Transitioning to Leader (March 2021)

03/08/2021 09:00 AM - 03/12/2021 11:15 AM ET


Member Rate applies for MassBio Member Company, Other State Bioscience Association Member Company, MassCONNECT Company, or Unemployed Individual

Transitioning to Leader provides participants with a clear understanding of the leader-manager they aim to be and the essential skills and strategies to help them get there. Approaches to effective communication and how to foster collaboration among teams, both remotely and in-person are discussed. Participants will also learn the fundamentals for interviewing and hiring, and more.
  1. Monday, March 8th, 2021 9:00 AM - 11:15 AM
  2. Wednesday, March 10th, 2021 9:00 AM - 11:15 AM
  3. Friday, March 12th, 2021 9:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Session 1:
Transitioning to Leader-Manager
Setting Employees Up for Success
Session 2:
Managing Employees Remotely
Session 3:
Shaping Culture
Manager's Role in Employee Engagement
Matt Mirisola
Human Resources Consultant
Matt has served as a leadership coach and consultant for over 20 years, providing training to biotech and pharmaceutical companies. His expertise is in leadership development and coaching, management and employee training, and teambuilding facilitation. Most recently, Matt served as Associate Director of Training and Development at the Genetics Institute, where he was responsible for developing and delivering training seminars on a variety of topics, facilitating teambuilding and problem-solving meetings, and employee coaching and development. Previously, he worked alongside human resources leaders at General Electric Company. He began his career as a Military Intelligence Officer for the United States Army. Matt earned his Master of Public Policy & Management degree in Organizational Behavior at Yale School of Management and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering and Behavioral Sciences from the United States Military Academy at West Point.
Laura Mathis
Executive Communications Coach at Speech Improvement Company

Laura Mathis, Executive Communication Coach at The Speech Improvement Company, is an admired speaker and communication coach with over 20 years of experience. She has taught all forms of communication skills, from investor presentations, handling nervousness, conference speaking, content organization, slide deck techniques, and corporate storytelling. She is a sought-after keynote speaker, from executive retreats to her 2012 TEDx talk with over 140,000 views. As a communication specialist, she has trained clients across a wide variety of industries, including business executives from Olympus Corporation, Baylor Scott & White Health, Audax Group, Yeti Coolers, CNBC, Dell, The Davis Companies, Bank of America, and Blue Cross Blue Shield. Laura’s clients call on her when they want to make the complex simple, and create dynamic presentations that connect with the listeners. As an Executive Communication Coach at The Speech Improvement Company, she offers private coaching and group workshops to a wide range of clients and industries. Laura focuses on understanding each client’s specific message, the listeners, generating dynamic content, and allowing her clients to convey their ideas more effectively. 
Laura has created customized curriculum for all areas of communication, including business critical presentations, corporate humor and storytelling, running productive meetings, situational leadership, thinking on your feet, how to be persuasive, content and message development, non-verbal communication, conquering a fear of speaking, preparing conference speakers, mastering question and answer sessions, TED-style talks, use of visual aids, and team presentations. Laura is a published author with the American Bar Association. Her book, Acting Skills for Lawyers, incorporates style and presence with persuasive argument skills for maximum impact before a judge or jury. As a coach, Laura brings an insightful, engaged, and dynamic approach, inspiring executives to more effectively craft their message, engage listeners with their unique story, and encourage the listener into action. She takes pride that her coaching improves careers and makes a long-term impact on her client’s growth and advancement. In the last 20 years, she has supported various industries including manufacturing, technology, banking, government, insurance, healthcare, law firms, commercial real estate, architecture and design, and executive organizations.
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