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Serving as a Principal at Kotter

The Principal will guide the day-to-day engagement activities on all or part of the application of our Strategy Execution Approach and Methodology, while simultaneously building trusted relationships with client executives.  We pride ourselves on exceptional engagement execution and the Principal plays a key role in delivering activities and work that is of the highest standard.

In addition to the activities on the engagement, we expect our Principals to guide and coach clients, and to play a substantive role in the growth of our business – including coaching team members, participation and/or leadership of activities including the contribution to IP and thought leadership, exploring innovation to our own process, and building our capacity to deliver exceptional service to clients.

Our work is focused on the intersection of strategy and leadership.  We look for candidates who are passionate about high stakes change engagements – working with senior leaders and their teams to unleash the capacity of their organizations and deliver results that accelerate the outcomes of the intended business strategy. 

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


  • 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


If you meet the qualifications above, we want to hear from you! Click here to apply.

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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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