Effective Product Leadership – From Vision to Execution

SMALL (UNDER 250) AND MEDIUM (251-1000) ORGANIZATIONS

Senior Level (DIRECTOR, SR. DIRECTOR, HEAD OF PRODUCT)

Sessions begin April 18
Meets weekly on Thursdays
1 pm – 2:30pm ET / 10 am – 11:30am PT
Price: $1500/participant

This Group Will Cover Topics Like:

  • How to create a customer-centric vision and a strategic plan to realize the vision; plus how to influence the organization with the vision\Setting goals and KPIs that support the vision
  • How to empower your product team to make decisions while still guiding them as a product leader
  • Best practices for balancing priorities across innovation, iteration, and operation (tech debt, bugs)
  • Effective ways to communicate and collaborate with stakeholders
  • Building successful teams from team management/coaching, structuring your team to meet the needs of customers, and creating career ladders for role clarity

Meeting dates

Weekly on Thursdays: Apr 18, 25 • May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 • Jun 6

1 pm – 2:30pm ET / 10 am – 11:30am PT

Note – includes a complimentary 1:1 executive coaching session with Sara for use at any time during the program.

“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 any day!”

– Past WIP Leadership Coaching Circle participant

“Sara’s coaching has been a game-changer for me at The Rounds. She has guided me to create, sharpen, and enroll the company in an exciting product vision, and to navigate complex strategy challenges. More than just product leadership, Sara guided me as I took on bigger responsibilities in Engineering and Digital Marketing. Her support was pivotal in building a high performing team and broadening my leadership skills. Prodify’s resources also helped me establish career ladders for all four functions under me. They have truly set a new standard for what I expect from coaching.”

– Dan Storms, Chief Product Officer

Sara’s Coaching Style

Sara balances her time in sessions as both a facilitator to keep the conversation on track, and a coach who utilizes her 20+ years of product executive experience to share her experiences to provide guidance to her circle members. The sessions are group-coaching, which also means the individuals in the circle are sharing their experiences in order for the participants to learn from each other.

Sara’s first session will focus on everyone getting to know each other, while aligning on the topics to discuss. Once the topics are identified, Sara will reach out to the circle members to see who is interested in volunteering to share a current scenario or challenge that is relevant to the topic that they can use support on. Sara will work with volunteers to prepare for the sessions (only light-weight prep is needed from the circle members), plus identify thought-provoking questions or resources to allow the conversation to go deeper.

You can expect sessions with Sara to be engaging for all attendees, and for all to walk away with takeaways that they can apply to their work.

more about Sara

Sara Bial Zalowitz is currently a Senior Product Advisor/Coach at Prodify. Sara’s two decades in product leadership include being Rent the Runway’s first Chief Product Officer (where she was proud to be one of many female executives), the VP of Product for WeddingWire, and the VP of Digital Innovation at Marriott. One of Sara’s passion points throughout her career has been in mentorship, which led her to transition her career to focus on coaching and advising. At Prodify, she helps product executives and teams make the transition to becoming a product-driven organization in order to accelerate customer and shareholder value. Sara focuses with her clients on a variety of topics that range from vision and strategic planning, customer and business outcomes/KPIs, customer research, roadmap execution, stakeholder management, team development, and product operations. Sara is passionate about being a female leader and is thrilled to be a part of Women in Product to help amplify the voices of women in leadership!