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Robert Hamilton

Bio

I have been hired by some of the world's most innovative and fast-growing companies, including Google and Meta, and learned a lot along the way. I've also been a start-up founder. Now, to help you drive your growth and your career, I use that experience in my work as a coach. With me as your coach you will learn how to break new ground, to feel more confident and move beyond challenging situations, not just now but in the future.

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

There are many ways to be a great PM, and every PM's path to success will be different. While studying frameworks and methods is valuable, top performance at the highest level comes from gaining a deep understanding of your own strengths and weaknesses. Every team needs to be supported in different ways, hence establishing oneself as an empathetic and adaptable leader is vital. As more PMs recognise the need to become "the best version of themselves", coaching will play an increasing role in enabling their growth.

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

For career coaching, we work together to understand the client's goals and prioritise what really matters to them. This becomes the basis for making decisions about roles and companies.

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

Building strong relationships with partners (engineering, design, user research, marketing, customer support, etc.) is a multiplier for PMs. Having a strong network of partners helps you to stay informed, to get buy-in and to drive progress.

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

All my coaching is 1:1 and very specific to each client — that's why I rarely share generic advice or perspectives on social media.