How to begin your next chapter with confidence
As much as you want to succeed as a business or nonprofit, clear the hurdles, slay your market’s financial dragons or reach your dream, it’s not always easy doing it alone. You need someone you can trust to bounce your ideas off, talk confidentially about your leadership strengths and weaknesses, work through solutions to relentless problems, stop your staff or board members from rowing the boat in circles and keep your focus.
Right now, you need a sounding board. An executive coach that’s tough yet motivating. A consultant who helps you guide your business, nonprofit or career into the next chapter based on meaningful real-life experiences, not a predetermined playbook. You need Next Chapter Consulting, LLC.
Coaching and consulting based on wins, losses and courageous pivots
Rick and Maria understand the excitement or anxiety you are feeling. Both have faced gut-wrenching challenges and made significant strategic decisions. Each has walked side-by-side with business and non-profit executives through wins and losses. And throughout their careers, they have relied on insightful mentors to be their sounding boards. Their varied real-life experiences are the bedrock of their services.
Discuss ideas and thoughts; offer advice and guidance
Analyze “what if” scenarios
Eliminate distractions and hurdles
Confront personal leadership or organizational obstacles
Can converse with you, your team and clients in fluent Spanish
Identify and analyze the pros and cons of funding options
Develop a financial or funding plan for operations/growth
Analyze the feasibility of loan options
Develop a complete loan request to get attractive financing
Embracing the Future
Learn how to deal with wins and losses
Address and rectify critical issues
Develop a plan to address regulatory or compliance concerns
Develop a strategic plan
Develop a staffing or succession management plan
External Perception & Internal Identity
Develop a brand
Build enthusiastic and effective teams
Create the desired external perception
Celebrate internal and external successes
Develop a client service/client focus mentality
Purpose & Roles
Define and understand the organizational and personal purpose
Develop an “elevator speech”
Understand roles, responsibilities and boundaries
Understand board, administration, and staff relationships
Implement the best onboarding practices for new board members/staff
Define board member “dos and don’ts”
Use board member skills, abilities and contacts
Decisions are easier with 80+ years of real-life experience at your back
Co-owners Rick Dyer and Maria Kibler each bring more than 40+ years of in-the-trenches experiences. Whatever challenges you are facing, whatever goals or dreams you want to reach — they have walked in your shoes.
43 years of experience in finance; executive leadership, consulting and coaching with an emphasis on developing commercial loan and funding plans.
Years of community advocacy and leadership for regional boards, committees and nonprofit organizations, like the St. Joseph Public Schools Board of Education and Foundation, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Southwest Michigan and Kinexus Group.
Successfully led three organizations through significant regulatory and financial challenges
Native of St. Joseph, Michigan; graduate of St. Joseph Public Schools, a member of its Athletic Hall of Fame and one of its Distinguished Alumni.
44 years of experience in finance; executive leadership, consulting and coaching
A long history of servant leadership on regional boards, committees and nonprofits, like the Children's Advocacy Center, Women's Service League and Curious Kids' Museum
Hablo Espanol | Fluent in Spanish
Native of Santiago, Chile, she immigrated as a child with her family to LaPorte, Indiana. Resident of St. Joseph for 30+ years.
Named one of the inaugural class members of the Moody on the Market 20 Bold Women of Business in 2021.
“There are many coaching and consulting firms and professionals, but what sets Next Chapter Consulting apart is that we have been there before.”
Rick Dyer and Maria Kibler
Your next step:
A Free Consultation
It’s simple. Let’s start the conversation by getting to know you, finding out what’s on your mind and understanding your situation. Then, we will develop a plan with you to address your challenges and needs and get you to your next chapter.
Please fill out this form and send it to us or call either Rick or Maria at 269-281-3831.
We are ready to listen.