Betsy Polk Joseph

Professional Summary

Betsy Polk Joseph is an experienced, insightful coach who is available as an individual coach or as a co-coach with her business partner, Maggie Chotas. A certified mediator and administrator of the Myers Briggs Type Indicator, Betsy coaches people to set goals and reach them in ways that are energizing and meaningful. She works with organizational leaders who want to be more effective, writers who want to leverage their success and professionals experiencing a career transition and who are eager to move forward. Betsy, her husband and children live in Chapel Hill where Betsy serves on the board of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Public School Foundation and serves as a community coach for the Dispute Settlement Center, the Lerner School and Judea Reform Congregation.

Throughout the coaching process, Betsy will provide:

  • Honest and candid feedback
  • Understanding of organizational culture and dynamics and your role as a leader within that context
  • Challenging questions and thoughtful prompts
  • Reflections on where you’re getting stuck and what’s helping you move forward
  • Confidentiality
  • Questioning and challenging assumptions


Betsy and Maggie Chotas, co-founders of The Mulberry Partners Coaching and Consulting, have been business partners for over 9 years. Their successful relationship led them to interview more than 100 women in global business partnerships; this research has been cited in The New York Daily News, and


MS Organizational Development, American University, Washington, DC

BA, English Literature, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

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