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 Now Open

for Fall Mentorship Cohorts

Space limited to 8 participants

Exceptional career development programs
grounded in human connection and mentoring.

Career mentorship programs for biotech and pharmaceutical industry professionals.

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Absence of structured mentorship or leadership development programs. Lack of robust professional development support.


An overwhelming amount of on-demand educational content, but lack of human connection to bridge the knowledge-to-action gap and make learning truly impactful. 


Career stagnation. Unclear path to your desired role. 


Inability to differentiate 

yourself from fierce competition for your desired role.


Vulnerability due to potential downsizing or corporate restructuring.

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Problems We Solve:

Mentoring Program Core Benefits

Expert Matching with
a Certified Mentor 
Mentee Peer Group

Networking Events & Expert Engagements

Personalized Assessments and Feedback

Professional Development Workshops & Challenges 

Comprehensive Resources

  • Leadership Confidence

  • Personal & Professional Growth

  • Clarity and Direction

  • Professional Exposure

  • Career Agility

  • Enhanced Skills

  • Improved Capabilities

  • Broader Network

Participation Outcomes


KalaMentoring empowers ambitious pharmaceutical and biotech professionals to achieve career breakthroughs through exceptional development programs.


Our unique dual-mentorship programs pair participants with a dedicated mentor and a supportive peer group, fostering an environment of knowledge sharing, skill development, and expanded professional networks with meaningful connection.


Mentors and mentees are both equipped with the skills, tools, network, and confidence needed to be successful as they participate in our programs. Our collaborative growth model supports individuals as they navigate their career path and excel in their chosen field.

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Sara Riedel

Founder/CEO, Kala 

Sara Riedel is the founder and CEO of KALA Mentoring. She founded the self-funded start-up in 2023. 

During her seventeen year tenure at a major pharmaceutical company, Sara led a cross-functional team in the creation and ongoing management of a globally recognized formal mentoring program that fostered and supported professional development in others. 

Sara witnessed first hand the powerful impact effective mentoring had on both mentors and mentees. She also realized the significant industry gap for impactful mentoring programs. 

Sara's background as a former middle school classroom teacher and her lifelong passion for professional development, coaching, and mentoring led her to found KALA Mentoring. She is dedicated to providing the knowledge and expertise needed to help others achieve career breakthroughs.


Sara has received multiple awards and recognition for excellence in sales performance, project management, training effectiveness, and instructional design. Additionally, she has participated in multiple product launches and label expansions.


Sara has received LinkedIn "Top Voice" designations in the areas of mentoring and facilitation. She completed mentor certification from the International Mentoring Association. Sara was also selected as a Marquis' Who's Who biographical listee in 2023.

Sara holds a BA in Secondary Education and Spanish Language and Literature from Michigan State University. She currently resides near Orlando, FL with her family.

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The KALA Difference:

  • Dual-Mentorship: Personalized development through a combination of one-to-one mentoring and peer guidance.

  • Human Connection: Share experiences, ask questions, and gain valuable feedback and perspectives in a growth-driven community.  

  • Role-Specific: Connect with mentors and like-minded peers facing similar challenges and opportunities. A confidential space for open discussions and brainstorming.

  • Unlimited Potential: Break free from perceived limitations. Learn from mistakes, adapt, grow, and reach for the stars in pursuit of your full professional potential.

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  • KALA's newsletter: The MentorSpective.

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