Episode 221 : Christina Farr On Empathy, Collaboration & Leaving

Featured Guest: Christina Farr

  • Jan 26, 2021

“You have to rely on your network to see through to what’s real & what isn’t”

Christina Farr is a health-tech investor at OMERS Ventures and was formerly a superb health-tech reporter at CNBC. She is back for her 5th visit to Explore The Space Podcast to discuss why the finest health-tech reporter in the game pivoted to the venture capital world, the importance of collaboration and empathy in her new role, why she is honing in on behavioral health, and what she is experiencing around physicians seeking to exit the practice of medicine during the Covid19 pandemic

Find all of Christina’s previous appearances on Explore The Space Podcast here

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Key Learnings

1. The evolution of the digital health space and how it led Christina to make a career change

2. Leveraging a personal network to gather understanding & have a point of view

3. What does it mean to be in Venture Capital?

4. The failure of hubris & the need for fresh perspectives

5. Moving away from disruption toward collaboration

6. Why risk aversion is a problem when a tech company hires a physician

7. The importance of maintaining a sense of empathy

8. Why Christina hones in on behavioral health in the United States

9. Why Christina is getting more pings from doctors looking for an exit from the profession

10. The “DNA” of the successful physician who crosses over, and her superb article on the subject

11. Relationship building and reducing professional detachment


Twitter @chrissyfarr

Chrissy’s newest article on “Second Opinions” about hiring physicians into health-tech

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