Our mission is to coach extraordinary leaders and to develop empathy as core competency. We work with business owners, nonprofit organizations, professionals, universities and community members who are facing challenges in their personal and professional effectiveness or want to reach their full capacity as a leader.​


We bring professionals together for ongoing opportunities to network, build relationships and develop skills. Our most popular activities are based on our unique "Seven Strangers" programming model. We also partner with existing organizations and companies that have similar values in community events, activities and programs.

Check-out our community calendar on Facebook or below for events that require an RSVP.

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Learning Community

Our goal is to create a more competent community and we start by bringing professionals together in safe spaces for learning and leadership development. We welcome you to join our Facebook group to connect and share your learnings and insights. We offer exclusive opportunities to group members.

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Networking Opportunities

We believe in building a strong and competent community. We offer free and low cost activities around our Seven Strangers model, including networking opportunities, retreats and learning labs. Attendees not only activate their skills but also build new relationships in their professional community and industries.


Emotional Intelligence

Since the Covid-19 pandemic began, we have been offering monthly (free) training on Emotional Intelligence for professionals around the country. We are committed to keeping this four-part series free, open to the public and online to make it accessible to the larger community. Our goal is educate professionals on the value of EI.

Upcoming Community Events with RSVP

  • Learning Lab: Reimagining Human Resources
    May 26, 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM EDT
    Zoom Conference
    Since the economic crash of 2008/2009, companies stripped the people oriented parts of HR because of the increasing demand of compliance issues.
  • Managing Your Personal Brand Through Self-Promotion
    Jun 04, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
    Zoom Video Conference
    Too many of us are way too humble when it comes to marketing ourselves, and yet, we still need to advance our careers. Michael Sgro, Owner of Michael Sgro Leadership Coaching, will illustrate how we can stand out for the all right reasons in 7-steps! (Tickets are $45.)
  • Front Line Human Services EQ Training
    Jun 11, 9:00 AM EDT – Jun 12, 12:00 PM EDT
    Zoom Video Conference
    Join us for a three hour online training series in Emotional Intelligence. Learn how you can be more effective in life and work by practicing key strategies for success.
  • Professional Adulting  Breakfast
    Various dates at 7:30AM
    Michael Sgro Leadership Coaching, 351 South Warren Street, Suite 101, Syracuse, NY, USA
    We will learn about five specific competency areas and how to activate them immediately for professional success. This unique formula of skills are absolutely essential in navigating a 21st century career.



Your relationships are key to success:

"Community starts with YOU."