About Next Step

Next Step, is a global consulting firm founded in Silicon Valley by Jennifer Vessels.  Recognizing each client is different, the service approach and team is specifically selected for each engagement. Global team members collaborate using Next Step’s proven methodology to holistically address clients’ challenges and deliver transformative growth. Consultants are selected based on their hands-on experience in sales, marketing, leadership, change, and innovation and are trained in Next Step’s methodology. They bring diverse industry and regional perspectives from Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific.

Next Step’s proven best practices and holistic approach which blends the team’s skills ensure client results.

Next Step’s Approach

Our approach to growth is unique. Unlike traditional consulting firms, we holistically enhance leadership, innovation and go to market approaches.  Each of our team members brings a different perspective. Through collaboration with our client’s employees we apply experience, vision and talent to deliver proven results.

Recognizing that each client’s growth requirements are different, we assess and identify the area which will have greatest impact on results. We then select the team and kickoff the project. Through each phase of work, the Next Step team members work holistically, collaboratively and often remotely to deliver resources, tools, materials, workshops, training programs and coaching services customized for the client.

The breadth of commercialization and transformation skills within the team, combined with well-honed business processes, means that Next Step is uniquely able to deliver real revenue and profitability results.  Services are provided on a fixed fee or deliverable basis for each phase. This has led to over 400% return on investment within one to two years reported by clients.

Why Work With Next Step:

  • Holistic, proven approach to scalability and business transformation
  • Accountability for delivering results
  • Demonstrated return on consulting investment
  • Easy to budget fixed fee, project based business model
  • Global expertise delivered locally or virtually
  • Commitment and collaboration for client success
  • Strategy development combined with hands-on implementation
  • Extensive global network of partners, corporate leaders, investors and entrepreneurs.

Engage Next Step When Need to:

  • Increase revenue or profitability results
  • Expand into new markets, industries and business models
  • Grow partner and channel reach, sales and results
  • Transform your business to maximize profitability, market valuation and future success
  • Gain market share and increase competitive position
  • Innovate and digitalize to increase commercial results
  • Increase productivity of future-ready workforce
  • Enhance customer experience and loyalty
  • Improve company market valuation for investment, exit, or expansion.

Clients Served

As companies expand from startup to mid-market and beyond, there are often plateaus in their success.  Through strategic visioning, combined with proven implementation processes, we ensure they are future-ready.

The next step to growth can be through expansion into new markets, restructured go to market process, sales team and partner development, leadership approach and / or new solutions.

In a world of constant change, all organizations must adapt business models, processes and solutions to address new competitors, changing customer demands and market needs.  Having led transformation for Adobe, Microsoft, Avinor and many others, Next Step’s team brings experience, proven tools and commitment to success into all change management, leadership and digitalization engagements.

Next Step delivers revenue growth, improved competitive position and sustainable improvements in company valuation.

Increase in client revenue
Increase in client market value
ROI reported by clients

“The approach, facilitation style and knowledge of the Next Step Senior Consultants who collaborated with our team to build and facilitate our Sales Kickoff Meeting made a real difference. The program exceeded all of our expectations and positions Websense well for another great year ahead.”

Jan Sharer, Websense

“The workshop content is VERY relevant to anyone in business – very, very useful.”

Steve Brauer, Bauer Insurance Services

“While working with Next Step, Deep Root’s growth has been extraordinary – we have met our goals and are in the best possible position for the New Year. Thank you to the Next Step team – we couldn’t be where we are today without you.”

Graham Ray, Deep Root

“Already in only 3 months since engagement, Next Step has delivered results and been instrumental in dealing with some major issues within our organization.” 

Suzy Ekman, POWIS