Mimi Scheibe - UX & Discovery Coach
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Coaching

I work with you in a results-oriented and individual way according to your status quo and your needs, resources, and goals.
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Guidance

I will provide honest, constructive feedback and effective methods and tools to improve and develop your professional skills.
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Supervision

Together we reflect on your professional patterns of thinking and acting. We create new impulses and arrive at more targeted approaches.
Product Discovery Coaching - Illustrated Group of People
Product Discovery Coaching - Illustrated Group of People

Working with me

The proper support for everyone

There is nothing like „the one right way to conduct a product discovery“ because no company is like the other, no team is like the other and even more so: no problem is like the other. Unique situations, challenges and needs require different approaches. But don’t worry! With my product discovery coaching program, I’m picking you up where you are.

How does product discovery coaching work?

I offer you a curriculum-based 12-session coaching program.

  • We will meet remotely for 90 minutes each week.
  • In each session, I will provide you with technical and methodological know-how.
  • We will look at and try out various methods and approaches and discuss how they suit your particular situation and specific challenges.
  • At the end of each session, you will take away homework for the next week.

Of course, there will always be time for your questions.

Who should participate?
At a minimum, you should send the team’s product manager. However, it would be much better if I worked with what Teresa Torres calls the „product trio„. I also like to address those people as the team’s product spearhead. These are most often
  • the product manager,
  • the lead designer,
  • and the lead engineer.
To be precise, the constellation strongly depends on your product and your company’s team setups. So sometimes, there are other roles involved. Let’s best discuss this individually.
What are the prerequisites?

If you want to introduce continuous and sustainable discovery routines in your company or team, it is helpful if you already work outcome-oriented and collaboratively in cross-functional teams.

Without this foundation, it can be difficult to successfully apply what you will learn in our sessions.

What's in it for you?

After the 12 sessions, you will have learned a lot of helpful methods and approaches to figure out your users‘ needs and pains, which of them make the best opportunities for your business goals and how and when to use which technique.

You’ll have understood to externalize your assumptions and solutions, so you’ll really be able to talk about and share the same things.

And finally, the continuous usage of discovery routines as an integral part of your daily product development and within your own processes and workflows will help you grow closer together as a team which naturally leads to more remarkable outcomes.

UX, in the sense of a discipline, is a vast field – which is why user experience is also called an umbrella term in this context. Numerous approaches, frameworks, methods and techniques fall into it. And, of course, it breaks down into multiple sub-disciplines and more specialised role descriptions.
To position oneself as broadly as possible in this domain – generally expected nowadays – takes time, experience and support. The latter can be provided by professional coaching and supervision, for example.

How does UX coaching work?

I support you in your very individual professional development. Because this process is very unique and personal, it can only be roughly generalised and outlined here.

  • We start with a free 30-min session to get to know each other.
  • Usually, a 1:1 coaching package consists of a kick-off meeting and 8 coaching sessions in a 2-week cycle over 4 months and takes place remotely. However, all of this can be individually adjusted.
  • In the kick-off meeting, we determine your current position or status and define your personal coaching journey.
  • The coaching sessions then deal with your individual „curriculum“.
  • You also get a homework assignment in each session that you should work on until the next appointment.
Who can participate?

I offer UX coaching for individuals, teams, and assorted groups (stay tuned for upcoming cohorts).

My coaching programm is suitable for you if you are

  • a UX designer or researcher (no matter if beginner or already very experienced)
  • a UX Teamlead or Head of UX
  • a product manager
  • new to UX or want to get into it
  • a UX team
What are the prerequisites?

To benefit from professional coaching with me, you need to be ready and willing for change, feedback and constructive criticism. Only those who want to work on themselves can expect positive results from any coaching.

In addition, it can be helpful if you are surrounded by the UX discipline in everyday life. For example, if you are currently working as a UX designer, you can directly implement what you have just learned on the one hand and bring your very current challenges to the sessions on the other hand. However, this is not a mandatory prerequisite.

What's in it for you?

What you take away from our coaching sessions depends on various factors. Among other things, of course, your expectations, your needs and goals, and your starting position.

My wish and aim are that you feel more confident and self-assured in your respective role at the end of our joint journey. Be it because you have learned new methods or techniques, for instance, or have gained new perspectives on your situation and ways of dealing with it.

Find out more about how UX coaching can help you in your unique situation in this blog post: How UX Coaching Can Help You.

Upcoming & regularly

Group coaching cohorts with different focuses

If 1:1 coaching is too big an investment for you at the moment, or if you believe that you can learn even better and more in exchange with like-minded people, my assorted group coaching cohorts are just right for you.

At regular intervals, I form cohorts with different focuses, e.g. UX leadership, UX design & research or product discovery. All product people are welcome!

Do what you love what you do

Knowledge is like love: if you share it, it grows!

I'm incredibly hungry for knowledge and actually can't stop learning. Hence I've enrolled in a communication psychology degree program alongside my work. Besides, I can't imagine anything more fulfilling than passing on my knowledge. The beauty of that is that I also grow from and get something out of every exchange.

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Get in touch with me

If you want to learn more about my 12-session product discovery coaching program or my other offerings regarding UX coaching and supervision, feel free to drop a message, and I'll get back to you in a jiffy.

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