Design better orgs, develop better leaders, build better products.
I help develop cross-functional organisations at all scales, coach product leaders, and align teams around delivering value and building products people love.
Over 25 years and across the globe, I’ve built my career as a product leader, founder, speaker, coach, facilitator, and advisor to executive teams. In that time, I’ve built products and product teams in startups such as Allt om Stockholm, Huddle, Covestor, and Cazoo as well as global brands such as Monster and the Financial Times.
In addition to helping companies deliver great products, I’m the Founder of ProductTank and Co-Founder of Mind the Product – the world’s largest product management community with meetups in 200+ cities and annual conferences in London, San Francisco, Singapore, Hamburg, and Manchester.
And (not to brag, but) I also wrote the book on product leadership: I’m the Co-Author of Product Leadership: How Top Product Managers Launch Great Products and Build Successful Teams.
Whether you bring me on board (literally), need an interim CPO, or hire me to coach, run a workshop, or give a talk, I’ll help your company become a highly-skilled, product-focused organisation that works well together.
Hire, scale, and develop autonomous, cross-functional teams
As an expert in what it takes to spin up, scale up, and shake up successful teams, I’ll make sure you’ve got the right people and practices in place.
Coach product leadership
We all need coaching in order to excel, and I bring a unique perspective on executive and team coaching with my broad product experience.
Develop product strategy
When it comes to building new products, you often don’t know what you don’t know. Get advice that’s been tried and tested – not theoretical or academic.
Digital transformation & change management
I’ll help you navigate transformation and work with your team or agency to build sustainable practices and serve customers better.
Build internal communities of practice
The mindsets and skillsets of your team will make or break you, and sometimes it takes more than a workshop to keep people on track. I’ll coach you and your team on how to sustain best product practices long after I’ve gone.
I’m a regular speaker at companies, meetups, and conferences around the world, including Lean Startup Week, Silicon Slopes, and Stockholm Tech Fest. I’ve earned my speaking chops as MC and introducing keynote at #mtpcon, the largest product conferences in the world.
The best-seller on product leadership
Published by O’Reilly in 2017 and written with Nate Walkingshaw (CXO at Pluralsight) and Richard Banfield (VP of Design Transformation at InVision), my book Product Leadership has been widely regarded as the guide for how to launch successful products and build great teams.
Read my latest thoughts on building products people love, that teams love working on.
Digital transformation isn’t an IT project stuck in a cost centre or in an innovation lab. It has to reflect the existing company brand, values, and people while also refocusing the business on building continuous processes for discovering new ways to solve customer problems and deliver value.
Never forget that as a product leader you are only as good as your team, and setting up autonomous product teams for success and giving them the space to do their best is ultimately how you and your product will be successful.
In almost every organisation product managers have no direct authority over engineers, designers, marketers or any other members of the product team. This oversight of organisational theory may seem like a bad thing on the face of it, but I disagree. It forces product managers to exercise true leadership, and not to manage by authority alone.