Susan Ryan, cofounder and CEO of Silk Road Solutions, has been a pioneer in bringing transformational leadership training and coaching to Afghanistan.  The company began in her Kabul living room with a two-day leadership training and has now evolved into a thriving business operating in various regions throughout the country.  Susan’s endeavors are based upon a strong belief that the Afghans themselves are the ones with solutions to the challenges they face.  It is through this belief and the highly-interactive trainings that highlight one’s limiting as well as resourceful paradigms that Afghans have seen remarkable results both in the public and private sectors.  Susan is committed to this vision for transformational leadership reaching further into areas of Afghanistan, as well as to other emerging nations. 

With over 15 years of international management and leadership experience in both the private and public sectors, Susan has been working in Afghanistan since 2006.  She has traveled extensively as coach and mentor to expat and national leaders in multiple nations.  She has an M.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin and a B.S. in Education from Baylor University.