Client Experiences

Delivering Results with Executive Focus™

Senior Manufacturing Executive - Fortune 100 Company

Noted for technical prowess and a "can do" orientation, this executive transitioned from a manufacturing operating role to a senior manufacturing leadership role. Through Executive Focus™, Precision Catalyst worked with this talented individual to gain insight, develop, and act upon the new skills required to lead in a highly complex manufacturing environment with multiple highly skilled constituency groups.

Senior Executive - Fortune 100 Pharmaceutical Company

A skilled scientist, this executive was promoted to a critical leadership role, guiding previous peers in the company's new product development and portfolio management process. Through Executive Focus™, Precision Catalyst worked with this highly competent executive to establish new boundaries and successfully transition from peer to executive leader.

Internationally Renowned Executive - Pharmaceutical Company

Esteemed for scientific expertise, this individual transitioned from the academic community to a Fortune 100 for-profit health care company. Through Executive Focus™, Precision Catalyst worked with this leader to successfully bridge the culture gap; leveraging his clear and distinct leadership capabilities into a new results-based operating environment.

“Based on the 18-year professional relationship I have had with her I can say without qualification that Mary Anne is one of my trusted advisors and partners as my career has progressed and my business challenges have grown more complex.
 
I first worked with Mary Anne as a junior brand manager where I was transitioning from an individual contributor role to a team leadership role. I can say confidently that the leadership coaching that Mary Anne provided to me early in my career differentiates me now as a senior leader and has made the difference at times in business success as well as obtaining desired assignments.
 
Recently, I engaged with Mary Anne on a team building project. In this situation, we had a team that had missed goals on a product launch. While the strategy to execute was clear, building trust and team cohesiveness was a critical objective. Mary Anne’s unique, personal style lent itself very well in helping the team build a new more positive culture and importantly, get ready for new product launches. Ultimately, we generated a business turnaround and importantly, positive business outcomes.
 
I have maintained my professional relationship with Mary Anne because she emphasizes trust, commitment, honesty, and integrity in business interactions. These qualities have manifest themselves in all kinds of interactions with me – including those where she had the courage and integrity to provide me with some tough feedback (and in some case I to her). Thus, beyond a professional competency that produces results, my experience working with her has been amplified and reinforced based on her personal style and approach to the relationship”.

Executive Director, Global Brand Leader
Major Pharmaceutical

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“Precision Catalyst and Mary Anne Hudson would be a tremendous asset to any organization in need of improved performance. I have worked with Mary Anne on several projects at the executive and front-line levels. An expert in change management and leadership development, Mary Anne introduced several behavioral and communication tools that allowed senior management to identify strategic priorities, build alignment, create focus, and deliver business results. With her guidance and support, we were able to transform an organization plagued with change fatigue and disappointing growth into a high performing team focused on growth and improved margins. As an executive coach, Mary Anne works with each leader to help build an environment of accountability and positive reinforcement. I have learned a great deal in working with Mary Anne and continue to use many of her suggestions today”.

Global Vice President of Marketing
Medical Device

 

"Intense and focused. There was no letting up. This required me to engage and participate all of the time. I really gained insight into the root cause of my behavior. This was a key learning. Also... having models to guide me toward the right focus on business results makes it possible to lead differently."

"Focused, consistent, direct messages. Clear, practical, "smart" models to learn from. Feedback is timely and on point."

"This experience achieved everything I expected and more. I now have a much better understanding of what is important to me and what drives behavior. On a 1 to 7 scale, I would rate my overall coaching experience a 7; outstanding value - add to my development!"

"The one-on-one coaching meetings were remarkable. I can point to explicit examples where the coaching and counseling had a demonstrable impact on my performance. The assignments between coaching meetings had a huge impact. The different perspectives offered, helped jolt me out of my line of thinking."

"Thank you! I felt the investment was truly worthwhile. Not only did I walk away with a better understanding of where I should focus my energy in my development but also with some specific tools to support the success of my customers."

"I have been working hard at applying the many helpful tools you taught me... I'm finding the listening, conflict resolution, and enrollment tools you taught me to be particularly useful - every day."

"I have the following thoughts regarding my executive coaching experience... The work touches on all my goals, professional and personal. Good pace, challenging, learning about myself in leadership / business situations. My coach is very skilled."

Delivering Results with Creating Alignment™ and Strategy Execution

Global Fortune 100 Client - Health Care Industry

Facilitated cross-division change management initiative to help redefine and optimize how new products are brought to market. As lead consultant, Precision Catalyst provided actionable insights into the organization's current and future state, strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats, short-term priorities, and recommendations to increase both the speed and efficiency of the new product development process.

Fortune 100 Diversified Manufacturing and Services Company

Formulated and implemented a major alignment initiative for the research and development arm of this world-renowned company. Completed in 75 days from start to finish, Precision Catalyst worked with R&D leadership to shape, clarify, and articulate an actionable roadmap that linked the leadership of the business growth platforms with the development teams tasked with innovating new products in support of long-term growth objectives.

Fortune 100 Medical Products Company

Defined, framed, and implemented a major transformation effort to establish clarity on the characteristics of a high performance project management organization. Within a 10-week timeframe, Precision Catalyst provided actionable recommendations on roles, tools, processes, and attributes of a world class project management group. As follow-up, Precision Catalyst worked with the senior leadership team to bridge the gap between the organization's current state and desired future state.

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“I found Mary Anne to be highly engaged in every aspect of the process, taking the time to truly understand the unique skills and insight brought to the process by each individual and helping facilitate those inputs into the framework of our overarching vision. I recommend Mary Anne and Precision Catalyst to any business leader desiring help in navigating through change or simply helping facilitate the building of cohesive teams at all levels of the organization”.

"Right now, I am feeling very positive that we have the data to make decisions in areas of greatest need.... Very thorough, highly professional, most useful for us. Thank you!"

"You delivered outstanding value to our business unit. You helped us see the possibilities and then worked with us to chart our course of action."

“I have known Mary Anne Hudson for many years and used her firm, Precision Catalyst, for several high level/C-Suite initiatives . Mary Anne helped me plan, organize and execute several strategic planning meetings and related off-site C-Suite strategy and campaign-building events that focused on leadership and organization as well as business fundamentals. I was and remain impressed with her organizational discipline and professional skill-set. Many of the proprietary and novel tools (The Compass Tools) she introduced to our senior leadership are still in use at my former company and are present in my current company - from basic meeting and agenda management to management prioritization, focus and execution toolkits. I found Mary Anne to be an invaluable coach and leader in a high-impact and high cost leadership setting. We set strict agendas and deliverables to organize and plan for major industrial projects with millions of dollars of investment resting on the excellence of our management's execution. The tools we learned and put into practice help catapult our organization into a fast-paced and highly motivated competitor amongst world-class corporations. The history of the resultant increase in shareholder value (read dramatic stock price improvement), profitability and business efficiencies says we out-performed thanks in large part to these learned skills. If you are thinking about new strategic direction, re-organizing an existing business, taking your leadership to the next level, integrating acquisitions or new coping strategies in the COVID world, think about an investment in Precision Catalyst. It may be the best purchase you make this year”.

Current Chief Executive Officer
Medical Technology

“Precision Catalyst and Mary Anne Hudson would be a tremendous asset to any organization in need of improved performance. I have worked with Mary Anne on several projects at the executive and front-line levels. An expert in change management and leadership development, Mary Anne introduced several behavioral and communication tools that allowed senior management to identify strategic priorities, build alignment, create focus, and deliver business results. With her guidance and support, we were able to transform an organization plagued with change fatigue and disappointing growth into a high performing team focused on growth and improved margins. As an executive coach, Mary Anne works with each leader to help build an environment of accountability and positive reinforcement. I have learned a great deal in working with Mary Anne and continue to use many of her suggestions today”.

Global Vice President of Marketing
Medical Device

Delivering Results with Compass Tools™

Select Comments from Executive Leaders...

Facilitated cross-division change management initiative to help redefine and optimize how new products are brought to market. As lead consultant, Precision Catalyst provided actionable insights into the organization's current and future state, strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats, short-term priorities, and recommendations to increase both the speed and efficiency of the new product development process.

“I have known Mary Anne Hudson for many years and used her firm, Precision Catalyst, for several high level/C-Suite initiatives . Mary Anne helped me plan, organize and execute several strategic planning meetings and related off-site C-Suite strategy and campaign-building events that focused on leadership and organization as well as business fundamentals. I was and remain impressed with her organizational discipline and professional skill-set. Many of the proprietary and novel tools (The Compass Tools) she introduced to our senior leadership are still in use at my former company and are present in my current company - from basic meeting and agenda management to management prioritization, focus and execution toolkits. I found Mary Anne to be an invaluable coach and leader in a high-impact and high cost leadership setting. We set strict agendas and deliverables to organize and plan for major industrial projects with millions of dollars of investment resting on the excellence of our management's execution. The tools we learned and put into practice help catapult our organization into a fast-paced and highly motivated competitor amongst world-class corporations. The history of the resultant increase in shareholder value (read dramatic stock price improvement), profitability and business efficiencies says we out-performed thanks in large part to these learned skills. If you are thinking about new strategic direction, re-organizing an existing business, taking your leadership to the next level, integrating acquisitions or new coping strategies in the COVID world, think about an investment in Precision Catalyst. It may be the best purchase you make this year”.

Current Chief Executive Officer
Medical Technology

“I have to tell you that I am so grateful for all that you’ve taught me and helped me learn on my own. Before we worked together I never thought I could be on an executive team. Now, I’m an integral part of an executive team. I’ve changed a lot (and stayed the same in the good ways, as well). Thank you.

Director of Manufacturing, Global Pharmaceutical during this work.
Currently Senior Vice President, Global Manufacturing Operations, Biotechnology

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