Daniel helps clients to achieve their full potential. He is a Director at Kotter responsible for leading strategy execution and change initiatives with clients across industries, including aerospace, financial services, healthcare, and technology. Prior to joining Kotter, Daniel was a Partner at Schaffer Consulting where he supported organizations to accelerate progress towards growth and transformation goals. He writes about leadership, innovation, and culture for Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and Chief Executive Magazine, among others.
Daniel believes in the power of business to elevate humanity. He served as the Co-Chair of the Board of Conscious Capitalism NYC and as a member of the Advisory Council of the Fund for Public Housing. He has completed the Columbia Coaching Certification Program, holds an MA in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from New York University, MS in Bilingual Elementary Education from City College of New York, and BA in Political Science from the University of Michigan.
Daniel is based out of Brooklyn, New York.
Why did you decide to work at Kotter?
My purpose is to help people achieve their full potential. Kotter’s mission of millions leading, billions benefiting perfectly aligns with it.
What challenges do you most enjoy helping your clients solve?
I appreciate solving challenges that demand bringing diverse groups of people together to tap into the power of their collective intelligence.
What motivated you to pursue consulting your chosen profession?
I’m energized about helping people to achieve really ambitious opportunities. As Kotter consultants, that’s our everyday.
Flashback to when you were 10 years old. What do you want to be when you grow up?
Professional soccer player.
What’s got you thinking right now?
My latest research and writing focuses on how to develop high-performing teams, particularly those with diverse team members.
Share something about you that would most surprise people.
My first job out of college was teaching bilingual third-grade students in the New York City public school system. Go P.S. 28!