Jocelyn’s Bio

Your Coach, Mentor & Friend


Featured in Women’s Day Magazine, HR Magazine, Black Enterprise and author of the “What’s In Your Sandwich? career strategies books; 10 Surefire Ingredients for Career Success, and 7 Savvy Ingredients to Supercharge Your Confidence”, Giangrande, serves as the President and founder of SASHE, LLC, and the SASHE Career Academy for Women (SCAW).  Her company provides strategic career coaching, training & development for leaders looking to advance careers.

The strength of her expertise is based over 20 years of corporate experience with a professional career spanning several industries such as higher education, hospitality, human services and healthcare. Giangrande is also a certified diversity expert with15 years of diversity and inclusion experience specializing in cultural transformations, building inclusive environments, diversity education and awareness, as well as strategy implementation.

Named one of the Top Ten Michigan Women Business Owners for her words of wisdom, Giangrande’s highly-rated presentations are motivational, engaging and leaves audiences wanting more.

Realizing that many women find themselves stuck in careers without a road map to move forward, Jocelyn founded SASHE, LLC: an acronym for Sisters Achieving Success Harmony and Empowerment. SASHE, LLC is a company focused on building confidence and advancing careers of women. 

Giangrande is a Cornell University Certified Diversity & Inclusion expert experienced in helping organizations create inclusive cultures. Her work gained national recognition earning four consecutive awards by Diversity Inc, the Institute for Diversity and Crain’s Detroit Business. Giangrande was named a Diversity Champion, by The Race Relations Task Force in Birmingham, MI, and a Diversity Business Leader by Corp! Magazine.

Jocelyn’s credentials include: certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), graduate,Cornell University Diversity Leadership Program, B.A. in Psychology, Colby College,M.A., Human Resources Management, Marygrove College and graduate of Inforum’s Center for Women’s Executive Leadership program.

Specialties: Confidence Coaching, Career Strategy Expert, Group Coaching, Job Search Expert, Communication, Professional Branding, Training & Development



Coaching Philosophy

Using a strength-based approach to coaching, her focus is helping individuals utilize their strengths to overcome leadership challenges, increase team engagement and to communicate more effectively.  Enhancing one’s strengths and self-awareness is the key to building high-performing, confident and effective leaders.

As a Cornell Certified Diversity Professional (CCDP) with over 15 yrs as a diversity/generational expert, Giangrande has the ability to meet people where there are, and remain flexible to styles and approaches. Coupled with degrees in psychology and human resources, she has an in-depth understanding of  human behavior, group dynamics and organizational development.  This allows her to understand organizational cultures and how individuals may excel in such cultures.

As a human resources executive for over 20yrs, Giangrande’s experience has afforded the unique opportunity to understand the common challenges leaders encounter navigating organizations, leading teams and their own career development. Her belief as a coach is that everyone has talent, strengths and potential.  As a coach, her objective is to help bring out the best of leaders and leverage what they have to achieve individual and organizational goals.

Finally, Giangrande also works with clients to identify other skills required to achieve success.  Therefore, coaching engagements also include training or coaching on conflict management, effective communication, organizational politics and building trusting relationships in diverse environments.



A certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), and a graduate of Cornell University Diversity Leadership Program (CCDP), Jocelyn earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Colby College, a Masters of Arts degree in Human Resources Management, from Marygrove College and is a graduate and former facilitator of Inforum’s Center for Women’s Executive Leadership program.


Professional Affiliations:

  • Advisory Board Member, Univ. of Michigan Women & Gender Studies
  • Alternate, Zoning Board of Appeals, Bloomfield Township, Michigan
  • Past Executive Board, Michigan Regional Diversity Leadership Council
  • Member, Inforum, A Women’s Alliance
  • Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM)
  • National Association for Female Executives (NAFE)
  • SE Michigan HR Executive Council
  • Inforum Center for Leadership Advisory Board Member
  • City of Detroit Workforce and Development Board, Executive Board Member
  • National Association for African Americans in Human Resources (NAAAHR) –Past President, Detroit Chapter
  • Development Board Committee Past Member, Girls Scouts of America-Southeast Michigan
  • Past Board, Detroit Workforce Development Board
  • Past Development Board Member, Girls Scout of Southeast Michigan
  • Past Board Member, Detroit Workforce Development Board

Partial Listing of Clients and Partners:

  • University of Michigan
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Federally Employed Women
  • Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • American Society of Employers
  • Michigan Diversity Leadership Council
  • Rehmann
  • Quicken Loans
  • Nationwide Children’s Hospital
  • Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency
  • Baker College, Allen Park
  • Health Alliance Plan
  • Henry Ford Health System
  • Wayne State University
  • Colby College
  • Digitas
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Women’s Inspire Network
  • Black Women in Business Brainstorm Network
  • University of Phoenix
  • DTE
  • Michigan Recruiter and Retention Network
  • ITT Technical Institute, Canton
  • Mercantile Bank of Grand Rapids
  • Molina Health Care
  • Southfield Black Chamber of Commerce
  • Trinity Health System
  • National Association for African Americans in Human Resources
  • Meritor
  • Henry Ford House
  • Washtenaw Community College
  • Delta, Inc
  • Sisters Circle
  • Public Relations Society of America, Detroit
  • Beaumont Health System

Awards and Recognition:

  • Shining Star Award, My Sister Circle
  • Top 10 Michigan Business Women, National Association of Women Business Owners
  • Total Woman Award, Total Woman Association
  • Community Support Award, Asian American Hotel Owners Association
  • Diversity Champion, Crain’s Detroit Business
  • Diversity Hero, Race Relations Task Force
  • Best Practice Award, U.S. Department of Labor
  • Diversity Business Leader, Corp! Magazine
  • Diversity Inc. Top Companies for Diversity
  • Top Company for Diversity, Diversity Inc,
  • Diversity Focused Company, Corp! Magazine
  • Top Diversity in Governance, Institute for Diversity
  • Spirit of Pride Award, Hilton Hotels Corporation
  • Focused on People Award, Henry Ford Health System

How to Book Jocelyn:

Contact Jocelyn for:

  • Keynote Speaking
  • Book Signings
  • Presentations & Retreats
  • Expert Speaker Panels
  • Conferences, Workshops, Training and Seminars

(Special nonprofit pricing available)

Contact Information:

Jocelyn Giangrande, MA, SPHR, CCDP
President, SASHE, LLC
Bloomfield TWP, MI 48304
Phone: (248) 789-0333

Testimonials from professional women

Recognition & Awards

  • Top 10 Michigan Business Women Award, NABWO
  • Total Woman Award, Total Woman Assoc.
  • Outstanding Work for Women in Business
  • Shining Star Award, My Sister’s Circle
  • Corp! Magazine, Diversity Business Leader Award
  • Birmingham Community House, Diversity Community Champion
  • Changing the Culture of Health Recognition, Institute for Diversity
  • Diversity Champion, Crain’s Detroit Business
  • Who’s Who in Black Detroit
  • Focused on People Award, Board of Trustees, Henry Ford Health System
  • Best Practice Award, Department of Labor
  • Spirit of Pride Award, Hilton Hotels Corporation
  • Total Woman of Michigan, Women’s Empowerment Award

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