Developing talent within an organization is crucial in order for that organization to change and thrive.  By investing in employee development, organizations can improve their employees’ skills, competencies, and knowledge, leading to higher quality work and better customer satisfaction. In our newest case study, learn how WLH, in partnership with Myovant Sciences developed a culture of development and performance.


Talent Architecture Initiative: Building a Culture of Development & Performance


We at WLH Consulting and Learning Solutions (WLH) were honored to help Myovant Sciences’ Commercial Training and Development (CT&D) team launch their Talent Architecture Initiative, designed to embed development and performance into their organizational culture. The initiative produced a competency model for the sales organization, a development planning process with a robust toolkit, criteria for in-role promotions, and a consistent coaching framework that were all cascaded throughout the organization.


  • Align on core talent management philosophy
  • Provide opportunities for development
  • Clarify in-role promotional criteria


When designing a building, an architect works through a series of phases to go from concept to completion. Myovant Sciences’ Talent Architecture Initiative was an organizational change effort that needed meticulous planning, organization-wide buy-in, and careful execution. This effort reinforced Myovant’s commitment as a learning and development focused organization and put them on the path to continue elevating and retaining talent.

  • Schematic Design
    Gained alignment with senior leadership on a talent development culture philosophy.
  • Rendering & Development
    Designed and validated talent development process and tools, including: Competency Model, Development Planning Process, Promotional Criteria, and Coaching Framework.
  • Building
    Established an implementation cascade for Field Leaders to elevate coaching skills and dedicated time at an NSM to drive development planning with the commercial organization.
  • Upkeep & Maintenance
    Sales leaders continued momentum and supported teams with direct report development conversations; all employees actively completed development plans.


The success of this collaboration demonstrates that when companies align, commit, and invest in talent architecture, employee engagement goes up, talent pipelines are developed, and retention of critical talent increases.  As a result of this partnership, Myovant is on the trajectory to elevate its approach to talent management with consistency and alignment.


WLH Consulting and Learning Solutions works hand-in-hand with key decision makers in the Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences Industry to develop organizational and learning solutions. Using our proprietary 5C’s change approach, we help drive real, sustainable talent transformation across the organizational, team, and individual levels. Please visit for more information.

Sunovion Myovant is now part of Sumitomo Pharma.

Wendy L. Heckelman, Ph.D.

Dr. Wendy Heckelman, president and founder of WLH Consulting, Inc. has over 30 years of experience working with Fortune 100 industry clients. These include pharmaceutical, biotech, health care, animal health medicines, and consumer products, as well as international non-profit organizations and growing entrepreneurial companies.

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