Cotential is a global consulting firm that transforms the way companies work.

What’s our secret? Collaboration.

We measure the current state of collaboration at your organization. Everyone thinks they’re good collaborators… we know that’s not always the case. We identify and quantify the costs and waste of teams that don’t work together effectively. And then, we save you time and make you money. We create innovative solutions and train your team members to collaborate faster, better and smarter.

We turn your people into collaboration black belts.

(Psst: we can measure how much money we make you, too!)

See what others have been saying about Cotential

  • “Erica’s presentation was absolutely perfect for our leaders. Our group was diverse and Erica was a hit with everyone!”
    George Chavel

    Chairman & CEO Emeritus of Sodexo

  • "Our executives thoroughly enjoyed your presentation and facilitated discussion. Not only did our executives appreciate the specific examples and research-based insights, but they valued your pragmatic and results-focused approach."
    Ana Dutra

    President, Executives Club of Chicago

  • "Erica connects with the audience from the opening minute. Thank you for exposing us to the power of connectional intelligence."
    Nancy Vitale

    Chief Human Resources Officer, Genentech

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We believe that in harnessing this profound connectional capacity, our global Cotential, we will have the power to create a more inspired, informed and connected world. If you’re ready to be a part of creating this future, we’d love to meet you.

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110 E 25th St.,
New York, NY 10010
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Cotential is a force of innovation.

As a consultancy, we set up sustainable systems that allow you to solve challenges through networks of people beyond your business unit – bypassing layers of bureaucracy and organizational inefficiencies so employees can actually share, amplify, and execute their ideas.

Cotential reclaims the power of human connection to help your business achieve what it really cares about – leading markets through innovation, increasing value for customers and clients, delivering sustainable results, and ensuring future global competitiveness.

We know that you can no longer look only within traditional business boundaries to solve the most pressing challenges. What sets us apart is that we help you execute on your challenges through unleashing the connected potential of people everywhere – inside and outside your current ways of working.

Read more about industry leaders who have harnessed true Cotential below by downloading Unleashing Cotential white paper.

Creating change that sustains itself.

What good is change if it doesn’t last? At Cotential, we help executives and leaders streamline operations, drive innovation and accelerate sustainable growth for years to come. That’s because we root everything in people, within your organization and outside of it, to ensure your newly-minted, innovation engine continues running strong.

Our Team


Erica Dhawan is CEO of Cotential. She is a globally recognized leadership expert, corporate consultant and keynote speaker teaching business leaders and companies like yours creative actions designed to drive elite performance, improve innovation across generations and cultures, and prepare the global workforce for the future. Erica has spoken on global stages from the World Economic Forum at Davos to companies like Fedex, Pepsico, and KPMG. Erica writes for Harvard Business Review, Forbes and the Huffington Post. She is a member of the Young Entrepreneur Council and Aspen Institute Socrates Society. Previously, she worked at Lehman Brothers and Barclays Capital. She has a MPA from Harvard University, a MBA from MIT Sloan, and a BS in Economics from The Wharton School.


    Jessica Collison is the Head of Products and Training at Cotential. She has more than 20 years of leadership and business planning experience. Jessica has extensive experience with change management, organization development, executive leadership development, strategic planning, project management, impact measurement, diversity and inclusion and workforce research. Most recently, she served as SHRM’s Director of Strategic Planning and has also worked in the pharmaceutical, medical device, financial services and nonprofit industries. Jessica holds both the SPHR and SHRM-SCP certifications, has a graduate certificate in Survey Design and Analysis from George Washington University and a BA in Spanish from Florida International University.


      Aaron Wolf is a trainer at Cotential. He has over ten years of experience in leadership positions and has expertise and deep experience in strategy, operations, technology integration, international engineering management and cross-cultural communication working with executives. Aaron has delivered trainings and leadership consulting for various teams, including entrepreneurial ventures, the US military, international organizations and a multi-billion dollar consumer packaged goods company. Aaron has launched and participated in several organizations that have focused on empowering communities and sparking change. He has mechanical engineering degree from the University of Delaware and an MBA from Duke University.


        A coach, consultant, and creative, Krzysztof Anton is a trainer with Cotential. An advisor to socially conscious enterprises, he has authored strategy and led trainings for numerous clients, including iMentor, Teach for America, Expeditionary Learning, and United Way. Krzysztof was a co-founder of Rise Academy, a high-performing Newark school featured in The Economist, ABC News, and other media outlets. An inspirational speaker, he also delivers talks to audiences on his path from food stamps to the Ivy League. Krzysztof is a graduate of the London School of Economics and Columbia University.


          Laure “Voop” de Vulpillieres is a trainer at Cotential. Voop has been a leadership trainer for numerous international leadership development firms. Recently, Voop served as Executive Director of an influential nonprofit in Lowell, MA. There, she had a transformative impact: reinvigorating staff, recruiting a large volunteer corps, launching income-generating programs and bringing the organization to financial health. Voop has worked extensively with nonprofit and for profit businesses as a thought partner, leadership coach, and management trainer both within the United States and globally.


            Megan Nesbeth is a trainer at Cotential. She has worked in a wide variety of settings building innovative programs and helping adolescent and adult learners understand new frameworks. Most recently, she worked for General Assembly supporting members of underrepresented groups in tech and design and low-income individuals in building careers. She is passionate about empowering individuals, organizations, and ideas by fostering collaboration and creating access to the right knowledge and resources in simple ways. She holds a B.A. in sociology and anthropology from Middlebury College.


              Nizar Farsakh is a trainer with Cotential. He has more than 10 years of experience training and consulting high profile leaders in established and newly established organizations. He has trained and advised on leadership, strategy, motivation, team work, negotiations and advocacy. Nizar’s training experience is both national with universities, NGOs, government, nonprofits and private associations in the US and international in the Middle East and North Africa. Nizar holds a MA in International Boundary Studies from King’s College London and a MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School.


                Get Big Things Done: The Power of Connectional Intelligence

                We typically associate success and leadership with smarts, passion and luck. But in today’s hyper-competitive world, even those gifts aren’t enough. Get Big Things Done argues that the game changer is a thoroughly modern skill called Connectional Intelligence. Virtually anyone can maximize his or her potential, and achieve breakthrough performance, by developing this crucial ability.

                So, what is it? Put simply, Connectional Intelligence is the ability to combine knowledge, ambition and human capital, forging connections on a global scale that create unprecedented value and meaning. As radical a concept as Emotional Intelligence was in the 90s, Connectional Intelligence is changing everything from business and sports to academics, health and politics by quickly, efficiently and creatively helping people enlist supporters, drive innovation, develop strategies and implement solutions to big problems. Get Big Things Done unlocks the secrets of how the world’s movers and shakers use Connectional Intelligence to achieve their personal and professional goals–no matter how ambitious.


                Individual Assessments

                Connectional Intelligence assessments for individuals, teams and multi raters (i.e., 360s).

                Training and Certification

                Connectional Intelligence training for executives, teams, talent development and diversity programs. Executive leaders and managers learn the principles of Connectional Intelligence and how to apply it to maximize business value.

                Company Wide Assessments

                We help you combine untapped data sets to help you quantify and measure collaboration and connectivity to help you grow revenue and reduce costs.


                Our keynote speeches and interactive presentations help audience members accelerate the connectedness of the workforce, become masters of connectional intelligence, “spar” in order to reach goals more quickly, and prepare the global workforce for the future.

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