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Carolyn remembers her interview in 2014 very clearly. “It was one of the most inspiring interviews I’ve had,” she says. Her meeting with Frans van Houten, CEO of Royal Philips, was a deciding factor to switch to Philips.


“Frans is involved in the day-to-day business of our company. He spends a lot of time with the executives, and a lot of time, like me, in the field,” she added.


“He empowers and motivates.”


But that wasn’t the only incentive for Carolyn to make a career change. Coming from a leadership position in an industrial conglomerate, the possibility of leading change in a health tech company was inspiring.


“I see how often someone’s life has been negatively touched by an illness or a diagnosis that can impact the future of their life,” she continues.

As a newcomer and an outsider, she wondered whether the changes she had in mind would be embraced and at what speed. Was Philips ‘ready,’ Carolyn wondered? However, as the days passed by, she was constantly surprised by the level of energy, receptiveness and willingness to embrace change.


“The acceptance to do things differently in the last two and a half years has exceeded my expectations. We have been able to accomplish so much in such a short time,” she smiles with pride. The fact that Carolyn was a newcomer worked to her advantage.

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Innovation Matters delivers news, opinions and features about healthcare, and is focused on the professionals who work within the industry, as well as Philips as a cutting-edge health technology organization. From interviews with industry giants to how-to guides and features powered by Philips data, our goal is to deliver interesting, educational and entertaining content to empower and inspire all those who work in healthcare or related industries.