Susan Skjei, PhD, PCC

Course Developer
Naropa College
BA Interdisciplinary Studies
Authentic Leadership

Susan Skjei, PhD, PCC, is a leadership coach, artist and organizational consultant. She has been a catalyst for positive change for leaders, executive teams and boards of nonprofit organizations, businesses, and government agencies for over 25 years. Susan has a unique ability to create energetic and high trust learning environments that accelerate practical organizational results while building strong, collaborative relationships. She provides consulting, facilitation, training and coaching in the areas of leadership, strategic planning, organizational culture, mindfulness, innovation, and change management through her company Sane Systems. Formerly Susan was a Vice-President and Chief Learning Officer in the technology industry and the founding Director of the Authentic Leadership Center at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. She loves being in nature and enjoys hiking, biking and landscape painting.

  • Goldman-Schuyler, K., Skjei, S., Sanzgiri, J., Koskela, V. (2016) Moments of waking up: A doorway to mindfulness and presence. Journal of Management Inquiry 26:1 p. 86–100. Sage Publications: Thousand Oaks, CA.
  • Skjei, S. (2014). Leaders lived experience of authentic moments. In Goldman-Schuyler, K. (Ed.), Leading with spirit, presence and authenticity. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
  • Skjei, S. (2014) Authentic leadership moments: A mindful inquiry. Ann Arbor, MI: Proquest.
  • Skjei, S. (2012). Leading with authenticity and presence. In Goldman-Schuyler, K. (Ed.), Inner peace and global vision. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

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