Sanyin Siang

Sanyin Siang

Executive Director

Sanyin leads Duke University’s Coach K Leadership & Ethics Center at the Fuqua School of Business. The Coach K Leadership & Ethics Center is a laboratory for leadership for future-forward leaders.

She is also a professor at Duke’s Pratt School of Engineering and a fellow in the Traditioned Innovation Program at Duke Divinity School. She serves on the Friends Board of the Nasher Museum of Art and the National Advisory Board of Duke Chapel.

Recognized by Thinkers50 (the premier biennial ranking of global management thinkers) as the world’s top executive coach (2019) and one of its top 50 management thinkers (2021, 2023), she was inducted into the Thinkers50 Coaching Hall of Fame in 2023. Sanyin brings a unique combination of practitioner sensibility, academic grounding, and patterns for leadership success drawn from work with leaders across a diversity of sectors and industries.

With more than 1 million followers on LinkedIn, her thought leadership has been featured in New York Times, Economic Times of India, WSJ, Fortune, HBR, and Inc. She was recognized in 2017 and 2018 among the Top 20 Global Influencer Voices.

She pens the Coaching for the Future Forward Leader Advice Column for MIT Sloan Management Review and The Last Word column for Dialogue Review, and was a columnist for Forbes. She is author of the award-winning The Launch Book. She shares out ideas on her latest work in the Leadership Playbook: Superpowers newsletter.

She serves on Novartis’s Cultural Leadership Advisory Board, helping the CEO and CHRO with culture transformation. She is an advisor for the National Women’s Soccer League, The Congressional Award, Privateer Space, the US Tennis Association, and DRIVE by DraftKings.

Sanyin Siang helps leaders optimize their unique strengths and build super teams for enduring and next-level success. She works with CEOs, boards, sports industry leaders, tech founders, executive teams and students to help them become even more effective in their ever-changing environment. She unpacks pressing leadership challenges and amp up their people development and decision making capability to become more impactful eco-system thinkers and leader-coaches for their organizations.

A proud double Dukie, (BSE ’96 MBA ’02), she lives in Durham, NC with the love of her life, Chad (MD ‘99), and her children, Sophie, Charlotte and Oliver.