Michelle Finegan

Trainer & Facilitator
“A lot of listening and asking key questions helps me get to know people quickly where they feel free to express their experience and feelings. I strive to quickly form a connection that will be based on trust and learning. I love what I do!”
  • TLE team member since 2016. Michelle is an excellent executive coach with the ability to leverage her training and experience to guide clients to their next level of success. She is also a facilitator of our From the Laboratory to Leadership progam. Michelle has an extensive understanding of the industry, having worked in management and as an executive in life science, cosmeceutical, and pharmaceutical companies. Listen carefully and you will hear her Irish brogue as she expertly guides our clients toward achieving their goals.
  • 23+ years’ hands-on experience as a senior manager
  • Experienced senior executive
  • Senior marketing executive at Bayer
  • Vice President for Skinmedica, responsible for strategic oversight and marketing execution on all new product marketing
  • Senior global marketing director for Elan Pharmaceuticals
  • Educated in Ireland through High School (attended a girls boarding school for 6 six years, now that was an experience!!)
  • BS in Business, University of Phoenix
  • Completed 100+ hours of coaching training, Life Purpose Institute, San Diego
  • Certified executive & professional coach
  • Facilitated “The New Power Couple: Sales and Marketing” at the University of San Diego
  • Guest speaker for USD’s business development course
  • National Charity League (mother/daughter philanthropy group)
  • Volunteer for The Honor Foundation (Navy SEALs in transition)
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