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Our services include:

Executive Coaching

Medical Writing and Communications Consulting

Group Coaching and Workshops


Executive Coaching
At Avanti Strategies, we want technically trained women in science and medicine to enjoy the same support that corporate executives have enjoyed for years—the benefit of an executive coach.

Are you aware that the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and numerous universities and medical schools nationwide have identified the need for improved strategies to attract and retain women in science, medicine, and engineering? And that executive coaching is becoming recognized as a highly effective strategy to address this issue?

So why be left behind?

Coaching is a process that helps people move from where they are to where they want to be. While mentoring programs have been established as part of the professional development programs in many universities, coaching is a relatively new approach. A mentor is typically a more senior colleague who can offer advice to a younger faculty member about specific aspects of their career development. In contrast, a coach is someone who works with the mentee to put that advice into action.

Using the Sherpa Executive Coaching process, we work face to face with clients for a fixed period of time, typically one hour, once a week for 12 weeks, and focus on improving business related behaviors. The Sherpa process has been endorsed by Marshall Goldsmith, world renowned executive coach and author of the New York Times bestseller, What Got You Here Won’t Get You There. We believe our clients are successful physicians and scientists because of the strengths they already possess. But it’s only by identifying, acknowledging, and improving weaknesses in business behavior that our clients rise above the pack and reach new heights in their careers.

As I made a transition in my professional role to a new position, I was faced with many questions, decisions, and a level of uncertainty I was not used to. Working with Dr. Janice Sabatine, an executive coach familiar with the healthcare and academic environments, provided an objective opportunity to reevaluate my professional goals and examine my strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for growth. The business behaviors I strengthened as a result had an immediate positive impact on my job effectiveness.
D.W., PhD, Associate Professor of Nursing


Working with Jan has been an opportunity to affirm my strengths and acknowledge the obstacles to my professional success in a constructive light. Through the Sherpa coaching process, Jan has asked me powerful questions in the right sequence to help me make constructive changes in the way I view myself. As a result, I am revamping the way I see my value to the workplace and I am making behavioral changes to get more personal satisfaction and stay true to my own priorities. Jan has helped me see that my asking for what I want and need is not only appropriate for me but is also worthwhile for my own growth and the success of my employer and coworkers. Further, I have been able to recognize and modify some behaviors that were obstacles to effective time management.
          M.C.W., MD, MSc, Associate Professor of Medicine

Medical Writing and Communications Consulting
Publish or perish! At Avanti Strategies, we understand that the final stage of research is publication-- and the initial and ongoing phases often involve securing funding. We help alleviate the stress associated with journal article publication and grant application submission by providing expert advice and services. We help investigators and their teams establish project timelines, assign tasks, and follow-up with accountability. We also provide assistance with the actual writing and editing of the documents.

With over 20 years experience in biomedical research, Dr. Janice Sabatine is uniquely positioned to help her clients. She earned a BS in chemistry from the University of Notre Dame and a PhD in biochemistry from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. As a director of publications for several biomedical research programs and as an independent publications consultant, she has been influential in the publication of over 40 journal articles and book chapters and nearly 30 funded grant applications. Janice and her team also have extensive experience working with biomedical researchers whose first language is not English.

Janice Sabatine has worked with me as a medical writer and consultant for over 2 years. I have been very impressed with her professionalism and personality as she has helped me write and edit several manuscripts for publication and abstracts for professional meetings. As a non-native English speaker, I have found Jan very helpful in making sure my scientific ideas are conveyed in proper English. But her help goes beyond merely her grammar skills. Jan’s scientific background enables her to understand complex scientific and medical information. She is knowledgeable and diligent and always captures the scientific meaning of the data and presents it in a clear, concise, and compelling manner. In fact, our first manuscript submission together was accepted without revision. Even when working in unfamiliar scientific areas, Jan captures the meaning by listening carefully, reading background material, and asking pertinent questions of the authors. I seek any opportunity to work with her and recommend her to any friends and colleagues without reservation.
          Z.M., Senior Biostatistician

Group Coaching and Workshops
In addition to one-on-one coaching and consulting, we offer group coaching and a variety of workshops that can be customized to your specific needs.

Group Coaching: Group coaching is a great way to take advantage of the value of coaching for a fraction of the cost. Input from other group members provides additional view points and resources.

Workshops: Topics cover areas such as career development, enhancing employee performance, navigating the path to promotion and tenure, and achieving work/life balance.

Workshop topics include but are not limited to:

  • Coaching Skills for High Performance

  • Planning for Success: Reaching for Promotion and Tenure

  • Manuscript Writing

  • Using DiSC© to Enhance Team Performance

  • Evidence-Based Decision Making

  • Time Management and Life Balance

Dr. Sabatine has presented a well-organized, well-presented, and most importantly well-focused summary and review, which I have found to be both informative and critical. Thank you, Dr. Sabatine!
          AMWA workshop attendee

The expertise of Dr. Sabatine was invaluable. She was very professional throughout the semester, but allowed a very relaxed feeling during class. Her input was greatly appreciated and her critiques/comments/advice will be used in my future writing adventures!

Dr. Sabatine is a great presenter, presenting concepts/items/points clearly and articulately. I think she was the best person to choose to give this seminar. I don’t think it would have been the same with someone else teaching the class.
          Epidemiology graduate students about the
             Manuscript Writing Seminar

Contact us for a comprehensive list of workshop topics and to discuss how we can design a program that best achieves your desired goals.















































































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