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Center for Professional Development

The Center for Professional Development blends academic excellence and real-world expertise to create a transformative learning experience for organizations and individuals.


Haub School of Business Mandeville Hall

About Our Team

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Coaching Leadership

Elena Lvina, Ph.D.

Expert Speakers

Professional Development Programs

For Corporations and Organizations

Let our team work with yours and help develop professional skills through hands-on workshops and seminars. Our offerings include:

  • One Day Seminars
  • Executive Education
  • Diversity Training
  • Corporate Educational Tours

For Corporate Professionals

If you are a working professional and are looking to strengthen your leadership and management skills, our Coaching Leader Program will guide to you towards your goals.

We aim to foster a culture of coaching that values partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process, inspiring them to enhance their personal and professional potential. We train coaches to successfully navigate the business, non-profit and healthcare sectors.

Graduate business students

The Coaching Leader Program through Saint Joseph's University is a profound and life changing experience that trains and prepares coaches in the ICF discipline. Through study, self reflection, and frequent mentor sessions, the coach learns that the client is always central - and in so doing, the coach learns to trust the coaching process.

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Dom Addeo

Coaching and Consulting


The Coaching Leader Program introduced me to a new way of communicating with my clients. It’s curriculum allowed me to practice and develop my skills in asking open-ended questions, using empathy, and putting my clients in charge of their own solutions and success.


Michael Alleruzzo

Visiting Instructor, Management

Faculty and Students in Mandeville Hall

The Coaching Leader Program has transformed my perspective on how to best serve my student and family clients. Through gaining additional insight about myself and learning strategies and tools for pulling out the most important issues in any conversation, the Coaching Leader Program has equipped me for even more success in business and in life.

Mandeville Hall

Dr. Aviva Legatt

Founder and Elite Admissions Expert at Ivy Insight

Marie Stevenson

Marie Stevenson

Director for the Center for Professional Development

Marie collaborates with the Center’s corporate clients and SJU’s faculty to create topical, customized educational programs. Marie holds a masters in Organizational, Development and Leadership as well as years of industry experience in team and relationship management.

Lori Klinger

Lori Klinger

Assistant Director for the Center for Professional Development

Lori manages the Center’s programs and grants as well as plays a key role in program research and proposals. She brings more than 20 years of experience to her position with a wide range of business expertise including project management and finance in both the public and private sectors.

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