About

GENA COX, PhD.

Organizational Psychologist, Executive Coach, Speaker, Author

Dr. Gena Cox’s nuanced insights and straightforward-yet-relatable style are why leaders seek her counsel. She is an organizational psychologist, executive coach, and speaker who blends research and real-world insights to help leaders enhance their influence and impact.

Gena is the author of Leading Inclusion, an award-winning guidebook for building inclusive organizations from the top down. As a prominent voice on human-centered leadership, she guides leaders as they respond to evolving stakeholder expectations. Gena believes “diversity and inclusion” are nothing more than effective leadership and healthy work cultures. Her mottos are “Inclusion tops diversity“ and “Respect is the vital outcome all employees need to see and feel.”

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. And she held internal corporate leadership roles in organizational consulting and talent assessment, selection, and acquisition.

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 a member of the National Women’s Hall of Fame 2023 Inductee Selection Committee.

Gena’s work has been featured far and wide, including Harvard Business Review, Fortune, Fast Company, Forbes, Business Insider, Market Watch/Barrons, Business Journals, BBC Worklife, Readers Digest, and The Telegraph (UK).

Gena holds a Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational (I-O) Psychology. She is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), and the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM). She is an International Coach Federation (ICF) Professional Certified Coach (PCC).

Gena Cox, PhD
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