Since joining Kotter in 2013, Natasha has provided executive support to Chairman John Kotter and CEO Rick Western while managing the Kotter office in Cambridge. Natasha works closely with the Marketing, Sales, IT, Finance and HR teams and is an active volunteer on internal initiatives. She has a proven track record for juggling many different kinds of tasks and responsibilities while maintaining a cool head, staying organized, and keeping projects moving forward. Natasha brings over 12 years of administrative and project management experience to Kotter. She started her career in Public Relations for a short time before relocating to California for several years where she held similar positions to her current role. She is a graduate from the University of Massachusetts holding a Bachelor of Arts degree in English/Writing and Communications.
Why did you decide to work at Kotter?
To put it simply – the people. I had a strong sense that everyone I connected with in the interview process was a genuine person, was happy to be at the company, and would warmly invite me in and have a vested interest in my success as a part of the team. The leadership was inspiring and a breath of fresh air to interact with. It didn’t hurt that Dr. Kotter’s research and the work we do is groundbreaking, motivating, and helps so many businesses and individuals succeed and thrive.
If you weren’t working at Kotter, what would you be doing instead?
Something else involving helping people or animals, most likely. Or something creative – I’ve always wanted to open an Etsy shop!
What’s got you thinking right now?
I have been doing a lot of research lately on the power of knowledge when it comes to personal finances. Many of us did not learn this in school and perhaps had parents who were hush hush about money growing up. I’ve learned a lot of practical tips on simple things one can do to make smarter decisions with their finances from my own curiosity and a desire to learn and change behaviors. This has lead to even bigger learning – what focused, positive energy plus a willingness to keep an open, curious mind can do to change your life.
What is your proudest moment?
One of my proudest moments recently was buying my first home. It is something I never thought I could actually do all by myself. It took patience, humility, determination and lots of saving and research – and I did it!
Share something about you that would most surprise people.
I love country music! I am not from the South but I love both classic and pop country, but have yet to go to a country concert. Bucket listed for 2017!