These changes are difficult, but they have revealed hidden resiliency, adaptability and potential within people all over the world. If there is one life lesson to be learned from this moment in time, it’s that embracing change is not just encouraged – it’s a necessity.
Before making a career change, though, there are many dimensions to consider.
All professionals experience change throughout their careers, but few seek it out regularly. That may be unfortunate, according to Catherine Owen, senior vice president of Major Markets for Bristol Myers Squibb, because “change can be an incredible catalyst for growth.” Owen should know; for her, embracing change in her career has become a mantra.
During her more than 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, Owen has worked at three Fortune 500 companies – AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson and BMS – and has held 17 titles spanning a variety of therapeutic and business areas.