Joshua Simon Ehrlich, PhD, Chairman
Josh is an organizational consultant, executive coach, supervisor and accreditor of coaches. He advises CEOs and facilitates top teams to achieve complex business objectives. Josh has provided coaching and talent management consulting to hundreds of senior executives in multinational companies, including Division Presidents, General Managers, Function Heads and Entrepreneurs. His clients include 50 of the Fortune 100 in a range of industries including financial services, insurance, retail and consumer products, manufacturing, health care, pharmaceuticals, publishing, new media, energy and non-profit.
Josh is passionate about helping clients leverage their strengths, accelerate their learning and unleash their potential. As a result, his clients consistently achieve extraordinary outcomes. He works to develop the critical skills clients need to be effective leaders including communication, negotiating/influencing, network and relationship management, and team building. He also provides career management coaching to help high potential executives prepare for advancement opportunities and transition into new roles. His focus is pragmatic and business-focused so clients accelerate their learning and ability to drive results. At the same time, he helps clients transform their impact by helping them reflect on self-limiting assumptions, clarify their core values and reshape their belief systems.
Specialization and Publications
In 2010 Josh founded the Global Leadership Council—an international network of experts in leadership and organizational transformation that guide research and consult to the private and public sectors. Josh provides advanced training for leaders and OD/LD professionals in coaching and mentoring, and serves as a Master Coach Supervisor for the European Coaching and Mentoring Council. He speaks to a variety of audiences about certification standards and brings together coaches from around the world to teach best practices. He has contributed to the Harvard Business Review, Wall Street Journal and NPR, and appeared on Fox News and Voice America.
Josh is a leading authority on succeeding in demanding environments. His research at Yale and New York University and numerous articles have clarified the psychological and physiological mechanisms by which stress impairs effectiveness. Based on his findings, he helps individuals, teams and organizations develop their resilience through mindfulness training. This discipline is invaluable for optimizing leadership presence, concentration, strategic thinking and creative problem solving. Josh is the author of MindShifting: Focus for Performance (Steiner Books).
Education and Affiliations
- BA with Distinction, Yale University
- MA & PhD in Psychology, New York University
- Professor, Middlesex University, London (Coaching & Neuroscience of Leadership)
- Created first Master’s Degree Program in Executive Coaching in the United States
- Certified in a variety of 360 & psychometric assessments (Hogan, Benchmarks)
“I always leave my conversations with Josh feeling inspired and challenged in a positive way.” – Director of HR
“He’s not your typical consultant. He doesn’t push ideas—he asks questions that take you on a journey.”
“I have found working with Josh extremely valuable.
He has a way of peeling back the onion in a safe environment.
He helped me identify my communications and interpersonal style which enabled me to be more effective and impactful as a leader…He is very direct and challenges my perceptions while helping me turn them around…He takes high performance coaching and kicks it up a notch!” – Director of HR, Global Consumer Products Company
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