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Tapping Alumni for Interim Leadership | The Minnie Baylor-Henry Story

Posted by YourEncore on Oct 19, 2017 9:00:00 AM

How one company got the work done while searching for the right long-term leader

Minnie Baylor-Henry is an accomplished pharmacist, attorney, and regulatory affairs professional with experience that spans retail/hospital pharmacy, US FDA, Deloitte, and Johnson & Johnson, including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and OTC products. Shortly after retiring as Worldwide Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, she joined YourEncore as the Practice Leader for Medical Devices. About a year into her role at YourEncore, she got a call from a division of her former employer. The head of Regulatory Affairs had left the company unexpectedly. The search for a successor was in process, but critical initiatives could not be delayed. Could YourEncore and Minnie help? Here’s what happened.

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Topics: Experts, Gig Economy, alumni talent, Bridge Roles

Building Leaders & Maximizing Employee Engagement: Q&A with YourEncore Expert Michael Wiseman

Posted by YourEncore on Oct 3, 2017 10:00:00 AM

In an effort to expand our thought leadership, highlight Experts, and engage our Expert Community, we collaborated with YourEncore Expert, Mike Wiseman, to participate in our Q&A series as a part of our broader initiative to serve the Expert community. In this series, we will seek to find out what motivates our Experts and how their relationship with YourEncore has been beneficial to them and their career as they navigate the gig economy.

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Topics: Experts, Gig Economy

Launching a New Business, Post-Retirement: Q&A with YourEncore Expert John Carpenter, SHRM-SCP

Posted by YourEncore on Sep 28, 2017 10:00:00 AM

In an effort to expand our thought leadership, highlight Experts, and engage our Expert Community, we collaborated with YourEncore Expert, John Carpenter, to participate in our Q&A series as a part of our broader initiative to serve the Expert community. In this series, we will seek to find out what motivates our Experts and how their relationship with YourEncore has been beneficial to them and their career as they navigate the gig economy.

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Topics: Experts, Gig Economy

Communication & Leadership Success: An Interview with Bob Herbold

Posted by Dr. Thomas Clark & Richard Zaunbrecher on Sep 26, 2017 10:00:00 AM


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Topics: Experts, Professional Writing

The YourEncore Difference: A Community of Experts

Posted by Mike Lewis on Sep 21, 2017 4:47:24 PM

 The Wall Street Journal  recently published an article describing the experience of Independent Contractors as that of “second-class office workers." It painted a dark, and, in my opinion, very one-sided picture of the current state and future of contingent work. While not discounting the perspectives described by the nine contract workers profiled in the article, there is an alternative model that brings together the expertise of “free agent” individuals and the needs of businesses in a way that creates value, engagement, and satisfaction for both parties.

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Topics: Experts, Gig Economy

The Secret to Getting Management Approval: Write for Your Reader, Not for Yourself

Posted by Dr. Thomas Clark & Richard Zaunbrecher on Aug 22, 2017 9:00:00 AM


This guide summarizes the most important principles that inform CommuniSkills’ highly praised business communication classes. 

It’s really about thinking

Clear writing requires clear thinking. A well-written message is possible only if it reflects sound, evidence-based business thinking. We’ve often said that our writing classes should have been titled “Good Thinking” instead of “Good Writing,” because that’s where the greatest value is found.

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Topics: Experts, Professional Writing

Focusing on Your Passions: Q&A with YourEncore Expert Bryan Schafer

Posted by YourEncore on May 31, 2017 8:00:00 AM

In an effort to expand our thought leadership, highlight Experts, and engage our Expert Community, we collaborated with YourEncore Expert, Bryan Schafer, to help pilot a Q&A series as a part of our broader initiative to serve the Expert community. In this series, we will seek to find out what motivates our Experts and how their relationship with YourEncore has been beneficial to them and their career as they navigate the gig economy.

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Topics: Experts, Gig Economy

Finding the Right Fit: Q&A with YourEncore Expert Marcia Ellett

Posted by YourEncore on Apr 27, 2017 11:00:00 AM

In an effort to expand our thought leadership, highlight Experts, and engage our Expert Community, we reached out to YourEncore Expert, Marcia Ellett, to help pilot a Q&A series as a part of our broader initiative to serve the Expert community. In this series, we will seek to find out what motivates our Experts and how their relationship with YourEncore has been beneficial to them and their career as they navigate the gig economy.

Marcia Ellett is an experienced writer with a background in publishing who has been partnered with Eli Lilly & Co. through YourEncore for eight years.  You can learn more about her background and connect with her here.

Q: What brought you to YourEncore?

A: I left a full-time job in publishing and was freelancing as a writer and editor while looking for other opportunities. I heard about YourEncore first through my father, who retired early from the pharmaceutical industry and had worked on several projects with YourEncore, and then through a colleague of his, John Barnard, who co-founded YourEncore. Though my educational background (Master’s degree in writing) and professional experience (publishing) weren’t typical of the YourEncore experts with whom I was familiar, they both encouraged me to join the YourEncore network and keep an open mind. It took a number of months, but I was eventually offered the opportunity of a short-term contract at Lilly to help with communications support in the then Clinical Development Organization. I took a leap of faith and said yes.

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Topics: Experts, Gig Economy

Rejuvenation Through Community

Posted by Mike Lewis on Apr 25, 2017 8:00:00 AM

In recent posts, I’ve talked about the potential that alumni talent communities represent for companies facing the chasm of wisdom and experience left behind in the wake of Baby Boomers reaching retirement age, M&A activity, and massive transformation initiatives. To be truly effective for the client, these talent communities must first be truly engaging and valuable to its members…in our case, YourEncore Experts. My personal mission is to cultivate the most vibrant talent community available for accomplished Life Science and Consumer Goods professionals to join: one that sparks and facilitates collaboration, active participation, knowledge sharing, and on-going learning while offering personal and professional enrichment. I spend a lot of time thinking about how to make this happen.

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Topics: Experts, Gig Ecnomoy, alumni engagement, alumni talent, retired alumni, baby boomers

Searching for Health Insurance After Leaving the Corporate World

Posted by Emily Kubis on Aug 11, 2016 11:00:00 AM

If you have recently left the corporate world, you may be wondering what to do about health benefits. Whether you have retired, started your own business or are pursuing a creative endeavor, health insurance is still a necessity. It can seem overwhelming to take on the responsibility of shopping plans and figuring out what will suit your needs best, especially if you are used to just renewing every year on your employer’s plan.

But with a little information, you can effectively compare health insurance plans and may even be able to find a better or more inexpensive plan than the one you had with your employer.

When you’re leaving your corporate job, you may have a few different options: 

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Topics: Expert, Professional Development, Health Insurance