Lightyear is a self-leadership methodology.

Self-leadership is about understanding who you are and creating a vision for your future. At Lightyear Leadership, we help you develop practical techniques for living intentionally so you can achieve your goals and realize your vision. Lightyear creates experiences and environments where people can do this important work.

We got our start in 1992 as The Conrad Group, and designed our current leadership programming previously known as “igolu” in 2010. In 2016, our team decided it was time for a shift in our brand and strategic direction. After taking some time to create a new vision for the future of our organization, we were reborn as Lightyear Leadership.



At Lightyear, we understand the impact our work has on not only our participants' lives, but the lives of everyone around them. That’s why we built our model around sharing. We believe the process of self-discovery should be available to everyone, everywhere. Empowering leaders all over the world–regardless of their financial or geographical status–is important to us. That’s why we offer our programming online, and run subsidized programs in places like Ethiopia—a country that holds a very special place in our hearts. 



Susanne Conrad, Founder

Susanne Conrad is the founder of Lightyear Leadership; a company that creates and implements dynamic, innovative communication programs for powerful leaders and progressive companies. She has worked as a leadership and communication advisor for more than 30 years, helping people improve their interpersonal and business skills — and create happier, more intentional lives in the process.