RSVP – “Don’t worry – I believe in you”

Hey you! yes YOU…. the person reading my blog— I have a short story for you and then an ask. I have a question that I would really like your feedback on to take with me on my Pulse journey. You dig it? So here’s my story…. I was ordering my 3rd cup of coffee […]

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Top 10 Ways to Prepare for a Pulse Assignment – David Letterman Style

My mission throughout Pulse is to “Blog without Bore” – which is why this blog will be crafted “David Letterman Style”… in honor of the talk show host’s final appearance tonight. If you don’t know David Letterman, it’s time to google. If you are familiar with Letterman, then you know a Top 10 countdown is […]

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What have you done today to make you feel proud?

“I look into the window of my mind, Reflections of the fears I know I’ve left behind I step out of the ordinary, I can feel my soul ascending I’m on my way, Can’t stop me now” Umm what? What’s this all about? What am I up to? What is all this nonsense? This is […]

Ken on Safari May 11

Bracing for Change

This is my first blog regarding my impending GSK PULSE assignment in Ghana.  I am so excited and still somewhat overwhelmed about this opportunity.  I will be spending 6 months in the Ashanti Region of Ghana in West Africa. I will be working with the Tropical Lab Initiative (TLI), a program within the Millennium Village Project […]

What would Ben and Betsy Do May 09

What would Ben and Betsy do?

As I ponder post PULSE training it comes to mind what would Ben and Betsy wonder! our team of 9 were trained on quite a bit of information/we learned-we bonded-we seek to make change happen.  Benjamin Franklin and Betsy Ross were agents of change.  They both made a difference – they made a mark on […]

Orientation May 08

New adventures in Philadelphia for Orientation

Change is inevitable in the world we live in. If it doesn’t occur, then how can we learn from these life lessons to become fulfilled in our life. I, for one, don’t want to be lumped into the “stuck” category where I did not push myself to go outside my comfort zone and then regretting that […]

Hi Everyone – My name is Maryanne McTighe from the Consumer Healthcare Dental Division. It’s great to be hearing from PULSE 2015 colleagues, and like you all, unbelievably exited to be here! My assignment is with Save the Children in the Philippines starting in June. I am so excited to get out there, particularly after hearing Andrew’s broadcast yesterday – even more inspired and excited about where we are heading.

I am in Philadelphia this week for our orientation. What an honor it is to be included in this amazing talented group. We are all learning from each other and sharing our experiences from our lives in Canada, Philippines, United Arab Nation, England, India and the USA. The GSK Pulse team trainers are fabulous. Part of my motivation to do PULSE was to be able to help others truly living our values and understand what is really happening out there in terms of global health. I am beginning to understand the scope of my assignment and it's global impact. We work for such a fabulous company to give each of us this once in a lifetime opportunity.

A huge thanks to the PULSE team for this incredible opportunity and also to Lucas, Susan, Vivian and Mike for your help, advice and insights with your experiences – it’s truly appreciated!

Maryanne:) May 07

Maryanne’s Pulse Assignment to the Philippines

Nadeem- Mahmoud the story is continuous May 05

Could the letter N come before the letter M in the alphabet? No, but yes at PULSE!

Had you seen before the letter (N) comes before letter (M) while you sorting it out? The answer definitely  NO but at PULSE you can see it ,Mahmoud  comes after Nadeem (my Buddy) , I am Mahmoud Ahmed and my PULSE assignment will be at Nairobi -Kenya at LCD (Leonard Cheshire Disabilities). I will work […]

Relationship image soul journey March 13

Farewell and Goodbye Emails

I have been debating on what to write in this next blog because so much is happening. We all know when you hear the words change; transformation or restructuring it can mean many things to different people no matter if this is an internal or external process. Oftentimes internal and external transformation happens hand in […]

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This is the end…

I can’t believe it … 3 days – 72 hours – 4320 min …  before the end of my assignment… Time goes by so fast! Yesterday was the farewell lunch at OGRA foundation, time to remember all the work, fun shared together during these last 6 months. Today was  the day of the implementation of the brochure “to late to walk” […]

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#6! 第六号!

Table #6 was the spot assigned to me while I was at the Save the Children Washington DC office. =) – 6 months went by in a blink of the eye, it feels like only yesterday when I was in the Save the Children Connecticut office, trying to find my way around… oh well… everything. Yet, […]

family skiing 2015 February 26

Daily Lessons

    Each day has its challenges and rewards. It is very easy to get caught up in all that surrounds us. I know lately there have been times when I look around and feel tightness in my chest with emotions that do not always have words. But they are real and every part of […]

Title Photo (1) February 20

A pair of flip flops later, it’s time to go home

A few farewell photos / quelques photos d’au revoir This is it, my time in Dakar is almost up (I should be home by this time next week) and it’s time to start switching my mind back to Philadelphia. I’ll definitely miss all the people I met and friends I made here (and the weather), but I’m also looking […]

PULSE_logo_generic_dark-blue February 20

GSK and IAVI partner for Human vaccine development

      Hello All I just wanted to share with you some IAVI-GSK news which I found very exciting for my perspective of GSK pulse volunteer assigned to the IAVI. We are all aware that the GSK vaccine world has been the place for many changes recently (GSK-Novartis deal, the executive team changes) in […]

Rose February 13

Omega – The Final Chapter?

It’s Friday the 13th [of February 2015]. For the superstitious or cautious, perhaps a night safely tucked in bed, smothered by a heavy quilt, with a bedside lamp illuminating – diffracting and reflecting off any unseen guests… A sense of false security? For the brave or carefree, maybe a night sat in solitude on the nearest, […]


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