NEXT Women Resources

NEXT Women Resources

Career Coaching

We Choose Us Coaching
Sooah Kwak, Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach, Co-Founder of We Choose Us Coaching, LLC
Terry Nesmith, ICF Certified Coach, Co-Founder of We Choose Us Coaching, LLC
Website | LinkedIn

Strategies to reframe, reset, and reclaim your life. Individual coaching, group coaching, and organizational consulting that supports women, people of color, groups, and organizations to transform barriers and burnout into breakthroughs.

Watch SkillUp: Personal Branding Webinar | Personal Branding Handout

Winnie da Silva, Executive Coach, Leadership Strategist, Team Developer
Website | LinkedIn

Winnie brings a deep background in business consulting, leadership development, organizational change and team performance to help businesses from tech startups to multi-national corporations. Winnie’s holistic approach targets three pillars of transformative performance: Executive Coaching, Leadership Development, and Team Effectiveness.

Watch NEXT Women SkillUp: Career Planning

TRY Coaching
Terry Yoffe, Executive Coach and Managing Partner, Try Coaching
Website | LinkedIn

Terry works with high-achieving business professionals to help them maximize their talents and achieve their full potential by having clients clarify their goals and then develop a focused strategic plan for achieving high-impact and measurable results. The relationships she builds with her clients allows them to become courageous as they learn to cut through the stories they tell themselves – which ultimately lets them step outside of their comfort zones to meet their challenges.

Watch “Adapting to Change in a Disrupted Business Environment” with Terry Yoffe and Winnie da Silva.

DEI & Recruitment

Turning Point Leadership Group
Dr. Linda Wiley Bing, CEO
Website | LinkedIn

Turning Point Leadership Group is a comprehensive organizational development training and consulting firm that works with mid to large size companies, municipalities, and non-profit organizations to cultivate greater levels of success through diversity & inclusion training workshops, unconscious bias, and more.

Watch “Recruit and Retain Diverse Sales Talent” with Dr. Bing

Equity Accelerator
Mary Murphy, PhD, CEO & Founder, Equity Accelerator
Website | LinkedIn

The IU Equity Accelerator is the first focused-research organization (FRO) in the nation to apply social and behavioral science to the challenge of creating—and sustaining— more equitable learning and working environments. This science fosters Cultures of Growth where all can thrive.

Watch “How DEI Impacts Recruitment & Retention” with Dr. Murphy

Empovia (formerly Change Catalyst)
Melinda Briana Epler, Founder & CEO
Website | LinkedIn

Empovia is empowered learning solutions that build empathy, incorporate unique points of view, and activate change—via training, online courses, speaking, coaching, and custom learning & development solutions.

Watch DEI Series: Build Allyship to Strengthen Your Business


Center for Mentoring Excellence
Lisa Fain, CEO, The Center for Mentoring Excellence
Website | LinkedIn

The Center for Mentoring Excellence (CME) has established a rich and varied framework of resources, tools, and best practices to develop mentoring excellence and create inclusive work environments that allow every individual to succeed. They offer a unique blend of coaching, consulting, speaking, mentoring resources and training and facilitation to help organizations deliver more effective mentoring outcomes and better business results.

Watch “Mentorship Masterclass” – Part 1 & Part 2

AWM Coaching Program
Website | LinkedIn

The Alliance for Women in Media is an organization for women, by women. They are committed to supporting women across all media segments, to expand networks, educate and celebrate accomplishments. Through recognition events and professional development, their purpose is to bring talented, dedicated, established and up-and-coming women in media together.

Personal/Professional Development

Bridgewater Financial Advisors – Personal Finance
Website | LinkedIn

Bridgewater Advisors Inc. is an independent, private wealth advisory firm dedicated to helping clients achieve their personal and financial goals. Their approach is objective, disciplined, and tailored to each client’s specific needs. Their fee, based on assets under management, is their only compensation.

Watch NEXT Women SkillUp: Personal Finance

Emma Miele, MA, PCC; Founder & Coach, The Breathing Room – Harnessing Our Emotions
Website | LinkedIn

Bringing together the skills she developed in the first part of her career, she founded The Breathing Room LLC, Coaching and Facilitating with the vision of creating a space for her clients to slow down, reflect, and connect with their inner wisdom.  Through her coaching, Emma supports work teams to collaborate more efficiently, aspiring managers to develop valuable communication skills, entrepreneurs to realize the ROI of authenticity, and individuals to discover their unique paths toward success and fulfillment.

NEXT Women SkillUp: Harnessing Our Emotions VOD | Harnessing Our Emotions Handout

Radiant Media Labs – Effective Writing Skills
Deborah Ager, Founder, Radiant Media Labs
Website | LinkedIn

Radiant Media Labs helps leaders become authors of business-building books. Founder Deborah Ager has helped more than 40 leaders become authors of nonfiction books.

Watch NEXT Women “Effective Writing Skills”

Sarah Syversen, LCPC, Career Counselor and Assistant Professor – Work/Life Balance

Sarah Syversen advises undergraduate students in the Communication Studies department. She also provides advising support for the Health Communication and Media and Creative Markets modules. Outside of Northwestern, Sarah is a licensed clinical professional counselor specializing in the areas of transition, anxiety, stress, and career.

Watch NEXT Women SkillUp: Work/Life Balance