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Meet Heather 

As an organizational coach and trainer, Heather Tibbles-Vassilev is on a mission to help subject matter experts make the transition from successful individual contributor to successful people & business leaders.  

During her 25+ years as a Business Leader in Medical Devices & Drug Development, she knows personally that this transition from subject matter expert to people manager can be challenging and even frustrating. Too often, high performing independent contributors or SMEs are placed in leadership roles , only to fail and leave the organization. Or worse...they fail and stay. 


How does this impact you and your organization?

We see multiple losses: loss of revenue, reduced efficiencies caused by ineffective delegation, retention issues for direct reports, loss of valuable time you'll never get back. The impact to business drivers caused by a lack of business acumen and systems thinking skills is vast. 


So how do we fix this?

Training programs and dollars focus on the senior leader positions, rather than these new managers. But this is where the value is! Investing in your managers can be the highest point of impact - a form of problem prevention with a greater long

term return on investment.  


Want to experience the expertise of Focus Performance Systems for yourself? Reach out today and see if coaching is the right fit for you or your direct report.


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