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The Product Science Podcast is for startup founders and product leaders building high-growth products, teams, and companies. Listen in on real conversations with the people who have tried it and aren’t afraid to share the lessons they’ve learned (and the mistakes they’ve made) along the way.

The Product Science Podcast Holly Hester-Reilly

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 13 Ratings

The Product Science Podcast is for startup founders and product leaders building high-growth products, teams, and companies. Listen in on real conversations with the people who have tried it and aren’t afraid to share the lessons they’ve learned (and the mistakes they’ve made) along the way.

    The Sarah Bernard Hypothesis: Customer-centric Companies Uncover the Most Impactful Solutions

    The Sarah Bernard Hypothesis: Customer-centric Companies Uncover the Most Impactful Solutions

    Sarah Bernard is currently the Chief Customer Officer for Greenhouse Software.  She has held executive positions as COO with Crisis Text Line, VP, Officer of Product with Walmart’s Jet.com, and earlier in her career General Manager, SVP and VP of Global Product with Expedia’s Hotwire. Ms Bernard helps B2B SaaS and Internet companies grow valuations by transforming their product and customer success operations so they can hit the next stage of growth like start up to scale, accelerating growth in late-stage companies, and helping companies achieve profitability post acquisition.

    Ms. Bernard is also one of the producers of The Product Leader Summit; an annual invite-only gathering of 120 founders and product leaders to connect and learn from one another through keynotes, workshops, round-table peer learning discussions. She is most proud that Product Leader Summit achieves equal ratios of men and women for not just attendees, but also speakers, which is a rarity for Tech events.

    In this episode of the Product Science Podcast, we cover how machine learning can give you a better understanding of your customer, how teams can become customer focused, and how to create cross functional solutions for customers.

    Read the show notes to learn more: https://h2rproductscience.com/the-sarah-bernard-hypothesis-customer-centric-companies-uncover-the-most-impactful-solutions

    • 42 min
    The Giff Constable Hypothesis: Efficient Teams Learn Before They Build

    The Giff Constable Hypothesis: Efficient Teams Learn Before They Build

    Giff Constable is a product leader, entrepreneur, and author. He was the Chief Product Officer at Meetup.com and earlier was the CEO of Neo, a global innovation consulting company acquired by Pivotal. He has sold 3 businesses while at the helm and helped build many others. He is the author of two books on how to test new business ideas, which are used as core curriculum in top university entrepreneurship programs and accelerators around the world.

    In this episode of the Product Science Podcast, we cover how good product managers learn from their mistakes, how to better test ideas, and how to be more vulnerable and honest as a manager.

    Read the show notes to learn more: https://h2rproductscience.com/the-giff-constable-hypothesis-efficient-teams-learn-before-they-build

    • 38 min
    The Stephanie Leue Hypothesis: Leaders don’t have the right answers, they have the right questions

    The Stephanie Leue Hypothesis: Leaders don’t have the right answers, they have the right questions

    Stephanie has designed products and led product teams in both enterprise businesses like PayPal and startups like Contentful for over 15 years. She also co-founded her own startup. Actually she is educating Product Managers to master the fundamentals of coaching.

    In this episode of the Product Science Podcast, we cover Paypal’s transition from Waterfall to Agile and how to manage high performing teams. We also cover how to be a product manager without an engineering degree, and how to use active listening to empower teams by asking the right questions.

    Read the show notes to learn more: https://h2rproductscience.com/the-stephanie-leue-hypothesis-leaders-dont-have-the-right-answers-they-have-the-right-questions

    • 35 min
    The Paul Ortchanian Hypothesis: Informal conversations are key to building influence

    The Paul Ortchanian Hypothesis: Informal conversations are key to building influence

    Paul works as a consultant, coach, keynote speaker, and author with extensive experience in the world of product. Through his leadership, numerous businesses have been successful ranging from startups to high growth companies alike. He is the creator of a number of product management methodologies including the SOAP™ planning and prioritization framework.

    In this episode of the Product Science Podcast, we cover how to clean a product roadmap of bad ideas, how to increase team collaboration, how to help new ideas gain support, and how to leverage informal socializing to better connect with other teams.

    Read the show notes to learn more: https://h2rproductscience.com/the-paul-ortchanian-hypothesis-informal-conversations-are-key-to-building-influence

    • 39 min
    The Victoria Kennedy Hypothesis: Your Actions Have To Match Your Words For True Diversity And Inclusion

    The Victoria Kennedy Hypothesis: Your Actions Have To Match Your Words For True Diversity And Inclusion

    Victoria Kennedy is driven by her core values of impact, adaptability, and discipline. These values have guided her as a product leader in early-stage startups, an advisor to early-stage founders, and now as a founder of the venture studio, Seed to Harvest. She is from Atlanta but calls NYC home.

    In this episode of the Product Science Podcast, we cover getting into product, practicing continuous discovery, being inclusive as a product manager, and founding a venture studio for social impact.

    Read the show notes to learn more: https://h2rproductscience.com/the-victoria-kennedy-hypothesis-your-actions-have-to-match-your-words-for-true-diversity-and-inclusion

    • 40 min
    The Ant Murphy Hypothesis: Everyone is a Leader on High Performing Teams

    The Ant Murphy Hypothesis: Everyone is a Leader on High Performing Teams

    Anthony is a Product Coach and Director of the Association of Product Professionals. As a coach, Anthony helps organizations succeed in product. His experience spans several industries and organizations of all shapes and sizes. He has shipped products at every stage of the product life-cycle and even sunset them!

    In this episode of the Product Science Podcast, we cover leadership, scaling up startups into enterprises, consulting for personal growth, and how a product mindset can change people’s minds and habits.

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Pst4211 ,

Always learning

Great conversations with lots of interesting perspectives and anecdotes. Holly is a great host, who is incredibly knowledgeable about product and tech. Whether you’re just starting out or far into your product career, I have no doubt you’ll learn something interesting in every episode. Highly recommend!

HG PM ,

My go to podcast for product

The highlight of my day is when I see a new episode available for Holly’s Product Science Podcast. Conversations with the best of the best in product. Thank you for sharing these conversations.

rezshiraz ,

Great conversations

Of the many product podcasts I have listened to Holly’s show is by far the best. I love how she makes it so conversational and insightful at the same time. Thanks Holly 🙌

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