Lorri Sulpizio, CEO

Lotus Leadership Institute is energized by a group of dedicated professionals who represent a variety of academic institutions and businesses. This team, led by Lorri Sulpizio, PhD, shares a passion for leadership and management development, along with a shared belief that ongoing academic research coupled with advanced applied techniques represents the best way to achieve breakthrough results for people seeking to lead more effectively, whether they seek athletic leadership, women’s leadership, youth leadership or any other team building success.


Lorri Sulpizio, PhD
CEO, Founder

For more than 10 years, Lorri Sulpizio has dedicated her career to advancing the science and art of leadership development through research, education, training and consulting. Lorri has contributed her advanced leadership skills to benefit many organizations, including 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. Lorri has served as adjunct professor, teaching business and leadership development programs at several institutions of higher learning, including the University of San Diego and Cal State San Marcos. Her accomplishments include designing and implementing an empowerment program for female addicts and victims of domestic violence.

Lorri leads by example by keeping her family at the center of her priorities. She and her partner have four children, Gavin, Garrett, Atlanta, and Maddux. As someone who competes in triathlons, plays basketball and tennis, and enjoys outdoor activities, Lorri demonstrates her commitment to health and fitness on a daily basis.


  • Ph.D., University of San Diego, Organizational Leadership
  • MA. San Diego State University, Exercise Science, Sports Psychology
  • BA. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, English, Women’s Studies

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