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Zachery Snyder: Extraordinary Leader

Zachery Snyder is a community advocate and experienced marketer and communicator. Zach started his leadership journey becoming one of our seven strangers at dinner and now a graduate of the executive leadership program. Zach is a kind, committed and a curious leader.

What is Empathic Leadership?

“Empathetic leadership is inspiring and persuading through compassion, understanding and positive reinforcement.”

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

“I developed my ability to utilize those behavioral competencies of influence and dominance which were underdeveloped for me previously. Furthermore, I came to value emotional intelligence in my professional life and have worked to develop in various capacities.

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

“As a result of my coaching, I have learned how to appropriately convey my value in the workplace. At the same time, I have also gained a deeper understanding of myself so that I'm not holding myself back as much professionally."

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

“Professionals should really start valuing emotional intelligence as well as traditional resume competencies. Skills can be taught very easily. But achieving greater emotional intelligence and changing behavior takes years of work.”

Describe Michael Sgro as a professional coach.

“Michael Sgro is laser focused on getting you out of your comfort zone and helping you understand what that comfort zone is for you. His empathetic style instantly puts you at ease. Sgro combines a hard I style whimsy with a structure program that helps bring you to the next step. Not sure what "hard I style" means? Spend some time with Coach Sgro.”

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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