“Coaching and Communications for Life Science Entrepreneurs – and You Thought The Science was Challenging!”
Entrepreneurs in healthcare and life science ventures must master the art of communication to all stakeholders in order to enhance their chance of success.Some of these skills are intuitive, some are learned, but all are essential in order to build a cohesive and collaborative team that will succeed in bringing your innovation to life! Join us at the next SoPE event and take home some pearls from the experts in this field.
Kathryn (Katy) Herr
Founder & Chief Executive Officer at Audacia Strategies
Katy Herr is the Founder and CEO of Audacia Strategies. Audacia Strategies works with companies to increase their valuation, profitability, and public profile during significant transformations such as capital raises, IPOs, spinoffs, and mergers and acquisitions. As an investor relations and corporate communications executive for technology firms ranging in size from start-ups to the Fortune 200, Katy understands the challenge of effectively communicating technically complex information to non-technical audiences.
With Audacia Strategies, she helps companies discover and deliver their business case clearly, credibly and consistently. Katy has successfully led teams through IPOs, spin-offs, activist shareholder situations, mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, rebranding and much more. Ask her about her most recent experience leading Investor Relations for Exelis Inc. and achieving a 150% total shareholder return from IPO to exit in less than four years.
Margaret (Maggi) Cary, MD MBA MPH
Executive and Team Coach and Consultant :
The Cary Group Global
I am an ICF Professional Certified Coach and graduate of Georgetown University's Leadership Coaching program, working with leaders in private industry, medical centers, professional associations and pharma. I envisioned, created and led the Community of Champions, the National Physician Leadership Development program for the Veterans Health Administration. I co-founded and co-direct A Whole New Doctor, the program that adds value to medical education through experiential learning and coaching.
I facilitate medical organizations' strategic planning retreats and medical-executive meetings.
I started as a family physician in Santa Rosa and have reinvented herself several times: turnaround consultant (in 90 days took a clinic from 3 years of red into the black), SVP and employee #6 at a medical device startup, medical director at a $200M/year healthcare communications company (team member for a $70mm collaboration among seven HMOs), co-author of a seminal text, Telemedicine and Telehealth: Principles, Policies, Performance and Pitfalls, senior executive at the US Dept of HHS in President Clinton’s administration and intrapreneur at the Veterans Health Administration