The Stand Out Leader Incubator

Be a confident and higher paid leader in Pharma/Biotech

You're confident in your technical skills, now it's time to build your skill and confidence as a leader of others.

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  • You want people to love working for you

  • You want to bring the best out of others and help them get things done (with quality!)

  • You are confident in your technical skills, but want to be seen as a leader and really stand out

  • You want something more than traditional training and HBR articles. You want simple and proven tools.

  • speaking up for yourself can be hard - you sometimes question your place

  • You feel alone sometimes and the idea of a community of other women sounds amazing

  • ongoing growth is important to you and you want to excel and be your best

You're not alone, and luckily, there is a simple solution.

Truth Talk

70% of employee engagement is connected to how effective you are as a manager.

But typical leadership development programs are lacking.

They are too high level and you know they aren't relevant to your specific role or team.

When you leave the training you think "that was pretty good" but then there isn't any application back on the job.

Which means, there isn't a change. It isn't effective.

On top of it, who do you go to when you're doubting yourself and don't feel prepared to lead? You don't want HR and your boss to know.

You need a safe space to develop and grow.

True leadership development will give you practical and relevant tools and resources you can use when you need them.

DRUMROLL PLEASE... And that's why I'm so excited to invite you to

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Enrollment is closed. the investment is $5,000.

The Stand Out Leader Incubator

Be a confident and higher paid leader in Pharma/Biotech without playing politics or overworking.

"The Leader Incubator has been AMAZING! Thank you! I definitely became more confident as a leader in my team."

- Jackie L.

This program is the only leadership development community for the industry that...

is exclusive for women

This program is unique not only because of the material you will learn but because of who is learning with you.

You are surrounded by other women in Pharma/Biotech who are working with the same challenges as you. You will build a network and community that can last you for the rest of your career.

Imagine being in a space where you can bring your mess, your doubt, and your knowledge of what works. Where you can discuss real challenges women face. You will be a part of something that is bigger than your title.

And is designed to support your continued growth as a leader

BEING the leader you want to be is more than taking a few courses or reading a book. To change how you think about your self and learn and apply the skills needed, you need more than a quickie ;).

This is why The Stand Out Leader was created. There are new workshops or challenges every month. You will decide on one action to implement and you will take action and evaluate until you master it. This is the only leadership development program you need.

You get access to everything you need....

simple. time saving. development that works

Stop leading through trial and error, and become a strategic and confident people leader

The Results You Can Expect


Confident in your Value as a Leader

Get clear on your unique philosophy as a leader and stop comparing yourself to others. Overcome the doubt and build the confidence to stand out in your unique way. You know who you are and how to lead in every situation.


Skyrocket Your Career Growth

Build trust with your stakeholders and peers. Have a presence that gets noticed. Stand out as someone who people should pay attention to. You will be more effective and so will your team of direct (or indirect) colleagues. Your career will go on the fast-track as a result.


Influence Effectively & Get Your Voice Heard

Whether it's influencing others, managing up, or knowing how to communicate effectively with each of your unique employees, you're covered. You will become an improved and effective communicator at every level. Which means you always get what you need for yourself and your team.


Develop Your Team Effectively

Have an engaged team that feels valued and sees a future with the company. Learn to Coach your employees and manage their development and performance. Use my proven advanced framework for 1-1s. You will have the tools that are proven and easy to use.


The Manager with the Best Results

When you are an inclusive leader with a high performing team who is confident in her leadership and stops overworking and stressing - you will be seen as the best. You will work less, stress, less, and advance your career faster. It's time to stand out.



Leadership Training

The first week of the month, attend a hands-on leadership training that will teach you a proven and practical tool or resource to be a stand out leader


Group Coaching Calls

The second week of the month, attend a coaching call where you and your peers will get coached on any leadership issue or goal


Think Tank Calls

The 3rd week of the month you will meet with your curated leadership team in the program to problem solve and take what you learned deeper


Community & Portal

You get access to an online portal and community for on-demand coaching and support. You can access all call replays and bonus trainings 24/7.

24/7 training portal

3 Group Calls
per month

Community for on-demand support

hands-on application

Plus Bonuses

In addition to everything you need to be a Stand Out Leader...

Bonus #1 - Time management training

The industry is demanding and having enough time can seem impossible. This is why I created a problem/solution based time management training to help you get MORE time in your day. This actionable course will ensure you always have enough time. (Value: $997)

Bonus #2 - Access to prior incubator workshops

When you join, you will get access to a member portal that includes the recordings of the workshops and materials that were delivered in the March 2023 cohort. This gives you immediate access to topics that are relevant to you right now. (Value: $2500)

for 6 months...

You’re going to build the skills and the self-confidence to be a stand out leader alongside your curated leadership team within the program.

You are going to learn the best tools and frameworks. You are going to practice the skills you’re learning in a safe space before you implement with your team. You are going to get coached.

You are going to problem solve with your leadership team. This program is everything you need to be a stand out leader.

This is where you go from subject matter expert to leader.

Here's what happens when you join...

Immediately after joining the program you will...

Get the details & Celebrate!

You will receive a welcome email with all the specifics about the calls and program materials. I'll be mailing your welcome package too!

relax until our first call

Our first call is August 8th. You will get access to the portal and Community August 4th so you can dig in early.

Yes, It Really Works:

Stacy is more confident and proactive with her team

Just join. I love it. It's positive. It's a safe environment. It's digestible and easy to apply to your every day life.

Oh, my God. I'm so confident. I feel like there's less of a line between my personal and work now. I look forward to going every week. If you're going to show up and apply yourself, there's no way that you cannot get more out of it than you expect.

Kavitha became a more effective leader

...coaching concepts are practically applicable at any level of leadership.

Melissa’s Stand Out Leader Incubator is a perfect guide to be the leader you want. Her coaching concepts are practically applicable at any level of leadership and beneficial to the team and the organization. I enjoyed being a part of the incubator and strongly believe it is worth the investment.

Rachel overcame fear and doubt as a leader

This process was so worth it & I'd recommend Melissa without hesitation.

I had a lot of doubt and fear going into a new leadership role. Negative self talk was really a problem for me. The changes I experienced in coaching influenced the entire way that I work and the way that I interact with people, respond to emails, hold meetings, it bleeds into everything. This process was so worth it.

This *is* for you if:

You direct the work of others as their line manager OR in a cross-functional team OR you are working toward management.

You care about the development and engagement of your team and want to develop them while also bringing in company results

You want a proven and simple way to be an effective manager without reading a bunch of books or attending random courses

You doubt yourself sometimes and don't want your mindset or lack of confidence to hold you back with your team or in your career

The idea of having a personalized, safe and private space for you to grow into the best leader you can sounds amazing

This is *not* for you if...

You don't consider yourself a manager (directly or indirectly) and don't want to be

You care more about the title, money and power that comes with management than you do the people

You aren't in the Pharma or Biotech industry

You are looking for a quick fix and don't enjoy self-development

You don't want to be in a community of other women leaders in the industry

I know what it's like because I was there, too.

Hi, I'm Melissa Lawrence.

I am a former leader of Talent & Development for a large Pharma company and have 20 years of experience developing women in the industry.

I know the strengths and the gaps of the training that is available. The problem is that you aren't properly prepared to apply what you learn and to lead from a human perspective. There is also a huge gap in connecting women in the industry. It's time to step out of textbook and academia learning, and into development that works.

This is people mastery. So you can be the leader you want to be and propel your career forward.

This is where people managers become people leaders.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to be a people manager?

No. You do not have to be a people manager, you just have to be working toward being one or already directing the work of others in some way (directly or in a matrix).

How do you define manager/leader?

Most development programs separate managers from leaders. Not here. You can lead from any level. Managers direct the work of at least one person.

Will it work for me?

Yes. It is impossible to fail at this program. As long as you show up and apply what you learn, you will be successful. When you have a misstep, the coaching is there to help you. This is one of the ways this program is different from others.

When are the calls

Calls are three times a month on Tuesdays at 11:00am. The first call is August 8th. Replays are made available within 48 hours.

Can my work pay for this?

Yes. Your employer may pay for your investment as it directly impacts your results at work. Here is a letter you can use to make your request.
Note: Your investment in career development is often tax deductible also. Check with your accountant.

Have another question?

Email Melissa at or schedule a brief call using the link at the bottom of this page.

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Stop leading through trial and error, and become a strategic and confident people leader. 

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What are the workshop topics?

Each month is a different workshop/training. Examples include: Leadership Philosophy, Creating Trust, Empowering Others, Managing Up, 1-1s, Team Building Interventions, Communication Skills, Influencing, and Development Planning

what if I can't make a call?

All calls are recorded and available for you to access. You won't fall behind here. This program is designed for busy women like you.

We Give Back in Support of our Mission

At Your Worthy Career, LLC, we strive for an inclusive, safe, and equitable society. Our mission is to help women in Pharma/Biotech of all different backgrounds and walks of life have access to meaningful work and roles of influence. Together, we can change the industry, and the world, through our impact.

We are on a mission to change the way that the industry looks and the experience of employees of all backgrounds. Our goal is for all women to have access to a safe and inclusive workplace, meaningful work and equitable pay.

A portion of all profit from our business is donated every year to non-profit organizations that support our mission.

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