- BNP Paribas
- Byline Bancorp
- First Republic Bank
- GCA Global
- Santander USA
- Goldman Sachs
We’re leadership experts. We coach your organization, teams, and individual leaders to expand individual and collective leadership capacity and grow together.
For over two decades we’ve partnered with leaders across industries and around the globe. We collaborate to reimagine careers, teams, and the future of your organization.
We’re a collective of leadership strategists, entrepreneurial coaches, and life-long learners, all supporting next-level leadership.
From startups to global organizations, we’ve helped shape some of the world’s most forward-thinking leaders.
“Next Step Partners has a combination of business smarts, team and leadership expertise, that make them a really effective partner. They organized a great leadership retreat that helped align our executive team. Plus they are simply good people and great to work with.”
“We cannot sing Next Step Partners’ praises enough. We’ve never worked with a partner that listens as deeply, is able to convey back strategic themes and information, shares solutions, and provides such consistent engagement and communication. This really differentiates them!”
“Next Step Partners coaches are really smart and have the credentials for organizations with high intellectual standards. We found Next Step Partners’ business experience and backgrounds compelling, as nonprofit organizations are increasingly incorporating more business standards in their work. We got the results we were looking for.”
“As a senior leader, leaving my prior role came with a lot of uncertainty, both personally and professionally. Next Step Partners made the process more manageable and less daunting and, ultimately, helped me land my next opportunity—and I couldn’t be happier with the experience or with the results.”
“Our firm has had a strategic relationship with NSP for more than 14 years. During this time they have been trusted advisors that have advanced our leadership causes because they are smart, experts in their field, honest, and they care deeply. We plan to work with them for many years to come.”
“Next Step Partners worked in tandem with our team to provide an innovative and unique program for our client. They were able to provide strategic guidance as well as help with project management and content development—a rare combination of skills in one small consulting team.”
“Next Step Partners has worked with us on several successful leadership programs, including an award-winning program for high-potential directors. In every case they have listened well, worked collaboratively, brought fresh and creative thinking, and as a result, co-created and led programs that have great reputations inside and outside the company.”
“After thoroughly assessing the situation, Next Step Partners coached all of our managers to help strengthen their leadership capacities. As a result, the organization actually feels different now because there’s more collaboration and openness at all levels. A recent employee survey demonstrated that our scores on these measures have improved significantly.”
“This was an amazing experience for me. As I went through the process, I started to realize this was as much about life transition as it was about career transition. I needed both! Finding a competent career coach who has a trusted background and the ability to effectively partner in the career transition process is a luxury, so I am extremely appreciative.”
“NSP’s coaches are incredibly empathetic and great listeners. They provided the right mix of challenge and support, helping me to achieve new levels of insight and awareness around key issues. Their process created the right space for me to move forward more productively and authentically.”
“The 2020 version of the Career Handbook is fantastic – love the new content and broader scope! The alumni who have seen it have been really pleased, and it has expedited the transition process for those who are able to be more self-directed.”
“Next Step Partners has been a valuable thought partner and trusted resource in coaching our senior leaders to increase their leadership capacity as we continue to rapidly grow and scale the company beyond our IPO. They have a deep and diverse bench of highly skilled coaches AND are a pleasure to work with!”
“Next Step Partners has been a great resource to both our investment professionals and our portfolio companies. They provide the right mix of challenge and support to help our leaders move past their limiting beliefs and assumptions, with noticeable improvement to both performance and impact.”
“My NSP coach listened first to understand what I was striving towards. She challenged me by digging deeper into my core values and helped me tie them back in a way that not only resonated with me but also helped me take concrete steps forward. She made me feel like we were a team, on a journey together.”
“We engaged with Next Step Partners to reimagine how we work with partners and counsel on business development skills. They collaborated with us to deliver a yearlong program of compelling group discussions and equally effective individual coaching. While they provide clear expertise in leadership and business development, NSP’s standout strength is their ability to create an environment where our people learn from each other.”
“NSP has partnered with us to design and deliver a two-year leadership program for our partners. We chose NSP over other coaching companies and executive ed programs because we wanted a firm that would help us achieve our own objectives, not simply provide an off-the-shelf program. Lawyers can be a demanding audience but the MoFo partners participating in the program are engaged, connected and clearly learning a lot.”
“NSP has been an invaluable partner for us at the Irvine Foundation for over a decade. They have embraced our mission and helped us with executive coaching, leadership development and career transition. They know us deeply, working at the executive, team and organizational level. And personally, my NSP coach has been an invaluable thought partner, helping me set goals, hear feedback from my colleagues, and improve my leadership across the board.”
“We have had a long-term relationship with Next Step Partners. They have a proven track record of helping our investment professionals and portfolio executives step up to new roles and challenges successfully, and have been worth the investment. They’re smart, understand our business and get the private equity culture.”
“I had a vision that if we invested early in our senior talent – individually and collectively, that we could build an unparalleled culture that accelerated our ability to scale. We chose a firm that has the smarts, experience and is a cut above the rest – Next Step Partners. The value they’ve added working with us in an integrated way at the executive, team and organizational levels has allowed us to go further, faster. Their work has been invaluable!”
“Working with Next Step Partners is a growth experience on all levels. We’ve had the opportunity to engage them over several years in times of high-level transition (and high stress!) in many ways. In each situation, they have provided a great balance of customizing their consultative approach to our organization while providing research-based techniques for adaptive and transformational change. They are well-matched to our skeptical, inquiry-focused culture, with a focus on deep learning through guiding a discovery process for all involved, rather than delivering prescriptive solutions.”
We've been privileged to work with great leaders across many sectors.