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Sharon Cox

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Sharon Cox is a nationally known speaker and healthcare consultant with over twenty years experience in leadership.

Sharon Cox is a nationally known speaker and healthcare consultant with over twenty years experience in leadership development and system wide culture change. She has conducted seminars and consulted with over 400 hospitals in the United States and Canada and has developed a reputation as a thought provoking and energizing presenter. As President of Cox and Associates and leadership consultant with Tim Porter-O’Grady Associates, Inc. the focal points in her consulting practice include leadership development, team building, change management and promoting shared decision making both in Nursing and across other disciplines. Prior to consulting she held a variety of positions ranging from staff nurse to faculty and administrative roles in academic health centers.

Sharon has published in professional journals and developed audio visual materials which support her work in organizational development and horizontal integration. In Sharon’s work with Tim Porter O’Grady Associates, her focus is on facilitating management development around moving from a parental approach and hierarchical model to more of a collaborative work environment. Many organizations have found her work relating to reframing the Nurse Managers role in shared governance to be instrumental in their long term success with shared decision making and timely in relation to creating a culture for retention.

Sharon received her diploma in Nursing from Georgia Baptist Hospital and her Baccalaureate and Masters in Nursing from the Medical College of Georgia. She is a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives and the American Society for Training and Development. She is on the editorial board of Nursing Management Magazine and is a co-author of The Nurse Manager’s Toolkit published by HCPro. She also co-authored Nature’s Wisdom in the Workplace: A Guide to Managing Energy in Today’s Healthcare Organizations.  With her interest in culture change in healthcare Sharon also contributed several chapters in Jo Manion’s best selling book Creating A Positive Healthcare Workplace published by the American Hospital Association.

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