Updated: Oct 21
Name: Christina DiArcangelo
Organisation: Affinity Bio Partners, Affinity Patient Advocacy, Spectral Analytics Precision Tele-Monitoring, Christina DiArcangelo, Sparkle Sisters
A Global, Award-Winning Entrepreneur and CEO with more than two decades of experience in the medical cannabis, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, and medical device industries, Christina’s dedication to revolutionizing patient care is unprecedented. Through her roles as CEO, Spectral Analytics Precision Tele-Monitoring, Founder and CEO of Affinity Bio Partners, Board President and CEO of Affinity Patient Advocacy, Christina has been involved with revolutionary projects and global clinical studies that positively impact patients including formulating new products. Christina has spoken at many events including delivering Keynote addresses as well as organizing her own education events for her multiple companies.
Christina has a personal brand, I am Christina DiArcangelo with a podcast channel (I am Christina DiArcangelo) where she speaks to many exciting, thought-provoking guests. Christina has also developed merchandise under Affinity Patient Advocacy and Christina DiArcangelo and launched a merchandise company called Sparkle Sisters.
Christina has launched an e-magazine called The DiArc. The DiArc is a lifestyle magazine that shines a spotlight on all topics that apply to Christina DiArcangelo.
As an award winning global clinical research pioneer, and Christina is also an Opinion Columnist for CEO WorldBiz, she has utilized the tools at her disposal to champion patient care and provide best-in-class patient advocacy services. For Christina, patient care and safety come first.
As an active Bahai’ and mother to her one son, Christian, she believes that listening, learning, and growing are everyday values that can change the world by impacting our own hearts, homes, and communities.
Thank you to the 2,000 leaders who’ve generously done the 7 Questions on Leadership!
I hope Christina's answers will encourage you in your leadership journey. Enjoy!
1. What have you found most challenging as a leader?
Being a woman in a man's role my entire career.
2. How did you become a leader? Can you please briefly tell the story?
I have been a leader since I was a child. I have taken charge of personal things in my family since I was young. I was the oldest child, so it was expected of me to lead. Additionally, I watched my father over the years at President of the Steelworker's Union leading fellow laborers through the rough terrain of blue collar work.
3. How do you structure your work days from waking up to going to sleep?
I tend to always review emails and social media first thing in the morning so I have an idea as to how the day will begin. As an Entrepreneur, my days are never the same. At night, I try to read through the news that is important to me, meditate, pray and sleep.
4. What's a recent leadership lesson you've learned for the first time or been reminded of?
I am often reminded of remaining patient. People do not move as fast as I do and sometime have difficulty keeping up. I have to be as patient as possible at all times.
5. What's one book that has had a profound impact on your leadership so far? Can you please briefly tell the story of how that book impacted your leadership?
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. The 7 Habits are: Be proactive, begin with the end in mind, put first things first, think win/win, seek first to understand and then to be understood, synergize and sharpen the saw are the seven habits.
6. If you could only give one piece of advice to a young leader, what would you say to them?
Never give up. Times will be difficult. People will doubt you, but you have to always believe in yourself and keep going.
7. What is one meaningful story that comes to mind from your time as a leader, so far?
There are so many honestly. One that was rather riveting was when I filed an EUA for a COVID treatment 03/30/20, and my filing was hacked within the FDA database. It was both scary and frustrating as I was trying to help patients that would be diagnosis with COVID. I learned so much from that experience.