Work with Josh

Work with Josh


I help founders and early-stage product leaders through coaching, mentorship, and advisory work.

For the past 15 years, I've been the first product leader at very early-stage organizations (including my own startup, where we exited to Google). More details at my Linkedin.

How can I help you?

  1. For the Founder. Maybe you're a physician or a lawyer new to tech companies or have a sales or biz dev background. Maybe you don't need a PM yet but want to do a better job bringing rigor and discipline to your planning, want to do better communicating with your engineers, or want to know when it's time to hire that first PM.
  2. For the Solo PM. It's hard enough being the first PM. It's even harder when there's nobody at your org who understands what product management is about. I provide the professional coaching, mentorship, and direction your boss can't.
  3. For the First-time head of product. It's a big jump from being an experienced PM to being the product leader at an early-stage company. What do the CEO, the board, and the rest of the leadership expect from you? What new responsibilities do you have to master?

To be in touch, you can email me at or book time with me at


How much does it cost?

I charge seed-stage companies $250 per hour for phone or video calls. For an additional $1,000 per month, I can be available for asynchronous email and messaging between meetings.

How often do we meet?

Most clients start with a weekly, hour-long conversation. We'll come prepared with a list of items, topics, and questions to discuss. Over time, meetings will become less frequent.

How long does coaching last?

Coaching is most helpful when it helps you move through a particularly challenging transitional period. Working together, we'll probably meet our initial goals in 3-6 months.

Do you have any references?

Absolutely! I’d be happy to provide those and any other information to help you decide whether we'd be the right fit.

Why do you only work with companies? Can I pay you personally?

While everyone benefits from a manager who understands what they do, it isn't always possible at early-stage companies. I believe that, in those cases, it's incumbent on companies to provide professional support in the form of coaching and mentorship. If you're an individual who needs support, please reach out, and we can talk about getting you the help you need.

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