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Episode 55 - From Physiotherapist to Product Manager (with Samuel Ogunkoya, Product Manager @ ProducteevTech)

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Episode 55: From Physiotherapist to Product Manager

Samuel Ogunkoya, Product Manager @ ProducteevTech

14 May 2021 Samuel Ogunkoya head shot

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About the episode

An interview with Samuel Ogunkoya. Samuel is a product management intern at ProducteevTech, a product development agency. Samuel started his career as a physiotherapist before deciding to focus on a different type of user pain, and shares some of his learnings from his journey so far.

We talk about a lot, including:

  • How he serendipitously landed his first product management job
  • What made him decide to switch from physiotherapy into product management in the first place
  • How his passion for people and his broad interest in technology has affected both parts of his career
  • Whether his interest in product management was useful in his physiotherapy career, and how he treated his services as a product
  • How his experience with patients and patients' families helped him develop empathy that he now takes forward to his users & stakeholders
  • How he developed a strong dislike for micromanagement from past experience, and how he pushes against this in his product management career
  • The resources he used to skill up in product management, and how he prefers hands on sessions to book training
  • How he explained product management to his friends and family and how they reacted when he told them about the change
  • Advice for others following him into product management

Contact Samuel

You can find Samuel on Twitter, LinkedIn or Samuel's website.