Established in 1945 and a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, Cox Automotive is the world’s leading provider of vehicle remarketing and is transforming the vehicle buying and selling process. Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, Cox Auto has over 30,000 employees in over 200 operating locations around the globe, touching over 65% of all car buyers in the US with the most recognized brands in the industry.
Cox Automotive has an entrepreneurial culture with a strong commitment to “leaders teaching leaders” and builds upon this commitment by encouraging, recognizing and developing a culture of coaching within the organization. In 2012, executive leadership committed to designing a comprehensive development program for Cox Auto’s high potential talent across North America. They partnered with Bluepoint to help design and deliver a program that focuses on leading self, leading others, leading teams and leading the organization. The Leader’s EDGE program is split into three instructor-led, two-day modules over the course of nine months. In between each of the three modules, there are multiple application coaching sessions and facilitator-led trio coaching sessions to reinforce and hone the leadership skills introduced in the modules prior. The pilot program in 2012 was a huge success and has continued every year since with versions that are tailored to the needs of the upcoming cohort. Manheim has consistently received fantastic participant feedback and enthusiasm about the Leader’s EDGE program, with plans to continue offering it every year.