"I wanted to focus my attention on what is important in the day-to-day responsibility of an effective PM and gain clarity to purpose.
I’ve been through several programs before about product management and they were a bit too ideological or delivered at too high of a level to be of value. I was hoping Ethan’s course would be different and I was pleasantly surprised.
I’m happy to say that Ethan’s course is pragmatic, interesting, and has great supplementary material that has helped me focus my attention on what matters in my role.
The biggest impact the program has had on me is the change in my mindset from being a passive observer of my product management experience to an active participant.
Ethan’s course is well organized with practical and I argue essential advice and even though the program is delivered asynchronously, it makes you feel you’re in the same room with him. The focus I’ve gained from becoming clear on goals and what I want out of the experience makes the process of becoming better an enjoyable one.
It gives you foundations in mindset before you’re presented with the frameworks/tools to use to implement in your day-to-day activities as a product manager.
This is incredibly important because the world is filled with silver-bullet solutions to problems encountered in career and personal life, the program addresses and gets to the heart of your need to get into good habits and be conscious of how and where you are spending your time to be effective.
The coaching/check-in calls are helpful every week. When you have access to ask questions and learn from others it helps you grow as a person and professional. The Facebook group is also great! You can share what you’re learning and have discussions about what you’re doing and how you can become a better PM.
I definitely recommend Exponential PM to anyone who is looking to become a more effective Product Manager.
It is an awesome experience to have help with focusing on the day-to-day things that are important, being intentional about your day, and many more mindset shifts that can help you form good habits to become the best you can be.
Product management is a tough profession because many companies don’t even know what they’re looking for, they might have been told by someone that they should have product managers, but when you have suggestions and guidance from Ethan who has a proven track record of building and helping others, it makes that gray area much more clear.
Please consider doing the program if you feel stuck, want to go to the next level, or are interested in providing your customers the most value possible."