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Zbig was born to Polish parents in London. His first home was near Sherlock Holmes’ fictional residence on Baker Street. When he was one year old, he and his family immigrated to the US– he learned to walk on the ship coming over. Fluent in Polish, Zbig has remained connected to his community and was involved in Poland’s transition to a market economy in the 1990s. He is a devoted member of Rotary Club of Evanston Lighthouse. Zbig is an avid racquetball and tennis player and practices yoga to overcome an unfortunate lack of flexibility.
Zbig Skiba, President
President and founder Zbig Skiba is deeply committed to helping his clients achieve professional and personal growth through skills development, education, and coaching. In his first management role, Zbig struggled with soft skills and lacked the support he needed to improve them. That experience remains vivid—and drives his commitment to helping others. With over 25 years in IT, management, and coaching, he brings a breadth of industry knowledge and expertise to his work.
Zbig holds an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Business, where he studied management policy, entrepreneurship, and international business. He earned his BS in Industrial Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
- Professional Values Analyst (CPVA) and Professional Behavioral Analyst (CPBA) by TTI Success Insights
- The Alternative Board™ Certified Facilitator and Coach
- One Page Business Plan™ Certified Business Coach
- Business Model Canvas Certified Advisor
- Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP Chicago), Board Member
- Association for Talent Development
- Rotary Club of Evanston Lighthouse, Chair of "Trees for Evanston Parks" initiative
- Conscious Capitalism, Member
- Kellogg Alumni Clubs
- U.S.-Poland Chamber of Commerce, Founding President (Retired)
Skiba Associates helps clients to improve the hiring, promoting and performance of technical professionals and managers. We combine TTI Success Insights’ job matching and behavioral assessments with over 25 years’ experience in IT, management, and coaching. We use this experience to guide clients through action-oriented job benchmarking, matching, and coaching.
Our driving purpose is to help professionals, especially those with strong technical skills, develop the soft skills to flourish in their business and personal lives. We accomplish our purpose by using a rigorous assessment and coaching process that supports business goals through significant employee performance improvements.
As a firm, we strongly believe in business as a force for good. Our logo’s three intersecting circles signify our consciousness and triple bottom line: People, Planet, and Profit. In Polish, a “skiba” is the ridge of land left between furrows after plowing. Our logo echoes this idea visually. We prepare the soil for your professionals to grow and thrive.
Partnership with TTI Success Insights
Our partner in behavioral assessments and job matching is TTI Success Insights. We use TTI’s state-of-the-art job benchmarking and behavioral assessments with each client. This process was developed over 30 years of research with more than 100,000 companies.
We help technical professionals develop key soft skills for success in leadership and client-facing roles
1316 Maple Avenue #F1
Evanston, IL 60201-4327