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You know better and now you’re ready to do better,

WE’RE YOUR NEXT MOVE.

NEXT CONSULTING FIRM

WE ARE

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ABOUT US

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.

OUR STORY

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:

  • Humility

  • Hunger

  • Authenticity

  • Impact

 

With the combined experience of a relentlessly collaborative team, NEXT has quickly become a leader of leaders across sectors and various industries. 

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OUR TEAM

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Rachel Askew

Strategy and Innovation

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Grant Twyman

Strategy and Operations

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Amy Twyman

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. 

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Kyro Parker

Program Team Leader

Will Waverly

Program Team Leader

Shirly Palacios

Program Coordinator

Kyro is a serial entrepreneur and Strategy Consultant. Her social media, branding, and sales experience has resulted in big wins for several businesses. She is most known for her client gains in clarity, customers, and cash money. 

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.

 

OUR WORK

PROJECTS

We collaborate with organizations of all kinds to determine their service gaps and implement strategies to fill them. 

Business Accelerator:

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
 

Executive Coaching:

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.

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WE WORK WITH

Educational Institutions: 
University of Puget Sound, Clover Park School District, Elements of Education, Epicodus, KidsCentre Inc. 
 

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


Government Agencies:
Pierce County Economic Development

OUR APPROACH

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

OUR SERVICES

Training & Implementation

  • Large Project Implementation

  • Capacity building

  • Consensus building 

  • Technical Assistance

  • Stakeholder engagement

  • Evaluation

  • Strategy execution

Organizational strategy & development

  • Needs assessment

  • Audit (policies & staff/client climate surveys)

  • Strategic planning

  • Executive coaching

“Progress lies not in enhancing what is, but in advancing what will be.”

Khalil Gibran

 

Get in Touch

4227 S Meridian 
Ste. C-366
Puyallup, WA 98373

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