Gloria Cotton


An expert HR and organizational development professional, Gloria Cotton has over 25 years of experience working with corporate, non-profit, union, non-union and government entities. She is committed to helping individuals, teams and organizations create and sustain environments where all people can be and do their best.

Gloria is highly respected and much sought after for her work as an instructional designer and master facilitator. Her areas of expertise include: leadership, diversity and inclusion, unconscious bias, privilege, multiculturalism, harassment and discrimination, EEO and AA laws, team building, communications, career and life coaching and performance management, and giving performance feedback across lines of difference (e.g., style, generations, gender, sexual orientation, religion and spirituality, chronic illness and disabilities).

Gloria has experience working for professional organizations such as the American Society for Training and Development and the Human Resources Management Association Committee – Training & Development Subcommittee. She is active in her community, working with the Double E Program for high school students as well as Project Equal where she was a past board member.

Her client list includes University of Chicago Hospitals, Standard & Poor’s, Blue Cross & Blue Shield Companies, The American Red Cross, Planned Parenthood, Board of Education (Chicago, IL; New Buffalo, MI; Fort Wayne, IN), Toyota, Novartis Pharmaceutical Company, McGraw-Hill, Family Christian Health Center, Societe Generale, American Bar Association, Western New England College, Bethany Hospital and Rockwell Collins.

Gloria graduated from Loyola University Chicago where she received a B.S. in psychology and education. She holds MBTI, Social Styles and Professional Career Coaching certifications, among other credentials.