Skinner, Suzette

Suzette Skinner

Dr Suzi Skinner (PhD) is a published author, researcher, international leadership practitioner and Managing Director of Roar People - a global leadership consultancy in Sydney and Seattle. Suzi works with organisations internationally to accelerate change toward more inclusive leadership practices and build cultures of leadership at every level. Suzi’s compelling approach combines the proven evidence base of leadership and executive coaching with fresh perspectives on tapping into the leadership potential of every individual.

Suzi coaches and facilitates at executive and board level in a range of leading international organisations including Cisco; Dell; Expedia; Microsoft; Kimberly Clark; Ernst & Young; BUPA; Lloyds International; Stockland; Australian Unity; Google; Pepsico and many more. Her innovative programs titled “What’s Your Leader Identity?” have been conducted in the USA, Europe, Asia and Australia and continue to successfully challenge outdated notions of leading.

Suzi is a Harnisch Scholar and her research, titled “Understanding the Importance of Leadership Identity and Gender in Developing Women Leaders”, was awarded first prize at the Institute of Coaching Annual Conference. Suzi is published in several academic journals including: Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice. Suzi’s book: “Build Your Leader Identity – A Practical Guide to Leading Authentically from Any Position” has sold thousands of copies globally. Suzi was also awarded the Outstanding Women Leaders Award by the World Women Leadership Congress (WWLC) for her work in providing leadership development programs for women in India and internationally.

Suzi is a guest speaker at Harvard’s Institute of Coaching; International Leadership Association (ILA); Sydney University; Sydney Business School; Macquarie University; International HR Directors Forum; YWCA; American Chamber of Commerce; Finance Executive Women; Network Central; W.I.N International; and many multinational organisations.

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Suzi's Harnisch Grant summary: Coaching Women in Leadership or Coaching Women Leaders?

IOC Resources by Suzette Skinner