WHO WE ARE

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.

Our Vision:
Leaders and organizations working together to create positive change in the world.
Our Mission:
To move organizations and the world forward by creating the conditions for personal and systemic change.
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The Partners

We’re a collective of leadership strategists, entrepreneurial coaches, and life-long learners, all supporting next-level leadership.

Organizations don’t transform unless their leaders do. Next Step Partners are seasoned leadership experts who work with executives and organizations that want to take the next step in their leadership and do astonishing things.   VIEW ALL PARTNERS

Rebecca Zucker
Partner

Michael Melcher
Partner

Melissa Karz
Partner

Jordan Stark
Partner

Lisa Blosser
Partner

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Clients / Industries

From startups to global organizations, we’ve helped shape some of the world’s most forward-thinking leaders.

We've been privileged to work with great leaders across many sectors.

Edmunds.com
Mazda USA
United Auto Group

Bestor Architecture
Bechtel Corporation
Holmes Culley
S3H, Inc.
Technip
W.E. O’Neil

Acquis Consulting
BDO Consulting
Alvarez & Marsal
The Brattle Group
The Bridgespan Group
Butler, Shine, Stern & Partners
Cornerstone Research
FTI Consulting
Lake Research Partners
Lieberman Research Worldwide
The Parthenon Group
Point B, Inc.
Russell Reynolds
Spencer Stuart
Talley Management Group

Clorox
DeMet’s Candy Company
Domino’s Pizza
Ferrara Candy Company
Framebridge
F’Real Foods
GAP, Inc.
Groupe Dynamite
Little Spoon Organics
Memphis Meats
Meyer Sound Labs
Nest
Nokia
Old Navy
Rodan + Fields
Ross Stores
Snapfish
Sweetgreen
Title Nine
Walmart.com

Belmont University
Educare California
Edutopia
Exploratorium
Harvard Business School
Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
MIT Sloan School of Management
National University of Singapore
NewSchools Venture Fund
Stanford Graduate School of Business
UCLA Anderson School of Management
University of California Berkeley
University of Georgia
Queens University
Wharton

  • Banking
  • BNP Paribas
  • Byline Bancorp
  • First Republic Bank
  • GCA Global
  • Santander USA
  • Goldman Sachs

  • Credit Risk & Tax
  • Andrew Davidson & Co
  • BDO Seidman
  • Credit Sesame
  • Lending Club
  • VISA
  • Zest Finance

  • Insurance
  • AAA
  • Beazley
  • Embroker
  • National MI
  • Washington Dental Service
  • Thrivent

  • Investment Management
  • AQR Capital Management
  • Asia Alternatives Management LLC
  • BBR Partners
  • BlackRock
  • Digital Realty Trust
  • Fairview Capital
  • Hall Capital Partners
  • Mellon Capital
  • TowerBrook

  • Private Equity & Venture Capital
  • Costanoa Ventures
  • Francisco Partners
  • GI Partners
  • Norwest Venture Partners
  • Pacific Coast Capital Partners
  • Pantheon Ventures
  • Welsh, Carson, Anderson, and Stowe

Cytec
Northland Controls
Phillips Graphic Finishing
Quantam Energy Services & Technologies(QUEST)
Statoil

Axiom
Brown Rudnick
Cleary Gottlieb
Clyde & Co.
Cooley LLP
Crowell & Moring
Davis Polk & Wardwell
Debevoise & Plimpton
Farella, Braun & Martel
Fenwick & West
Goodwin Procter
Gunderson Dettmer
Harris, O’Brien, St. Laurent & Chaudhry
Linklaters
Mayer Brown
Morrison Forester
Nixon Peabody
One Legal
Orrick
Paul, Plevin, Sullivan & Connaughton
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler
Pepper Hamilton
Rosen Bien Galvan & Grunfeld LLP
Shearman & Sterling
Sidley Austin
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
Willkie Farr

Activision
Amazon Music
AOL
Bad Robot
CommonSense Media
Dow Jones
Lucasfilm
Simple Cast
The Music Center
The Nielsen Company
Turner
Warner Media
Wine Business Monthly
Zynga

100 Resilient Cities
American Jewish World Service
Atlantic Philanthropies
Brennan Center for Justice
Bridgespan Group
Brookings Institution
The Center for Effective Philanthropy
ClimateWorks
Doctors Without Borders
EarthJustice
Fairvote
Genesys Works
Getting Out and Staying Out
GRID Alternatives
Guidestar
Heifer International
Humanity United
Inside NGO
Jewish federations of North America
LGBT Funders
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Natural Resources Defense Council
New York City Housing Authority
New York Power Authority
PACT
Population Council
Population Services International
PSI Mynamar
Sustainable Conservation
The Roosevelt Institute
Trust for Conservation Innovation
Ubuntu Education Fund
WDSF | World Dance Sport Federation
World Resource Institute

Amplity Health
Delta Dental of Washington
Dompé
Genentech
Genia
Gilead Sciences Inc
Human Good
iRhythm Technologies
Kite Pharma
Management Sciences for Health
Mann Global Health
Mercy Medical Group (Dignity Health)
Novartis
Pfizer
Roche
Tiger Connect
Valeritas

Andrew. W. Mellon Foundation
Arcus Foundation
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Centerbridge Foundation
Chinati Foundation
ClimateWorks Foundation
Commonwealth Fund
Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
Ford Foundation
Heising-Simons Foundation
Junior Statesmen Foundation
NewSchools Venture Fund
Robertson Foundation
Robert Toigo Foundation
Sobrato Family Foundation
The Atlantic Philanthropies
The David and Lucille Packard Foundation
The James Irvine Foundation
The Jewish Federations (JFNA)
Omidyar Network
The Rockefeller Foundation
The Skoll Foundation
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
The William Davidson Foundation
United Nations Foundation
Washington Dental Service Foundation
Wellspring Advisors

Activision
AOL
Apple
Bloomreach
Calix
CISCO
Cloudera
Criteo
DocuSign
DreamBox Learning
Dropbox
eBay
Element, Inc
Elevate Security
Exabeam
Expedia
F#
Fastly
Graphiant
Genia Technologies
Google
Hewlett Packard
IBM
Intel
IntoTheGloss.com
Kasada
Oracle
Medallia
Merced Systems
NetSuite
Percolate
QlikTech
Quizlet
Rambus
Saggezza Inc.
Sequoia Group
Sipree
Springboard
TigerConnect
Unity Technologies
Upwork
Webtrends
Xperi
Yahoo
Zady.com

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