Hi, I’m Margaux. I’m a PhD, entrepreneur, lifelong learner…and I’m here to disrupt the status quo for MDs, everywhere.
Why MDs? I’ve worked with physicians for the past 12 years, and I’ve seen firsthand how changes to the healthcare system have affected physician’s livelihoods and overall life happiness. My goal is to inspire you to shift your perspective and to provide you with the necessary tools to break into non-customary career paths that will utilize your distinguished knowledge.
In other words, I’m here to show you that you can design a balanced career that’s exactly what you desire.
I know that’s a big statement. But it’s true. Doctors are conditioned to do the work, get the degree, get the job without ever stopping to ask: What do I really want?
When I finally slowed down enough to ask myself this question in the midst of a successful — yet uncertain — career, I found the answer to be four-fold:
1. I want to help people.
This is something I feared I’d give up if I left academia to work in pharma, but I’ve learned that I really can have the best of both worlds — and so can you. Not only do I work one-on-one with people in my job, but I also coach people to reach their health and fitness goals as a personal trainer. I’ve worked in this capacity for more than 20 years, and it’s something I continue to do whenever time allows. I also volunteer. I couldn’t do either one without flexibility, which leads to number two.
2. I want to have flexibility.
To me, this means having a work-life balance so that I can spend time with my family and pursue other things that bring me joy. It also means having a job that allows me to have control over decisions that will affect my day-to-day happiness. Do you want flexibility and control over your work-life balance?
3. I want to be the expert.
I pursued my PhD, in search of knowledge, to make my mark on the world with new and innovative research, to be respected in my field for my work, to help others — directly and indirectly — and to make my mark on the world. (I’ll bet the same could be said for you?) I worried that these desires would go unfulfilled if I transitioned out of academia. I also wondered what my colleagues would think, but I’ve discovered that I had no need to worry! The knowledge and skills that I bring with my PhD are utilized in ways I never imagined. I am still able to make a significant impact, just in a different way.
4. I want to be paid what I’m worth.
We all want to make money to take care of our families; to take that vacation…but it’s more than that. When we’re paid what we’re worth, we feel valued and respected. It also gives us the freedom and flexibility to build the lives we love. I’m in a place now where all of these things are fulfilled, but that hasn’t always been the case. I’ve experienced burnout and dissatisfaction. I felt stuck. I’ve asked myself what I really want, figured it out, and sought alternative career opportunities to get there, which propelled everything to change.
Why help MDs transition careers?
The idea for this business came from helping my husband transition from active-duty military into a civilian career. Many veterans have intensive training and technical skills that transfer to a variety of jobs outside of the military, and there are services available — for both job-seekers and recruiters — to help guide them through that transition and align the perfect match. I thought: What’s out there to support MDs who also possess intensive training, skills and knowledge that also transfer to a variety of jobs outside of clinical practice when they need or desire a career change?
I help MD candidates align their skills to non-clinical positions demonstrating how they are game-changers who will innovate and thrive in any job setting, while connecting talent acquisition professionals to talented MDs supporting positions get filled with the right people.
I connect medical experts with desirable positions that may not even be posted. Word-of-mouth is always the best way to learn about industry jobs to gain direct access to hiring managers. This is where my industry experience and connections can be so valuable. In addition, I cultivate close relationships with recruiters and talent acquisition professionals working in human resources, therefore I am always at the forefront of open positions.
It’s time for you to shift your perspective, align your distinguished talents and experience, and break out of the customary career paths that aren’t what you expected them to be.
It’s time for you to build a life that’s exactly what you want it to be, and I can guide you with easy steps to take along the way.
What else is out there for you? The possibilities truly are endless.
Currently working as a medical science liaison in pharmaceuticals adding to more than 13 years of experience in pharma and biotech. Director/manager of a comprehensive fitness facility and wellness programming at a university. Physical activity/wellness programming coordinator for a national corporation with over 13,000 employees.
Academics and research
University of Connecticut, PhD is in Public Health with a focus in Genetics, lecturer; University of Hartford, adjunct professor; Eastern Connecticut University, guest lecturer.
Hospital work (research associate, physical activity specialist, volunteer, liaison)
Hartford Hospital, Hartford CT; Sisters Hospital, Buffalo, NY; Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY. A liaison to physicians within hundreds of hospital systems and medical practices. States include: MA, RI, NH, CT, NY, NJ, DE, DC, VA, MD, NC, PA, MI, CA.
As a Division 1 basketball athlete, captain, and scholarship recipient, I have always been driven to be the best and help others be their best. I continued this passion by working as a personal trainer and life transformation coach for more than 20 years. Collegiate strength & conditioning coach. Youth basketball coach. Pharmaceutical sales management coach.