Rebecca Cotton

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Becky Cotton has worked for over 30 years helping leaders find and leverage their passion, purpose, and authenticity through coaching. As a recent Google employee of more than 12 years, she worked on the Executive Coaching and Leadership team and was one of the founders of Google’s internal coaching program known as Guru+. Under her leadership, the program grew to include 750 coaches serving thousands of employees in over 150 global offices. Following her 12 years at Google, she remains passionate about the engagement, growth, and retention of employees. She's been a panelist and speaker at industry events has facilitated, trained or coached thousands of leaders on topics such as mentoring, coaching, career development, leadership, management, communication, and conflict resolution. She is honored that her work and coaching leadership has been featured in the following books. Work Rules , The Pivot Method and Pause .

Prior to Google, Becky spent a decade leading, managing and coaching large technical teams at Xerox and was also a successful entrepreneur for a decade with Cotton and Company. She’s a wife, mother of two and a passionate hiker, scuba diver, quilter and youth soccer referee. She has also (slowly) completed the Honolulu Marathon 13 times since 2002.

Coaching & Certifications

  • ●  PCC- (Professional Certified Coach) - International Coach Federation

  • ●  Certified- New Ventures West Integral Coach

  • ●  Certified- Myers Briggs Practitioner & True-Colors Assessment

  • ●  Certified- EQi Emotional Intelligence Assessment

  • ●  Certified- Blanchard’s Situational Leadership Model

  • ●  Co-Active Coach- Coaches Training Institute & Hudson Coaching Institute

  • ●  The Pivot Method Certified Coach

  • ●  Mediation Training from The Center for Understanding in Conflict

    Areas of Coaching Expertise

  • ●  Executive leadership

  • ●  Communication

  • ●  Emotional intelligence

  • ●  Mediation & conflict resolution

  • ●  Leadership development

  • ●  People Management

  • ●  Career development

  • ●  Coach certification and coach development


    ● BS,School of Health at UniversityofMaryland

● U.ofInnsbruckAustria
● CatholicU.ofQuitoEcuador