Product Management Coaching FAQ

What is product management coaching?

Product management coaching is like career or executive coaching designed specifically for product management people. 

Product management coaching is ideal for people who are going through various stages of their careers and would like support. These stages can include:

  • Getting a new product manager job

  • Getting a promotion

  • Re-entering the workforce

  • Becoming more strategic

  • Dealing with stakeholders 

As a Product Manager Coach, I think of myself as a teacher. My role is to guide you on how to become a successful product manager so that you can move smoothly and confidently through these stages of your career. 

What is your coaching style?

I blend a combination of compassionate listening and empathy with a direct communication style to help you achieve your desired results. 

I offer specific professional guidance, recommendations, and opinions based on my 25+ years in product management. 

I do not offer generic coaching advice. My advice is specific and tangible to your unique circumstances and goals. 

I do not believe in a one size fits all approach to careers and that’s why my career advice is always tailored to you as an individual who desires to show up as your best self.

Can you help me prepare for an interview?

The PM Job Search Bootcamp includes the PM Interview Question Vault, which is a list of 100+ questions you may be asked in an interview. The Vault also includes tips for how to answer these questions.

If you would like to do a mock interview, I highly recommend using Exponent's service. Exponent let's you do interview prep with people working at the companie's you are applying to. Plus, they offer a peer interview prep option. 


What can I expect if I become a client?

Typically, we’ll start by getting a snapshot of your current situation, current issues, and where you want to go. We’ll clarify your life purpose, values, ambitions, and goals.  We’ll also work to identify key barriers, common frustrations, and areas where you tend to get stuck.  

At the end of each session, we will talk through the next steps and actions to keep you moving forward between sessions.  

Each session lasts 60 mins.  All information is kept 100% confidential, and I will never divulge to anyone I’m working with you unless you give me explicit permission. I record each session and make it available to you to watch as a replay or download within 7 days from the session. I also provide you with a transcript from each session so that you have a written record of everything we’ve discussed.

How often would we meet?

At the beginning of our coaching, we will jointly decide how to best schedule our appointments and then continue to check in periodically to be sure that the pace always suits you. There is no one formula for coaching. We will design the pace and process that works best for you. 

What is your availability? When would we meet?

My coaching hours are Monday through Thursday from 9 am - 5 pm pacific time. There are times when I may not be available because I’m chauffeuring my kids to their various activities, but for the most part, you’ll find that my availability is very accommodating. 

Plus, I tend to answer emails and Slack messages outside of normal office hours because there are times when you may have a fairly urgent need to speak with me.

Can you mentor me?

I’d first like to clarify mentoring vs coaching. To me, mentoring is when an industry expert provides someone seeking guidance with free advice and connections. 

As much as I love helping people starting out in their careers, I am only able to offer coaching services to people who are willing and able to invest in their careers financially. 

Do you offer a free or initial consultation?

Yes. I think it’s important to get to know a coach before you hire them. I offer a 20-minute free assessment session which allows us both to discuss and explore what your career situation is and how I might be able to help you. 

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Do you offer a payment plan?

Yes, payment plans are available. All of my coaching packages and programs are quoted on a pay-in-full basis, but I am more than happy to work with you to create a payment plan that best suits your needs. 

Do you work with clients internationally?

Unfortunately, I'm unable to work with clients outside of North America due to a combination of banking restrictions and time-zone difficulties. 

Not all countries support the payment methods that I accept so this is the main reason I have to limit clients to North America at this time. 

What is your cancellation policy?

Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours in advance. If you miss your appointment or cancel within the 24-hour window, it may not be rescheduled.