Customized, Effective and Supportive approach for Individual and Organizational needs.

Corporations, universities, foundations, non-profits and individuals seek services from Next Step including Executive Coaching, Leadership Development and Training, and Facilitation.

Nancy Friedman is an expert at helping clients enhance their individual performance and team work skills, improve communication, and adapt to rapidly changing environments.

Listen to Nancy share her experience
and training philosophy

Executive Coaching

Executive Coaching is ideal for individuals who:

  • - Have assumed broader or increased responsibilities
  • - Want to improve their executive presence and leadership style.
  • - Need to bridge performance gaps

Leadership Development and Training

Training can be beneficial to anyone who seeks to increase skills and performance:

  • - Customized leadership programs can be designed to fit any organization's needs
  • - Training on specific topics also available both in person and via webinar format

Nancy is very effective in stimulating professional growth. She knows the right questions to ask to promote self-discovery in improving one's leadership.


My experience working with Nancy has been extremely helpful. I was skeptical at the outset, but as I've spent more time with Nancy I've come to respect her tremendous leadership development skills. I've learned a lot about myself in a short time working with Nancy. Whatever Nancy's doing it is working for me. Nancy has a direct and focused style that I really appreciate. She cuts to the chase, and to the heart of the matter.


Nancy's greatest strength is that she's an amazing listener. She's able to combine this with her vast coaching experience to playback how you sound to your superiors, peers and reports, and then she can offer valuable advice on steps you can take to sound better.


Nancy was my professional coach for more than two years; I benefited from her guidance tremendously. I found Nancy to be warm and highly intelligent with great insight. Her ability to discern was remarkable. After each meeting, she would synthesize our conversation and send a summary, highlighting the key issues and listing suggestions for next steps. I grew both professionally and personally because of her coaching, and I still benefit from what I learned.


I will always remember our conversations and how you made me see that I truly Have It Within Me. All I needed to do was believe in myself.


I did not know what to expect initially, but just having our open conversations have given me new perspectives I will carry with me wherever I go


Thanks so much Nancy! . You have been a great source of encouragement and support over the past few years. I appreciate you!


As an executive coach, Nancy is exceptionally good at honing in on the true challenges in a situation and unwaveringly focusing on tackling them. There's no wasting time with her. She listens well, and she customizes her coaching to meet your needs. She's also a wonderfully resourceful and agile thinker, as well as being great at seeing the humor in things. Nancy has wisely advised me on both business and career growth. I find working with her incredibly valuable and enjoyable.


Nancy's coaching, direction and advise accompanied by the structure and content of her lectures help prepare both experienced and novice leaders in the corporate environment. She provides proven theoretical concepts and directs their adaptation within a specific context or work environment with encouragement and support.


I really appreciate your help in improving my leadership skills. I liked my job before, but it is even more satisfying now that I can see the tangible impact of an improved understanding of how to be a better leader.