Gena Cox

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Dr. Gena Cox is an organizational psychologist, executive coach, and author of the book Leading Inclusion (publisher, pubdate), a groundbreaking guidebook with the core message that true inclusion that embraces natural human variation will continue to be elusive in the workplace until executives lead inclusion from the top of their organizations.

Gena is known as a straight shooter who also brings warmth and generosity of spirit to her partnerships. She guides CEOs, leaders, and boards as they respond to evolving stakeholder expectations and transformation driven by societal change and organic and M&A growth. Her differentiator is the nuanced insights and recommendations she brings from a lifetime of continuous multi-disciplinary learning, enabling her to offer clients uniquely invaluable insights.

Gena is a Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational (I-O) Psychology and a professional certified coach (International Coach Federation). Before this, at IBM and Perceptyx, Gena advised leaders in the Fortune 500 and other large global companies to build psychologically healthy and engaging organizational cultures that drive business outcomes. She has consulted with clients including Mastercard, Tech Data, Hitachi, Scotiabank, Corning, Quicken Loans, and Johnson Controls.

Gena co-chairs the Awards Committee of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) and is a member of the Society’s 2022 Leading Edge Consortium Planning Committee. She is on the advisory boards of the University of South Florida Stavros Center and the University of Tampa TECO Energy Center for Leadership.

Gena’s work has been featured in national publications, including Harvard Business Review, Fortune,...

Learn more at Gena Cox’s official website



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