Anna Peterson

Product Leadership Coach (ex-Director of Product) @ ex-ServiceNow, ex-Yandex
15 years in tech | Helping product leaders go from overwhelmed to empowered
United States of America 5.0 (32 reviews) Active this week Usually responds in a few hours
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Do you want to get stronger as a product leader? Do you need to build your executive presence, learn to delegate and deliver feedback, manage stakeholders, and build a strong product strategy? In my 15 years in tech, I learned that none of that is rocket science. I made fast progress in my career in product management and worked at B2C and B2B companies around the world. Most recently, I was a Director of Product at ServiceNow.

WHY LEADERSHIP COACHING?
My own leadership journey was not painless. When I first became a manager, two-thirds of my team quit within a month. I was especially sad because I had not taken that job lightly. And yet, I clearly sucked at it. I took this situation extremely personally, as if my direct reports' departure indicated that I was fundamentally a bad person. The work I did over the next several months taught me a lot about myself, about others, and about leadership. Long story short: three years later, I was already a director with a big team of PMs who enjoyed working for me and were building world-class products.

Now, I'm a true believer that good leadership starts with introspection: no books or courses can help you define what kind of leader YOU need to be. Leadership is about your personal brand and being comfortable in your skin. That's why personalized coaching works better than any other tool.

FOCUS AREAS
- Product Leadership
- Executive Presence
- Stakeholder Management
- Delegation & Feedback
- Career development
- Team performance

MY APPROACH
My coaching practice is deeply rooted in my passion for psychology. As a certified professional coach (ICF ACC & CPCC), I believe that people learn best when they think actively about their problems and reach their own insights. Product leadership is largely about interpersonal relationships, which is an area where nobody has expertise. It is an area where one has to engage in introspection to find their own answers. My role in this process is to ask you questions to help you think, reflect, and find your unique solutions. Unlike many other mentors, I will not give you advice ;-)

If you are ready to work hard and think actively — I look forward to working with you!

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What mentees say

Kimberly

Kimberly

5 out of 5 stars

Standard Plan · 
1 month

I really enjoy working with Anna. She has been very impactful in questioning the way I think/work/manage and I am grateful to the time I had working with her. Hope to work with her again in the future.

Alexander

Alexander

5 out of 5 stars

Standard Plan · 
3 months

I recently moved to the USA, and one of the first things I did was ask Anna for help with getting ready to find a job. She didn't just help me with that. She also gave me lots of useful info about the job market here and what it's like to be a product director in American companies. She helped me make my LinkedIn profile better and write a good resume. We are also practicing mock interviews. Anna is more than just a coach with experience as a Product Director. She's like a mirror that helps me understand myself better. This is really helping me grow in the direction I want.

Tim

Tim

5 out of 5 stars

Lite Plan · 
1 month

Anna is a great mentor! She gave me great insights by questioning everything that seemed normal to me the right way. It got me thinking and also changed my own mind to think the same way when reflection. Thank you Anna, you gave me back some balance in my life which I had been searching for a long time.

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