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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

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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

Tanya Chaudhri
Tanya Chaudhri

Expertise: Guiding students through the fellowship application process

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Tanya Chaudhri, PharmD, is a Global Regulatory Strategy fellow with UCB Pharmaceuticals. She is an alumna of the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy (UIC), where she had the opportunity to discover her passion for the pharmaceutical industry. Dr. Chaudhri was the founding Vice President of her local UIC IPHO chapter during her second year of pharmacy school, President during her third year, and IPhO National Student Officer of Chapter Network Management during her fourth year. She currently serves as Co-Chief Fellow of the IPhO National Fellows Council.

Tanya has had various experiences within the industry including completing an internship at Takeda Pharmaceuticals in Regulatory Affairs Advertising and Promotion, as well as diverse APPE experiences at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Quarles & Brady. Her past industry experiences and involvement through IPhO have laid the foundation for her career as an industry pharmacist, and she is a strong supporter of students by helping helping them create their own individual industry career path.

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Leah Palmer
Leah Palmer

Expertise: Guiding students, fellows, early career professionals in Regulatory Promotion and other (noncommercial) career paths.

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Leah Palmer, PharmD is currently a consultant in FDA prescription drug promotion regulations. Most recently, she served as Executive Director in Regulatory Affairs at Amgen Inc., as a Regulatory Promotion lead with oversight of a wide range of product promotional activities.

Prior to joining Amgen in 2001, Dr. Palmer was a Branch Chief of one of the enforcement branches in the Division of Drug Marketing, Advertising and Communications (DDMAC, now OPDP) overseeing product advisories and enforcement actions. In addition to her Branch Chief role, she served as DDMAC Senior Enforcement Advisor.

Prior to joining FDA, she completed her Doctor of Pharmacy at Purdue University College of Pharmacy and an Industrial Clinical Pharmacy Fellowship affiliated with Rutgers University and Parke-Davis. She received her B.S. in pharmacy from the University of Missouri Kansas City School of Pharmacy and worked as a clinical pharmacist in various hospitals.

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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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