Natasha Puim

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Natasha Puim

Executive Assistant / Office manager

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. Most recently, she has become more active in the recruiting department at Kotter. 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 14 years of administrative and project management experience to Kotter. She started her career in Public Relations for a short time before relocating to California where she held similar positions to her current role. She is a graduate from the University of Massachusetts with 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 involving art or helping animals. 

What’s got you thinking right now?

I have been doing a lot of research lately on personal finances. 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 is buying my first home. It is something I’ve always dreamed about. 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 own a fashion illustration business in my free time and am a very artistic/visual person.