Organizational Psychologist, Executive Coach, Speaker, Author

Gena Cox, PhD is a corporate adviser and executive coach 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 holds a Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational (I-O) Psychology and is a professional certified coach (International Coach Federation). For over two decades, she has worked with Fortune 500 and multi-national clients, including Mastercard, Tech Data, Hitachi, Scotiabank, Corning, Quicken Loans, Johnson Controls, and Raymond James Financial. 

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 also active with the University of South Florida Stavros Center for Free Enterprise & Economic Education and the University of Tampa TECO Energy Center for Leadership. Gena’s work has been featured in Harvard Business Review, Fortune, Fast Company, Business Journals, BBC Worklife, LinkedIn News, The Telegraph (UK), Vice, and other media. Her book, Leading Inclusion, is available wherever books are sold. The book catalyzes executive leaders to drive inclusion from the top of their organizations.

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