From Lab to Leader


Roberta DeLuca | Episode 5

Roberta DeLuca saw a business opportunity in her field of medical technology and capitalized on this business need. She shares how she combined her excitement of medical lab work with an interest in business to found a successful temporary laboratory personnel company. She highlights the importance of leaders setting clear expectations and holding themselves and their team to these.


Steve Cole | Episode 4

Steve Cole, Ph.D., is a Chemistry Manufacturing and Controls (CMC) consultant to pharma and biotech clients. His career in pharma helped him to recognize the positive impact making mistakes can have in learning and growth. He also learned the importance of not micro-managing and delegating to others.


Karen Cappello | Episode 3

Karen Cappello is a master level coach (MCC) and shares her story of leading and learning how to interact with engineers in her semiconductor manufacturing company. She shared that for those introverts among us communication is at least if not more than 50% listening to others. So, use that skill and find ways that are comfortable to you to use

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Dr. Mauri Ditlzer | Episode 2

Mauri Ditzler Ph.D. is the president of Albion College. In this episode, he shares his leadership journey from being a chemistry professor to leading a liberal arts academic institution. He believes that everyone is an emerging leader and they need support from their leaders to thrive.


Jon Lenn MedPharm | Episode 1

Jon Lenn, Ph.D. is the Chief Technology Officer at MedPharm where he has direct responsibility for MedPharm’s pharmaceutical innovation and technology strategies. In this episode, we explore the importance of having mentors and coaches that support your career. Jon shares his experience with developing the skill of active listening and the positive impact this has on his teams.