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We offer an eclectic approach to help our clients set and achieve their goals, using proven strategies drawn from the fields of executive coaching, consulting, and training.

To plan and successfully execute major improvements in your career, you need a keen sense of where you want to go and an accurate understanding of your current skills. Coaching can help you clarify your values, offer you perspective on how self-esteem issues may cloud your perceptions, and provide an environment where you can make the commitments and achieve the goals. Think of coaching as a means towards applied self-understanding.

Great goals and commitments, however, only lead to frustration if you don’t have all the knowledge and skills needed to reach your goals. Consulting offers the advice, information, and training to help you achieve your ambitions. Since Still Point specializes in professional development for the life sciences, we can offer the specific information you need.

Most of our individual clients need some combination of coaching and consulting to reach their goals. In our seminars and lectures, we focus on providing the training and perspective used with individual consulting clients. Our workshops employ both training and consulting for small groups.

Christopher Edwards, PhD

Chris EdwardsChris has been helping scientists become stronger leaders and managers, better writers and more successful authors for over 15 years. His work as a life sciences writer and editor began in 1982. After starting up both Genetic Technology News and Bio/Technology (now called NatureBiotechnology) as founding editor, he began consulting to research institutes, biopharmaceutical companies, and publishers. Clients have included the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, Harvard Medical School, Boston University School of Medicine, Immunex Corporation, Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Vertex, Reliant Pharmaceuticals, Gene Logic, Random House, Macmillan, McGraw Hill, and Elsevier. His individual clients range from newly minted Ph.D.s to members of the National Academy of Sciences.

Chris has written career development columns for scientists at Elsevier’s BioMedNet and the New York Academy of Sciences. He is the co-author of Entrepreneurial Science, is currently writing Letters to a Young Scientist and blogs at Good Memes. Chris completed his Ph.D. at Boston University after finishing his undergraduate studies at Yale. A graduate of the Coaches Training Institute, he pursued additional work in executive and leadership coaching at the Graduate School of Coaching. He is an Affiliate Member of the Institute of Coaching Professional Association at McLean Hospital and a Lifetime Member of the Center for Creative Leadership.

Beth Schachter, PhD

Beth SchachterBeth is an accomplished researcher, science editor, teacher, and biomedical writer who helps scientists become more effective as communicators. She headed a biomedical research lab at Mount Sinai Medical School between 1980-96, serving as a principal investigator on NIH-funded grants, an author of over thirty research articles, a peer reviewer of research papers and NIH grant proposals, a professor at Mount Sinai, and a course co-director and lecturer at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. In 1997 Beth became the first scientific editor at Elsevier’s HMS Beagle, launching a career of writing and editing for scientists. She has served as a manuscript and grant editor for scholars at medical schools such as Weill-Cornell, Harvard, and University of Pennsylvania.

Beth has also been a science consultant for the Institute of Medicine, Immunex (Amgen), and Reliant Pharmaceuticals. Beth’s articles have appeared in Nature Biotechnology, Trends in Genetics, publications of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Rockefeller University, and The New York Times. She writes frequently about new scientific trends for the New York Academy of Sciences. Beth holds a Ph.D. in cell and molecular biology from the University of Southern California and did postdoctoral work at the University of California, San Francisco and Columbia.

You can find out more about Beth’s background and services on her website.