University of Arkansas, BA, Communication
University of Arkansas, MA, Organizational Communication
Josh’s career has focused on senior leadership development. Before joining The Boda Group, he spent almost a decade with Walmart in multiple strategic talent roles. For five years, he designed and led the transformation and day-to-day operations of Walmart’s executive coaching practice. He served as lead internal executive coach, partnering with executives and high-potential emerging leaders to help them maximize their leadership effectiveness. In prior roles, Josh developed and delivered programs in associate onboarding, officer development, and leadership development. A frequent speaker and writer on best practices in executive coaching, Josh has presented recently on the subjects of: the future of executive coaching, building internal coaching capability, and industry trends affecting coaching and talent development.
Walmart US, Walmart International, Sam’s Club, Store #8, Microsoft, Rapid7, Wayfair, Make-a-Wish Foundation, Digital Green, Bain & Company.
Training and Certification
Fielding Graduate University, Evidence-based Coach (EBC); International Coach Federation, Associate Certified Coach (ACC); Cambria, Inside Edge Executive Coaching; Hogan Assessment Suite, Certified Facilitator; Korn Ferry, Assessment of Leadership Potential; The Birkman Method; Emotional Intelligence 2.0; Fierce Conversations Master Facilitator; Franklin Covey, 7 Habits for Highly Effective Associates; The Ken Blanchard Companies, Situational Self Leadership.
At The Boda Group…
Josh’s coaching approach is grounded in the science of adult development, his experience working with leaders who are responsible for massive scale, and his personal connection with his clients. His sweet spot is helping leaders achieve great outcomes through increasing self-awareness and making intentional decisions. Josh brings pragmatism, candor, and a warm sense of humor to his work with his clients and has a deep commitment to helping leaders become the best and most authentic versions of themselves.
Leadership is like…
jazz. It has structure and form and yet, sometimes, we don’t know when it will be our turn to improvise. It’s important that we are equipped, ready, and able when it’s our turn to take a solo.
The biggest challenge facing today’s leaders is…
pace! The things that matter most in leadership success like reflection, creativity, and visioning for the future take time and space. It’s incredibly difficult for leaders to find the space to become the most effective versions of themselves while managing the ever-quickening speed at which they are asked to operate.
My friends say I’m…
funny, quick-witted, thoughtful, and at least a pretty good cook.
One place that is special to me is…
the marsh in South Louisiana because it connects me with memories from my childhood and it’s the easiest place for me to “unplug”.