I’ve had a very satisfying 30 year career in Pharmaceuticals, starting as a Sales Representative and ultimately achieving my dream role as Vice President and Business Unit Head at one of the largest Pharma companies in the world. I then served as Chief Commercial Officer for a start-up Pharmaceutical company, and along the way have started up two businesses.
I was lucky enough to work with Executive Coaches as part of some excellent leadership development programs, and found it so valuable that I explored coaching as a way to use my business experience to help people in the way I had always wanted. I set a goal of spending the next phase of my career as an Executive Coach, and have worked hard to accomplish that goal well ahead of schedule.
Given my experience working with four different companies, large and small, and working my way up from entry level to Executive positions, as well as running two of my own businesses, I've made a lot of career moves, some planned and others not.
It wasn't always easy, but by making the choice to embrace each transition as an opportunity, I’ve learned about business and myself at every step. And I’ve been able to help many people through formal and informal mentoring and coaching. There are so many people who have helped me achieve my goals, I feel privileged to pay it forward.
In addition to coaching, I am an author currently writing a book about some consistent challenges many driven professionals experience. I look forward to sharing more about my book in the near future.
I've been married for 26 years to Dave, our daughter Emma has graduated from college and launched her own career, and we have two Border Collies-Charlotte & Wilbur. There’s a lot of laughter in our house, I wouldn’t have it any other way.
I spent my early years by the beach in Santa Monica, California, and have now lived on the East Coast for most of my career. I love spending time near the ocean, hiking, kayaking, vacationing with family and friends that recharge my human batteries, traveling our amazing country and the world, reading fiction and stories of inspiration all around us. I have served on the Board of Directors of the Jersey Battered Women's Service for the past 5 years. I’m very proud of the work of this special, non-profit organization.
I guess at heart I'm a hippie with an Ivy League education. I have earned a BA in Sociology from San Diego State University, and an MBA from The Wharton School of Business. And I am a Professional Coach, certified by The Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching and accredited by the International Coach Federation.