Vanessa Phillips

Director of Content and Employee Communications

BIOGRAPHY

How did I end up in healthcare? Because I resonate with its purpose – helping people live better and suffer less. This connection to my core values fuels me day in, day out. It’s this feeling that I seek to capture and amplify through the work I do.

As a healthcare communications consultant with more than 10 years of experience, I’m inspired by telling stories that evoke passion and inspire action. Though I’ve spent time honing my skills across both internal and external communications, my sweet spot is employee communications. What energizes me most is helping companies powerfully and authentically articulate what they stand for in ways that motivate and activate employees around a common cause.

As a consultant, I’ve worked with a variety of healthcare companies, from Fortune 500 to early-stage startups, in the areas of corporate storytelling and message development, employee engagement, leadership communications and change management.

Before moving back to the Bay Area in 2015, I spent five years at Novartis Pharmaceuticals in Basel, Switzerland where I led executive communications and drove global employee programs to engage, inspire and align 60,000+ employees worldwide around the company mission and direction.

Other things that inspire me on a daily basis include teaching yoga, long hikes with my rescue dog, Harley, and drives along the California coast.

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How did I end up in healthcare? Because I resonate with its purpose – helping people live better and suffer less. This connection to my core values fuels me day in, day out. It’s this feeling that I seek to capture and amplify through the work I do.

As a healthcare communications consultant with more than 10 years of experience, I’m inspired by telling stories that evoke passion and inspire action. Though I’ve spent time honing my skills across both internal and external communications, my sweet spot is employee communications. What energizes me most is helping companies powerfully and authentically articulate what they stand for in ways that motivate and activate employees around a common cause.

As a consultant, I’ve worked with a variety of healthcare companies, from Fortune 500 to early-stage startups, in the areas of corporate storytelling and message development, employee engagement, leadership communications and change management.

Before moving back to the Bay Area in 2015, I spent five years at Novartis Pharmaceuticals in Basel, Switzerland where I led executive communications and drove global employee programs to engage, inspire and align 60,000+ employees worldwide around the company mission and direction.

Other things that inspire me on a daily basis include teaching yoga, long hikes with my rescue dog, Harley, and drives along the California coast.