Zbig Skiba, President
President and founder Zbig Skiba is deeply committed to helping IT professionals thrive in team environments through coaching, education, and skill development. When team members fit and function well together, the whole is greater than its parts—creating harmony that can yield top results as well as high job satisfaction. Zbig brings over 25 years in leadership, facilitation and coaching, including 20 years of experience in Information Technology.
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.
Skiba Associates focuses on enhancing how teams in IT work together, from hiring to team alignment to soft skills support. This three-part approach creates engagement and promotes high performance—a whole that is greater than its individual parts. Our hands-on, action-oriented guidance combines TTI Success Insights’ assessment tools with over 25 years of experience in leadership, facilitation, and coaching.
We help teams in IT work together to get things done.
Our driving purpose is to help IT professionals develop the soft skills needed to thrive in team and leadership roles. We use a rigorous assessment and coaching process to help businesses select the right team members, align them so they work well together, and support them through soft skills coaching.
As a firm, we strongly believe in business as a force for good. Our logo’s three intersecting circles signify our conscious approach towards a triple bottom line: People, Planet, and Profit. In Polish, a “skiba” is the ridge of land left between furrows after plowing. We prepare the soil for your IT professionals to grow and thrive. Our logo echoes this idea visually.
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 team building, job benchmarking, and behavioral assessments. These tools and processes were developed during more than 35 years of research and have been used by over 100,000 companies.
Teams in IT that Work Together to Get Things Done
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Evanston, Ilinois, USA
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.
- 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, Co-chair - Leadership & Teamwork SIG
- Project Management Institute, Frequent speaker on soft skills issues (PMI)
- Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
- Rotary Club of Evanston Lighthouse, President Elect
- Kellogg Alumni Clubs
- U.S.-Poland Chamber of Commerce, Founding President (Emeritus)