Who We Are

Kotter is the world leader in leading complex change.  Founded by the world’s foremost change expert, Dr. John Kotter, our work is grounded in decades of empirical research conducted at Harvard Business School. Kotter International was ranked a top small business culture by Entrepreneur magazine for 2017.  We believe that leadership must be inclusive, rather than exclusive. The “why” of leadership is most important: to have a positive and lasting impact on people and organizations we equip people – in large, coordinated numbers – to transform their organizations and teach others how to do it.  Millions leading, Billions benefiting.

Kotter offers a competitive salary and bonus program as well as a generous benefits package, including employer contributions to 401K, robust medical, dental and vision plans with 100% of the premiums paid for both employee and dependents, Commuter Benefits, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Flexible Spending Account, Long Term Disability and Parental Leave.  Kotter offers 11 paid holidays per year and generous paid time off.

The role of a Senior Consultant at Kotter is a dynamic and fluid one, ever changing. It can even look quite different from project to project. The beauty of that is it can help each person play to their individual strengths while also finding new areas for professional growth.

Kristin Oberdorf, Principal / Chicago, IL

The Ideal Candidate

  • Smart and passionate
  • High emotional intelligence to build credibility, trust and opportunity with clients and colleagues.
  • A voracious appetite for learning with some experience in change
  • A bias for action and meeting and exceeding deadlines
  • Resourceful, able to monitor the situation and anticipate needs.
  • Ability to provide internal structure for the team, as well as external guidance to the clients.
  • Organized with the drive to keep everyone on track.
  • Editor’s eye for detail on all documents reviewed
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Experience on an engagement team in a consulting firm.
  • A high general business acumen for what drives success for our clients as well as how change impacts that success.
  • An aptitude for taking the initiative and problem solving in the face of ambiguity.
  • A natural ability to build relationships, using both courage and candor in a manner that fosters credibility, trust, and opportunity with clients and colleagues.
  • A collaborator, a supporter, a team player, a leader, with a passion for all that you do.
  • The ability to “find a way”, regardless of the obstacles.
  • Flexible and responsive to others’ personalities and communication styles at all levels both internally and customer facing.
  • Integrity and professionalism.

A Day In The Life

Administrative: “There’s a lot of “puppet string pulling” in the Consultant role.  We’re the quality assurance department, event coordinator and scheduling wizard all wrapped into one.  Between scheduling meetings, collecting and managing documents, and helping communication happen effectively and efficiently, our team members would be lost without us.  I remember just joining a new client team and not more than a day in I was asked to schedule 30 senior leader interviews in a matter of weeks.  There are times when it feels like an impossible “thread-the-needle” kind of task to make everyone’s schedules align, but it’s also incredibly rewarding knowing you were the one who made it all happen!”

-Jessica Ach, Consultant, Boston, MA

Back of the Room: “So much goes into the successful execution of a Kotter event, meeting, or presentation- and so many of these things happen behind the scenes.  Great facilitation is enabled by careful preparation, attention to detail, and intentional stakeholder alignment.  Kotter Consultants drive these efforts.”

-Sam Stewart, Senior Consultant, Boston, MA

Front of the Room: “When I began my career at KI, I wanted a very clear path to growth and success.  Although that path hasn’t been direct, it has been filled with opportunity.  One such opportunity for front of the room facilitation experience.  It is virtually unheard of that a Consultant-level employee at a major consulting firm would be given the opportunity for front of the room facilitation so early in their career.  In the past year, I was on a team working with an international client that had employees speaking in more than nine different languages.  The opportunity to facilitate such a diverse audience was invaluable.  One of the greatest pieces of advice given to me by a client regarding front of the room facilitation was to think about the audience:  what do they care about, what are their levels of education, socioeconomic backgrounds, etc.  It is essential that one learns to speak to the audience in a manner that engages and draws them in.”

-Cameron Welter, Principal, Boston, MA


  • Bachelor’s degree with impressive academic record, with advanced degree or MBA preferred (Business, Finance or related field)
  • 2-3+ years of change management experience at a top four consulting firm.
  • Travel is required with this position.  Amount is based on project requirements.
  • Excellent written and presentation skills
  • Willing to travel based on project requirements


Requirement to Apply: (Three attachments)

  1. Attach your resume or CV.
  2. Provide a cover letter that demonstrates your knowledge of and interest in Kotter International and why you would be a good fit at our company.
  3. Answer the following two questions in the form of a short narrative or elegant/artful PowerPoint summary that conveys your understanding and applications of these questions and concepts.
  • Question #1:  Describe the concept of a business value chain (in your own words).
  • Question #2:  Pick a company and share your thoughts on what the levers might be if the leader(s) of that business wanted to significantly change their speed to market.

If you meet all requirements, please fill out and submit the form below. Please note, applicants that do not meet the five criteria above will not be considered.

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Kotter International is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status physical or mental disability, marital status or any other status protected by Federal, State or local laws.

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