My guest today on the Life Science Success Podcast is Andrea Henderson. Andrea is a Partner in the Life Sciences, Healthcare, Diversity, CEO & Board practices at DHR Global where she is an executive talent solutions strategist.
Andrea Henderson, an Executive Talent Solutions Strategist, and they delve into Andrea’s career journey, which started with a passion for diplomacy and evolved into a focus on talent management and diversity in the corporate world.
Operational Excellence: Don emphasizes the significance of operational excellence in the life sciences industry, particularly the importance of value stream mapping.
Career Evolution: Andrea’s career journey highlights the unpredictable nature of career paths. Her transition from diplomacy to talent management and executive search underscores the importance of adaptability and problem-solving skills.
Diversity and Inclusion: Andrea discusses the role of diversity and inclusion in executive-level roles, emphasizing the need to consider a wide range of perspectives to build the best teams.
Impactful Leadership: Don and Andrea touch on leadership styles, with Andrea describing her leadership style as collaborative, visionary, and empowering. They also discuss the importance of authenticity, trust-building, and clear communication in leadership.
Championing Change: Andrea expresses her excitement about the various avenues available to impact the future, particularly in promoting diversity and creating a more inclusive corporate environment.