Charles brings over 35 years of experience in healthcare and pharmaceutical R&D to his executive coaching engagements. He has worked for top global pharmaceutical companies including SmithKline Beecham, GlaxoSmithKline, Wyeth, Pfizer, and most recently as a VP of strategy and operations at AstraZeneca. During that time he held a number of roles in a wide range of activities including strategy definition and implementation, management, research, operations, business reengineering and redesign, organization development, portfolio management and chief of staff activities. As a coach, Charles focuses on working with executive business leaders to identify astute insights that will have a significant impact on their business performance and help them address difficult, complex business challenges through coaching.
In addition to coaching and leadership development skills, he has developed and demonstrated leadership and project management skills, conceptual, system and analytical thinking, and consulting skills to deliver added value to customers. He has been involved in governance committees and key decision-making bodies. In addition to science-based functions, he has worked in support departments, such as Finance and Business Strategy, IT and Human Resources. He is able to leverage this broad experience to bring context to leadership behavior discussions and coaching sessions.
Charles has a Master of Science (Honors) and Master of Philosophy degrees in Organizational Dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania. He graduated from the Corporate Coach International Program (RTG) and passed Institute of Leadership and Management – Level 7 Certificate in Executive Coaching and Mentoring. He is also certified in Hogan assessments. Charles is passionate about sharing his learning and experience through teaching and mentoring. He has given guest lectures at Georgetown University, Alvernia University and Penn State University, focused on strategic leadership and managing the business of science.