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Finding Fit with Your Next Product Manager Role

Cohort-based Course

Facilitated exercises and research-based frameworks to turn uncertainty about your next career step into an informed personalized plan.

Hosted by

Julia Nechaieva

Director of Product @ Twitch. Ex PM Lead @ Youtube, Google. UC Berkeley MBA.

Course overview

Learn together with a group of PMs with diverse backgrounds.

Let your next role meet your aspirations, play to your strengths, and respect your constraints.


Based on academic research on meaningful work and people development, insights from 5,000 PMs participating in PMDaisy.com, and 14y of managing my career and mentoring dozens of PMs.

This course is designed for Product Managers with 3+ years of experience who....

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want to feel inspired by their work and drive meaningful impact while achieving personal goals.

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are tired of social pressure to work on fancy products, become a VP, manage people, or join a successful startup.

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feel unsatisfied with their current role but have doubts about what their next step should be.

In this course you will...

Expand your understanding of many different factors that shape a specific Product Manager role

You will explore a wide variety of factors that shape PM roles beyond just title, company size, industry. You will build foundation for evaluation of different roles and will be able to confidently compare them whenever needed.

Design your own system for evaluating each role against what matters to you now

You will reflect on your current and your past experiences, (re)define what matters to you at the current stage of your life. You will create a set of requirements for your next role based on must-haves, nice-to-haves, and do-not-matter parameters that matter to you.

Formulate an authentic strategy to discover what is not written in a job description

You will design a unique set of questions to ask to assess the environment and understand what skills, experience, and what type of personality is the best positioned for success in any given role.

Position your profile to illustrate a match between your experience and what a (hiring) manager is looking for

You will understand how hiring managers are looking at your profile, you will be able produce a compelling and truthful narrative to help them understand why you are the best fit for the role you want.

Meet your instructor

Julia Nechaieva

Julia Nechaieva

Julia is a Director of Product at Twitch, a livestreaming platform owned by Amazon. Before Twitch, she led product teams at YouTube and Google. Julia has 14 years of experience in Product Development, 11 of them as a people manager.


Julia is a believer that "fit" is a single most important contributor to long-term motivation and high performance. As a hiring manager, she aims to match every role on her teams with person's career aspirations, their strengths, and the level of challenge they are seeking. She approaches her own career with the same lens.


Julia is a creator of PMDaisy.com, a visual framework for evaluating your PM job responsibilities, that helped almost 5,000 people become more strategic about their PM careers.


Julia is a speaker and a Member of Programming Committee at Women in Product. She holds MBA from UC Berkeley Haas School of Business.

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Course syllabus

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Module 1: Explore and understand what's out there


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Module 2: Define what you are looking for


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Module 3: Evaluate roles against what you are looking for


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Module 4: Illustrate why your profile matches the role you want

Course schedule

4 hours per week
  • Tuesday, Nov 29th & Friday, Dec 2nd

    9:00am - 11:00am PST


Learning is better with cohorts

Learning is better with cohorts

Active hands-on learning

This course builds on live workshops and hands-on projects

Interactive and project-based

You’ll be interacting with other learners through breakout rooms and project teams

Learn with a cohort of peers

Join a community of like-minded people who want to learn and grow alongside you

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