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Tia Gao

Product Manager @ Google
16+ year in PM and CPO roles at Google, Microsoft, growth-stage startups
United States of America 5.0 (6 reviews) Active today Usually responds in half a day


$240 / month

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2 calls per month (45min/call)

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Across my 16+ years in product management at Google, Microsoft, and assorted venture-backed startups, I've had the privilege of receiving mentorship from luminaries including Paul Graham, Sam Altman, and Kai Fu Lee. I know not everyone gets these mentorship opportunities, so I am here to share my experience with a wider audience. Right now, I'm mentoring at a discount rate, to be affordable for people from all corners of the globe.

It's worth noting that my background as a Y Combinator-backed founder and as a PM teacher at General Assembly augments my depth of knowledge.

I can help you:
- Fine-tune your product presentation, whether it’s for potential investors, the board, or internal stakeholders
- Strategize your customer discovery process
- Define an efficient development, testing, and launch process, particularly with remote teams
- Improve collaboration with cross-functional teams (engineering, design, marketing, etc)
- Establish a product prioritization process
- Design your MVP and product plans
- Identify metrics and analytics tools for your product
- Brainstorm on career growth
- Strategize your application for Y Combinator

As your mentor, I’m here to support you via text, email, and video calls. Feel free to include any questions you have in your application. To ensure our mentorship is the right fit, you’ll get a 7-day free trial. Looking forward to the journey ahead!

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5 out of 5 stars

Standard Plan · 
6 months

I've been mentored by Tia for the past six months after a particularly challenging time in my Product Management career where I felt I needed leadership advice I wasn't able to get from my own manager. Tia has been an excellent mentor, providing me with confidence and reassurance, and useful insights to guide my discussions with internal leaders. I now feel I have the confidence to make things work with a new manager, and I'm very grateful to Tia for all of her wisdom during our sessions.



5 out of 5 stars

Session: Meet Tia!

I want to transition from my teaching and coordinator background to a career in project management. Tia was a professional and excellent mentor for our first conversation. She provided insightful answers to my inquiries about breaking into project management, leveraging my unique background and experience to enter an edtech company, and assessing qualities in a project management candidate. Tia's patience in listening to my questions and understanding my intentions before offering guidance was invaluable. I appreciate how she utilized her own experiences and examples from others to provide a comprehensive understanding. I highly recommend her to anyone seeking guidance from a seasoned product lead.



5 out of 5 stars

Session: Meet Tia!

The session with Tia was outstanding. Her thoughts are fresh and innovative, her responses were consistently honest, reflecting a wealth of experience that greatly impressed me. Her guidance not only enhanced my understanding but also provided practical insights that I can apply in various aspects of my personal and professional life. I highly recommend Tia for her expertise, mentorship, and the positive impact she brings.

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