Past Events

Interview w/ Lisa (11/15)

     

Lisa was recently interviewed by Marc Mawhinney, Creator & Host of Natural Born Coaches in Nov. 2015.

If you want to hear Lisa became a coach, her biggest obstacle, how she gets new clients, her best coaching resources, her most impactful books and her new current coaching project then Click Here.

BECOMING A COACH
• Lisa left her President & CEO position with Radi Medical Systems, Inc. to fulfill a bigger dream and passion. She wanted to have a child. After a very difficult pregnancy, realized she wanted to fulfill the dream with her son as well as helping other medical device professionals by using her education and experiences at all levels to coach them.

BIGGEST OBSTACLE
• The client wanting to be coached (it’s not enough for the employer just to sign the employee up & pay for it. The clients has to have the want and desire to do the work and embrace the coaching process.)

GETTING NEW COACHING CLIENTS
• Lisa gets her new clients from client referrals and speaking engagements.

BEST COACHING RESOURCES
• LinkedIn

MOST IMPACTFUL BOOKs
• Taking Flight-Marrick Rosenberg & Daniel Silvert
• Triggers- Marshall Goldsmith (anything Marshall write is worth reading)

CURRENT COACHING PROJECT

• Transition group for professionals that want to get into the Medical Device Industry or that want to Transfer companies and or positions within the industry. Facts, figures, support and introductions.


Nov 4: Medical Technology Product Development: Concept to Commercialization

When:
11/4/2015
Time:From 5:30 - 8:30 PM
Where:
Constant Contact
1601 Trapelo Rd
Waltham, Massachusetts 02451
Contact:Bill Munger
wmunger@mdgboston.org
Phone: 617-620-4161

Register here.


IEEE Event: Working in the Medical Device Industry

When:
23 Nov, 2015
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Where:
Constant Contact
1601 Trapelo Rd
Waltham, Massachusetts 02451

Click Here for Video of Event

Working in the Medical Device Industry- Engineers Need both Soft & Hard Skills to Maximize their Opportunity
by Lisa Sasso, Executive Coach & Motivational Speaker, Medical Device Partners and John Sasso, Medical Device Product Development and Commercial Consultant, Sasso Solutions

Did you know there are 480 Medical Device firms in the Boston area. Massachusetts ranks third in the country for Medical Device Employment after CA and only slightly after MN in this sector. Lisa will share this and other important facts that will help you to better understand the industry and determine the opportunity. While many of these firms are looking for individuals (consultants or otherwise) with specialized electrical engineering skills, there are other considerations, such as being able to effectively communicate your offering and demonstrate understanding the customer (in this case the medical device company). In Lisa’s current role as an Executive Coach, and as the past President/CEO of a medical device company that she grew from inception to $28M, she will make the case that working on your soft skills is equally important and needed today for personal and professional success. These skills will not only be of value to you in the case of a medical device company, but also with your other clients, industry partners and in your daily life.

Many of you possess sought after specialized skills that are applicable across industries. But when you talk to someone in the medical device industry, are you able to not only clearly point to your relevant experience, but also talk to these individuals using their jargon? As a consultant and operations executive with extensive medical device product development and commercialization experience, John will bridge the gap from your hard technical skills to medical device field terminology. While it may be that you are only hired for a certain specific project, how can you expand that engagement to provide more value and establish more domain knowledge? John will make the case for leveraging medical device application/end user needs understanding as part of your communication.

PLEASE NOTE: The meeting is open to the public. No charge for anyone that knows me and mentions my name, Lisa Sasso (when registering). Casual dress. Registration
(no registration required)

The Consultants Network meeting starts at 6:30 PM. The meeting will take place at Constant Contact, Reservoir Place – 1601 Trapelo Road, Waltham, MA 02451, in the Great Room on the first floor

Driving Directions
Follow I-95/route 128 to Trapelo Rd in North Waltham, Waltham. Take exit 28 from I-95/route 128. (https://goo.gl/maps/tvn3I)


Dec 10th 2015 MA Conference for Women

When:
Thursday, 12/10/2015
Time:From 7:30AM - 5:00 PM
Where:
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, 415 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02451
Contact:Lisa Sasso
LSasso@MedDevPartners.com
Phone: 781-872-1045
womens_confhttps://www.maconferenceforwomen.org/

Once again Lisa has been selected to represent one of 50 coaches that will be coaching Women Executives and Professionals during the 11 Annual Massachusetts Conference for Women. Last year there were over 10,000 Women at the Conference and it is again already sold out this year. This event is the “state’s premiere networking and educational experience for women and the largest women’s conference in the country.” (1)

If you are fortunate enough to have registered for the event, then make sure that you take advantage of the FREE Coaching that is being offered in the afternoon at the Career Pavilion. This resource is being shared with attendees and it is a value add on a first come first serve basis.

What is included?
Light continental breakfast
Lunch
Two main keynote sessions
Three breakout sessions featuring more than 15 topics to choose from
Access to the exhibit hall all day
Access to the Career Pavilion, Health & Wellness Pavilion, Community Connection Pavilion

(1) MA Conference for Women’s website, https://www.maconferenceforwomen.org/
I hope to see you there.