Mastering Product Management Careers with Shobhit Chugh, CEO of Intentional Product Manager

Shobhit Chugh is the founder and CEO of Intentional Product Manager, a platform that helps product managers and product leaders fast-track their careers to CPO status. In this episode, he weighs in on the challenges of being a product manager and building a coaching business. He then shares 3 ways to succeed in your career so that you can run the job instead of letting the job run you. He also offers some advice on becoming product-led.

Show Notes

[00:38] About Shobhit’s core mission

[01:38] An overview of his journey to product management

[02:48] The challenges of building your first product team

[04:44] A common mistake that product managers make

[08:22] Do your job right, be clear on what will demonstrate your contributions to your company, and have a purpose or a mission that’s bigger than yourself

[12:12] Why Shobhit switched from being a product manager to coaching product managers

[13:48] On building his company remotely and overcoming impostor syndrome

[18:15] Figure out what your customers really need, focus on one thing at a time, and think about the emotional aspects of the product and product-led growth

[21:22] Shobhit’s advice for people who want to get into product management

About Shobhit Chugh

Before becoming the Intentional Product Manager coach, Shobhit Chugh worked as a consultant at McKinsey. He also used to be a product manager for Google’s Crashlytics.

Shobhit’s previous adventures include working at startups like Tamr, High Start Group (now WEVO), and Lattice Engines (acquired by D&B); co-founding Adaptly (acquired by Accenture), and getting an MBA and Masters in Engineering Management at Kellogg School of Management.


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