SECT Entrepreneur Network Seminar and Roundtable Discussion
Contracts and Agreements for Entrepreneurs and Consultants
Distinguished Speakers: Owen Hughes and Kathy Smith
East Lyme Town Hall Conference Room 1, upper level
108 Pennsylvania Avenue Niantic, CT
August 1 12:00-1:00 PM Seminar and Discussion, 1:00-2:00 PM informal networking
Feel free to bring your lunch as well as questions and business cards.
Please register to attend by email to Jean@artemis-startup.com.
Seating is limited to 15 participants.
Consulting practices are on the rise in our community and elsewhere across the world. Are you a freelance professional or consultant? Are you considering a consulting practice? The SECT Entrepreneurs Network has organized a panel discussion featuring local consultants. Bring a brown bag lunch to enjoy as the panelists share their experiences as consulting professionals.
SECT Entrepreneurs Network Panel Discussion
June 20, 12:00 PM
East Lyme Town Hall
108 Pennsylvania Avenue in Niantic, Connecticut
Reserve your seat by email to email@example.com
Nancy C. Motola, PhD, RAC
Principal Consultant, Pharma Regulatory Connection
Ethan Weiner, MD
Sole Practitioner at Latimer Brook Pharmaceutical Consultants, LLC
Usha Pillai, PMP, MS Business, PhD
Founder and President at Aria Management Consulting, LLC
David Fryburg, MD
Principal Consultant at ROI BioPharma Consulting, LLC
I am preparing to deliver a webinar for the Association of Women in Science (AWIS for more info see awis.org). As the day approaches I am reflecting on what steps I took to leave the lab bench for another career.
In reality the process started several years ago when the pharmaceutical industry started to undergo rapid change. In 2008 I attended a Bioscience Leadership program that was a joint collaboration between Smith College and the Keck Graduate Institute (http://www.kgi.edu/documents/KGISmith.pdf). I got my first glimpse into virtual biotech companies that operated with a staff of less than 10 and executed all operations via service providers. The model was to outsource all but your core competency. Back then, I started to think about my core competencies. What’s unique about me? What do I bring to the table that you can’t get at a contract resource organization? To answer the question, I spent time getting to know myself using tools like the Myers Briggs assessment and asking friends and colleagues for feedback. I also spent time reflecting on my values and writing them down.
Guy Kawasaki said “to make meaning is to increase the quality of life, right a wrong, or prevent the end of something good”.
My advice to anyone who wants to make a career change…get to know your core and you can make meaning in a new role.