XLC has a leadership team of experienced business professionals who meet with you to identify the topics, skills, and competencies that best help meet your organization’s business goals and challenges. Once you have chosen to let Xavier deliver your learning experiences, our leadership team stays with you to oversee the highest quality of program delivery from start to finish. We measure each program to assure we have delivered on our promise. These measures are crucially important to us and it guides us to make continual improvements to what and how we teach, coach, and increase value to your organization.
Bruce Miller is the Director of the Xavier Leadership Center (XLC), Williams College of Business at Xavier University, working closely with leading organizations in implementing high-impact programs for senior executives, high-potential leaders, and experienced business professionals. Bruce, along with the XLC team, facilitates the process of creating multi-layered programs for organizations to achieve their business goals, while drawing on XLC’s team of over 50 experts, business professionals and Xavier faculty who are recognized leaders in their respective fields.
Prior to joining Xavier University, Bruce held executive and leadership positions with both highly specialized and global professional development and advisory services companies, including one of the world’s top professional services firms.
Bruce quickly recognizes and relates to the business challenges of XLC’s clients, having started his career with a decade of business experience with GE. His business experience is reinforced by an MBA from Xavier University.
Shelly Wallace is the Associate Director of Xavier Leadership Center, bringing more than fifteen years experience in communications, change management, executive education, strategic planning, diversity training and organizational dynamics to her client organizations. Prior to her work with XLC, Shelly was the founder of Accent Management, a corporate speech and accent modification practice. She holds a Masters Degree in Speech Pathology from Miami University of Ohio, and has extensive experience with intercultural communications and training.
Currently, Shelly is engaged in creating sustainable business success with clients in the healthcare, governmental, publishing and financial services fields. Her approach to solutions-oriented consulting and facilitated learning, combined with access to more than a hundred faculty members and industry experts through Xavier University’s robust network, allows Shelly to create true customized learning experiences for employees at all levels.
Mike Leavy is an Associate Director of the Xavier Leadership Center, working with the Center’s growing list of healthcare clients and other key organizations throughout the region to implement high-impact custom programs for senior executives, high-potential leaders and experienced professionals. His extensive experience in strategic leadership and execution, business development and talent development, as well as his collaborative style enable him to present unique leadership development solutions to organizations and their teams. Before coming to Xavier Leadership Center, Mike spent 26 years with Procter and Gamble leading customer and business development for multiple categories and customers, then served as the Director of US Sales Operations and Transition Leader for Warner Chilcott Pharmaceutical Company, a divested organization of P&G. Through his work, he has established a history of dramatic growth within his organizational units, an aptitude of developing bench strength, and the ability to optimize resources to manage rapid and innovative change.
Carol Helmick Turchick is an Assistant Director of the Xavier Leadership Center, working with the Center’s growing list of clients and other key organizations throughout the region to implement high-impact custom programs for senior executives, high-potential leaders and experienced professionals. Her extensive experience in talent development, coaching, training, account management and business development enable her to present unique leadership development solutions to organizations and their teams. Before coming to XLC, Carol served as the operations and sales director for a growing product development company taking the business from 3 employees to 46. Her previous 17 years were in the non-profit field including 13 years at the American Red Cross. Carol has a Master’s of Public Administration and has a passion for sharing her coaching talents in the area of women’s leadership.
Sue Bensman is the Director of Programs for the Xavier Leadership Center, overseeing all aspects of public programs for Xavier University and the Center. In this role, Sue leads the operational functions for developing, implementing and administrating the delivery of more than 100 facilitated learning programs each year, ensuring the quality and consistency of all programs and training materials for client organizations, as well as providing high customer service and satisfaction. She also assists with marketing these open enrollment programs to regional professionals in a variety of roles, including leadership, sales, marketing, project management, process excellence, information technology, operations and human resources.
A graduate of Xavier University, Sue has worked for the university for more than 30 years, and her knowledge, experience, and understanding of the leadership focus of XLC’s programs add tremendous value to the classroom experience for both facilitators and class members.
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Terry Vallano, PhD, is an independent consultant, based in Cincinnati, OH. He specializes in working with organizations implementing Servant Leadership as their primary approach to organizational excellence. In this work, he utilizes the Cardinal Leadership Inventory so that leaders can understand the importance of character for their development. In addition, Dr. Vallano consults with companies initiating cultural change, as well as organizations who are attempting to build impactful leadership experiences for their key talent.
Prior to becoming a consultant, Terry spent 13 years with Cincinnati Bell, where he created the Talent Management process, and he led the Training & Development function. He also worked for GE Aviation as organization effectiveness professional. At GE, he was involved with Workout and the Change Acceleration process.
Terry has a PhD in Psychology from the University of Windsor (Canada); a MA in Psychology from the University of Dayton, and a BS in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh.
He is certified to use both the self-report and 360 versions of the Cardinal Leadership Inventory. In addition, he is certified to use many other style surveys and 360 feedback instruments.
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