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Catherine Allen

Catherine Allen

Founder CJA Training

A qualified Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England Instructor with over 15 years’ experience in a variety of NHS roles. Focused on helping organisations develop their wellbeing strategies and delivering mental health and wellbeing training courses across the country.

A passionate advocate for increasing mental health awareness in the workplace. Catherine firmly believes in training your workforce with practical skills that can be used to spot the signs/symptoms of mental health issues. Early intervention can prevent mental illness from spiralling out of control.

 
Ian Chamberlain

Ian Chamberlain

The global expert on customer access for the Life Science sector, having trained thousands of sales people from over 60 major Life Science companies across 50+ countries. He is also hired by various doctors’ groups and the NHS in the UK to help them get better and more relevant access to suppliers.

 
Neil Grubert

Neil Grubert

A multilingual pharmaceutical market access specialist with 30 years of experience tracking the global prescription drug and self-medication markets. I spearheaded the establishment and growth of Decision Resources’ international market access business. As the author of more than 150 reports covering 20 mature and emerging markets, multiple therapeutic areas and numerous industry issues, I have earned a reputation for extensive knowledge of market access environments around the world. I am an effective communicator with both the written and spoken word, and have chaired international events and delivered numerous presentations at conferences, seminars and training workshops, including bespoke programmes commissioned by senior executives at top ten pharmaceutical companies. In 2019, I set up the Future of Pharmaceutical Market Access group, a novel LinkedIn forum for the international market access community.

 
Steve Pollacco

Steve Pollacco

I became an MSL almost by accident. Having supported a new MSL team build-up in one of the UK’s major Pharma companies I thought that perhaps the role was not for me. What happened next was one the best 5 years in my Pharma career. A further year in Learning & Development, onboarding new MSL recruits and helping medical and commercial trainees in how to communicate scientific data effectively, together with working within the global function to help develop a MSL onboarding framework, gave me a passion for supporting one of Pharma’s fastest growing roles.

 
Anna Reddy

Anna Reddy

Workplace health is hugely important right now to the longevity of individuals and their organisations.

With over 18 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, working with a broad spectrum of Health Care Professionals, in a wide range of therapy areas, & as the nutrition lead for their wellbeing programme, I have a sound knowledge of delivering health solutions in many situations. Through Leap health workplace health workshops,  I have proven success in many organisations such as Mercedes Benz, NHS, Unique Homecare services, Cain International, and various digital companies. I hold qualifications in nutrition & exercise, BA Hons Business Studies, and am hugely fascinated with how lifestyle can have such a profound effect on prevention & management of our health.

For years I have gone against the grain by prioritising health to improve personal & professional performance, and now this is becoming a societal norm. I have a huge enthusiasm for focussing on productivity and NOT the number of hours worked.

As a busy parent of 3 lively children I value the importance of work-life balance. A healthy lifestyle can help us all be efficient at work so that we can switch off when we are meant to.

Knowledge, experience and passion enable me to empower individuals to make their health a priority which is a vehicle to happiness and productivity.

Join me to making Small Steps that Leap Health  

 
Paul Walker

Paul Walker

Paul has 32 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical and Medical Devices, for the past 13 years he has worked across both NHS England & Wales and the private channel in Ophthalmology, in particular cataract surgery and Glaucoma.

In his career he has held numerous sales coaching, leadership positions within several Global blue-chip pharmaceutical/healthcare companies, including GSK, Pfizer, Abbott and up until recently Johnson & Johnson.

Paul is an experienced sales performance coach, facilitator and selling skills trainer. Delivering both 1-1 coaching sessions and has delivered both UK/EMEA based local train-the-trainer and train-the-facilitator sessions across numerous industries

His passion for coaching and sales training comes from the years worked as a coach and sales trainer. He feels that coaching is the bedrock behind all successful sales individuals and is a huge believer in delivering excellent selling skills, continuous coaching and supporting personal development plans.

He is a qualified NLP Business Practitioner which has helped clients in their both professional and personal lives and has recently completed the GAP Partnership negotiation skills workshop.

Other notable achievements in my career include sales training awards with Abbott, collaboration to help develop a global coaching model with Johnson & Johnson.

Before that Paul served 11 years in the British army as a male nurse, travelling extensively.

Married to Ruth, Paul has two grown up sons Benjamin & Christian, and when not working he enjoys walking with Ruth and their cockerpoo dog Bailey, Paul sings as a tenor in a choir and involved in volunteer work for the Commonwealth war graves commission.