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Dr. Michael Laffin has over 25 years of diverse experience in the life sciences industry including learning and leadership development, talent management, salesforce training, and field sales leadership. Mike’s most recent role was Head of Learning & Development at Moderna Therapeutics where he oversaw all professional and leadership development. During Mike’s tenure of just under four years the company grew its workforce by over 300%, successfully launched twelve clinical trials, and executed the largest IPO in the history of the biotech industry.
Over the last 16 years, Mike has built Learning & Development functions for three organizations from the ground up, including the design and launch of two corporate universities and three new hire orientation programs. In all three organizations, he established leadership cohorts and designed and facilitated multiple leadership development workshops and off-site meetings. Mike also effectively partnered with academic institutions and oversaw the design and delivery of global leadership development programs. In addition, he built and led the sales force training and management development functions for two of these organizations including drug launches, selling skills, and management capabilities.
This work was accomplished in three different stages of company life cycles: a large global biopharma with multiple commercialized products; a mid-sized biotech launching its first commercial product; and a small, rapid growth, platform research company with several early-stage clinical trials and drug development programs.
Mike holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, a Master’s degree in Business Administration, and a Doctorate of Education in Organizational Leadership. Mike has taught courses at Northeastern University, Lesley University, and the FBI Training Academy; and he co-founded and was an original board member of the Jaime Fund, a 501(c)3 umbrella entity that funds a special needs awareness and educational program for schools in multiple states across the country.
As the President and CEO of Leadership-Link, Dr. Eileen Habelow is focused on improving the performance of teams and team leaders through a fully customized Teams in Motion program, growing leaders through the Leaders in Motion program, and facilitating organizational effectiveness through a combination of custom client services included in Organizations in Motion.
Eileen Habelow brings 30-plus years of diverse experience in organizational effectiveness, learning and development, leadership development, team effectiveness, and change management. A strategic people development leader, Eileen is viewed as an effective internal and external consultant and change agent, serving in that capacity to Fortune 100 companies. Eileen has conducted extensive academic research and written critical summaries of the research regarding practices of high-performance teams in the areas of team formation, effective decision-making, capitalizing on conflict, communication, and cognitive bias.
Her focus is on the practical application of empirical research to drive team and team leader performance.
In past roles, Eileen was the senior leader of Organizational Development for an HR consulting company where she led a team of business leaders through organizational transformation, culture change, business process improvement, and business strategy. Eileen was also a Regional Vice President of Recruitment and Operations for the regions of New England and New York.
Eileen holds a Ph.D. in Education Psychology from Temple University, a Master’s Degree in Instructional Design from Syracuse University and a Bachelor’s in Social Work also from Syracuse University.
Eileen has actively participated in team sports since her youth, including a collegiate field hockey career at Syracuse, where she earned regional All-America status, served as a team captain, and was later inducted in the Syracuse University Women’s Athletics Hall of Fame.