Ankur Sharma


Hey there! I am Ankur and I have more than 16 years of product leadership experience in building and scaling global, self-service businesses and technology products.

How will coaching shape the future of product over the next 5-10 years?

New thoughtful, intentional products need thoughtful teams which are led by product managers who have built such products and learnt from their successes (or better still their failures). Since not everyone can do that, they will need leaders who can coach them. That's where coaching can change the game. Now instead of every PM starting from 0 and making her own mistakes, she can learn from coaches who can pave this path for her, make life easy, and teach her how to make new mistakes, instead of repeating the old ones.

What are some of the most effective frameworks you've used when coaching leaders in your area?

1. Inversion 2. How based on different cultures, they can use trust and autonomy as tools to effectively scale and build leverage across the company 3. Replicable Mechanism 4. Writing as a thinking mechanics

What's your best advice for product managers looking to increase their impact?

1. Write to think, not to communicate. 2. Be Vulnerable. Work to increase transparency across the board.

Anything we should know about you as a thought leader in the area of product:

I have been mentoring and coaching pro-bono for the last 6+ years.