Katia
Katia Suchkova
Mentor
Product Leadership | Coaching | People Leadership
Location: Costa Rica | Time zone: Americas

Expertise

Remote product team leadership; setting up and scaling product team hiring & onboarding processes; developing product team career ladder, growth & development plans; leading and aligning cross-functional teams; career coaching for product managers; product leadership coaching and development when transitioning from IC to people leadership.

About me

"I love products but I love humans even more, and I love the combination of humans and products."

Over the last decade, I have worked across various B2C and B2B product areas in hyper-growing startups like 15Five and enterprises, such as ServiceNow. As a yoga teacher and mindfulness practitioner, I also co-founded an e-commerce startup several years ago to design and build a reversible meditation cushion. Since then, I’ve been applying my entrepreneurial mindset to everything I do.

Before transitioning to full-time coaching, I led a distributed team of product managers at 15Five. The experience of working at a successful remote-first company made me realize even more how critical the human aspect and emotional intelligence are for product management and leadership.

Today, I work with individual product managers and leaders looking to intentionally grow in their product careers and product teams that are lacking a structured approach to PM career growth and development and hiring. I’ve also recently joined forces with a design partner to build a new venture that aims to solve problems for service-based solopreneurs.

Work Experience
Co-founder at Kala
Mar 2021 - Current date
Product Leader & Coach at KaterinaSuchkova.com
2021 - Current date
Group Product Manager at 15five
Jun 2019 - Apr 2021
Co-founder at ZenRise
Aug 2015 - Feb 2017
Senior Product Manager at ServiceNow
Jan 2015 - Jun 2018
Product Manager at Maintenance Net (acquired by Cisco)
Apr 2014 - Dec 2014
Product Manager at Active Network
Apr 2012 - Apr 2014
Associate Product Manager at The Diary
May 2010 - Feb 2012