January 22, 2020

What exactly does a medical monitor do?

Pharma can be very confusing when you’re exploring nonclinical jobs. What exactly does a medical monitor do? How about a drug safety officer? Or an MSL? We never learned about these jobs on Sesame Street. And when people describe what they do, it can leave you scratching your head. You’re hesitant to ask them questions… Read More

What is your natural gift set? Are you owning it?

Specifically, what are your natural gifts you bring to your career and life? I find that a lot of my clients struggle when I ask them what their gifts are. There is often an uncomfortable silence. Or an apologetic, “I’m not really sure.” It’s important to know your gifts, own them fully, and be able… Read More

Transitioning from medicine – Dr. Jennifer Spector’s story

Physicians often ask me, “How long does it take to transition to a nonclinical career?”  My answer is always, it depends. From my experience, the time ranges from 3 months to 2 – 3 years, with an average of 12 – 18 months. Today I’m honored to introduce Dr. Jennifer Spector, a podiatrist, and surgeon… Read More

3 key money questions to ask yourself before a career change

When I was running my derm practice and questioning my career path, I met with a guy I’ll call “Mr. Bow-Tie.” He owned a financial advising company in Austin. Mr. Bow-Tie had salt and pepper hair, a compact build, and dark, thick-rimmed glasses. He sported a red bow-tie with white polka dots. Probably not a… Read More

Having trouble networking on LinkedIn? Try this.

All dressed up and nowhere to go. Is this your LinkedIn profile? You’ve put in the time to get your headshot and entered in your professional history. You even have a number of contacts. But it’s like, now what?  What the heck do I DO with my profile?  How do I reach out to people… Read More