Facilitation Expertise is High Impact
I have had the pleasure of working with Carol for the past four years on various projects and have always been impressed by Carol’s facilitation expertise. Her ability to put together a high-impact program based on our objectives and quickly gain the trust of the group is simply outstanding. She recently provided a one-day training session on the art of facilitation to a team that frequently provides training and facilitation to our clients. The program exceeded my expectations and received glowing reviews by the participants.
-Dale West, CAE, Vice President, Healthcare + Scientific Practice, SmithBucklin
Off-site Helped Team Focus and Accelerate
"The off-site meeting you facilitated greatly helped accelerate the team's evolution. While we have more work to do, this got everyone focused on the path and very much on board with what we are trying to do. Thanks for keeping the conversation moving and not dominated by any one person. Your input and direction kept us focused, but loose and not too controlled. This is exactly the kind of culture we would like to build. You were able to home in on this very well and got the feel of the group just right. Thank you for this valuable experience for the team."
- Albert J Robichaud, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer, Sage Therapeutics, Inc.
Carol's Tools and Guidance Moved My Career Ahead
"My one-on-one coaching with Carol allowed me to realize and execute on my own potential. She provided the tools and guidance to let me move my career ahead in the direction I wanted. In the safety of our confidential conversations, we were able to discuss potential hurdles on my path forward and create realistic and manageable plans to overcome them. I recommend Carol to anyone interested in optimizing their current position or advancing their career."
- Pamela Foulds, M.D., former Senior Director, Medical Affairs, Biogen Idec VP, Clinical Development and Medical Affairs at Aegerion Pharmaceuticals
Fun, Constructive Session Led to Stronger Global Team
"In the first six months after Takeda acquired Nycomed, the merged business development team was busy just getting the obvious things done – aligning processes, databases and projects. The hard work of creating a cohesive, truly global team was the next stage, and a much harder one to navigate. Carol facilitated a day long session with the senior team – in a fun and constructive way, she helped us articulate the different personalities, cultures and working styles and to begin to see ways we can leverage these differences to build strength as a global team."
- Anna Protopapas, former Executive Vice President and Corporate Officer, Global Business Developemnt, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, CEO and President of Mersana Therapeutics
Our "Go To" Person for High Quality Programs that Align the Organization
"Carol's ability to come into an organization, assess its needs, work with various teams to develop programs and produce great results is exceptional. As a Consultant for several of the Third Rock Ventures portfolio companies, I am focused on building the infrastructure of the early stage companies with a core team of individuals. In tandem, we are attracting, hiring and providing development opportunities for those that join the Company. Carol has been the "go to" person on many occasions, especially as we bring new teams together, establish core values and cultural norms and provide team building opportunities/experiences that align the organization at a critical point in its growth. Carol has a practical and pragmatic style and approach that our employees gravitate towards. She is an expert in her field and we rely on Carol to deliver high quality programs to meet our ever-changing needs. In the life sciences industry, I cannot think of another person that I would rather partner with, and her experience and track record speak volumes about the quality and level of service she consistently offers to her clients."
- Susan O'Connor, Human Resources/Management Consultant, Third Rock Ventures
Earned Prestigious Award from American Society of Training & Development
"We consulted with Carol Yamartino to help the Boston Scientific Women's Network employee group create our highly successful Mentoring Circles Program. Carol's knowledge of the learning process, wealth of best practices, and prior success with mentoring programs brings an incredible expertise to our program. We continue inviting her back to support our program year after year, and each year the program gets better. Each session, Carol guides volunteer teams to create a learning session, prepare a panel of executives and a mentoring circle discussion around a chosen professional development topic. The program won an "Excellence in Practice Citation" award from the American Society of Training & Development (ASTD) at their International Conference & Exposition in 2012. The program was also recognized with an Outstanding Professional Development award by Boston Scientific. "
- Patty Glowacki-Burns, former Director, International Marketing, Neuromodulation, Boston Scientific, Head of Global Marketing, OvaScience
A Proven, Trusted Partner Guiding Strategy and Tactics
"I turned to Carol for executive coaching as part of my preparation for a new assignment which involved leading a large organization in need of significant change. Carol helped me think through the key strategic and tactical pieces. By providing invaluable guidance every step of the way, she proved to be a trusted partner. In addition to executive coaching, we then brought Carol in to help several teams function at a higher level, and this, too, was a great success. Not only did Carol's help enable us to achieve our goals, but working together was an absolute pleasure. I am delighted to recommend her without hesitation."
- Karen Fifer Ferry, Principal, The Harwich Group, LLC (provides executive level resources to healthcare industry leaders)
Strong Command of Topic Drove High Participant Engagement
"I have had the pleasure to participate in several workshops that Carol has facilitated for Boston Scientific’s Women’s Mentoring Program and always left the meetings impressed with her ability to drive the topic. She has a thorough command of the material and puts it in simple terms so that all participants can quickly grasp the information. Carol is a master at getting the most out of her presenters and the attendees. You leave the session with a much better understanding of how to use the material covered in day-to-day life. Carol is top notch and it is always a pleasure to work with her."
- Brenda Becker, Senior Vice President, Global Government Affairs, Boston Scientific