From Individual Contributor to Product Leader
My guest Katerina (or Katia) Suchkova talks to us about the challenges – and the solutions – that ambitious senior product managers have when making the transition to product leadership and moving up the career ladder.
A longtime product management professional, Katia was a senior product manager at ServiceNow and a group product manager at 15Five before she started her own training company. At Ahead of Product, she focuses on helping senior product managers make the transition into leadership. Throughout her career she has been coaching, teaching, and mentoring product managers.
In this episode we talk about her life design (and how she ended up living on a beautiful mountain in Costa Rica), what she’s learned while helping product managers transition from individual contributor to leader, and her new program for ambitious product managers who want to take that next step.
We also talk about entrepreneurship for product managers including examples both from her own experience as well as her clients and mentees.
- Ahead of Product: aheadofproduct.com
- Check out aheadofproduct.com/webinar for the webinar schedule for the next cohort.
Katia’s LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/katerinasuchkova
Related podcast episodes
- Greg Prickril on managing your product management career like a product
- Noa Ganot on product leadership and being data-driven
Don’t forget to subscribe!
If you want to help me out, and more importantly, help other product managers find and enjoy this podcast, please subscribe on your podcast system of choice. And consider giving me a review on iTunes or “starring” the episode on your player. It helps other people find the podcast, and makes me a little happier as well. I will even read your review in an upcoming episode! And there are some beautiful sharing buttons you can use as well.