Upcoming Events

  • New Leadership Series in Seattle..'Leadership EDGE for Women' program starting in July 27th!
  • Biocom's 'From The Laboratory To Leadership' program starts September 12th in San Diego!
  • Fall CLSA 'From The Laboratory To Leadership' program starts September 14th in the Bay Area.
  • Our newest partnership with Colorado BioScience Association brings 'From The Laboratory To Leadership' to Colorado Life Science community. The program kicks off on September 22nd!
  • 'From The Laboratory To Leadership' program in the Seattle. Starting in November 2016!

Gaylene Xanthopoulos

Founder & President

Gaylene has a passion for assisting companies to reach their highest potential.  As a businesswoman, professional trainer, facilitator, speaker and published author, She devotes herself full-time to assisting high growth, entrepreneurial companies in achieving their next level of excellence through executive and management development.

Through her company, The Leadership Edge, Inc., she is recognized for her expertise in teaching business skills to over 4,000 scientists, engineers and their executives from over 400 Life Science and Technology companies. The From The Laboratory To Leadership and Leveraging Your Leadership programs have been customized to address the needs of these unique industries and have been key in supporting the growth and development of top companies such as Bavarian Nordic, Cytokinetics, Abide Therapeutics, Joule Unlimited, Novozymes, Genomic Health, and ZeltiQ Aesthetics.

Professional recognition:

  • 2013 Athena Pinnacle Award for "Individual in Services"
  • "Top 50 Businesses in San Diego" – San Diego Business Journal
  • "Women Who Mean Business Award" – San Diego Business Journal
  • "World Sales Leader of the Year" – Leadership Management International (Waco, TX)

Education and certifications:

  • B.S., Economics, Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania
  • Certified Meyers-Briggs Practitioner

To contact Gaylene, click here.