2023 Creative LIAisons Coaches

Collette Douaihy

Global Chief Creative Officer
Dentsu Health
New York
, United States of America

I've dedicated most of my career to the healthcare industry, and I wouldn't have it any other way. The work we do has the power to change lives. 
After spending a decade at Digitas Health, an agency experience that fueled my career, I found myself in a new situation. I joined dentsu in 2022 to help set the course for the launch of dentsu health, an ambition and commitment to unlock opportunities for growth and good across the entire healthcare ecosystem. 
I believe great work begins and ends with a big idea, big generous ideas that elicit awe, wonder, delight and even envy. But there is so much more to it than that. It takes discovering extraordinary creative talent and giving them the platform to do great work. It takes empathy and understanding to see things from the customer's perspective. And above all, unshakable trust with colleagues and clients so that when big ideas happen, big success follows. As CCO of dentsu health, I will inspire a new generation of creative talent in the healthcare space, where we can build a culture of game-changing ideas that find a home with clients brave enough to bring them to life.
I've had the privilege of serving on the Pharma and Health & Wellness Juries at the Cannes Lions Festival, the Clio Health Awards, The Global Awards, the London International Awards, and The One Show. In 2022, I was the Jury President of the London International Awards for Craft and a recipient of the 2017 DTC Vanguard Award. I've also had the good fortune to have the recognition of my peers at industry award shows like MM&M Awards, DTC Awards, CANNES Lions Health, RX Club, Addy Awards, and Creative Floor. But it’s not all work for me. When looking for inspiration outside of my job, I don’t need to look far, my teenage boy keeps me inspired, on-trend and young at heart.