energy to tackle their work and bring more value to those around them.




What can I expect from the monthly coaching?


Between each monthly meeting, we will schedule a coaching call for each member individually. During this call, we will discuss how you've been implementing the material we discussed and challenge you to pursue your goals, increase your performance, and bring greater value to those around you.




What happens when I sign up?


After your application is reviewed, you will be notified if a seat is available or if you have been added to the waiting list. Applicants will be accepted into the program in the order that we receive the applications. Once accepted, you'll receive a link to an online profile where you will keep coaching call notes, your goals, and anything else that helps you through the program. You'll receive an invoice for the program, get started at the next meeting, and schedule your monthly coaching call. Welcome to the program!




When are the meetings and coaching sessions?


The monthly meetings will be held on a consistent day of the month, i.e. the 2nd Tuesday of each month. They are typically scheduled from 7-9am but as more groups are added, other times may become available. The coaching phone calls will be scheduled 2-3 weeks after each meeting. You can select the best day and time that works for you.




What if I miss a monthly meeting?


We understand your schedule may cause you to miss a meeting. If that happens, we will add up to one additional meeting to your membership.




What happens if I leave the company who paid for me to attend?


We understand people change companies. We feel people should do everything in their power to work out the issue before leaving. If you find yourself leaving the company who paid for your membership, the best thing to do in this case is to offer to pay your company back.





Financial Coaching FAQ

Why did you create the Young Emerging Leaders Program?


I have always been a go-getter and self-starter. I knew I could outwork anyone in the room but I always felt like I needed some help. My goal with the YEL program is to give high achievers a forum to grow together and push each other to be high performers. It gives them monthly encouragement and energy to tackle their work and bring more value to those around them.




What can I expect from the monthly coaching?


Between each monthly meeting, we will schedule a coaching call for each member individually. During this call, we will discuss how you've been implementing the material we discussed and challenge you to pursue your goals, increase your performance, and bring greater value to those around you.




What happens when I sign up?


After your application is reviewed, you will be notified if a seat is available or if you have been added to the waiting list. Applicants will be accepted into the program in the order that we receive the applications. Once accepted, you'll receive a link to an online profile where you will keep coaching call notes, your goals, and anything else that helps you through the program. You'll receive an invoice for the program, get started at the next meeting, and schedule your monthly coaching call. Welcome to the program!




When are the meetings and coaching sessions?


The monthly meetings will be held on a consistent day of the month, i.e. the 2nd Tuesday of each month. They are typically scheduled from 7-9am but as more groups are added, other times may become available. The coaching phone calls will be scheduled 2-3 weeks after each meeting. You can select the best day and time that works for you.




What if I miss a monthly meeting?


We understand your schedule may cause you to miss a meeting. If that happens, we will add up to one additional meeting to your membership.




What happens if I leave the company who paid for me to attend?


We understand people change companies. We feel people should do everything in their power to work out the issue before leaving. If you find yourself leaving the company who paid for your membership, the best thing to do in this case is to offer to pay your company back.