When the answer is NO

“I never lose. I either win or I learn.” Nelson Mandela What happens to you when the answer is NO? What do you hear and how do you feel? For some of us hearing ‘NO’ can cause us to be trapped in what Miguel Ruiz calls “personal importance”. This is another way of saying taking … Read more

Entrepreneurial Mindset – Making a Difference Through Exploratory and Agile Behaviours

John Woods: MRII Council Member & Sales and Product Manager at Bayer The term ‘Entrepreneur’ is commonly utilised in describing successful businesspersons and is usually associated with positive outcomes and achievement. There is an apparent prestige associated with the term, and connotations around development of unique products or services. But what is it about the … Read more

Self – Awareness improves your intelligence

Research indicates that a high level of emotional intelligence (EI) is important for personal and professional effectiveness, is linked to job satisfaction and is valued by employers. Self-awareness, an emotional intelligence skill, is fundamental for performance improvements in other emotional intelligence skills including; decision-making; win-win client relationships; problem solving; stress tolerance; empathy, adaptability, optimism as … Read more

Meet Olive Kelly, MRII Vice President and Key Account Manager, Nordic Pharma Ireland

Tell us a little bit about your career backgroundMy third level education is a mix of both business and science studies. I always had an interest in health leading me to study applied physiology and health science after my leaving certificate, going on afterwards to TCD where I completed the Pharmaceutical Technician’s Diploma. I worked … Read more

Member Spotlight – David Fitzpatrick – Territory Sales Manager – Pfizer

Tell us a little bit about your career background?My first qualification was in accountancy from Galway Mayo Institute of Technology, specialising in Financial Accounting. I then went on to complete a Bachelor of Commerce degree at NUIG, specialising in Marketing. Before joining the world of Pharmaceuticals I worked with AIB in the Anti-Money Laundering Unit. … Read more

Member Spotlight – Neil MacCourt, Territory Area Specialist, Bristol-Myers Squibb

Neil has worked with Bristol-Myers Squibb for 4 years. As a Territory Area Specialist Neil’s territory is south Dublin city and county and south Leinster including, Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford, Wicklow and Kildare, calling to primary care doctors and nurses, promoting an anti-coagulation product. Neil is married and lives in Kildare with his wife, daughter and … Read more

Member Spotlight – Cliodna Gilroy, Key Account Manager, Galen

My very first ‘grown up’ job was selling advertising space in clinical journals. As features would come onto my desk, I would pick up the phone to different Pharma companies for advertising support. I found that some clinical articles captured my interest more than others and when articles on topics such as Fertility, MS or … Read more

In Conversation with Ms Fionnuala Kennedy, President, Hospital Pharmacists Association of Ireland

Fionnuala graduated in Pharmacy from Trinity College in 1988 and has worked in hospital pharmacy since then. After her pharmacy degree, she returned to university and completed a degree in French and Economics. 1n 1994, following a period working and travelling abroad, she joined the pharmacy in St Vincent’s University Hospital, setting up the role … Read more