Mobility Leadership Advisors

Mobility access for all is imperative and a human right. And because mobility projects impact our communities at scale, it’s critical that they are done well. But different stakeholders with conflicting needs, goals, and motivations mean achieving that mobility access is tricky.  In order for transformative and equitable mobility to be a reality, each of these stakeholders need to be as effective as possible. 

Mobility Leadership Advisors empowers impactful mobility leaders with the support they need to achieve their goals. It’s too easy to get lost in the minutia of regulation, the potential of technology, or the practicalities of project financing. Those factors are important, but not as important as ensuring that the people involved in transformative mobility projects are equipped to do so. 

From coaching individual leaders, to advising advocacy groups, to organizational strategy and alignment of complex mobility projects with many stakeholders, an external perspective like Mobility Leadership Advisors can ensure success.

Practice Areas

Executive Coaching: Individual and small-group executive coaching to ensure high performance at all career levels.

Leadership Programming: Development and teaching of leadership development programs for  motivated employees.

Organizational Strategy/Alignment: Without external strategy and alignment guidance, projects will not reach their full potential.

Strategic Advising: Project-based or hourly advising on public, private, and non-profit strategic initiatives.

Project Facilitation: External third-party facilitation to help  projects move forward.

Keynotes and Content Creation: Creation of compelling content for internal and external purposes, including Josh’s new e-book “Starting a Mission-Driven Podcast.”


“Josh empowers me. I’ve worked with him for almost two years, and he’s helped me gain and maintain confidence and direction in my career choices with professional expertise, empathy, humility, and emotional intelligence.” LT, New York, NY

“Josh worked with me for several years as I led a growing non-profit. His unique perspective and insightful questions were invaluable to the success of my organization and my growth as a leader.” ML, Washington, DC

“Josh has been an invaluable advisor to our small, but growing non-profit advocacy organization. From our one-on-one conversations where he has probed and prodded about our strategy to facilitating a board retreat, Josh has guided us toward being a more focused and effective organization.” TJ, Durham, NC

About Us

Josh Cohen’s mission is to empower impactful leaders. The son of two teachers, he has integrated this spirit of helping others achieve their fullest potential throughout his career. 

After graduation from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he developed programming to support students and young alumni at the UNC General Alumni Association. He then helped recruit senior leaders in the sports industry as an executive recruiter for a boutique sports consulting business. 

Josh began his management career after graduating with an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business as CEO at real estate startup Domo Life. As one of TransLoc’s earliest employees, Josh served as director of business development and director of strategy and partnerships, generating revenue to fund company operations and creating relationships to better meet the needs of their clients.  

Beginning in 2018, Josh inaugurated the National Director of Policy role at TransLoc. He interviewed the best minds in the mobility space to identify what was needed to achieve an equitable, accessible, and verdant mobility future as host of The Movement Podcast. He collected some of this wisdom into a leadership framework, Leadership Upside Down, as well as an e-book Starting a Mission-Driven Podcast: Nine Questions to Ask Before You Get Started.

In his spare time, Josh coaches and mentors leaders, especially college students and recent graduates, and serves as the board chair for the Diaper Bank of North Carolina, a non-profit that distributes diapers, period products, and adult incontinence products to people throughout the state of North Carolina. He also roasts his own coffee and smokes his own NC-style barbecue.