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

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Episode 55 - From Physiotherapist to Product Manager (with Samuel Ogunkoya)
14 May 2021
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An interview with Samuel Ogunkoya. Samuel started his career as a physiotherapist but has recently moved into product management with product agency ProducteevTech. Samuel talks about his journey, the importance of community and peer mentorship, and shares some of the lessons he's learned along the way.

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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.