Doing better

by improving the accessibility, affordability, and sustainability of life science and healthcare.

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Our mission

We believe organisations in healthcare and life sciences can do better, for patients and the planet. By improving the accessibility, affordability, and sustainability of our healthcare systems. Impact Stewards is here to support and stimulate that change.

How do we help your organisation?

Our Impact Stewards are seasoned experts in healthcare and life sciences. Together we cover the entire healthcare system: from medical innovations to patient outcomes. Using our sector knowledge, consulting skills, and transformation know-how to make a positive impact. Side by side.

What Impact Stewards does

We are with you every step of the way, turning vision into reality. 

Realise strategy

We help develop an ambitious vision, explore strategic scenarios, find valuable partners, and develop actionable roadmaps that lead to tangible and sustainable impact.

Improve performance

We foster high-performing organisations, characterised by motivated and skilled individuals. Ensuring teams are facilitated by streamlined processes, a robust organisational structure, and good governance.

Transform organisations

We take your organisation on board a transformative journey. Empowering your people to make a positive impact on your organisation. Improving business outcomes. Making change a reality.

Life science themes

Helping life science organisations with

  • Developing a thorough sustainability strategy that includes a concrete action plan (Green Deal 3.0).
  • Establishing Impact Labs as a multi-stakeholder platform for inspiration, innovation, and problem-solving to discover and test practical solutions for complex and wicked problems.
  • Creating and executing a Value-Based Healthcare strategy and patient-centric solutions for a sustainable future in healthcare.
  • Guiding the transformation to an organisation focused on customer experience, prioritising customers by understanding their motivations and obstacles, from strategy to implementation.
  • Leading cross-functional change programmes, cultivating high-performing teams for effective strategy implementation.
  • Designing and implementing transparent, sustainable, and resilient supply chains
  • Managing changes and overseeing organisational transformations
  • Ad interim support to accelerate impact
Healthcare themes

Impact Stewards cases

Sharing the work of Impact Stewards, interviews, and business updates.

Doctor facs heavy levels of stress
Healthcare

Finding time for specialised nurses

“From the clarity of the process comes a clear mind. Once we’ve made some adjustments to our IT systems, we can free ...
Healthcare

Becoming a customer-centric company

“The Impact Stewards drive high-quality results by helping this local affiliate become customer-centric and focus on impact rather than activities.” General Manager ...
Healthcare

A high-performing team 

“Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success.” Henry Ford SituationTeam performance not up to par ...

Meet our stewards

Our Impact Stewards are seasoned experts, motivated to move the needle in the healthcare transition. Using our experience, we ensure new ways of working are thoroughly integrated into your organisation. We roll up our sleeves and work towards collective benefits. Side by side.

Together, we can do better.

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Impact

Driven by improving patient experience through innovation and to make a positive, sustainable impact on all people, communities and the planet.

Expertise

Extensive commercial experience in Marketing, Sales and Business development in global, European and national roles in large and small companies (profit and non-profit). I thrive when working with inspirational people to drive results and exploring new opportunities together.

Impact

In partnership with our clients, we develop insights and value propositions exemplified by state-of-the-art omnichannel experiences and customer engagement in healthcare and life sciences. Addressing the impact for all stakeholders, from strategy development to execution, is key to the sustainable effects we aim for.

Expertise

Partnering with customers by creating true impact on skills and business outcomes, based on 30+ years’ experience in local and international roles within life science companies as a business and marketing leader as well as a trusted adviser.

Impact

Thriving through transformation in customer engagement in pharma and biotech, to enable a true customer-centric omnichannel ecosystem.

Expertise

Deep experience and expertise in omnichannel customer engagement, digital communication channels and digital transformation. An enthusiastic leader, team player and pioneer.

Impact

My purpose is to add value in healthcare by supporting healthcare providers in their health contracting activities; a well-designed contract between provider and payer will lead to more efficiency in care, better accessibility for the patient, better quality in outcome, monitoring of healthcare spendings and sustainable results for healthcare providers.

Expertise

More than twenty years of commercial experience in a wide range of health care segments, focusing on healthcare contracting. With diplomacy, analytical skills, humour and a tenacious mindset I strive for the best results.

Marieke Besamusca

Impact

In a world in which change is inevitable, our challenge is how to cope with change on personal, organizational and systemic level. Especially in Healthcare, challenges are disproportional. How do we keep Healthcare accessible and affordable, while we also expect care and treatments to evolve, in order to extend our lives and improve our quality of life? Contributing to one of the most challenging issues of our modern society is a pleasure as well as a necessity.

Expertise

A proven track-record in transforming businesses and people sustainably. I am keen on personal development and ownership during a change program, in close relationship with delivering results. I strongly belief that any change can only be embedded when personal change and team development are guided continuously.
My area of expertise is best described as business performance improvement in operations, with a strong focus on the change process and the transformation of the people involved.

Impact

Successful sustainable transitions require a partnership based on shared principles and values, a shared vision and shared goals!

Expertise

Broad experience with large scale business transformations within life science and healthcare

Impact

Improving the outcome of care by making innovative medical solutions everyday practice with the best results for patients, healthcare teams and companies.

Expertise

Leading implementation of high impact improvements in healthcare, based on a broad experience in pharma, med-tech, and healthcare.

Impact

Making a positive impact on people’s lives, whether it is those of my clients, their clients or patients, or my colleagues. Helping people to work together and to achieve positive change, especially in complex situations, puts a smile on my face.

Expertise

Broad management consultancy experience in many sectors, specialises in healthcare. Experienced in strategy transformation: development, implementation, and strategic project and programme management.

Impact

It's about keeping healthcare accessible and affordable for which a well-organised logistics chain is of crucial importance. Ultimately, it is about ensuring patients to always have the necessary medication and medical devices at their disposal at the lowest possible cost. This requires thorough production processes, good stock management and, above all, an excellent logistics planning. That's my mission!

Expertise

Supply Chain Management within pharma and medical devices is my expertise. I have experience in logistics planning, S&OP, transport management and in guiding the change needed for structural improvement. This is not only down to knowledge about processes and systems, but especially about being able to change together with the people within the organisation.

Ellen Verkroost

Impact

It’s important to me to make a difference through my work. In this industry, I can make a positive impact by adding value to patients and organisations. Also, I admire the dedication of people working in the healthcare sector. I want to take responsibility too, and strive for sustainable, affordable, and pragmatic solutions. Let’s do this collectively, both pharmaceutical companies and healthcare providers.  

Expertise

I have 25+ years of experience in healthcare, as a project and interim manager. Building a strong rapport with my clients is important to me, to fully understand the organisation’s challenges. I will keep digging until I uncover the root cause. Once the problem is clear, I’m able to take swift action. I’m pretty results-oriented and will keep focusing on the end goal. 

Impact

I’m inspired by using technological innovations to improve patients’ quality of life. I’m motivated to move clinical trials from R&D to the market. My role is to guide the people and teams working on this; helping them grow and develop to achieve more. Contributing to the quality of life together.

Expertise

Ellen has 25+ years of international leadership experience in global clinical operations. She has a background as a medical mechanical engineer and worked for multiple companies in biopharma and biotech. Ellen has extensive experience in project and change management and quality and process improvement. She excels in establishing relationships with customers, stakeholders, and the team. Ellen creates alignment in vision and goals and fosters a culture of passion, trust, and collaboration.

 

Impact

In partnership with our clients, we develop insights and value propositions exemplified by state-of-the-art omnichannel experiences and customer engagement in healthcare and life sciences. Addressing the impact for all stakeholders, from strategy development to execution is key to the sustainable effects we aim for.

Expertise

Rich experience in (digital) marketing effectiveness and efficiency projects including omnichannel as well as running various customer-centric and organisational transformations within pharma and healthcare

Impact

Empowering healthcare providers to collaborate effectively and share best practices leads to higher-quality care, better patient experiences and lower costs.

Expertise

Senior programma and projectmanager in Pharma and Healthcare sector. Subject matter expert in helping care providers set up collaboration and strategic partnerships to improve patient care.

Organisations our stewards helped to do better

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What can we do for you?

Patrick Filius
Chief Impact Officer

+31(0) 6 57 73 37 02
info@impactstewards.com