Executive Coach
President, Avanti Strategies
Co-Director of Training, Professional Coach Certification Program, Duquesne University
External Coach Coordinator, Biomedical Masters Program, University of Pittsburgh

Janice Manzi Sabatine, PhD, PCC, President of Avanti Strategies, LLC, provides executive, leadership and career coaching to academic physicians and scientists to help them maximize professional and personal success. She is a certified executive coach through the Pennsylvania State University Smeal College of Business and earned a BS in chemistry from the University of Notre Dame and a PhD in biochemistry from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. With over 30 years’ experience in biomedical research, she has been influential in the publication of over 50 journal articles and book chapters and nearly 30 funded grant applications. Recognizing the need among her technically trained peers for stronger leadership and interpersonal skills, Janice trained as an executive coach. In this role, Janice has helped numerous academic, scientific, and healthcare professionals become stronger, more effective leaders.

A researcher by training, Janice relies on evidence-based methodologies to support her coaching and coach training activities. She is a recipient of an Institute of Coaching research grant (with Steve Wendell, PhD) to study the impact of a coaching-based career course supplemented with external coaching entitled “The Impact of Developmental Coaching on Career Adaptability Capacity and Moderators of Sustained Career Development among Graduate Students”. Janice received an Honorable Mention Poster Award at the Institute of Coaching 2016 Coaching in Leadership and Healthcare Conference for the poster Strategies and Preliminary Results for a Vision-based Coaching Supplement to a Graduate Student Career Course. Janice provides leadership and career coaching in the Physician Scientist Incubator Program, the Medical Student Training Program, the Physician Scientist Training Program, and serves as the External Coach Coordinator for the Biomedical Sciences Masters Program at the University of Pittsburgh. In addition to editing the coaching reference book, Professional Coaching: Principles and Practice, Janice is co-director of training in the Professional Coach Certification Program in the Palumbo Donahue School of Business at Duquesne University and is a Past President of the Pittsburgh chapter of the International Coach Federation.

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