Leadership Coaching Circles: Senior Leaders

APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED

Our Leadership Coaching Circles (formerly called Peer Coaching Circles) are designed to equip senior-level women and non-binary people to advance. Every product leader should have their own personal board of directors. Our superpower at Women In Product is helping you make those connections in a safe and inclusive space.

PROGRAM DATES: Circles start the second week of April

ELIGIBILITY: This is a paid program for with a current title of:

DIRECTOR, SR, DIRECTOR, HEAD OF PRODUCT, OR EQUIVALENT

    CIRCLE THEMES

    Each circle has a theme that is relevant to advancing the career growth of senior level product leaders.

    Choose from:

    • Leading and Thriving through Uncertainty
    • Career Progression and Advocating for Yourself
    • Effective Product Leadership – From Vision to Execution
    • Breaking Reactive Patterns and Fostering Proactive Strategies
    • Becoming an Executive
    • Proving Yourself as a Leader
    • Effectively Transitioning to Product Leadership

    EMPOWERING PRODUCT LEADERS

    We believe deep learning and growth comes from a collaborative and interactive process with peers. Our Leadership Coaching Circles bring product leaders together to support each other’s development with the facilitation of an Executive Coach.

    Throughout the course of your Circle, you’ll focus on enhancing your problem solving techniques, building relationships with your peers, and setting higher goals for yourself.

    The Value of Leadership coaching circles

    You’ll gain insights into:

    Diverse perspectives

    Skill enhancement

    Mutual learning

    Networking

    Confidence building

    Accountability

    Mentorship opportunities

    Community connection

    Leadership development

    Results from previous circles

    Participants have reported self-assessed growth in the following areas once completing the program:

    91%

    of participants have increased their clarity on career advancement steps

    83%

    of participants have the skills and resources they need to take their career to the next level

    75% feel adequately equipped to navigate the challenges of being a PM leader

    HOW IT WORKS

    EXECUTIVE COACHES

    The Coach plays a crucial role in establishing a framework and creating a safe and effective environment for each circle. All of our Circles are led by experienced Executive Coaches (most have extensive experience in product management).

    CIRCLES

    Product leaders will work together in small groups (10 or less) to set goals, solve problems, and improve specific skills. Each session will be structured to engage in dialogue, active listening, and mutual support in a confidential space. You’ll meet weekly to actively engage in conversations, share perspectives, and provide feedback.

    WHO SHOULD APPLY?

    These sessions are designed specifically for Senior-level product leaders with the following titles: Director, Sr. Director, Head of Product, or equivalent.

    APPLICATION PROCESS

    The application process is designed not only to get to know the applicant’s background and qualifications but also to get some insight into the program fit, readiness, goal alignment, and chance for successful outcomes. We want to ensure that everyone has an understanding of the growth opportunities afforded by the program and has the right mindset to get the most out of the experience.

    FAQs

    Our Leadership Coaching Circles for Senior leaders has a different focus than our other programs. You can learn more by reading our FAQs to determine if this program is the right fit.

    PRICE: $1,500

    ELIGIBILITY: This is a paid program for senior-level leaders with a current title of:

    DIRECTOR, SR, DIRECTOR, HEAD OF PRODUCT, OR EQUIVALENT

    WHAT’S INCLUDED:

    • 8 weekly virtual group sessions with an expert coach/facilitator, covering various product leadership topics
    • 1 individual session with the coach during, or after the program
    • Access to a slack group that will stay open after the program ends to allow continued engagement with your circle

    MEET THE COACHES

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    Christina Sanders

    Leading and Thriving through uncertainty

    Startup, Small (under 250) & Medium-Sized Organizations (251-1000)

    Sessions begin April 19

    Learn More

    Jenny Cu, 2023 Women In Product Speaker
    Jenny Cu

    Career progression and advocating for yourself

    All org sizes

    Sessions begin April 12

    Learn More

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    Laurie Cardova

    Breaking Reactive Patterns and Fostering Proactive Strategies

    Startup, Small (under 250) & Medium-Sized Organizations (251-1000)

    Sessions begin April 17

    Learn More

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    Yue Zhao

    Becoming an executive

    All org sizes

    Sessions begin April 18

    Learn More

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    Tami Reiss

    Proving Yourself as a Leader

    All org sizes

    Sessions begin April 16

    Learn More

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    Sara Zalowitz

    Effective Product Leadership

    Small (under 250) & Medium-Sized Organizations (251-1000)

    Sessions begin April 18

    Learn More

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    Jess Sherlock

    Effectively Transitioning to Product Leadership

    Startup & Small (under 250 employees)

    Sessions begin April 16

    Learn More

    JOIN THE WAITLIST

    Our Circles are typically an 8-week program that happens in the spring and fall. You can join our waitlist to be notified when the next Circles will begin.

    For questions or comments, please contact cyronne@womenpm.org.

    What past program participants are saying

    Jenny’s experience as both a career coach and product manager was enormously helpful in crafting my brand, refining my resume, and positioning me for the opportunities I am interested in. She is very knowledgeable and up to date on the industry and has a deep understanding for what hiring managers are looking for.

    Love the thoughtful prompts and feel like Laurie does an amazing job of moving us along. Our group is very respectful and insightful.

    Sara was a fabulous listener and very responsive to her audience. She led the circle with a design-thinking approach. I would take her class again anyday!