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The Accelerated Leadership Program provides leaders with critical leadership competencies to accelerate their performance in leading life sciences companies. Specifically, the course will focus on leaders’ capabilities in areas of strategic planning and decision making, influence, collaboration, and executive presence. The skills associated with the program, when mastered, can enable significant and strategic impact for a leader and their contributions to an organization.

“I appreciated the balance of theory and practice, for example the slides presented by the instructor was followed by team exercises. This strengthened comprehension of the topics and gave us a safe environment to practice such skills.”
– Accelerated Leadership Attendee, January 2022


  1. Wednesday, September 13th, 2023 09:00 AM-12:30 PM EST
  2. Wednesday, September 20th, 2023 09:00 AM-12:30 PM EST
  3. Tuesday, October 3rd, 2023 09:00 AM-12:30 PM EST
  4. Wednesday, October 11th, 2023 09:00 AM-12:30 PM EST 


Session 1:
Collaborative Influence
Exploring Skills & Knowledge to Motivate employees
Strategies to Win Support and Acceptance
Collaborative Relationships 
Session 2:
Strategic Planning
Analyzing Problems & Opportunities
Session 3 & 4:
Executive Presence
Developing Influence, Credibility & Authenticity as Presenters and Listeners


Rick Lyman
Founder & President, Executive Consulting and Coaching
As a consultant, Rick has worked across Europe, Asia, South America, and the U.S. and has served clients in a wide range of industries including: financial services, technology, healthcare, retail, biotech, hospitality, transportation, telecommunications, agriculture, building supply, and real estate.  Among those industries Rick has a successful track record of providing comprehensive talent management solutions that have helped to transform startups, emerging market companies, and mature organizations.
Rick was the Director of Organizational Development for Boston Scientific and responsible for designing and implementing talent management strategies that accelerated the competitive, strategic advantage of the company. Rick has 30 years of experience leading organizational and executive development efforts for Cisco Systems, Fidelity Investments, and Bank of America. He developed a deep expertise in designing organizations, developing talent, and leading large scale transformations.  Most recently has been working as an executive coach for Harvard Business School and partnering with executives from around the world who attend the School’s Executive Education programs.
Rick graduated from Brown University with a BA and MA in English and with an MBA from Babson. Rick lives in Concord, MA with his wife (Keri), two boys (Christopher and Benjamin), and two dogs who keep him in shape with daily long walks in the woods.  In his spare time, he volunteers his consulting services to non-profit organizations and his mentoring to proteges around the country.