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About the program

Will help you identify your strengths and weaknesses, work with you to develop a personal career action plan, and provide honest feedback and practical guidance to help you reach your career goals.


The coaching you receive will enable you to achieve your career goals and remove obstacles to high performance. From resume review to executive coaching, IPhO's successful and experienced industry insiders are available to support you every step of the way.

Is it right for me?

IPhO's coaching services are ideal for professionals in virtually every phase of their careers:

  • EarIy: students, fellows, and those newer to industry
  • 5-15 years: climbing the ladder
  • Executives: reaching VP levels and beyond
  • Experienced professionals: keeping pace with a fast changing industry

How it works

It’s easy to organize a personal coaching session! Just follow these simple steps:

  • Select a coach from the list below
  • Purchase Coaching Credits
  • Redeem Coaching Credits for your preferred coach
  • Follow the email instructions to connect and schedule a coaching session

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The IPhO Coaches Network

Jerry Silverman
Jerry Silverman

Expertise: Students, fellows, early career professionals. Resume writing, how to get a fellowship, landing your first position, getting your first promotion.

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Jerry Silverman, RPh, CCP is the former President and CEO of Bimark Medical Communications (1992–2008) where he utilized his extensive experience in pharmaceutical marketing, training, and managed care to build a successful organization.

Mr. Silverman is most proud of his contributions to the professional growth and advancement of pharmacists in the pharmaceutical industry. From 1998-2008, Bimark served as a fellowship site for the Rutgers Post-Doctoral Program where Jerry recruited, hired, and trained PharmDs with a passion and pursuit for industry careers.

In 2008, Jerry was honored by the Alliance for Continuing Medical Education (ACME) for his commitment to the professional development of industry pharmacists.

Mr. Silverman professional career includes positions in sales, training, and marketing at Eli Lilly and, Searle. Jerry received his BS in Pharmacy from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Jerry is responsible for coaching clients with less than 5 years of industry experience including pharmacy students, recent graduates, fellows/residents, and various manager level positions.

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Jim Alexander
Jim Alexander

Expertise: How to grow upwardly and laterally with your current employer, including transitioning from one discipline to another. Specializing in careers on the commercial side of industry, including marketing, business development, and general management.

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The Executive Director and Founder of IPhO is James G. Alexander, PharmD, an alumnus of the University of Nebraska College of Pharmacy. Jim enjoyed a 15-year career in the pharmaceutical industry and rose to the level of Vice President, Corporate Development and Licensing for Pfizer and Warner-Lambert/Parke-Davis before moving to academia to become the first Director of the Rutgers Institute for Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowships. During this professionally rewarding 10-year period of his industry-focused career, he was responsible for the administration of the premier Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program for pharmacists and trained and mentored more than 400 PharmDs who are now working widely throughout the pharmaceutical/biopharma industry. Dr. Alexander is currently Executive Vice President at Strawn Arnold & Associates, a leading executive search firm.

Dr. Alexander is a strong advocate for the role that pharmacists can play in the pharmaceutical industry. In his role as Founder and Executive Director of IPhO, the first professional organization designed exclusively for industry-based pharmacists, Jim brings his distinguished experience in advocacy and professional development to support the professional careers of the growing number of industry-based pharmacists.

Jim is responsible for coaching clients with between 5-15 years of industry experience residing at various director level positions.

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Wendy Mantel
Wendy Mantel

Expertise: Personal branding and career strategy for high-potential and experienced professionals. Certified coaching professional with 25+ years of practical and management experience.

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British author Oscar Wilde said, "Be yourself-everyone else is already taken."

The world of work has never been more competitive. You need to be, too. And I'm here to work with you or your employees to articulate the unique and valuable traits that distinguish you from others--in and outside of work.

Together we will complete a Personal Brand Inventory that documents your peak life experiences; values; accomplishments; strengths and skills; dreams; hobbies; struggles--even quirks--and how these experiences have shaped you. This prepares us to create a Personal Brand Statement (your unique characteristics, and to whom and why they matter) and a Value Proposition (what you uniquely deliver that is of value to your target). These, in turn, help us to incorporate your Personal Brand into your resume, LinkedIn profile, personal biography and so on.

I work primarily with high potential, mid- or senior-level corporate executives and Human Resources or other personnel responsible for talent development. I coach one-on-one as well as in groups, and facilitate personal branding, mentoring and presentation skills workshops. Together we find the path of greatest satisfaction using vetted coaching tools and processes tailored to the individual.

My passion for personal branding and career strategy comes from a love of collaboration and inspiration, and from long-term experience using branding and advertising best practices of Fortune 500 marketers such as AstraZeneca; Colgate; PepsiCo; one of the Big Four accounting firms; Johnson & Johnson, multiple global pharmaceutical firms, and other major corporations.

Mantel Coaching, Inc. is SBA-registered as a woman-owned small business, and is based in Westchester County, north of New York City.

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Available Coaches
  • "Your help in preparing me for my interviews was invaluable."
    Industry Fellow
  • "Thank you for your assistance in putting together an industry –specific resume."
    Student Pharmacist
  • "Thank you for helping me identify the best job opportunities to match my experiences."
    Associate Director, Medical Affairs
  • "Thank you for evaluating my resume and discussing if my experience would be desirable for a MSL role."
    Clinical Faculty Member
  • "SKYPE was a great way to meet confidentially to develop a professional action plan."
    Sr. Manager Medical Information
  • "The connections to senior level executives you provided through IPhO were crucial to the success of my recent job search in this highly competitive market."
    Global Medical Director
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