Jim Hotaling

Head of Leadership Development & Assessment - Burlington, VT

Jim Hotaling

Head of Leadership Development & Assessment - Burlington, VT

(215) 853-6199

Jim Hotaling currently serves as Head of Leadership Development & Assessment at N2Growth. Jim has a passion for providing strategic executive leadership in human capital, utilizing results-orientated knowledge, skills, and abilities to think critically and lead successfully within any operating environment. He has a history of success in environments demanding crisis management and problem-solving skills, organizational development, team building, and uncompromising integrity make him uniquely qualified to serve in these roles. Jim has been named by LeadersHum as one of the world's top 40 change management gurus and is an active member of the Forbes Coaches Council.

Before joining N2Growth, Jim served as the Command Chief Master Sergeant of the Air National Guard, serving as a principal adviser to senior executives within the U.S. Department of Defense. Jim has an international reputation for being a dynamic, driven professional with over 30 years of leadership, management, operational, and contingency experience in government and private sectors. Before being elevated to executive leadership roles, his 20+ years within Special Forces has given him a unique perspective that translates into being a subject matter expert in Human-Centric leading and resilience. He has served in senior leadership positions with subsequent responsibility for personnel, resources, and institutional focus, directly affecting programs to drive business results. He is an accomplished international public speaker and lead instructor. He possesses broad experience collaborating with senior executive leaders and engaging international partners.

Jim is also the host of N2Growth's podcast, The Iron Sharpens Iron Leadership Movement, a series of podcasts and videos that will give you a focused set of ideas applicable to your personal and professional life. He believes the more significant focus you spend on the "tools" you have and how you "forge" your relationships and presence, the stronger the others become. This movement will showcase that to make yourself better, there is a mutual benefit to making others better through mentorship, followership, and leading.

Jim holds a Masters degree in Leadership from Trident University, a Bachelor of Arts in Business Communications and Influence from Jones International University, an Associates in Airway Science, and a Professional Managers Certification from the Community College of the Air Force.

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Areas of Expertise

Executive Search Firm | Board, CEO & C-Suite Executive Recruitment - N2Growth


Our executive search practice in Burlington, VT focuses on senior executive, board and C-Suite searches. The world’s leading brands seek our counsel to build best-in-class leadership teams, to manage performance, and for succession planning. 

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Executive coaching, leadership development and assessments - N2Growth


Our broad portfolio of executive coaching & leadership development services in Burlington, VT pushes companies and teams to greatness, whether through 1:1 executive coaching or enterprise-wide leadership advisory. There actually is a silver bullet in business – it’s called great leadership.

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