Mentoring

Product management gets exponentially more complex as companies scale. Founders/CEOs need to balance delegation with personal involvement in product decisions. Smart but unseasoned PMs get thrust into senior positions, and new hires are expected to hit the ground running.

For all these reasons, we frequently play the role of a coach and mentor for VPs of Product, their team members, and/or the CEO.

We coach Product professionals by:

  • Focusing their time and attention on what matters most
  • Providing a second pair of eyes on their deliverables before they're published
  • Acting as a collaboration and brainstorm partner
  • Sharing best practices and examples from dozens of other startups
  • Being a valuable resource they can come to with any question or concern

We don't evaluate PMs as an outside consultant. Our focus is always on providing constructive guidance, making product teams better, and accelerating professional development (listen to Ben's TIPM Podcast).

 
“Ben has been an invaluable addition to our team. As an advisor, he’s provided me with actionable recommendations into the what, how, and why of product management. Additionally, he’s helped coach and support our internal resources. This coaching has been incredibly effective in accelerating the rate with which we develop product.
— Allen Gannett, CEO of TrackMaven
 
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Rajesh’s mentorship and advice has been invaluable to MarketSmart and also in my professional growth. I can’t stress enough how much of a pleasure it’s been to work with him and take his tangible suggestions to make our products even better. With his guidance, I’ve been able to setup metrics for me/my team’s success and present tangible results about our work to the company. I’m sincerely grateful to be working with him!
— Elizabeth Weiland, Product Manager at MarketSmart