Internal Coaching Program Manager
Rebecca Cotton is part of the Executive Coaching and Leadership team at Google and leads the internal coaching program known as Guru+. She joined Google in 2005 and is passionate about the growth and retention of Googlers through coaching and development. She's facilitated, trained or coached thousands of Googlers on topics such as coaching skills, career development, leadership, management, communication and conflict resolution.
Rebecca (Becky) holds her coaching certification as an integral coach with New Ventures West and also studies with the Coaches Training Institute. Her Bachelor of Science in Health and Human Services is from the University of Maryland and she has studied internationally with the University of Innsbruck Austria and the Catholic University of Quito Ecuador.
Prior to Google, Becky spent 10 years leading, managing and coaching large technical teams at Xerox and was also a successful entrepreneur for 13 years with Cotton and Company. She is a wife, mother of two and is a passionate hiker, scuba diver, quilter and youth soccer referee. She has also (slowly) completed the Honolulu Marathon 11 times since 2002.