NextChapter founder, Josh Densen, and a middle-aged female collaborating in an office

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meet josh densen

I invest in people and ideas that contribute to a better world.

NextChapter Founder, Josh Densen, and another male collaborating

I am deeply curious about the intersection of leadership, social impact, and personal meaning. Throughout my work as a successful entrepreneur, executive and teacher, I’ve led with connection, a balance of head and heart, and have been driven by the compassion required to make a better world. I help others working towards a better world bring their ideas and dreams to life.  It’s what I’ve done my entire career, and it is the focus of my work.

If you would like to work with me - to write the next chapter for you as a leader, or for your organization - please get in touch.  I can’t wait to meet you and I am ready to help.

Next Chapter is led by Josh Densen, who has been coaching and leading organizations for over 20 years.

Experience on a Global Scale

Josh led the US and Canadian regions of High Resolves, a global non-profit organization advancing citizenship competencies for youth around the world.

As an Educator

Josh was the founder and leader of Bricolage Academy, a diverse, open enrollment, public charter school in New Orleans, Louisiana. Prior to Bricolage, Josh worked in schools in Oakland, California,  and New York City and advised the Region 7 Superintendent within the NYC Department of Education.


Josh earned a BA from Washington University in St. Louis, an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.  He holds a certificate from Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education’s Leadership for System Change Program and is currently pursuing International Coaching Federations’ Associate Coach Certification through The Doerr Institute for New Leaders at Rice University.

in a few words


On the Board of Directors of three non-profit organizations:

  • NORLI (New Orleans Regional Leadership Institute)
  • SELF (Special Education Leaders Fellowship)
  • EPOG Academy

What I’m probably reading:

Research and writing on the brain and human behavior, growth, and development

What I’m probably listening to:

Bruce Springsteen or podcasts that make me think

What I’m probably watching:

The New Orleans Pelicans

When I feel most alive:

Feeling the cultural energy of New Orleans, Louisiana, (music, food, festivals, etc)

NextChapter founder, Josh Densen

Let’s talk.

If you want to make the most of the next chapter for your organization and your leadership - please get in touch.

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