Lorri Sulpizio

Director at Conscious Leadership Academy at USD. Leadership Coach, certified Dare to Lead™ facilitator. at Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO


  • Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO




Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO

Dr. Lorri Sulpizio is the Director of the Conscious Leadership Academy at the University of San Diego, and the founder of the Center for Women’s Leadership at USD. Dr. Sulpizio’s leadership interests include 1) gender dynamics, specifically women, voice, and power; 2) application of group relations theory to the practice of leadership and building effective teams; 3) how authenticity and a balanced sense of self leads to effective leadership; 4) developing confidence, mental strength and team cohesion in athletes. Dr. Sulpizio created the Women in Higher Education Leadership Summit and the Cultivate Conscious Kids Program and is committed to creating and designing programs that meet the deeper needs of individuals and organizations.

Dr. Sulpizio is a certified leadership coach and a certified practitioner in the Leadership Circle Profile, the Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator, DiSC, and Firo-B, and believes that using data is a useful first step in helping people begin to realize their leadership potential. Dr. Sulpizio was a board member with the New Children’s Museum of San Diego, the California Community College Women’s Basketball Association and the Fitness Advisory Council for San Diego Mesa College. She served as head women’s basketball coach at San Diego Mesa College from 2001-2007 and coached at Cuyamaca College from 2008-2010. She is also the co-founder and principal consultant for Lotus Leadership Institute.

Dr. Sulpizio has taught both graduate and undergraduate level courses in leadership, including Gender and Leadership, Women and Leadership, Integral Leadership, and Contemporary Issues in Leadership. She was an associate instructor in the USD Foundations of Coaching and Coaching and Mentoring Course. She has worked with a variety of companies and has done presentations and consulting projects for Qualcomm, Rady’s Children’s Hospital, Torrey Pines Bank, SDSU, UCSD, and several San Diego Schools. She has published chapters and articles on leadership topics in textbooks, journals, and popular press publications.


  • BA, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, English, Women’s Studies
  • MA, San Diego State University, Physical Education, Sport Psychology
  • PhD, University of San Diego, Leadership Studies


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