__________________________________________________________ Michelle Saunders Principal of Michelle Finegan Saunders Coaching Greater San Diego Area __________________________________________________________ Michelle produces measurable and lasting results with and through clients by blending her many years of senior management experience in marketing with the latest in personal development techniques. By providing direct feedback via one-on-one coaching and/or team development, she guides managers at all levels, including senior executives, to identify blind spots, address potential liabilities, and develop the sophisticated leadership skills needed to foster innovation and compete in today's markets.
Michelle has played a key role in helping companies like Nokia, Beckman Coulter and Questor Pharmaceuticals, design and implement programs that enable mid-level managers to develop the skills and competencies needed to effectively transition to senior manager/VP roles. In a number of cases, she has coached clients who had stalled in their careers and helped them to become high performing leaders who were subsequently promoted.
Prior to becoming an executive coach, Michelle spent 23 years as a senior marketing leader in the pharmaceutical industry, where she specialized in markets related to neurology, dermatology, hepatology, and Crohn's. While working for companies such as Skinmedica, Inc. and Elan Pharmaceuticals, she employed strategic oversight and demonstrated substantial problem solving skills as well as building a track record of significant results.
As Vice Presidentfor Skinmedica, Michelle was responsible for strategic oversight and marketing execution on all new product marketing for dermatology pharmaceutical products. As Senior Director or Global Marketing at Elan Corporation she was responsible for new product launches, forecasting, developing marketing plans, publication planning, leveraging Phase IV studies, and new product marketing, from pre-clinical research to market approval. She also gained extensive experience managing and developing staff, that in addition to hiring, included coaching, cross-training, and mentoring. This experience now plays an important role in her providing guidance to clients at all management levels, including executives.
Michelle earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Management from the University of Phoenix and continues to participate in advanced training that includes more than 100 hours of professional coaching training. Michelle is a member of the San Diego Professional Coaches Alliance and serves on the development committee for Professional Women in Healthcare. __________________________________________________________________________________________
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