What happens after the snap?

Fast-forward the ability of your high-potential next leaders to tackle real-world business challenges
The real world plays defense.

Baby Boomers retire from the workforce every day


of companies do not feel fully ready to address their leadership issues


of companies do not have strong Millennial programs to build leaders


of companies do not feel comfortable with their succession program

Next Leader Now is a customizable, research-based approach that ensures your high potential talent develops the muscle memory habits needed to become executive-level decision makers, guide team performance, and build on your business legacy. With proven results worldwide, our 15-month development approach is designed by the authors of Gen Y Now: Millennials and the Evolution of Leadership, and incorporates the latest research in leadership, business, and social sciences.
“There is no other program out there that is as committed to my personal and professional development as Next Leader Now. The financial investment has been worth every penny.”
Jeff Cloud

IBT Industrial Solutions, Succession candidate for $50+ million privately-held company

What Next Leader Now program is right for you?

Next Leader Now
Our flagship program, we bring together cohorts of high-potential peers from multiple organizations to provide perspective across industries. Whether you want to develop one or dozens of your next leaders, we can include your candidates in any number of our new cohort classes that start throughout the year.
Next Leader Now for Organizations
Based on our successful Next Leader Now content, our team works with you to enhance our program with your existing processes to create a one-of-a-kind experience tailored to your company. This highly-customized structure ensures that your next leaders get the experience they need to succeed in your situation and industry.
Next Leader Now for Sales
Melding our approach with decades of sales training experience, we help you to develop emotionally intelligent, high-performing sales talent.

Are your next leaders ready to handle the rush?

How we Build Better Bosses

We adapt our tools to personalize the experience of your candidates around your competencies, goals and needs to ensure results directly impact you and your team.

Performance Feedback

Assessments of personality style, conflict approach, emotional intelligence, and leadership competency are used to enable candidates to identify growth areas and guide improvement.

Quarterly Workshops

In an interactive group learning environment, candidates engage with other high-potential next leaders to learn, understand, and implement key executive skills that drive their decision process.

One-On-One Coaching

A Solutions 21 Certified Coach guides the experience by holding candidates accountable for their progress in scheduled sessions and on-demand, reinforcing your developmental priorities.

Peer Engagement

Candidates come together in cohorts of other high-potential next leaders to expand their sphere of influence and use each other to identify, strategize, and address professional challenges.

Continuous Reinforcement

The Solutions 21 Learning Center is our central, social-enabled communication and learning platform that provides asynchronous learning opportunities using any web-enabled device.

Personal Strategic Plan

Using our Personal Strategic Plan process, candidates leverage business tools to research and analyze personal and professional opportunities, implement an action plan, and reinforce their successes.

Learn about some of our Next Leader Now candidates and alumni

Next Leader Now Spotlight: Pete Hanes

Next Leader Now Spotlight: Pete Hanes

30-year-old Pete Hanes is a member of the business development team at Aeroform, a custom manufacturer of urethane foam and fiberglass parts and components. Located in Kansas City, Missouri, Aeroform’s products can be found in many niche markets such as sporting...

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Next Leader Now Spotlight: Megan Stewart

Next Leader Now Spotlight: Megan Stewart

At 30 years old, Megan Stewart is a Marketing and Outreach Manager at the Kansas Turnpike Authority in Wichita, Kansas. The Kansas Turnpike Authority (KTA) maintains 236 miles of user-fee supported roadway from the Oklahoma border to Kansas City. The KTA doesn’t...

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Next Leader Now Spotlight: Donny Tennyson

Next Leader Now Spotlight: Donny Tennyson

Donny Tennyson is 31-year-old Senior Project Manager at JE Dunn Construction, a company founded by John Ernest Dunn (Ernie) in Kansas City, Missouri in 1924. What began as a small, family-run residential contractor would eventually grow into one of the top general...

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