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Product Leadership with Tami Reiss


Tami Reiss is a Product Leader Coach that guides product managers toward the success they deserve. For over 15 years, Tami has empowered product leaders and teams to advance toward their goals by focusing on their strengths. She has worked with many B2B SaaS organizations and consulted with multiple companies, including JPMorgan, Aetna, Humana, and GTreasury. Tami is also a guest instructor for the Agile module in Kellogg’s online Product Management Bootcamp and the Technical Fundamentals for Product Institute. She encourages organizations to find their own style, methods, and practices to implement. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Physiology from the University of California - Los Angeles and a Master's degree in Management from the University of Florida - Warrington College of Business. 

Tami joins me today to discuss the role of a product leader coach and how they help product managers advance in their careers. We discuss the difference between Discovery Coaches, Transformation Coaches, and Executive Coaches for product leaders and the top three questions every product leader needs to ask themselves. We discuss strategies that product leaders can use to collect data to determine where they can make personal and professional improvements in their organizations. We discuss the importance of conducting a calendar audit and the value of being open to other people’s feedback when deciding your next career steps. We also discuss why product leaders must get comfortable with change, and Tami’s soon-to-be-released children’s book titled What do Product Managers Do?  

“Too often, we get so focused on our next task and our to-do list without taking a moment to reflect and say: ‘Are all of these things on my to-do list in-line with where I want to go?’” - Tami Reiss 

This week on Innovation Talks: 

  •      The role of a product leader coach
  •      The difference between Discovery Coaches, Transformation Coaches, and Executive Coaches
  •      The top three questions product leaders need to answer
  •      Collecting data to determine where to make improvements
  •      Understanding what an NPS Score is and how leaders, teams, and organizations use them to improve products, services, and team performances
  •      Conducting a calendar audit
  •      The importance of considering other people’s advice and feedback
  •      Getting comfortable with a changing environment
  •      A sneak peek into Tami’s soon-to-be-released children’s book

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