45 episodes

From circus child to stunt show girl, to where she is today: Australia's leading Product Management recruitment expert and a Professional Development and Mindset Coach with a relentless passion for unlocking the potential in others. Jade Bennett is also the Founder and Director of boutique talent agency, Middleton Executive, specialising in the recruitment of Product professionals across APAC.

Having spent over 15 years helping Product leaders build high-performing teams across Asia Pacific and the UK, Jade understands how diverse and broad the Product Management sector is. In this Podcast, she will be facilitating, challenging and exploring Product-related ideas with thought leaders who have amazing stories to share.

The Product Edge takes you on a journey into the minds of exceptional product leaders, entrepreneurs, creators and hustlers. In each episode, you’ll be introduced to experts in their field with the hope that we’ll provide you with the skills, insights and tools that you need to level up your career as we discuss ‘all things Product’ with APAC’s leading Product minds.

Get social with your host, Jade:

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The Product Edge Jade Bennett

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

From circus child to stunt show girl, to where she is today: Australia's leading Product Management recruitment expert and a Professional Development and Mindset Coach with a relentless passion for unlocking the potential in others. Jade Bennett is also the Founder and Director of boutique talent agency, Middleton Executive, specialising in the recruitment of Product professionals across APAC.

Having spent over 15 years helping Product leaders build high-performing teams across Asia Pacific and the UK, Jade understands how diverse and broad the Product Management sector is. In this Podcast, she will be facilitating, challenging and exploring Product-related ideas with thought leaders who have amazing stories to share.

The Product Edge takes you on a journey into the minds of exceptional product leaders, entrepreneurs, creators and hustlers. In each episode, you’ll be introduced to experts in their field with the hope that we’ll provide you with the skills, insights and tools that you need to level up your career as we discuss ‘all things Product’ with APAC’s leading Product minds.

Get social with your host, Jade:

linkedin.com/in/jadebennett
twitter.com/Jadey_Bennett
instagram.com/jadebennett_me
facebook.com/jadebennettme

    EP 45 - Shibu Mathew - How to get into Product Management?

    EP 45 - Shibu Mathew - How to get into Product Management?

    In this latest episode of The Product Edge, Jade Bennett interviewed Shibu Mathew, VP of Product Management at Immutable at the time of recording, a leading web3 company. Shibu is a seasoned product leader with over 20 years of experience in consumer internet, mobile gaming and e-commerce.
    Previously at Electronic Arts, Shibu launched and scaled the E-sports platform for some of the most popular gaming franchises, including FIFA, Madden and Apex, to name a few.
    Together, they explored the essential tips and insights to help you navigate into Product Management.
     In this episode, you’ll discover: 
    What is the role of Product Management?Stepping Stones into Product.How can people break into Product Management?What core skills should a Product Manager possess?How to stay competitive in this field?
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    • 32 min
    EP 44 - Product Manager Interview Tips with Jen Leibhart

    EP 44 - Product Manager Interview Tips with Jen Leibhart

    In this latest episode of The Product Edge, Jade Bennett interviewed Jen Leibhart, Co-Founder of Product Anonymous – a Melbourne-based community for learning and sharing product management knowledge with others.
    Jen is also an organiser for Product Camp Melbourne and believes in bringing people together to create, share and achieve while having fun.
    Advocating for research to understand customers' motivation and behaviours has been a long-time passion for Jen.
    Together, they explored the key strategies and insights to help you excel in your next product management interview.
     In this episode, you’ll discover: 
    What are 3 to 5 things you should do to prepare for the interview?The essential things you need to demonstrate during an interview.The power of language, I vs We.How to demonstrate soft skills like empathy, adaptability, and collaboration.What is the best question to ask?
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    • 43 min
    E43 Teresa Huang: Product Careers - what product folk can do to level up!

    E43 Teresa Huang: Product Careers - what product folk can do to level up!

    In this latest episode of The Product Edge, Jade Bennett interviewed Teresa Huang, Product Director at Redbubble, with over a decade’s experience working in diverse industries and organisations of all shapes and sizes, including e-commerce, fintech, aviation, health insurance and financial institutions.
    Teresa’s passion is to never stop learning and sharing her experiences and to inspire and motivate the next generation of ambitious Product Managers and Leaders.
    Together they delve into Product careers and what product folk can do to level up.
     In this episode, you’ll discover: 
    What background do you need to become a Product Manager.Taking charge of your career growth.Where to start the journey.What soft skills are required.The importance of a Capability Matrix.Embracing feedback.
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    • 34 min
    Aubrey Blanche-Sarellano - Why equity is more important than diversity or inclusion

    Aubrey Blanche-Sarellano - Why equity is more important than diversity or inclusion

    In this latest episode of The Product Edge, Jade Bennett interviewed Aubrey Blanche-Sarellano.
    As a Senior Director of People Operations & Strategic Programs at Culture Amp, Aubrey has expertise in everything from designing, implementing and communicating equitable talent programs solutions to sustainability and philanthropy.
    Through her work, Aubrey seeks to question and reimagine systems to ensure that all people can access equitable opportunity.
    Together Jade and Aubrey delve into equity, diversity, and inclusion (DE&I) and the importance of an equitable approach to DE&I initiatives.
     In this episode, you’ll discover: 
    Equity – The foundation for change.Inclusion - Moving Beyond Superficial Connections.Diversity - Embracing the Full SpectrumAddressing MisconceptionsBarriers to achieving true EquityStrategies for Building Equity and Inclusion in the WorkplaceHow to measure success.
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    • 42 min
    How to ensure product teams are focused on driving tangible business value with Nicole Brolan

    How to ensure product teams are focused on driving tangible business value with Nicole Brolan

    In the latest episode of The Product Edge, Jade Bennett interviewed Nicole Brolan, Chief Product Officer.
    Nicole has lead product teams for businesses such as Redbubble and Xero. Before that, she spent 15 years at cnet.com.au, where she progressed her career from Associate Product Manager to Chief Product Officer. And during this time, as she navigated her career, she found the time to complete a business degree and have a baby boy, Benji.
    Nicole believes that product folk should remember the product basics when the landscape is evolving rapidly. Use your core product skills and focus on the problem you are trying to solve, keeping the customer in mind.
    Jade and Nicole discussed how to ensure that product teams focus on driving tangible business value.
     In this episode, you’ll discover: 
    What the traditional landscape and market conditions looked like for product folk.How has this shaped their roles.The impact of current market conditions on product managers.What product managers need to do differently.How can product managers ensure their team’s success.The impact on the future of product management.
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    • 38 min
    Episode 40: The importance of great product management in becoming Product-led with Mike Zarif.

    Episode 40: The importance of great product management in becoming Product-led with Mike Zarif.

    In this latest episode of The Product Edge, Jade Bennett interviewed Mike Zarif, Product Director for Propel Ventures.
    Mike is an experienced product leader with a track record in developing and leading high-performing product teams focusing on user experience. He has spent the last ten years launching and scaling products in early-stage startups to large corporations locally and globally.
    Mike believes Product Management can be a little like being on a rocket ship where you need to be open-minded, and you can’t be too robust or stringent in your thinking. According to Mike, you need to stay humble to deliver great product management in a product-led organisation.
    Jade and Mike discuss what great product management looks like and how it can support a business to become Product-led.
     In this episode, you’ll discover: 
    The fundamentals of great product management.The fundamental difference between product management at a corporate versus the start-up scale-up space. What does it mean to be Product-led. The benefits of being Product-led.Possible challenges of being Product-led.

    Connect with Mike Zarif: 
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    Website – www.michaelzarif.com
     
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    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

demestique ,

Best one out there

This is the only product podcast I will listen to going forward. Great job Jade!

cantfindanotrepeatablenickname ,

Awesome product podcast

Thanks Jade for producing such good podcast for the product community. The contents are relevant and engaging regardless where you are in the journey of product management. An awesome guests too! Look forward to the future episodes.

pnapper ,

Great start

Amazing work, look forward to hearing more episodes direct from the Australian Product community

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