Megan Coatesworth

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A Consultant at TayganPoint, Megan Coatesworth has over 20 years of industry experience. Her areas of expertise include change management, organizational effectiveness, communications, strategy implementation, and program and project management. Prior to joining TayganPoint, Megan worked at Pfizer, Inc. for over 10 years leading global initiatives to improve business performance, developing change management plans and communications, and program managing new function launches. After completing her doctorate in Business Psychology, Megan joined Model N, an IT consulting firm in life sciences, where she leveraged change management techniques to fast-track services scalability. Early in her career, Megan worked in consulting roles in design and project management, providing expertise to several Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies.

Recent Projects Include:

  • Fostered the development of a high-performing team comprised of senior leaders of a Fortune 100 global asset management division with budget responsibility of $700M. This involved developing the global strategy, establishing burning imperatives, developing a scorecard, deploying employee engagement and recognition initiatives, and facilitating organizational effectiveness workshops structured to help improve the adoption of new roles and responsibilities.
  • Designed governance and supporting processes for strategic supplier oversight to transition from selection to implementation. Developed subject matter expert training and change management plans.
  • Led program management for new corporate function, matrixed with over 10 functions globally for Fortune 100 company. The multi-year scope included developing and executing a change management plan to educate, train, and communicate a new global corporate process that helped to ensure product integrity and minimize public safety risk. This industry leading standard was leveraged as a competitive advantage, contributing to $2M in revenue gains.
  • Advocated pharmaceutical industry-wide legislative changes into U.S. Federal law in supply chain security and product safety.
  • Developed the strategy, business case, and the knowledge management pilot for the integration and implementation of a 21 CFR Part 11 compliant document management system across six sites. This involved assessing compliance related needs, determining the ROI of resource consolidation, writing the IT system business requirements, and designing a new organizational governance.
  • Designed and deployed a 1-year change management plan for Fortune 100 company global division. This included leading all pre-and post-merger communications, and in particular Day 1 of integration activities. Post-merger, led efforts to accelerate the adoption of the new organization’s strategic objectives by leading the development and implementation of a balanced scorecard and reporting. While leading this matrixed global team, leveraged change management and situational leadership techniques to minimize resistance and foster sustainability.

Education, Certifications, Thought Leadership & Awards:

  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Temple University
  • Masters of Science in Geotechnical Engineering, Iowa State University
  • Doctor of Psychology in Business Psychology, University of the Rockies

In the Community:

Megan has served in leadership roles for not for profit organizations. She is the author of Women Staying in STEM Professions Long-Term: A Motivational Model ©

EXPERTISE

Change and Communications Strategy & Delivery

Human Resources Management & Labor Relations

Executive & Organization Development

Government Policy: Employment & Labor Relations

Process Improvement

Program & Project Management


INDUSTRIES

Pharmaceutical

Professional Services

Food and Facilities Services

Healthcare

Manufacturing & Construction

Not for Profits and Sports Organizations (local and international)