About Austin

Austin Freedman is trained in Industrial Pharmacy and Person-Centred Psychotherapy





Holistic interpersonal approach to encourage top performance
and career development.


Collaborative, pragmatic, systematic problem solver.


Hands-on experience in leading, motivating and developing people
working in scientific and technological environments.



Extensive experience in developing and manufacturing medicines.

Austin believes that highly developed emotional intelligence is essential for individuals and teams to be effective in science & technology based industries.

Always interested in healthcare, healing and working with people to achieve their potential, Austin complemented his pharmacy training with a Diploma in Psychotherapy in 1995 from the National Council of Psychotherapists in the UK. Austin applies an eclectic blend of therapeutic approaches, principles and techniques to leading and mentoring his clients, maximizing their effectiveness and orientation towards success.


Pharmaceutical Industry Experience

Austin earned his Bachelor’s in Pharmacy (with honors) in 1984 from the University of London, UK. In 1985, he became a member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain.

1984 – 1999 Glaxo Group Research, UK
Gained in-depth knowledge and experience in developing a wide range of medicines, from pre-clinical stages to scale up and transfer to commercial production.

1999 – 2002 GlaxoWellcome and GSK, Canada
Leadership roles on multi-national project teams developing significant new products and line extensions.

2002 – 2010 Patheon
Leadership roles in a rapidly growing organization in a business/client service environment. Applied scientific, technical, business and people development acumen to complete projects for clients in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

2010 – 2011 PharmInstinct
Consulted in pharmaceutical R&D. Coached & mentored individuals and teams to enhance personal and professional effectiveness.

2011 – 2015 Apotex
Leadership roles in technical operations, technology transfer and supply chain in the fast-paced generic pharmaceutical environment.

2016 Reinstated PharmInstinct as a comprehensive Pharmaceutical Industry Consultancy in conjunction with OptimizeYou123. See http://www.pharminstinct.com

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