Mentorology – Why Product Managers Need Mentors and Can Be Great Mentors, Too (with Aaron Kesler; DATE CHANGE)
Come and learn, practice and feel what it takes to be a good mentor or mentee. Mark will walk you through some mentoring basics and Aaron will dive into the keys for being a better product mentor. Tapping into many sources of wisdom from Product and the wider leadership networks, Aaron will share his own book and we will give away one of Mark’s faves – Teach What You Know as a door prize.
With over two decades of experience in agile principles and practices, Mark Kilby boldly coaches where others feel it’s impossible. His years of experience leading, training, and mentoring remote, hybrid-remote and distributed agile teams is captured in his book co-authored with Johanna Rothman, From Chaos to Successful Distributed Agile Teams. Mark also co-founded a number of professional learning organizations to build sustainable, collaborative learning communities. You can learn more about Mark's remote agile coaching and his online community work at https://markkilby.com. Currently, Mark and his partner, April Jefferson, are capturing and sharing how they coach and facilitate in an upcoming book and monthly learning journeys at http://mobilitymindset.life.
Aaron is an entrepreneur, certified product manager, and overall product enthusiast. Currently a Senior Product Manager at Blue Cross NC, he is working on new product development and developing product best practices across the Insights and Analytics division of Blue Cross. Outside of work, he is a product mentor and is working on a book due out later this year to help others break into the product management field. For fun he enjoys playing golf with his dad every Friday, traveling to foreign countries, and practicing ukulele. For more on Aaron and to preorder his book due out Fall of 2021 visit https://Kesler.io.