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Jeremy DeChario: Extraordinary Leader

Jeremy DeChario is the General Manager of the Syracuse Cooperative Market. He is an executive with over a decade of food management experience. He has successfully directed all aspects of business operations in a multi-million, multi-unit organization from team leadership to marketing, merchandising, human resources, information technology, and financial management and modelling. Last year, Jeremy and the team opened a second location in Downtown Syracuse.

What is Empathic Leadership?

“The ability to use empathy to increase productivity, performance, morale, and team buy-in.”

What skills or competencies did you enhance through the coaching process?

“Emotional Intelligence! Being aware and acting on my own and my team's emotions.

Share an example of a goal that you have realized as a result of coaching.

“I'd like to say work-life balance, but that is still a work in progress. I think there is a lot for me in the gaining more of an idea/sense of self outside of the organization."

What do professionals need to start anticipating as the change needed to be a strong leader?

“The changing market for employees. Pizza parties aren't a substitute for dignity or respect.”

Describe Michael Sgro as a professional coach.

“Supporting and questioning. Coaching me towards my goals, without my knowing sometimes.”

Our mission is to coach extraordinary leaders and to develop empathy as a 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.​


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