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Starts in first week of February!

Product Managers: are you worried about how fast you are progressing in your career?

Do you feel that you need to work extra hard to get any work done in your organization, while others seem to move effortlessly? That you get stuck with products that are not that impactful, while others get the products that really matter?  And that others are getting ahead while you are stuck at the same level?

Even though it feels like there are a million variables at play, the success of your career comes down to one key factor: INFLUENCE.

Most people think influence is something you're born with - you either have it or you don't. But that's not true! Influence is a skill.....and I'll teach you how to develop it.

 

What stops you from Influencing people more?

From the 100s of PMs I have coached, you know what are the four biggest barriers to their ability to influence others?

For the people they are trying to influence:

ONE.) They don’t uncover what their true needs are

TWO.) They try to hit them over the head with their arguments

THREE.) They don’t understand what triggers them to believe or act on something

FOUR.) They don’t engage them emotionally

By doing these four things, I’ve been able to get my students to become significantly more influential. More importantly, I have enabled them to give up their hang ups about influencing people and gotten them to LOVE to influence their team, their customers, and their stakeholders.

I am the Founder, Creator, Master Coach and CEO of the most revolutionary coaching program for product managers called "The Intentional Product Manager'!" 

I coach Product Managers 1:1, and teach two classes called the "Intentional Product Manager" and the "Influential Product Manager."

During the day, I serve as the Product Manager at Google for Crashlytics, which is used by most mobile apps to track and fix crashes. I spent several years as Startup Founder, Product Lead and Engineering Manager, and two eventful years as a McKinsey consultant. My daughter thinks I make the best dad jokes, but my co-workers (somewhat respectfully) disagree.

Here's a story of one of my students

This student of mine always used to worry about their prioritization process, and explaining why they made the decisions they made to their engineers and their stakeholders. They were fearful that they did not have data to back each and every decision they made.

I coached them on how to engage emotions and storytelling in addition to rational explanations.

They were able to then engage some of the hardest to convince engineers behind their prioritization, and win them over as avid supporters.

Now I could coach you directly as well, but I can only accommodate two clients a month and it costs a lot of $$$

I recently interviewed for a new role. By using the core communication skills - especially the SOAR method for better listening skills - I was able to build a much better rapport with my interviewers. This helped me land a role aligned with my own life mission, while showing an increased level of confidence and candor in my interviews!

- Rohit Shenoy, Senior Product Manager at Indigo

Here's what you gain from the class

In ten weeks, you would have experienced a HUGE surge in your level of confidence in your ability to influence others. 

  • You would understand why 90% of PMs suck at Influence, even after they recognize that it is SUCH an important skill
  • You would have had a significant mindset shift and gotten over the roadblocks that cause most Product Managers to fall short in persuading and influencing others
  • You would have had experience having conversations that have long-term, career-changing impact 
  • You would have built confidence in asking for more (resources, responsibility, and riches) without coming across as an ass
  • You would have access to templates and worksheets you can refer to for the rest of your life
  • You would have workshopped and gotten advice on your Influence situations from your classmates

In this class you will learn

Module 1: Removing Influence roadblocks

Before you begin to influence others, you need to permit yourself to go for it. Yet so many of us hold back; because we want to be "nice." We wish not to be too pushy.

 

I believe it's a false dichotomy. If you understand what you are doing is the right thing for everyone, you must influence and with full passion and sincerity.

This module focuses on self-reflection and observation to help you piece together the roadblocks that are holding you back from being a Person of Influence, and the triggers that get others to believe and act on things. You will gain a better picture of why you need to influence and then start to build confidence in the need to convince others.

 

 

Module 2: Core Influence frameworks

Same facts. Same situation. Same people. Radically different outcomes. 

So many times, we assume the situation "is what it is" and that we don't have the power to alter our fate. Influence is the X-factor that can help you see the path to dramatically different results.

 

In this module, you will learn:

  • Uncovering Needs to help you empathize with people and understand what motivates them 
  • The Persuasion Framework to think through crucial situations, and what you can do to increase your ability to persuade
  • The Influence Formula to help you build long term influence in your organization 

 

 

Module 3: Influence enhancers

Now that you are getting better at Influence, let's take it to the next level! This module (three weeks) gives you the additional edge to always be influencing

  • Words that Influence: how to change your language to change how much Influence you have
  • The "Influence facilitation" method to gently guide people to your message
  • Storytelling to Influence: Understand and master core storytelling techniques to start to influence and inspire a lot more

 

Module 4: Negotiations

Sometimes you have to negotiate! Practice negotiation cases, learn techniques and make sure you prepare well when you need to negotiate.

 

Module 5: Product Management situations of Influence

In the last two weeks, let's land everything we have learned. We will go deeper into specific circumstances that product managers face and build upon, that includes

  • Influencing and inspiring cross-functional teams
  • Managing stakeholder relationships
  • Negotiating additional resources and help for your product
  • Shaping product vision and getting buy-in from stakeholders
  • Developing your role to be more strategic, and to focus on activities you want to do more of

What's part of the program

️ 10 Weeks of 1 Hour Live Coaching Instruction 

We spend an hour together every week learning and reflecting on these practices.
   

️ Weekly Q&A 

We will have time for questions, and to share when we will apply when we practice.

️ Daily Practice Prompts

You apply this practice everyday, and journal your experiences. 

️ Peer Accountability and Practice

I will pair you with one of your peers so that you get the most out of the practice, and have a sense of accountability to apply the practice every day.

️ Lifelong Network

Not only will you get to meet ten peers who work through the course material with you. You get access to our exclusive Slack community, and lifetime invitation to our exclusive online and in-person events.

️ Coaching Sessions Recording and Worksheets

All classes happen virtually, and will be recorded in case you miss it.  You ill have access to the worksheets for life.

Is this worth it for you?

If you’d like to hire me directly, I charge $500 an hour. So for ten coaching sessions, it’s $5,000.


Or you can engage and learn from me and with your fellow Product Managers via live group coaching sessions, and shorten learning two years of learning Influence skills into ten weeks.


Imagine: what it would do for your career?
How much faster could you get raises and get promotions if you can influence better?


I am sure it is worth tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars. But you can enroll now for $1,497 and get started the first week of February.

It's your time to act!

If you like to apply for the class, click this button below to place your deposit.

Once that is done, I will send you a short application. I will review your background and answers, and might interview you. See, you will be part of an elite group of students who attend this class, and I want to make sure you can contribute to your students.

Peer learning is such an important part of the class.

Only if you are dedicated and can apply the practices everyday into a Product Management job will I accept you.

If I cannot accommodate you, I will refund your $$ right away.


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