“I’m a dynamic, results-oriented medical executive
experienced in the field of drug development and
commercialization. I’m recognized for strategic insights and leadership abilities and for building effective teams.”
“My passion for and desire to help people led me
to study medicine where I felt I could truly make a
difference. My position of Vice President, Scientific
Affairs at LEO Pharma allows me to apply my passion
for people and help them fulfill their potential and
the potential of LEO.”
We created an inspiring video to explain the Why
concept to our people, and brought in pharma-growth thought leader Jill Donahue to deliver her
EngageRx keynote talk, workshops and to kick off the
pilot of the EngageRx, mobile-learning program.
ing program that helps pharma people engage and
truly partner with HCPs to achieve greater outcomes
for all – patients, HCPs, companies and themselves.
differently and better, the program has been successful in developing pharma professionals who are
viewed as trustworthy and valuable by healthcare providers and who know how to best engage and move
others forward so that they achieve optimal outcomes
for all involved.
What about results? How did this impact our people
six months after rollout we conducted an employee
survey. We wanted to determine if our people had
differently. The results were outstanding. For starters,
Not only was the culture shifting internally, our
outside in a new and different way; and it was making
We knew that for the change to be sustainable, it
had to be more than a talk, or a program. It had to
become part of our DNA. We worked on aligning
internal programs and processes with the new mind-set. We changed things like: incentive plan design,
approach to recruitment and onboarding, choice of
suppliers, recognition, objective setting and performance management and communication.
An example of success
the previous three years. This achievement was the
result of serving differently, focussing on our purpose
and forming a genuine partnership.
Previously, meetings like this were very dull and
short. The committee was disengaged and dismissive.
We decided to try something different.
We created a discovery day in which the LEO Pharma team shared our personal Whys and the Why of
our organization. We invited multiple departments
within the hospital to do the same. The goal was to
begin forming the basis for a genuine, sustainable
partnership based on common goals and objectives.
Over eight hours that day we engaged in real conversations. Think about it -- eight hours of discussion
with an account! That had never happened before!
Talk about gaining time and access.
At the conclusion, we knew we had struck the right
chord when the Executive VP of Medical & Academic Affairs at the HealthCare Organization said “You
LEO folks are just like us,” acknowledging that we
share the same patients-first focus, That was a monumental moment.
We won the account. We realized that putting the patient at the center of everything we do is not only the
right thing – it also creates a compelling and power-
Kim Stoddart talking about the program