You know better and now you’re ready to do better,
WE’RE YOUR NEXT MOVE.
NEXT CONSULTING FIRM
Our team is on a mission to equip & empower organizations to transform communities.
We envision a world where people in
every community are fully resourced & equipped to thrive.
In January 2021 our Founder set out to build a firm that could help organizations serve, support & empower black and brown people in every community.
Our managing partners at NEXT have been colleagues and friends in community development throughout Pierce County for many years and joined forces in late 2021. Rachel & Grant lead NEXT with four core values:
With the combined experience of a relentlessly collaborative team, NEXT has quickly become a leader of leaders across sectors and various industries.
Strategy and Innovation
Strategy and Operations
Director of Administration
Rachel is on a passionate mission to come alongside organizations and individuals to establish equitable, inclusive, and transformative leaders for world-changing communities. With a BA in Organizational Communication Rachel specializes in executive coaching, strategic action planning, and stakeholder engagement.
Grant is a strategic leader across public, private, and non-profit sectors nationwide. He specializes in leader development, organizational change, equity literacy, racial equity, policy development, community engagement and youth outreach.
Amy is an administrative leader and manager across many platforms. She has over 15 years of experience working and interfacing with clients and customers to help accomplish any task they need. Her background in nonprofit organization, government agencies, and healthcare makes her versatile. She will always figure out a solution.
Program Team Leader
Will is an accomplished, solutions-oriented leader with expertise in process, strategy, business operations and execution. Where there’s a “Will”, there’s a way!
With nearly 20 years of support experience Shirly is an organizational savant and a true team player. She is a fluent Spanish speaker and approaches all of our administrative stakeholder engagement with grace and inclusion at the center.
We collaborate with organizations of all kinds to determine their service gaps and implement strategies to fill them.
Developed, launched, and executed 9 cohorts of small business accelerators graduating 200 participants in 12 months. Our work included businesses across 11 cities, 9 industries, and 4 languages. Our work included but was not limited to: curriculum development, instructor on-boarding, program management, stakeholder engagement, business recruiting, marketing, and contract administration
Collaborated and supported various executive teams such as, school boards, non-profit board of directors, economic development agency board of directors, and executive committees in public and private sector organizations. Our results include: new mission statements, improved organization culture, strategic plans, new policies, increased staff diversity, conflict resolution, new positions, improved hiring practices, and new employee training structures.
DEI Training & Implementation: Developed and led a series of DEI training and strategy implementation sessions for 100+ businesses, non-profits, and municipalities.
WE WORK WITH
University of Puget Sound, Clover Park School District, Elements of Education, Epicodus, KidsCentre Inc., Pierce College, Clover Park Technical College
Non-Profit Organizations: Kitsap Economic Development Alliance, Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce, Pierce County Economic Development Board, Washington Economic Development Alliance, Washington Small Business Development Center
Pierce County Economic Development
We build every project around three elements:
Consensus, Balance, & Collaboration
Our unique approach to training, project implementation, and organizational strategy has resulted in:
Wealth building initiatives that have set us apart nationwide
Workforce development strategies that have transformed communities
Organizational strategy & development that have made organizations function better for their leaders & stakeholders
Training & Implementation
Large Project Implementation
Organizational strategy & development
Audit (policies & staff/client climate surveys)
“Progress lies not in enhancing what is, but in advancing what will be.”