Having worked with B2B, B2C, and platform products over the last 15 years, including the last 5+ at Airbnb, I have a unique understanding of what is necessary to launch products that resonate with users, and of how to bring those products to market quickly. I teach and coach at both General Assembly and UC Berkeley Executive Education, and am passionate about helping teams use strong product development methodology!

As a mentor, I can help you:
- Build a product strategy and roadmap for your product
- Create a compelling story and/or presentation for your product plans
- Determine what metrics you should use to measure your product success
- Structure your customer research and capture customer insights
- Improve how your product team works, increasing speed and results
- Come up with a personal development plan to build your product skills
- Build a recruiting strategy, prepare for interviews, resume and LinkedIn profile reviews
- Navigate a career change, into product management, or something else!
- Improve your program or project management skills to better execute projects

As a mentee, you’ll have hands on support from me as you work to achieve your goals. Email or text me at any time and I’ll respond within 48 hours, and we can set up video calls as needed. Add any questions you have for me to your application, and know you’ll have a 7 day free trial as we start working together for us to make sure the mentorship is the right fit!

What students say

"Excellent coach. She understood my problems, know what I should learn and what I should do to get it done. Furthermore, she helped keep me focused on the most important things with reasonable and solid reasons."
Young, April 2021
5 stars
"Great help and very positive. Gave very detailed help."
Kelsey, March 2021
5 stars
"Colleen is a very experienced product leader who helped me a lot with every challenge I faced in my career as a PM. "
Amer, July 2021
5 stars
"Great to work with. Patient, empathetic, understanding and very knowledgeable!"
Eric, May 2021
5 stars
"I am so grateful to have found Colleen on MentorCruise! She helped me through my first recruitment process and gave me so much valuable advice. She is warm-hearted and responds super fast to emails. Highly recommend as a career and life coach!"
Bithiah, November 2020
5 stars
"Colleen is amazing on so many levels. I have grown (and still growing) exponentially since we started our mentorship. She is super attentive, friendly, knowledgeable & responsive. "
Shereen, April 2021
5 stars
"I came to Colleen with a wide range of interests and not a whole lot of direction on where to go next. Immediately (without a ton of intake) she helped me narrow down my options, design a path, and take clear next steps on it. At the same time, she’s helping me feel more confident in how I tell my story both through actionable feedback on my resume and invaluable interview prep. To top it off, Colleen’s really real—she’ll tell you the honest truth, which may surprise you, but that’s when you know you’re in the right place. I always leave my sessions with Colleen feeling invigorated, clear, and confident in taking another step on my path. "
Robyn, March 2021
5 stars
"Colleen is a great mentor beyond all the cliches of breadth of experience and success etc..., the reason for me is she listens to YOU and can synthesize her experience and deliver custom, specific advice. Very fortunate to be working with her. "
Vic, February 2021
5 stars
"I've had an awesome experience working with Colleen. Not only did she give me extremely actionable feedback on my resume, but a wealth of resources to use in my career planning, and (perhaps most importantly) the confidence to keep taking steps forward. On top of it all, her personable and down-to-earth nature made for such an enjoyable time together. Can't wait to work with Colleen again!"
Robyn, March 2021
5 stars
"Colleen went above and beyond with her time and knowledge sharing to help come up with very specific and actionable takeaways to implement for my career goals. Would highly recommend her as a mentor! "
Varun, July 2021
5 stars
"I couldn’t be happier with the quality of mentorship I received from Colleen. She is a true product management guru and the advice received was always well-considered and constructive, and as such I found it incredibly helpful. What's more I really enjoyed our calls and always felt energised after them."
Artem, February 2021
5 stars
"Colleen has been literally been a lifesaver. I changed my career during the pandemic and somehow I was hired by a startup despite having very little experience. My mom did a Google search on mentors and found this website. Colleen's profile jumped out at me as being professional yet personable so I decided I had little to lose and contacted her. Best decision I could have made for my professional life. Colleen has been prompt, professional, helpful, understanding, informative, and insightful. She has worked on absolutely everything with me from the basics to higher-level needs. She is advising me on conversations, assisting hands-on with tasks, and guiding me in gaining more experience. She never misses a beat and I know when I email or ask for help, she will be there. I couldn't be more grateful for her help!"
Tessa, March 2021
5 stars
"Colleen was amazing. She is very insightful and very helpful with her guidance and knowledge around product development. I highly recommend her to anyone interested in sharpening their product development skills! "
Alex, March 2021
5 stars

Coaching Program

$350/month

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Includes unlimited Q&A via chat

Tasks & exercises

Up to 2 calls per month

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