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Holiday Program and Celebration: The Building Blocks of Emotional Intelligence
Wednesday, December 07, 2022, 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM EST
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Holiday Program and Celebration: The Building Blocks of Emotional Intelligence

Join us December 7th from 2:30-4pm to reset and think about how you are crafting your new year. The new year plan starts with you! Stay and network with your colleagues from 4-5pm to reflect on the learnings over wine and beer and participate in raffles, silent auctions and more!

(The virtual auction begins on December 1, 2022, and runs until December 7, 2022.) 100% of the proceeds are donated to Clear Path to Veterans.

Coach Sgro will train both the personal and social competencies that make up Emotional Intelligence. This key function that helps with our overall human condition, is a priority for our communities and the workforce. Given our changing economy, impacts of Covid-19 and a hybrid/remote workforce we need to harness the skills to manage our feelings and the morale of our colleagues.

Emotional Intelligence is the collective power of your skills in managing your feelings, as well as others. We will learn the essential four skill areas, key strategies to help tackle strong emotions and activate your personal & organizational values.




Michael D. Sgro is a educator, minister, coach and recruiter of superheroes. He coaches professionals to improve their overall effectiveness, leadership skills, career readiness, digital savvy and so much more. Michael's vision for himself is to help people achieve their human potential through relationship building, developing emotional intelligence and understanding "people math". 

Sgro, born and raised in Syracuse, had ascended the ranks in higher education at several institutions in New York state, earning a stellar reputation for his work with constituent engagement, program management, professional networking and digital marketing. He spent 20- years on college campuses in New York City and the Central New York region before coming home to Syracuse to start his own coaching practice. 

Michael has earned several honors through the years, including the NYU Advocate for Change Award, the SUNYCUAD award for best alumni program, the Downtown Syracuse Committee Perfect Partner award, the Le Moyne College Ignatian Award for Service and most recently the Champion of Learning from the Association of Talent Development of CNY.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Le Moyne College, a certificate in business coaching from the Professional Business Coaches Alliance of North America, a certificate in project management from the American Management Association, is a certified facilitator of Extended DISC and an ordained minister in the Universal Life Church.

Michael lives, works and participates actively in the historic downtown Syracuse community with his maltipoo, Jonah. He also serves as a member of the board at the LGBTQ City of Syracuse Advisory and the United Way of Central New York.


  • Le Moyne College, BA Psychology
  • AMA, Project Management Certification
  • Highland Consulting Group, Leading with Impact
  • PBCA, Business Coaching Certification
  • Extended DISC Certification
  • BASWC, I Can't Breathe Cultural Sensitivity Summit


  • Emotional Intelligence and the human condition
  • Leadership and analytical psychology
  • Teamwork, communication and collaboration


To coach extraordinary leaders and develop empathy as a core competency with love, community, excellence, creativity, innovation and fun.


Michael Sgro Leadership Coaching operates from an office and training center in historic Downtown Syracuse.  The space is called, il salotto, which is Italian for "the parlor" and is dedicated to Caterina and Biagio Squadrito. 


The Squadrito's were Italian immigrants who brought their three daughters to the United States over 50 years ago by boat from Sicily. They settled in Syracuse where they worked in area factories to support their family.

Michael Sgro is their eldest grandchild and does his work with empathy, in their honor.

Thank you to Sponsors

Contact: Please contact [email protected] with any questions. Thanks!