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Want to Translate Experience to Influence? Mile Markers are Key with Marion Spears Karr, MA, FACHE

June 8, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Marion Spears Karr, MA, FACHE of Comhar Partners on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 from 6-8 PM for Want to Translate Experience to Influence? Mile Markers are Key!

Want To Translate Experience to Influence Mile Markers Are Key with Marion Spears Karr

Using the story of the amazing 100-year land dispute between the colonies of Maryland and Pennsylvania, later known as the Mason-Dixon Line, we will explore the lessons it holds for those in science and engineering today, and how tracking our mile markers positions us to translate our experience to influence greater success.

The incredible surveying feat required the most advanced technology available at the time, never seen in the colonies. Possessing an undaunted spirit, the men who led the effort inspired a large team of people, each who had a vital role in its completion over the four-year journey, to overcome incredible obstacles and challenges along the way.

This story also demonstrates the power of not working in silos, but collaboratively. Jeremiah Dixon was an accomplished surveyor from Northern England and Charles Mason a famous astronomer from England. It took an incredible attention to detail with multiple checks of calculations, directions, and fortitude. Science requires such rigor and so does leadership.

In today’s world of Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Life Sciences, and allied industries, all of which require multi-disciplinary approaches, being intentional with our team, ourselves, and those we work with across organizations, it is critical to recognize the variety of micro-achievements that must be completed for the macro-goals to be realized. Through this process we can write our accomplishments, learn from them, and plan future successes both as individuals and as a collective.

For the ChemPharma attendees, there are three key takeaways:

  • For Careerists: Taking the time to track and celebrate micro-accomplishments (the “mile markers”) provides the foundation for growth, improved performance appraisals, and expanding options and roles. Not just the macro accomplishments and big KPI’s.
  • For Job Seekers: Creating a Master Capabilities List and Master Accomplishment Lists (the “mile markers”) are the framework for telling their “accomplishment story” to potential employers.
  • For Leaders: Reinforcing and encouraging the celebration and focus on the “mile markers” with each team member and the team, builds engagement and collective accomplishment.



Marion Spears Karr, MA, FACHE
Healthcare & Life Sciences Practice
Managing Director, Comhar Partners

Marion Spears Karr has over 30 years of experience in healthcare executive recruiting and talent acquisition. He brings a distinguished set of skills in leading successful recruitment teams that specialize in nursing leadership, C-level, Vice President and Senior Director-level searches. He has developed a deep understanding of the complex challenges facing healthcare leaders across all sectors in the current market.

Prior to joining Comhar Partners, Marion served as Vice President of Tyler & Company, the executive search branch of Jackson Healthcare. Before Tyler & Company, Marion served as President of Avery Executive Search, a talent and solutions company specializing in healthcare, where he directed business development efforts for healthcare executive search along with other staffing augmentation services. In 1999, Marion founded ExecQuest; a boutique retained executive search firm with a unique value proposition of building strong leadership teams in healthcare and devising plans to ensure long-term success for his clients and their personnel.

In addition to search, Marion participates in motivational speaking, leadership coaching, and individual/team development.

Marion holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Campbell University, a Master of Arts in Executive Leadership from Liberty University, and is board certified Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.


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June 8, 2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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