After several years of success in different management /leadership roles in Thermo Fisher Scientific, I was provided with the opportunity to lead the company’s market leading Anatomical Pathology business. With over 1500 employees and manufacturing facilities in Europe, US and China, the ability to set clear strategy and alignment of the organisations leadership and capabilities would be key to our success. Even more so, when , as is often the case in large multinational corporations, demonstrating traction and momentum to new line managers is critical to establishing trust and credibility in one’s decision making and the course set for the business.
Working with Andrea on a 1:1 senior exec coaching level, helped tremendously in challenging and supporting my thought process and associated actions at multiple levels- and equally important, constantly benchmarking how effective these actions were in achieving both my personal and business goals for the organisation. One key learning which I have taken forwards as a “life learning” is that whilst your leadership role needs to achieve your business goals, that as a leader, you can only really achieve your full potential if your personal goals and ambitions are also being achieved.