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# Multi-lingual experienced communication professional and project manager who worked both in a start-up environment as well as in multinational organisations in healthcare and other sectors. # Collaborative, out of the box thinker with a strong can-do mentality. A good listener with a very supportive nature. # The last 10 yrs active in communications & project management in healthcare:

  • internal, corporate, external communications and PR(EU & global)
  • project management
  • marketing business partner.

Specific involvement in strategic communications, disease awareness project development, patient advocacy and PR/Media meetings organisation (both F2F and online-virtual meetings). Knowledgeable about social media. Used to close collaboration with marketing and brand teams and working in a global matrix organisation.

# Experience with pharma Standard Operating Procedures, Policies and Guidelines on Promotional Materials (pan-EU).


Current Experience

  • Strategic Communications Manager / Senior Project Manager (consultant)

    Home based - lead of Virtual Team
    Since March 2014



  • Communication Allrounder | Project Manager | Coach (12Change)

    Since September 2013
    Communication My objective is to partner with you facing your communication challenges set forward. My goal is to deliver clear, open and no-nonsense messaging. I have expertise in strategic, internal & external communications; PR/media relations; branding; awareness raising initiatives, issue management, ... My motto: don't Talk the Talk but Walk the Talk!

Past Experience

  • Corporate Communications Manager

    December 2010 --- January 2014
    Internal Communications

  • Company Communications Manager

    May 2007 --- December 2010
    Internal Communications

  • Project Leader Internal Communications

    June 2002 --- April 2007
    Internal Communications

  • Congress Lead & Personal Assistant Strategic Marketing

    December 1997 --- May 2002

  • Diverse roles in administration

    January 1988 --- January 1997


BrightOwl Assessment :
Self Assessment :
ResiliencyKindnessStrivingDependabilityOrganizationEmotional reactivityAuthenticityTrustSelf-confidenceIndependenceAssertivenessOptimismSociabilityApproachabilityCuriosityCreative thinkingAdaptability


BrightOwl Assessment :
Understand levels of research evidencescienceLife SciencesAllergy and immunologydutchPhases of clinical development (phase I to IV)Project Management
Self Assessment :
ICH GCP guidelinesProject ManagementRegistration of the productKnowledge of the drug development processMarketing approvalTherapeutic AreasHealthcareCRMMultilingualGastroenterologyUnderstand levels of research evidenceDrug development processPhases of clinical development (phase I to IV)Quality of Life (QoL) outcomes
LinkedIn Assessment :
People-orientedMentoringOrganizational EffectivenessMulticulturalMultilingualDrupalCMSIntranetWeb Project ManagementWeb ContentCustomer ServiceCommunity OutreachCorporate CommunicationsStrategic CommunicationsCrisis ManagementStart-upsProject ManagementGoogle AdwordsPatient AdvocacyCongressEvent ManagementChanging EnvironmentsGastroenterologyTravel ManagementCopy EditingCorporate BrandingBrand AwarenessCoachingPress ReleasesPresentationsSocial MediaMedia RelationsAccount ManagementBudget ProcessPharmaceutical IndustryMarketing StrategyStrategyMarketingPublic RelationsLeadershipCrisis CommunicationsPublicationsProduct launchMessage DevelopmentReputation ManagementGlobal MarketingMarketing CommunicationsPublic AffairsMarketing Management

Skills and Expertise

BrightOwl Assessment :
Act as the main line of communication between the sponsor and the investigatorAnswer, transfer and handle incoming calls as needed.Supervise clinical monitorsAttend seminars, courses and meetings within and outside the companyCoach and provide guidance to clinical staff.Liaise with doctors and other professionals throughout the studyWork collaboratively with the other members of the clinical research team marketinglifescience
Self Assessment :
Assign, coordinate and supervise day-to-day activities of clinical study monitorsAct as the main line of communication between the sponsor and the investigatorattend Investigator meetings requiring travel and report pertinent information back to research team members.Attend seminars, courses and meetings within and outside the companyDesign patient recruitment advertisements distribute patient recruitment advertisements Interact with physiciansInterface with CROs and other contractors with guidance in order to implement clinical trial programs efficientlyInteract with pre-clinical scientistsLiaise with doctors and other professionals throughout the studyLiaise with professionals in other divisions of the company as requiredPlan and coordinate regular advisory board and steering committee meetings.marketinglifescience


  • Accredited Coach GROW (coaching on values and convictions - business /life; change coach) in ICF accredited program from International Coaching Federation from The Coaching Square in 2014
  • Coach ROOT ( life coaching & business coaching on competencies, skills and attitudes in ICF accredited coaching program (International Coach Federation) from The Coaching Square in 2014
  • Bachelor - teacher degree in English, German, History from Heilig Grafinstituut Turnhout in 1987
  • Graduaat in Language Interpretation and Translation from Hogeschool Antwerpen in 1985
  • in Latin-Greec, Modern languages from Koninklijk Atheneum in 1984

Work Preferences

  • Work From Home:
  • Work Regime:
    BrightOwl freelancer :    16 Hours per week
  • International:

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Driving License
  • Yes

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