josh ingram, senior consultant at kotter

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Josh Ingram

Senior Consultant

As a Senior Consultant, Josh helps clients accelerate the execution of their strategies while driving large-scale, complex change. Educated and trained as an engineer, he has dedicated his career to thinking about problems differently in order to help organizations and managers make better-informed decisions.

Josh spent the first 5 years of his career in financial services where he built relationships with hedge fund managers to help solve their organizational complexities. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial & Management Engineering as well as a Master of Science degree in Financial Engineering and Risk Analytics, both from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Josh is based out of the Cambridge, MA office.

 

What challenges do you most enjoy helping your clients solve?

Unleashing the potential of the “unusual” suspects. Such a simple notion in theory, but quite challenging to apply for most organizations. Without exception, you need more eyes to see, more brains to think, and more hands to do in order to accelerate your change efforts.

What are your superpowers?

Finding common ground. Every interaction starts with a certain degree of preconceived notions. Helping others to do what they previously thought impossible; this is where I thrive.

What is or would be your personal motto?

You are the master of your fate. You are the captain of your soul. — This is an adapted version of William Ernest Henley’s poem, ‘Invictus’.

What’s got you thinking right now?

The current state of the human experience and how that is expected to change in the next 10, 20, 50 years. Technology is an easy subject to focus on here, both in how it can contribute positively and also how we can actively mitigate unintended consequences. Understanding how we can optimize the human experience at scale so that everyone, regardless of where they come from or what their external conditions are, can maximize their potential.

Share something about you that would most surprise people.

I am fascinated by the future of agriculture/food production and trying my best to take an active part in it. It can start by taking small steps such as baking your own bread, for example (which I love to do!), and it is a dream of mine to manage a working, non-profit, locally-benefitting farm.