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Product growth. Career advancement. Leading teams. Let’s exchange! | Prasad Gupte

Product growth. Career advancement. Leading teams. Let’s exchange!

tl;dr; I offer a 1-1 mentoring session — free & confidential — to anyone who’d benefit from my skills, experience and failures. You decide what to get out of the 30 minutes and a convenient book time.

Here’s more info for you:

What topics can we talk about?

  • Product Growth: validate an idea, generate customer & business value, or scale your growth model. 🚀
  • Career in product: transitioning into product management, competency, mastery, shaping your own career advancement & signalling growth. 🌱
  • Empowered Teams: setting up product mindset, autonomous mission teams, cross-functional collaboration. 💪🏼
  • Leadership & coaching: impact through influence, lateral leadership, goal setting, OKRs, performance management, team engagement. ☀️

How do I frame my challenge?

  • Think of the goal you want to achieve. It could be around any of the above topics. For example, in the next X months, I would like drive X to Y.
  • Define an outcome for the session. We can reflect on the situation, brainstorm options, create a plan or even set goals.
    • discuss feasibility/viability of a business idea 🎯
    • gain perspective on a business, customer or career challenge. 💡
    • explore/plan the path to up-skill, transition and advance career. 🚀
    • discuss a product or leadership challenge 🏹
  • Provide context. A link to your profile/resume, or product website/pitch would I was to get the most out of the session.
  • Remember, everything you share remains private & confidential. 🔐

How do I book a session? No slots available!

I offer at least 1 session per week that you can book a slot via Plato or below. New slots open every Monday and the next 4-6 weeks are typically booked. If your topic is time-critical, reach out here and I’ll try to find something sooner.

How do I takeaway the most from the session?

  • Reschedule ahead. If you cannot make it for some reason you can always cancel or reschedule via the calendar invite. Avoid last-minute changes.
  • Arrive on-time. A couple of minutes is understandable in current times. We can get a lot done in 30 minutes.
  • Brief intros. Connect via LinkedIn so we can compress/skip my intro, and focus on you instead. This is about you!
  • Elaborate your challenge. Spending the first 5 to 8 minutes to understand is very important.
Some examples of topics we tackled in 2020

Why I offer free sessions?

My own career has been quite a journey — with feelings ranging from excited to stuck, challenged to overwhelmed, aligned to lonely, impostor to ambitious — and fueled a ton of learning and resilience. But I’ve had the fortune of some great mentors — acquaintances, colleagues, ex-bosses — who helped with their guidance and unique perspectives at key junctures in that journey. 🙏🏻 This is my way of saying thank you and giving back to the community.

My mentoring journey

I started in 2019 when a colleague asked if I could help figure their career path. This accelerated in 2020 via platforms like the Mentoring Club, F-Lane and LinkedIn, when I truly experienced the joy of giving and how it was making me a better leader.

Mentoring experience in 2020

Prasad offers confidential, 1-1 mentoring for anyone who’d benefit from his skills, experience and failures. Book a slot & frame the best use of our 45 mins!