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.
Susan Whitaker is an Associate Director at Xavier Leadership Center. Susan joins XLC with over twenty years of experience in prospecting, business capture, event management and cultivating client relationships. Susan is focused on equipping companies and employees with skills that will directly impact their business and propel career goals. Prior to joining XLC, Susan was the Senior Account Executive for Coney Island working with companies of all sizes in planning their corporate events. Susan is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a BA in Communications.
Ali Chadwell is a Xavier Leadership Center, Program Manager. Ali manages the XLC Corporate University open enrollment program and supports all custom program logistics. Prior to this, Ali served as a point of contact for loyalty based programs and worked with employee service recognition programs. Her experience includes inventory management, marketing, quality control, and customer relationship management. Ali received her BSBA from Xavier in 2008.
Marketing and New Business Development Manager
Michelle joined the team as a full-time Xavier employee in November of 2018, after working with the team as a consultant for several years through her marketing firm, Write and Market LLC. Her job entails leading all department marketing initiatives, activities to increase awareness of XLC and finding opportunities to engage with individuals and companies. She also uses data and technology to increase the scope of leads.
Prior to joining the Xavier Leadership Center, Michelle owned Write and Market LLC, 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. Michelle has a degree in Public Relations from the University of Dayton.
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