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.

Our Principals are wildly imaginative about meeting the needs of our clients! We are involved at a depth and breadth of work and impact that is different from any other consulting firm out there.

Jimmy Leppert, Director / Los Angeles, CA

The Ideal Kotter Candidate

  • Smart and passionate about the leadership and change landscape
  • A voracious appetite for learning with a strong foundation in change, specially Dr. Kotter’s work
  • A storyteller with the ability to engage at every level
  • A brilliant facilitator combined with a good ability for business development
  • An inspiring leader and a good teammate
  • Strong understanding and experience leading engagements in multiple companies or industries
  • A coach and a mentor
  • The ability to manage the business operations of a project, while maintaining overall team success and workflow.
  • Excellent proposal writer, with strong communication skills
  • A high general business acumen for what drives success for our clients as well as how change impacts that success.
  • 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, team player, a leader, with excellent communication skills and a passion for all that you do.
  • Demonstrated role as advisor to C-Suite

Day in the Life

“I will start by saying that there isn’t a typical day! Let’s take today for instance, I started my day in Miami, Florida on a flight to Vancouver, BC. While cruising at 35K feet I worked on a Design Thinking session supporting an upcoming Results Accelerator launch and caught up on a few hours of sleep.  Upon landing in Vancouver, I jumped on calls to support a Results Accelerator client team as well as touching base with several colleagues regarding a variety of other client needs. After a great dinner with the client, I returned to my room for a good night’s rest.”

– Eric Ellis, Principal, Nashville, TN


  • Bachelor’s degree with impressive academic record, with advanced degree or MBA preferred (Business, Finance or related field)
  • 7-15 years of experience / proven track record in an external consulting or business role delivering engagements. Experience with multiple companies/clients is preferred. Experience working at a top consulting firm a strong plus.
  • Change Management Experience at Top four consulting firm for current opening will be given preference
  • Has owned a client engagement or a significant portion of a large engagement.
  • Strong client management and/or senior advisory experience
  • Experience in Energy, Healthcare, Non-profit, or Education
  • Excellent written and presentation skills
  • Travel is required with this position.  Amount is based on project requirements.
The Principal is in charge of the day-to-day effort; they are the liaison between the relationships and the work on an engagement.

Rachel Rosenfeldt, Director / Boston, MA


Minimum requirements for candidate review. This is part of the evaluation process and assists us in getting to know you better, beyond your resume. We do appreciate the time and effort to apply to our company.

  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 criteria above will not be considered.

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To ALL recruitment agencies: Kotter International, Inc. only accepts agencies on our Approved Agency List.  Please do not forward resumes to Kotter International employees or send to any Kotter International location.  Kotter International, Inc. is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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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