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Leader's Agenda

An Innovative Series Designed To Elevate Your Leadership Impact

By Creating Unprecedented Conversations With Leaders & Innovators in Life Sciences.

Latest Episode

Our latest episode of the Leader’s Agenda features Barbara Salami. 

The technologies and processes needed to manage data and turn it into intelligence are often obscure and just out of reach from most organizations. However, our latest guest on the Leader’s Agenda, Barbara Salami (VP of Digital at Moderna), describes this feat of digital transformation not as a chore but instead as an opportunity to build best-in-class, frictionless experiences for Moderna’s external stakeholders.

About The Show

Leader’s Agenda is an innovative series designed to elevate your leadership impact. Show host, Tarja Huuskonen has served as the CEO of Action for Results for over two decades and has spent much of her career helping life sciences leaders build future capabilities and navigate a fast-changing landscape. Leader’s Agenda distills these key learnings into actionable advice and brings forward unique conversations from today’s leaders so that you can learn directly from the source. Join us as we explore how leaders tackle extraordinary circumstances, build and maintain a healthy organization, and of course, what leaders are doing today, to prepare for tomorrow.

Featured Guests

Meet The Host

Tarja Huuskonen is often described as a transformationalist, both in her personal life, as well as in the companies that she guides to a better future through the work of Action for Results. Her life’s work has been about transformation and healthcare: building innovation and product delivery capabilities and cultures that foster curiosity, collaboration and peak performance for best patient and business outcomes. She’s advised, trained and facilitated hundreds of executive teams and leaders in pharmaceutical and med-tech companies globally, on how to rethink their business models and processes, and make their visions come true by leading and empowering internal teams and external partnerships. Tarja has experienced first-hand what great medical product innovations can do in the hands of well-trained doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals. The platinum coils inside her brain are just one innovation that she walks around with, but the ICU was filled with them! Imagine how many teams it took to design and make all the medical devices, equipment and drugs that saved her life after a ruptured brain aneurysm.


The Leader’s Agenda show is the cumulation of Tarja’s life work to now share powerful conversations at scale. Listen along as she fosters exclusive conversations with today’s leaders, digging deep to understand what works, and what doesn’t.

Past Episodes

Tony Ulwick,

Life Sciences Executive Panel on Value Driven Projects

Mastering Digital Transformation with Barbara Salami, VP of Digital at Moderna

Ken Burhop, Former CSO/CVP at Integra & VP R&D at Baxter

BD & Moderna Women's Executive Panel

Tom Polen, CEO of BD

Miyoung Chun, PhD

Gary Pisano on Innovation, Transformation, & Culture Change

How To Create An Innovation Agenda in Life Sciences

Contact Us

Leader’s Agenda is produced by Action for Results in partnership with Redmond Media Lab. You can reach our team via the below form.