Take The Product VP Challenge (FREE, valued at $997


Held Live in September 2022 for 5 + 1 bonus days (1 - 1.5 hr/day)


This is a DEEP DIVE in the 5 Keys to CLIMBing your CAREER in 2022!


This Challenge builds on the CareerClimb™ framework introduced in Women In Product Conference Presentations  in 2020 and 2021


Get 5 + 1 Bonus Days Of How To Climb Your Next Career Mountain Training From Former Product VP Lisa Kostova


Break through stuck spots in your career with the Product VP Challenge and create powerful momentum, even in a tough market.

Back by popular demand, the free 5-day Product VP Challenge will take place LIVE over 1 hour per day,

Feb 17th - Feb 21st, 2023

[Replays Available during the week of the Challenge]

What is the Product VP Challenge?

The Product VP Challenge is a free LIVE 5-day focused "career sprint" designed to reignite your career, no matter how stuck you may feel.

The Challenge has been taken by hundreds of mid-career and senior women in tech since 2020, producing breakthroughs and creating powerful career momentum.

You will get the best benefits by attending the calls live, where Lisa can coach you, even if you skip some of the sessions.

SCHEDULE - LIVE SESSIONS

REPLAYS AVAILABLE THROUGH MAY 23


DAY 1 (Sat, May 14, 11 am PST):   

CareerClimb™ Key 1:  C


DAY 2 (Sun, May 15, 11 am PST): 

CareerClimb™ Key 2: L


DAY 3 (Mon, May 16th, 5pm PST): 

CareerClimb™ Key 3: I


DAY 4 (Tue, May 17th, 5pm PST): 

CareerClimb™ Key 4: M


DAY 5 (Wed, May 18th, 5pm PST): 

CareerClimb™ Key 5: B


BONUS DAY (Thu, May 19th, 5pm PST): 

Plan Your Promotion Around the Review Cycle - Workshop


Schedule and Special Guests Coming Soon!


Special Guests:

Lydia Bradey - First Woman To Climb Everest Without Oxygen, Everest Guide & Mentor
I'm honored to have one of my most important mentors, Lydia Bradey, as a guest on the Challenge. Lydia was the first woman to climb Everest without oxygen in the 1980's, an achievement that attracted a lot of envy from her male counterparts. Lydia fought bravely against slander and attacks on her reputation in a story that is the basis for an upcoming movie. In her book, "Going Up in Easy" Lydia shares her journey of never giving up and staying strong through life's challenges. In her late 50's, Lydia still guides Everest climbers and in 2019 guided the fastest ascending female climber on Everest. Lydia will share mindset strategies for climbing your highest career peak.
Kiana Sharifi - Head of Talent, Balderton Capital
I'm excited to host a true recruiting expert for executive product roles in Silicon Valley - Kiana Sharifi - who will share what he looks for when hiring for senior product roles. Kiana Sharifi is the Head of Talent at Balderton Capital, a leading venture capital firm based in London. In her current position, Kiana advises leadership teams of Balderton portfolio companies on building thriving teams and organizations. Her work spans companies across Europe and the United States, covering a variety of strategic topics such as hiring, compensation, culture, and performance among others. Prior to joining Balderton, Kian spent over a decade in Silicon Valley as an entrepreneur, marketer, and executive recruiter at Riviera Partners working on product and other leadership roles.
Linda Lee - Founder and CEO, Wonderblocks.io (and a past Challenge participant)
Linda is a 0-1 Entrepreneur and Investor, and a High-Tech Executive that created over $1B in value with an M.O. to “Make It Happen and Make a Difference.”  She specializes in Product Management, Product Strategy, Monetization, Business Modeling, Operations and People Management.  Linda Lee is currently the founder and CEO of WonderBlocks.io, "PLAY-TO-EARN" in a box platform for game makers, leveraging Blockchain Technologies to transform the gaming and leisure industries.  S he took part in the Product VP Challenge in early 2021 and attended the Product Executive Accelerator Program at CareerClimb, during which time she got inspired to leave her Sr Director role at a large organization and start her own company.  She has experience getting promoted in several large companies by implementing her framework for working with the Promotion Cycle. She is currently a mentor and thought leader in the CareerClimb community.

Time Sensitive: Do not miss this incredibly unique 5+ day live and highly-interactive learning experience where you will get personally mentored by Lisa, a former VP of Product.


The challenge starts January 15th and will deliver the most important information you need to know to help you PLAN YOUR VP CAREER PROGRESSION right now. 


And just for showing up and doing the daily assignments you could win some cool gift certificates!

Time Sensitive: Do not miss this limited-time replay of the new and highly reviewed 5+ day highly-interactive learning experience led by Lisa, a former VP of Product.


The challenge replay runs  January 29th - 31st and will deliver the most important information you need to know to help you PLAN YOUR CAREER PROGRESSION TO YOUR NEXT LEVEL right now. 

"The Product VP Challenge is right for women who want more in their career and from themselves but are not yet sure what it takes to get there."
 

- Rosa Gonzalez Welton, Director of Product Management, Intuit

"The Challenge created a tight community for women who are willing to support each other and lift each other up. 
The advice and coaching from Lisa was hugely helpful and I was able to come up to speed much faster in my new role."


- Christine Rhinehart, Senior Product Manager, Netflix

"The Product VP Challenge made me realize that I'm not alone in my experiences. I would recommend the Challenge to mid-career professionals who are eager to learn, feel stuck and want to get unstuck."

- Evelyn Chou, Product Operations, Coursera

Take The Product VP Challenge (FREE, valued at $997


Held Live in September 2022 for 5 + 1 bonus days (1 - 1.5 hr/day)


This is a DEEP DIVE in the 5 Keys to CLIMBing your CAREER in 2022!


This Challenge builds on the CareerClimb™ framework introduced in Women In Product Conference Presentations  in 2020 and 2021


Get 5 + 1 Bonus Days Of How To Climb Your Next Career Mountain Training From Former Product VP Lisa Kostova


Host Featured In:

SCHEDULE - LIVE SESSIONS

REPLAYS AVAILABLE THROUGH MAY 23


DAY 1 (Sat, May 14, 11 am PST):   

CareerClimb™ Key 1:  C


DAY 2 (Sun, May 15, 11 am PST): 

CareerClimb™ Key 2: L


DAY 3 (Mon, May 16th, 5pm PST): 

CareerClimb™ Key 3: I


DAY 4 (Tue, May 17th, 5pm PST): 

CareerClimb™ Key 4: M


DAY 5 (Wed, May 18th, 5pm PST): 

CareerClimb™ Key 5: B


BONUS DAY (Thu, May 19th, 5pm PST): 

Plan Your Promotion Around the Review Cycle - Workshop


Schedule and Special Guests Coming Soon!


Special Guests:

Lydia Bradey - First Woman To Climb Everest Without Oxygen, Everest Guide & Mentor
I'm honored to have one of my most important mentors, Lydia Bradey, as a guest on the Challenge. Lydia was the first woman to climb Everest without oxygen in the 1980's, an achievement that attracted a lot of envy from her male counterparts. Lydia fought bravely against slander and attacks on her reputation in a story that is the basis for an upcoming movie. In her book, "Going Up in Easy" Lydia shares her journey of never giving up and staying strong through life's challenges. In her late 50's, Lydia still guides Everest climbers and in 2019 guided the fastest ascending female climber on Everest. Lydia will share mindset strategies for climbing your highest career peak.
Kiana Sharifi - Head of Talent, Balderton Capital
I'm excited to host a true recruiting expert for executive product roles in Silicon Valley - Kiana Sharifi - who will share what he looks for when hiring for senior product roles. Kiana Sharifi is the Head of Talent at Balderton Capital, a leading venture capital firm based in London. In her current position, Kiana advises leadership teams of Balderton portfolio companies on building thriving teams and organizations. Her work spans companies across Europe and the United States, covering a variety of strategic topics such as hiring, compensation, culture, and performance among others. Prior to joining Balderton, Kian spent over a decade in Silicon Valley as an entrepreneur, marketer, and executive recruiter at Riviera Partners working on product and other leadership roles.
Linda Lee - Founder and CEO, Wonderblocks.io (and a past Challenge participant)
Linda is a 0-1 Entrepreneur and Investor, and a High-Tech Executive that created over $1B in value with an M.O. to “Make It Happen and Make a Difference.”  She specializes in Product Management, Product Strategy, Monetization, Business Modeling, Operations and People Management.  Linda Lee is currently the founder and CEO of WonderBlocks.io, "PLAY-TO-EARN" in a box platform for game makers, leveraging Blockchain Technologies to transform the gaming and leisure industries.  S he took part in the Product VP Challenge in early 2021 and attended the Product Executive Accelerator Program at CareerClimb, during which time she got inspired to leave her Sr Director role at a large organization and start her own company.  She has experience getting promoted in several large companies by implementing her framework for working with the Promotion Cycle. She is currently a mentor and thought leader in the CareerClimb community.

Who is the Product VP Challenge for?

- Any woman in a tech function who has at least 5 years of work experience and who feels she needs more direction and momentum in her career.

- The Challenge will be especially useful to you if your next step is to Director, Senior Director, or VP.

- The Challenge is open to any tech professional but will be most relevant to those in Product-related fields, such as Product, Program Mgmt, Project Mgmt, Business Analytics, Data Science, Design, etc.

- You can be employed, looking for a job, on leave or on a sabbatical. All are welcome!

By The End Of This Challenge You Will:

- Re-connect with your career vision and purpose.

- Get clear on your career direction , even if you feel confused and stuck.

- Identify and take concrete action right away that will create results and momentum in your career.

- Have a plan of action for a difficult manager, coworker, stakeholder, or work situation.

- Stop committing the 5 costly mistakes that you're not aware of and are hurting your career.

- Get inspired by Lisa and the hundreds of other women who have taken the Challenge in the past or will be taking it with you this time.

- You're not alone (whatever may be going on) and there's power in numbers!

Agenda and Schedule:

[Calls take place on Zoom. Recordings are available for the duration of the Challenge, so you can catch up if you miss a live session. You will get the most benefit if you attend sessions live, where Lisa can coach you.]

Day 1 (Friday, Feb 17th) at 12 pm PST / 3 pm EST:

40 min: C: Cut the Noise (Deriving your Long-term Vision)

20 min: Live coaching + Q&A

Homework: 15-30 min

Day 2 (Saturday, Feb 18th) at 12 pm PST / 3 pm EST:

40 min: L: Lead, Don't be Liked (Learn to say No without being disagreeable)

20 min: Live coaching + Q&A

Homework: 15-20 min

Day 3 (Sunday, Feb 19th) at 12 pm PST / 3 pm EST:

40 min: I: Internal Clients (How to influence stakeholders)

20 min: Live coaching + Q&A

Homework: 15-20 min

Day 4 (Monday, Feb 20th) at 5pm PST / 8 pm EST (TIME CHANGE):

20 min: M: Master Your Craft (Develop the right skills at the right time for the right level, while letting go of skills that no longer serve you)

20 min: Introduction to the Denali Executive Accelerator, 8th edition & how to enroll

20 min: Live coaching + Q&A

Homework: 15-20 min

Day 5 (Tuesday, Feb 21st) at 5 pm PST/ 8 pm EST (TIME CHANGE):

30 min: B: Be Mentored and Become a Mentor

30 min: Live coaching + Q&A + Wrap Up

Homework: 15-20 min

You will be able to submit your homework for feedback and connect with other participants in a private LinkedIn group.

Time Sensitive: Do not miss this incredibly unique 5+ day live and highly-interactive learning experience where you will get personally mentored by Lisa, a former VP of Product.


The challenge starts January 15th and will deliver the most important information you need to know to help you PLAN YOUR VP CAREER PROGRESSION right now. 


And just for showing up and doing the daily assignments you could win some cool gift certificates!

Time Sensitive: Do not miss this limited-time replay of the new and highly reviewed 5+ day highly-interactive learning experience led by Lisa, a former VP of Product.


The challenge replay runs  January 29th - 31st and will deliver the most important information you need to know to help you PLAN YOUR CAREER PROGRESSION TO YOUR NEXT LEVEL right now. 

Your Host

Lisa Kostova

Lisa Kostova is the CEO and Founder of the CareerClimb® system, the CareerClimb® suite of executive development programs for mid-career women in technology (www.careerclimb.co), the host of the Female Tech Exec podcast and the Product VP Challenge. 

Prior to launching CareerClimb®, Lisa spent a decade as a VP of Product and a Senior Product Executive in Silicon Valley for a number of consumer and enterprise companies. Lisa has an MBA from Harvard Business School and an undergraduate degree from the Wharton School of Business and has been featured as a thought leader in the Harvard Business Review, in the book “Cracking the PM Interview” and other publications. 

Lisa has been a frequent contributor to stages and publications, including speaking at the Women In Product conference every year since 2020 and holding popular live workshops and presentations to dozens and hundreds of participants.  She has coached over 100 women in tech, ranging from individual contributors to VPs and Chief Product Officers, producing over $1.6 million in salary increases, multiple promotions, new roles and a life-long community since 2020.

Lisa is a self-proclaimed “cultural mutt” who speaks five languages and has lived in six countries. She is an avid skier, climber and mountaineer, having summited Denali in 2019. She is currently working on her book to help mid-career women in tech break new trails and reach their career summits.

What previous Challenge participants have to say...

"The tactical toolboxes were very useful to me. Thank you!"

"Brilliant"

"Life-changing"

FAQ:

When do the daily calls take place?


The Product VP Challenge will be held live in May 14th-19th 2022. Schedule is posted higher up on this page. Please join the email list and CareerClimb Community on Facebook by clicking the button to stay in the loop!


What is the time commitment?


There will be 5 daily calls of 60 - 90 min each + about 15 min for the daily homework. You will get what you put into the Challenge. Having said that, the majority of people who get great results from the Challenge don't participate in every session - sometimes a session or two is all it takes for a major breakthrough.


Will recordings be available?


Recordings of the calls will be available for the week of the Challenge, so you can catch up with the videos at your own time. People who attend the sessions live get the most value out of them because it's fully interactive with a chance to get you hot seat - coached by me or one of our mentors.  


Can I attend if I'm in (Product Marketing, Program Management, Analytics, Design, etc)?


The Challenge is perfect for any mid-career female professional (that is 5 years + of work experience) in Product or Product-related fields. And that means Marketing, Program Management, Analytics, Design, Data Science, etc.


Can I attend the Challenge if I don't use Facebook?


Yes! While we'll be broadcasting the sessions live on Facebook, we will use Zoom as our main platform. In addition, we'll be emailing you a link to view the replays on Dropbox and not on Facebook. Facebook is great for completing your homework in our private group, but it's not required to attend the Challenge and benefit from it.


What are the prizes and incentives?


We have Amazon gift certificates for people who complete their homework. 


Will I benefit from the Challenge if I've attended the Challenge in the past?


You can take the Challenge many times and still discover new aha's and experience new breakthroughs. In addition, this Special Promtion Edition of the Challenge will be diving deep into your Promotion Plan for your next Review Cycle, so you'll finally get that promotion you deserve!


What is the Product VP Challenge?


The Product VP Challenge will be held live in May 2022 to rave reviews. Dates will be announced shortly. Please join the email list and CareerClimb Community on Facebook by clicking the button to stay in the loop!


Are there any LIVE calls?


Yes!  We will have live calls for 5 days + a bonus day.


What is the time commitment?


The Challenge has 5 daily calls of 60 - 90 min each + 5 Workbooks that require about 15 min for the daily homework. You DON'T have to attend all the sessions- in fact, most of our participants get an important breakthrough or aha moment from just one or a few of the sessions they experience. 


How long will the Recordings and Materials be available?


Recordings of the calls and the associated workbooks will be available until the end of the challenge when the recordings and workbooks will be taken down. 


Can I benefit if I'm in (Product Marketing, Program Management, Analytics, Design, etc)?


The Challenge is perfect for any mid-career female professional (that is 5 years + of work experience) in Product or Product-related fields. And that means Marketing, Program Management, Analytics, Design, Data Science, etc.


Can I see the Challenge Recordings if I don't use Facebook?


Yes! We will provide recording and workbook links via email, as well as through our Challenge Facebook Group. We encourage you to join the Facebook group if you can, so you can interact with the community and get feedback on your homework.  


Will I benefit from the Challenge if I've attended the Challenge in the past?


You can take the Challenge many times and still discover new aha's and experience new breakthroughs. In addition, the New Year's Edition of the Challenge focused on diving deep into Goals and Plans for the New Year, so you'll get your planning and vision for 2022 started!


FAQ:

What happens if I miss some sessions of the live Challenge?

The Challenge is designed to benefit you even if you skip some of the sessions and even if you watch the sessions as recordings (available for one week). One of the things we'll work to break during the Challenge is your perfectionism, so show up for as much of the Challenge as you can. You'll get out of it what you put in.

How can I get the most value of the live Challenge?

Participants who are able to attend even one of the calls live get the most breakthroughs and the best results because they're able to be coached by Lisa and are able to interact with other participants live.

Can I attend if I'm in (Product Marketing, Program Management, Analytics, Design, etc)?


The Challenge is perfect for any mid-career female professional in Product or Product-related fields. And that means Marketing, Program Management, Analytics, Design, Data Science, etc.


Will I benefit from the Challenge if I've attended the Challenge in the past?


You can take the Challenge many times and still discover new aha's and experience new breakthroughs. Many women have taken the Challenge more than once, and since the Challenge is live, each experience is new and provides opportunities for new insights and takeaways.

FAQ:

When do the daily calls take place?


The Product VP Challenge will be held live in May 14th-19th 2022. Schedule is posted higher up on this page. Please join the email list and CareerClimb Community on Facebook by clicking the button to stay in the loop!


What is the time commitment?


There will be 5 daily calls of 60 - 90 min each + about 15 min for the daily homework. You will get what you put into the Challenge. Having said that, the majority of people who get great results from the Challenge don't participate in every session - sometimes a session or two is all it takes for a major breakthrough.


Will recordings be available?


Recordings of the calls will be available for the week of the Challenge, so you can catch up with the videos at your own time. People who attend the sessions live get the most value out of them because it's fully interactive with a chance to get you hot seat - coached by me or one of our mentors.  


Can I attend if I'm in (Product Marketing, Program Management, Analytics, Design, etc)?


The Challenge is perfect for any mid-career female professional (that is 5 years + of work experience) in Product or Product-related fields. And that means Marketing, Program Management, Analytics, Design, Data Science, etc.


Can I attend the Challenge if I don't use Facebook?


Yes! While we'll be broadcasting the sessions live on Facebook, we will use Zoom as our main platform. In addition, we'll be emailing you a link to view the replays on Dropbox and not on Facebook. Facebook is great for completing your homework in our private group, but it's not required to attend the Challenge and benefit from it.


What are the prizes and incentives?


We have Amazon gift certificates for people who complete their homework. 


Will I benefit from the Challenge if I've attended the Challenge in the past?


You can take the Challenge many times and still discover new aha's and experience new breakthroughs. In addition, this Special Promtion Edition of the Challenge will be diving deep into your Promotion Plan for your next Review Cycle, so you'll finally get that promotion you deserve!


What is the Product VP Challenge?


The Product VP Challenge will be held live in May 2022 to rave reviews. Dates will be announced shortly. Please join the email list and CareerClimb Community on Facebook by clicking the button to stay in the loop!


Are there any LIVE calls?


Yes!  We will have live calls for 5 days + a bonus day.


What is the time commitment?


The Challenge has 5 daily calls of 60 - 90 min each + 5 Workbooks that require about 15 min for the daily homework. You DON'T have to attend all the sessions- in fact, most of our participants get an important breakthrough or aha moment from just one or a few of the sessions they experience. 


How long will the Recordings and Materials be available?


Recordings of the calls and the associated workbooks will be available until the end of the challenge when the recordings and workbooks will be taken down. 


Can I benefit if I'm in (Product Marketing, Program Management, Analytics, Design, etc)?


The Challenge is perfect for any mid-career female professional (that is 5 years + of work experience) in Product or Product-related fields. And that means Marketing, Program Management, Analytics, Design, Data Science, etc.


Can I see the Challenge Recordings if I don't use Facebook?


Yes! We will provide recording and workbook links via email, as well as through our Challenge Facebook Group. We encourage you to join the Facebook group if you can, so you can interact with the community and get feedback on your homework.  


Will I benefit from the Challenge if I've attended the Challenge in the past?


You can take the Challenge many times and still discover new aha's and experience new breakthroughs. In addition, the New Year's Edition of the Challenge focused on diving deep into Goals and Plans for the New Year, so you'll get your planning and vision for 2022 started!


FAQ:

Can I attend if I'm in (Product Marketing, Program Management, Analytics, Design, etc)?


The Challenge is perfect for any mid-career female professional (that is 7 years + of work experience) in Product or Product-related fields. And that means Marketing, Program Management, Analytics, Design, Data Science, etc.


Can I attend the Challenge if I don't use Facebook?


Yes! While we'll be broadcasting the sessions live on Facebook, we will use Zoom as our main platform. In addition, we'll be emailing you a link to view the replays on Dropbox and not on Facebook. Facebook is great for completing your homework in our private group, but it's not required to attend the Challenge and benefit from it.


Will I benefit from the Challenge if I've attended the Challenge in the past?


You can take the Challenge many times and still discover new aha's and experience new breakthroughs. In addition, this Special Promtion Edition of the Challenge will be diving deep into your Promotion Plan for your next Review Cycle, so you'll finally get that promotion you deserve!


FAQ:

When do the daily calls take place?


Saturday, Sunday and Monday (Jan 15-17) we'll be starting at 12pm Pacific. The last two days, which are workdays for you, Tuesday and Wednesday (Jan 18 and 19), we'll be starting at 5pm Pacific.


What is the time commitment?


There will be 5 daily calls of 60 - 90 min each + about 15 min for the daily homework. You will get what you put into the Challenge. Having said that, the majority of people who get great results from the Challenge don't participate in every session - sometimes a session or two is all it takes for a major breakthrough.


Will recordings be available?


Recordings of the calls will be available for the week of the Challenge, so you can catch up with the videos at your own time. People who attend the sessions live get the most value out of them because it's fully interactive with a chance to get you hot seat - coached by me or one of our mentors.  


Can I attend if I'm in (Product Marketing, Program Management, Analytics, Design, etc)?


The Challenge is perfect for any mid-career female professional (that is 5 years + of work experience) in Product or Product-related fields. And that means Marketing, Program Management, Analytics, Design, Data Science, etc.


Can I attend the Challenge if I don't use Facebook?


Yes! While we'll be broadcasting the sessions live on Facebook, we will use Zoom as our main platform. In addition, we'll be emailing you a link to view the replays on Dropbox and not on Facebook. Facebook is great for completing your homework in our private group, but it's not required to attend the Challenge and benefit from it.


What are the prizes and incentives?


We have Amazon gift certificates for people who complete their homework. In addition, when you register for the Challenge, you will get your UNIQUE sharing link on the confirmation page. When you refer at least 5 friends to the Challenge, you will receive a recording of a client-only exclusive workshop on Leading with Grit with Lydia Bradey, the first woman to climb Everest without oxygen.


Will I benefit from the Challenge if I've attended the Challenge in the past?


You can take the Challenge many times and still discover new aha's and experience new breakthroughs. In addition, the New Year's Edition of the Challenge will be diving deep into Goals and Plans for the New Year, so you'll get your planning and vision for 2022 started!



What is the Product VP Challenge and What is Included in the Replay?


The Product VP Challenge New Year's Edition was held live for the first time Jan 15 - 19th, 2022 to rave reviews.  Because of requests to make the material available for a while longer, we're hosting a 3-day replay of the live sessions, the bonus session and the workbook materials.  We'll start the Replay with a live kick-off call at 10am PST on Saturday, Jan 29th. 


Are there any LIVE calls during the Replay?


Yes!  We will have a Live Kickoff Call at 10am PST on Saturday, January 29th with Lisa Kostova.


What is the time commitment?


The Challenge Replay has  recordings of the 5 daily calls of 60 - 90 min each + 5 Workbooks that require about 15 min for the daily homework. You DON'T have to watch all the session recordings - in fact, most of our participants get an important breakthrough or aha moment from just one or a few of the sessions they experience. 


How long will the Recordings and Materials be available?


Recordings of the calls and the associated workbooks will be available for 3 days - from Saturday, January 29th through Monday, January 31st for a binge-watching weekend replay party :) 


Can I benefit if I'm in (Product Marketing, Program Management, Analytics, Design, etc)?


The Challenge is perfect for any mid-career female professional (that is 5 years + of work experience) in Product or Product-related fields. And that means Marketing, Program Management, Analytics, Design, Data Science, etc.


Can I see the Challenge Replay if I don't use Facebook?


Yes! We will provide replay and workbook links via email, as well as through our Challenge Facebook Group. We encourage you to join the Facebook group if you can, so you can interact with the community and get feedback on your homework.  


Will I benefit from the Challenge if I've attended the Challenge in the past?


You can take the Challenge many times and still discover new aha's and experience new breakthroughs. In addition, the New Year's Edition of the Challenge focused on diving deep into Goals and Plans for the New Year, so you'll get your planning and vision for 2022 started!


What people are saying about working with Lisa and CareerClimb®

" The Product VP Challenge and the Denali Executive Accelerator were life-changing for me. At the time I took the Challenge, I had spent 14 years at the same company and had been passed over for a VP promotion twice.

If you are a woman in tech and are at a crossroads, if you don't know where to go next, please take the Product VP Challenge and the Denali Executive Accelerator program that Lisa's team has put together. They will definitely point you in the right direction, even if the final decision is still with you."


 - Tania Bonamico, Sr Product Manager overseeing a team of 54, Amazon

"I found Lisa to be a fantastic coach. I really liked her energy, her vibe, her personality. She is very generous and definitely leads with generosity. I could relate to a lot of things that were shared during the Product VP Challenge and the Denali Executive Accelerator Program.


Lisa presented a solid framework for how to climb your career ladder. The fact that it was specifically geared for Product and related functions was very actionable and useful."


- Debarati Goswami, Product Lead at eBay.

“At the time I took the Product VP Challenge, I felt stuck and my career trajectory had stalled. I was also concerned about leaving my job and taking a step down.


  Through the Challenge, and subsequently, through the Denali Executive Accelerator, I gained a lot of confidence in myself. I was able to evaluate my career, which led to the hard decision to leave my current position and start my own company. This is something I have always wanted to do!”


- Linda Lee, Founder and CEO, WonderBlocks.io, acquired by PlayStudios in 2022

"This program taught me how to have a vision in my career. I am able to visualize where I want to go. I am now looking at career opportunities. When recruiters reach out to me, if I don't see what they're envisioning for this role (aligned to my vision), I actually reject their offer the opportunity presented. That was not something I had ever done before!


I learned how to interview a company and make them sit in the hot seat. Now that I’m able to move to the next level, and have proven that I’m a visionary leader, I'm actually starting to ask for more money and without guilt, or a lack of confidence. Lisa gave me the tools to be able to do that!"


-Vibhu Mahajan, Senior Product Manager

"Knowing the goal that you are trying to reach makes working towards it easier because you know what steps you need to take towards that goal.


Lisa provided us with a safe place to build trust in a surprisingly short time frame.


Hearing Lisa and other participants talk about their challenges resonated with me.  It sounded so similar to what I was struggling with and I saw that there is a path out of these challenges."


- Aparna Hargunani, Program Management, Google

"Having someone experienced to lead and cultivate a unique community among a truly amazing group of female product leaders was an inspiring and empowering journey to be part of.


"One piece of advice I got from Lisa that gave me that aha moment to fight off self-doubts is "Don't focus on yourself or what others may think of you, but focus on the problems you are trying to solve or the product you are trying to build."


You are not alone in this journey. Invest in yourself and accelerate your growth."

 
- Xunjing Wu, Director of Product, Comcast.

Your results will vary and depend on many factors … including but not limited to your background, experience, and work ethic. All career success entails risk as well as massive and consistent effort and action. If you're not willing to accept that, please do not join the challenge.


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