Sanyin Siang

The inspirational and practical voice of executive coaching.


Ranked in 2023.

Previously featured:

In 2021


Inducted into the Thinkers50 Coaching Legends in 2023.


Recipient of the Thinkers50 2019 Coaching & Mentoring Award. 


Driven by the belief that today’s complex challenges require collaboration across public, private and social sectors, a theme through her work is curating, connecting and cross-pollinating gathering and ideas across diverse disciplines to reframe complex problems and implementing new approaches for solving them. Sanyin Siang helps leaders thrive and create value by discovering their superpowers, humanize leaders, build collective team superpowers and cultures that enable cross-functional excellence.


Sanyin bridges cutting-edge thought leadership and influential practice as a CEO Coach, Executive Director of the Coach K Center on Leadership & Ethics (COLE) at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business, a Professor in the Duke Pratt School of Engineering and an author.  The COLE Center is a leadership laboratory that engages all of Duke’s Daytime MBA students and convenes high-level think tank gatherings to explore today’s complex leadership opportunities and challenges. She works with Boards and CEOs to build high performing team cultures and scale leadership.  She draws on patterns of ecosystem and human excellence across diverse sectors and industries to share out with more than 1 million LinkedIn followers and in columns for MIT Sloan Management Review and Dialogue Review.  She serves on the advisory boards of Novartis, Privateer Space, US Congressional Award and Sports Innovation Lab. 


The Launch Book: Motivational Stories to Launch Your Idea, Business or Next Career (LID,  2017) helps readers build the leadership mindset for addressing transitions in their careers, businesses, and lives.  Coaching for the Future Forward Leader MIT Sloan Management Review column provides advice on culture, legacy, and team building.  Dialogue Review Last Word column offers perspectives that respond to the pervasive need for humanizing management.
NATIONALITY: Taiwanese and American

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“Infectiously enthusiastic, Sanyin Siang is also a hugely positive force for good in the world of leadership.

Stuart Crainer & Des Dearlove, Thinkers50

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