1-on-1 Mentoring Sessions
For Product Managers and Startup Founders who want hands-on and specific advice on their work or career.
Mentoring and coaching
If you’re a startup founder, or you’re a hands-on Product Manager, you need a mentor. Mentors have been crucial in my life to help me move quickly through challenges, solve issues and grow my career.
Hi! I’m Matthew, an experienced Product Manager and Startup Advisor and I can’t wait to be able to help you.
For the last 15 years I have been working on tech products for some of the world’s leading brands (Vodafone, Techstars) and ambitious startups, and I’ve helped 100s of PMs and founders with anything Product.
Let’s schedule a call where you’ll walk away with the confidence to push your limits in your career and your startup.
Here’s what I promise: If you don’t feel like you’re walking away from the session with some real, tangible feedback and solid ideas on how to improve your current situation, then the session is totally on me, no questions asked!
Take a peek below to read what other folks have to say about our one-on-one sessions.
One-off Sessions are a great option if you’re looking for specific advice on a certain topic. A quick and easy call with a Product expert. The time is yours for you to take the conversation wherever you want. Getting feedback, talking through an issue, brainstorming… or maybe even talking about The Mandalorian. It’s up to you!
FOR PRODUCT MANAGERS
Get unstuck in 60mins ✌️
A mentoring session for Product Managers who want expert advice on topics related to their role and their PM career. Our 60-minute 1-on-1 call will provide you with valuable insights, personalized advice, and confidence in your own abilities.
We’ll spend time talking about what matters the most to you. From product issues, to resume review, to your first 90 days in a new role, to moving into a leadership role.
✅ Live 1-on-1 call
✅ Get targeted advice on career and product topics
✅ For Product Managers
💳 $99 $199 ⏱ 60mins
Expert Micro-Consultation 📲
A high-intensity session for Founders and Heads of Product at startups who want expert advice from a mentor with a proven track record. On a typical 1-on-1 call you can expect to focus on a pressing challenge, bounce off ideas and receive personalized advice.
From scaling a product organization to setting goals, to product positioning and go-to-market strategy, I’ll give you actionable feedback on what matters the most to you.
✅ Live 1-on-1 session
✅ Practical feedback on product and growth
✅ For Startup Founders and Heads of Product
💳 $199 ⏱ 60mins
Keep me on retainer for feedback as we meet sporadically, as your schedule allows it.
Master your craft with a mentor at your side. Grow with every online mentoring session and take the next step in your product or career. All on your terms, for a flat monthly price.
✅ Live 1-on-1 sessions every month
✅ Unlimited Q&A via chat
✅ Quick response
✅ Flat fee
Hi there! I’m Matthew and I help early-stage startups with their Product Strategies.
For the last 15 years, I have been working on products for some of the world’s leading brands like Vodafone and Techstars. I’ve also served as a Chief Product officer for 2 startups and I’ve advised over 100 early-stage startups. I’ve had some great successes including raising multiple rounds of financing and taking products to market and I’ve also had a bunch of failures… and from all of those things I’ve learnt some lessons that I’d love to share with you.
Typically I partner with Founders, Product Leaders, and PMs, to help them connect the dots and scale their product organisations including hiring, product strategy, building their roadmap, prioritising, setting goals, go-to-market, getting to product-market fit and mentoring product teams.
We would be a fit if you’re an early-stage Startup Founder, Product leader or Product Manager, you have a small team, probably taking care of the product yourself and needing some external input from someone who’s done it before.
My mission is to instil confidence and expertise into your workflow, empowering you to take charge of your Product Strategy, your Objectives, and Product Delivery.
I’d love to talk through ideas with you and I will do my best to give you practical and actionable feedback on what matters the most to you.
So if any of those topics sound interesting to you, please reach out and book a call. I’d love to chat.
And If you want to know more about me, LinkedIn is the best place to connect. I post daily content and videos about Product, and Startup life and that can give you a better idea of what we can chat about.
Looking forward to our call!
See you ✌️
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What Mentees say
Thank you for all your guidance these past months! I don’t think I could have survived my time at the startup without your advice and help.
Matthew’s guidance helped me clearly communicate the value of our product and stand out from the competition. With his help, we had more effective conversations with customers, built a new website, and crafted a VC deck that excited investors.
He has a unique ability to draw the best out of you. He asks pointed questions and helped me synthesize my ideas into clear and actionable points. I learned more about my business and myself during our time together and am excited to work together again in the future. I highly recommend Know Your Social for anyone looking to better communicate their value proposition and drive growth.
Matthew is a clear communicator and really interested in your personal situation. It’s so helpful to be able to speak to someone who has a thorough understanding of the field and experience working in a similar environment. I’ve found mentorship with Matthew super helpful for understanding what I should be focusing on and what my next steps should be. It’s really useful to be able to run ideas past someone, especially since I’m the first and only ‘product person’ in my team.
Thanks to Matthew’s guidance, we were able to refine our message and better understand our buyers’ needs. His clarity and consistency helped us make progress week after week, leading us to where we are now. As a result, we have a clear focus for our roadmap and a better idea of what’s next for our app. We’re grateful for Matthew’s expertise and support.
Matthew showed outstanding knowledge and abilities to simplify and clarify NeuralSpace’s product. As a startup, we went through six weeks of mentorship with him and came out with a complete redo of our entire communication material, including website content, slide deck, elevator pitch and sales material. Although we communicated our solution in the most technical language, he quickly understood what we do and helped us to clarify it. Overall, I can highly recommend working with Matthew.
You were super helpful and enthusiastic during our 3 month engagement. You gave us a ton of tips that proved to be invaluable when we were building out the product.
Matthew is truly a product strategy expert! He helped me validate my new strategy by asking me the right questions and helping me remove the noise in my thinking. Thanks Matthew ! I definitely recommend him!
He is an honest no BS person who cares about helping. I loved his authenticity and his openness. I really enjoyed his structured approach to positioning and problem solving. He has made me feel more confident by giving me actionable steps on how to start out! Very excited for the next steps.
Matthew helped me overcome my struggles with finding the right words and integrating a story into my pitch. After working together, I now have a clearer vision of how to describe and tell a story in a pitch. I’m particularly happy with the elevator pitch we developed – it’s really good! Overall, I’m really pleased with the work we’ve done together and I would highly recommend Matthew to others. Bonus points for being such a pleasure to work with!
Matthew has been a great mentor for us. He took the time to understand our product, our goals and our technology. He helped us to explain our ideas in a simple way and gave us valuable feedback as well.
PS: You are a true inspiration to the Product geek inside me!
This call was super helpful to help me reflect on my job application process. I learnt the difference between a product builder and a product manager and found what I should focus on based on my experience. I really like Matthew’s ability to understand and reflect on my case. If you’re struggling with you PM career, chech with Matthew!
Big thanks from both of us. Really enjoyed working with you and am especially pleased with the results. I’ll let you know once launched. :)
Matthew helped me break down the steps to becoming a product manager and was clear and direct in answering my questions, made no attempt to generalise statements without explaining what the drawbacks would be in specific circumstances.
Working with Matthew has been a game-changer for me. I just moved to a new Head of Product role was was finding it difficult to prove myself and communicate better with senior management. Matthew suggested I create a Strategy document and took me through some detailed examples. It’s been a great tool to show that I have a plan and prove my capabilities!
What I liked most about working with Matthew was his different insights as a fellow product person. I’d definitely recommend his service, especially to those in different industries. Sometimes having an outside perspective can make all the difference. Thanks again, Matthew!
Matthew’s authenticity and presence really stood out to me. He was genuinely interested in listening to my problems and pain points, which is a sign of a great product leader. I appreciated his live brainstorming conversations and the comfortable space he provided for me to run different ideas by him. Most importantly, he provided practical solutions with clear examples tailored to my unique needs. Thanks to Matthew’s guidance, I now have a clearer vision of the steps I need to take to conduct user research and manage expectations with the CEO.
Thanks for given consultation! It felt light and meaningful at the same time. Matthew gave me detailed answers and I really liked the eye-to-eye and light conversation. The rich experience resonates with my current challenges, and I could see taht he understands what is is talking about.
What I appreciated most about working with Matthew was his willingness to invest significant time and attention in our sessions. He was a great listener and offered practical solutions for my needs. I found it extremely helpful to learn about his own experiences and how he tackled similar issues, which gave me a new perspective on my own situation.
Matthew was a tremendous help in guiding me to think about my longer-term career goals and career experiments. He provided validation for some of my ideas, as well as offered valuable insights and thought-provoking questions to help me explore my options more fully.
I would highly recommend Matthew’s services to anyone looking to gain clarity and direction in their career goals. He is a dedicated mentor who truly cares about his clients and goes above and beyond to help them succeed.
- Product Management
- Product Strategy
- Product Vision
- Product Requirements
- Product Roadmap
- Product Discovery
- Technical PM
- Working with Engineers
- Product Growth
- Pitch Deck
- Fund Raising
- UX Design
- Product issues
- Build a Product
- Grow a business
- Build a team
- Change jobs
- Resume Review
- Become a leader
- Change careers
- Grow your career
Frequently Asked Questions
Get in touch if you have any more questions.
Can I get my company to pay for this?
Absolutely! Most people get their companies to sponsor mentorship for them as part of their learning and development budget. Let me know and I can share a template with you that you can send to your boss.
Who is your ideal client?
I typically work with people at early-stage SaaS, Tech or mobile app companies. Their experience can range from junior PMs, to Heads of Product, to Founders or other executives. We can make it work as long as you’re open to feedback.
When are you available?
Do you offer refunds?
The call fee is 100% refundable if you cancel at least 24 hours prior to your appointment. You can also opt to reschedule your call to a later date.
How do the calls happen?
Calls are typically done over Google Meet or Zoom. For the best experience make sure to have your camera switched on so that we can see each other.
How can I get the most out of my sessions?
Here are some tips:
- Provide the topic you’d like to discuss beforehand and as much extra detail as you’d like
- Give as much info as you can to help me understand your current situation.
- Feel free to record the session to review it later. You can use Loom to record your screen.
- Come into the call with realistic expectations
- Don’t be afraid to ask questions during the call. The more back and forth we go the deeper we can get into the topic
- Feel free to ask me to challenge your assumptions or to brainstorm with you
- Enjoy it :) I’m your biggest fan to see you succeed. Frequently mentees keep in touch long after our sessions
Do I need a Mentor or a Consultant?
Mentorship is great if you want someone to walk with you through your thought process, help you solve a challenge or share their views from their experience. The mentor is only with you for the duration of the session, or when you need them sporadically.
A Consultancy package is best when you want someone to do the work for you and is more hands-on. This might actually be building a roadmap, prioritising work or leading a team. There is an agreed deliverable. Consultancy work is typically charged on a retainer basis, such as 2 days a week or 20 hours a month.
You can check the Services page if you’re interested in a Consultancy package.
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