Danya Norton

Consultant
I LOVE WORKING WITH THE UNIQUE ECOSYSTEMS OF SCIENCE-BASED ORGANIZATIONS.   I’M ENERGIZED BY PARTNERING WITH OUR CLIENTS TO UNLEASH THE POTENTIAL OF THE TEAMS, INDIVIDUALS AND SCIENTIFIC BREAKTHROUGHS. WHEN EVERY INDIVIDUAL HAS THE ABILITY TO BE HEARD AND UNDERSTANDS HOW THEY MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO THE COMPANY’S MISSION, TRULY EXCEPTIONAL DISCOVERIES HAPPEN.
creative
honest
practical
fun

KEY GIGS:

  • TLE team member since 2019. Danya is energized by understanding the uniqueness of each of our client’s cultures and partnering with them to fully unleash the potential of the business, team and individuals at all levels. She’s a creative and pragmatic problem solver who believes in clear and honest conversation while having fun.

  • Over 15 years of experience working in biotech and drug discovery organizations developing programs to foster team-based, innovation cultures where science and strategy thrive.

  • Facilitates culture shaping initiatives at every stage of a business to define a company’s current and desired culture, identify key reinforcing levers for positive change and supports in implementing the change in a meaningful way.

  • Design and facilitate workshops, from training to executive strategy meetings, utilizing expertise in organizational development, strategy and appreciative inquiry to drive engaging dialogue and highly impactful outcomes. 

  • Support individuals and teams to optimize performance and relationships through active listening and facilitating insights through a neuroscience-based coaching approach. 

  • Experience working with global drug discovery teams for the Novartis Institute for BioMedical Research (NIBR) in Cambridge, MA and later at Novartis Institute for Functional Genomics (GNF) here in San Diego. 

  • Her most recent in-house role was as Vice President of People & Culture for Human Longevity, Inc. 

EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS:

  • BS in Business Administration, Minor Psychology; Bucknell University 

  • Certified Executive Coach, The NeuroLeadership Institute 

  • Certified Myers Briggs Practitioner 

  • Certified in ChangeFirst Methodology

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS & RECOGNITION:

  • Board Member, LifeHR San Diego Life Sciences HR Network 

  • Global Novartis Culture & Energy Award for leadership of global organizational change teams  

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