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.
Carol Helmick Turchick is 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 an Executive MBA from Xavier University, a Master’s of Public Administration from NKU, and BA in Journalism from The Ohio State University. She has a Certificate of Professional Coaching from the Coach’s Training Institute and has a passion for sharing her coaching talents in the area of women’s leadership.
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.
Elizabeth Leavy is the Assistant Director of the Xavier Leadership Center. In her role with Xavier Leadership Center, Elizabeth is focused on equipping companies and employees with skills and capabilities that will help impact their business and propel career goals. Prior to joining XLC, Elizabeth took on positions of increasing responsibility with Paycor, serving as a Major Market Client Solution Advisor, National Sales Representative and Client Sales Representative. Elizabeth is a graduate of the University of Dayton and has specialized majors in both Leadership and Management.
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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Director of Marketing and New Business Development Consultant
Michelle has been a consultant with the Xavier Leadership Center for over two years and focuses on marketing to current and potential clients through analytic strategies, monthly newsletters, promotional events and targeted emails. She also has recreated the website and made it more user friendly and easier to navigate.
Michelle is responsible for developing relationships with new clients and introducing XLC’s programs and offerings to organizations with no prior relationship. She loves meeting new people and learning about organization’s current cultures and the organization’s cultural goals.
Before joining the Xavier Leadership Center, Michelle served as the marketing coordinator for the American Red Cross and worked in the convenience store industry tracking customer buying habits and designing promotions based on buying patterns. She then took 9 years off of working outside the home to be there for her 3 girls and husband. Michelle has a degree in Public Relations from the University of Dayton.