Elizabeth (Betsy) Cox is an organizational leader, educator, consultant, facilitator, and executive coach. She brings 25 years of experience collaborating with leaders globally in healthcare and academic settings to drive change in complex systems and start-ups. She created and taught in numerous leadership development programs locally and globally.
As an Assistant Professor in the School of Healthcare Leadership and Associate Director of Continuing Education and Professional Development at the MGH Institute of Health Professions, Betsy designed and facilitated numerous programs focused on leading self, leading others, and leading in a system, with topics including: Creating a Leadership Vision, Leading with Emotional and Social Intelligence, Leader as Coach, Leading with Mindfulness and Resilience, and Leading Across Professions. In addition to teaching, she has an independent coaching and leadership development practice. She has co-authored chapters on nursing leadership development and interprofessional education, and her current scholarly interest is focused on leadership frameworks as a Fellow with the Institute of Coaching.
As a coach and lifelong learner, Betsy is passionate about the self-discovery process of one’s leadership journey, including her own, that can have profound impact on others. Her experience as a nurse solidifies her belief in the need for an intentional focus on one’s own well-being and resilience to support others; and she is expanding her skill set in this area through the HeartMath Institute, the Benson Henry Mind Body Institute, the Mindfulness Center at Brown University, and Wellcoaches.
Betsy completed an MSN from Rush University, MBA from Northwestern University, and BSN from Boston College. She obtained post-graduate advanced certificates in Interprofessional Education at the MGHIHP and in Executive Coaching at William James College. She is certified in the use of multiple individual and team assessments, such as Myers Briggs Type Indicator, Korn Ferry Emotional and Social Intelligence Competency Inventory, and the Center for Creative Leadership 360 Competency Instruments.