“Next Level Trainings gave me the tools to deal with [negative] emotions and realize that some things happen to me and I can’t control that. But I can control how I respond. I have that power.”
- Jerome Jones
Business Advisor, Small Business Development Center
“WOW! Next Level made me realize what kind of life I truly wanted and the tools and resources to get there. I also have created so many life-long friendships from it.”
- Nellie Corriveau
Founder of Nellie’s Champions for Kids (NC4K)
After completing my Vision and Impact Program (VIP) training, I realized that I can put fun in everything that I do. By creating fun, I can still get the job/task done. My life is more enjoyable and so is everyone else’s around me. I discovered that I, Bob Barnes, can be fun!
- Bob Barnes
Assistant Vice President Treasury & Cash, American Municipal Power Inc.
The trainings made me a better business owner and boss to my employees. As a result Bubbles is opening several new locations and expected to grow 500%. All of my staff members now going through the training as well, and together we are creating an incredible work environment and giving back to our Columbus community."
- Eric Ling
Founder and Owner, Bubbles Tea and Juice Company
I thought losing weight would be simple: eat right, exercise and the rest would happen right? What I didn't realize is how my mindset was impacting my ability to lose weight. I was going through the motions but with a mindset that was already defeated and settling for giving up easily. I'd lose a two pounds and gain five, then my mind would flip to "okay it's hopeless." After going through my Next Level journey I realized I was using my negative self-talk was a form of sabotage.
Next Level supported me in seeing that for myself and with the support of the community I was able to shift "I can't" to "I am." On my journey I have released 80 lbs. of body fat, moved out of being pre-diabetic, and participated in several 5ks and the Cap City Half Marathon. I changed my relationship to running and enjoy the ability to go out and run around our beautiful city. I have also explored the many opportunities to stay active through weight lifting, rock climbing, swimming, and finding the fun and joy in physical activity. I am proud to say I am in the best shape of my life at 36 years old!
- Patrick Anderson
Customer Service, Fiserv Financial
“At the midway point in my life, I needed something to jolt me out of the monotony that I was in. Next Level Trainings did just that. I moved cities, started a business, and ultimately accepted my dream job as Executive Director of Ohio Business Week.”
- Cory Dippold
Executive Director, Ohio Business Week
“What I learned from my Next Level experience was multifold. I learned to lead a team of diverse professionals during our Community Service Project. I learned key leadership principles that I use in my daily life and business. And I learned how to become a master leader in every area of my life.”
President & Founder, Abundance Leadership Consulting LLC
“I'd been 'seeking' for decades – looking for connection, community and clarity. I found it through the Next Level workshop series and community. This is an emotional, interpersonal, 'get it done' program that positioned me to create a new business and expand my current business. My personal life is richer and my relationships are deeper.”
- Robin Starr
“During my Breakthrough Weekend, I realized how natural it is to lead and trust with my whole heart. Since VIP, I have been able to remain in a state of grounded results regardless of circumstances. I continue to build the life of my dreams every day as the way I dreamed I would when I immigrated 14 years ago.”
- Pay Ulloa
Product Support Specialist and Entrepreneur, Bluepayre LLC
“Next Level Trainings reminded me that I am the interpreter of all events in my life and nobody can take that power away from me.”
- Elena V. Lubenets
Licensed Broker, Symmetry Financial Group
"The best way to say what I've received from Next Level training is that I'm still me, but 'activated'... I have the tools now to get out of my own way and achieve whatever I want."
- Sarah Storer
"Next Level Trainings helped me to realize how much I was stopping myself from being who I've always desired to be, and showed me a true example of authentic teamwork."
- Tim Trad
Small Business Owner
"Since I did Next Level Trainings, my 30 year marriage has transformed. Communication, support and connection have all deepened and intensified."
- Connie Grappo
"Next Level Trainings showed me how trust, open and connect with people in a way I had not allowed myself to do before and to love and honor myself as well."
- Joanna Vajda
"Since attending the Ignite Program, the health of my marriage and other relationships has vastly improved. I now have the tools to communicate effectively, create positive change, and take action where I never would have before. The people I went through this training with have become a fabulous network of supporting friends who help me to maintain the change that I want to be. I hope everyone gets to experience this!"
- Chris Boron
"Biggest takeaway from Next Level Trainings is that I learned how to powerfully encourage and support my business team at Minds On. A leader's purpose is to create leaders."
– Tom Augustine
"Next Level has motivated me to create a connection with my family I didn’t even realize I was lacking. After the training, I’ve committed to calling them regularly and to be a more complete part of their lives. No excuses!"
- Daniel Colby
"I am a 61 year old woman. I have done many workshops in my life and studied many philosophies. I can honestly say that my experience with Next Level Columbus trainings has made the most impact on my everyday approach to life."
- Yvonne Woodson
RN and owner of German Village Acupuncture
"Since participating in Next Level leadership training I was able to launch my groundbreaking medical technique. I'm now teaching courses and lecturing on this technique which was in the planning stage for the past 6 years."
Charise Vacca PT – Physiosync
“People come to Next Level for different reasons and somehow find exactly what they didn’t know they were looking for. I found my voice and learned how to be powerful in an authentic way. I showed up a wall flower and left a leader, leading a team of 38 in a Community Service Project for Hope Hollow.”
- Stephanie Lynn
Senior Copywriter, Bath & Body Works
Testimonials from Non-Profits
through our Community Service Projects
It was a surprise when Next Level Trainings contacted us in late October and told us their plans. When the team over-delivered on their promise and in such a short period of time, a simple 'thank you' seemed inadequate. We are truly in awe of these leaders and Next Level Trainings.
Director of Communications Lutheran Social Services.
The outstanding support from Next Level Trainings has transformed Youth Action and will allow us to further impact, engage, and support students in Philadelphia to become socially responsible leaders. We are so grateful for the heartfelt support from Next Level Trainings, it truly has made a difference in the lives of our students.
Executive Director, Youth Action Philadelphia
I can speak for all of us at Maryhaven: we are eternally thankful to the Next Level Trainings team for their enthusiasm, passion, and tenacity during the past few weeks. Their fundraising efforts and dedication to improve the facility at Maryhaven's adolescent center was breathtaking. This project will have a lasting impact on the teens in this community and their legacy will last for years to come.
VP of Development and Marketing, Maryhaven
We weren’t aware of this program. They just said: ‘We want to support you — and get rid of any limited thinking. Open your mind and your vision; what’s the most wonderful thing that could happen to this organization?’ Less than two months later I was shaking my head in happy disbelief over the results. Such a bounty doesn’t typically rain down on nonprofit agencies such as Kaleidoscope. In fact, their efforts doubled the previous largest contribution.
Executive Director, Kaleidoscope Youth Center
The efforts that students in Next Level Trainings are providing is a true blessing that many non-profits don’t get to experience. Knowing we have this windfall of funds is making a truly massive and transformational impact on our organization.
Michelle Moskowitz Brown
Executive Director, Local Matters
It’s not often I am at a loss for words, but I have to say over these past couple of weeks with every dollar raised; I had the face of a client come into my head. To say that we are humbled and grateful for what Next Level Trainings has done is an understatement. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you!
Mary Kay Meeks-Hank
Executive Director, Face to Face Germantown
“We were stunned when the Next Level Trainings leadership class told us we had been selected. The energy and love they are bringing with this is the answer to our prayers. We are in awe of what the Next Level Trainings' leadership class was able to achieve with such a short period of time. We have seen and feel their love and have immense gratitude for how they have revitalized our organization.”
Director of LifeTown
I fully expected the Military Veterans Resource Center might receive $1,000 or $2,000 from the service project, and I would have been happy with that. Then I saw the oversized check for more than $30,000 – I was really a state of awe. This will really help us build capacity here.
Executive Director, Military Veterans Resource Center