Ed Betof, EdD, is a leader, teacher, coach, mentor, and author. As president of Betof Associates, he does C-level executive and leadership team coaching. He also serves as executive coach for the Center for Creative Leadership and teaches for the Institute for Management Studies. In 2007, Ed retired as worldwide vice president of talent management and CLO at Becton, Dickinson and Company. In addition, he served for eight years as the program director for the Conference Board’s Talent and Organization Development Executive Council, and was a founding senior fellow and an academic director for the doctoral program designed to prepare chief learning officers at the University of Pennsylvania. Ed is the author or co-author of five books, including Leaders as Teachers: Unlock the Teaching Potential of Your Company’s Best and Brightest, Leaders as Teachers Action Guide, and Just Promoted!: A Twelve-Month Roadmap for Success in Your New Leadership Role. He is a frequent speaker on leadership and career topics and a former ATD Board member.
Nila Betof, PhD, is chief operating officer of the Leader’s Edge/Leaders By Design. She has held several corporate C-suite and executive roles, including chief operating officer, chief human resources officer, and head of strategic planning. Her executive coaching work is primarily focused on senior leaders and emerging leaders. Nila was the recipient of the 2011 Smart COO Award from Smart CEO magazine. She also served as president of the Forum of Executive Women, and currently serves on the Thirty-Percent Coalition and NextMove Dance boards. Nila has authored numerous articles on leadership and is frequently sought as a speaker on leadership issues, especially on developing and retaining high-potential women leaders. She co-authored Just Promoted!: A Twelve-Month Roadmap for Success in Your New Leadership Role.