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At Your Clear Next Step, we help people have better workdays so they can co-create better communities…

What’s a better workday? Great workdays include clear communication, useful tools, processes that work, and human interactions marked with authenticity and grace. Better workdays make for better companies, happier employees, and healthier communities.

How does that work? We listen to what you need; we connect you with the training, coaching, and resources that will help you get even better. Through our courses and coaches, we help you bring out your best at the art and science of business systems and human interactions – whether working alongside others, collaborating with a project team, leading a department, solving a problem, having a one-on-one discussion, serving customers, or driving organizational change.

Individuals

Grow your skills, increase your influence, advance your career.  INDIVIDUALS START HERE >

Organizations

Get expert help where you need it, so your team and organization thrive. ORGANIZATIONS START HERE >

Churches

Work better together as staff, volunteers, and leaders with help from Biblically sound programs. CHURCHES START HERE >

Let's Chat: Conversations With Mothers & Daughters

Originally written to help deepen relationships and foster faith conversations between Mothers and Daughters, this book is also useful for grandmothers, granddaughters, aunts, nieces, sisters, cousins, friends, etc.

Daily Reflection Journal

Studies indicate that having an “attitude of gratitude” can have a positive impact on our success, our interactions with those around us, our health and wellness, even our longevity! So why don’t we practice thankfulness more? One way is to write it down!

Project Management Essentials at the State of Iowa

This hands-on, no-nonsense class can serve as a foundation for project managers new to their role, as well as an eye-opening refresher for seasoned project managers who have been managing projects for years, and you’ll come away with tools you can use right away.

March 1-2, 2023
May 15-16, 2023
June 7-8, 2023

The Art and Science of Emotional Intelligence at the State of Iowa

Learn about Emotional Intelligence in Your Clear Next Step’s tried-and-true W.H.A.T. format; you’ll learn What emotional intelligence is, How to apply it, Avoiding common pitfalls, and specific, concrete Tools and techniques to take back to work and boost your Emotional Intelligence in your day-to-day interactions with your team, colleagues, and customers.

January 12, 2023
April 13, 2023

Project Management Fundamentals at the State of Iowa

Designed specifically for those who are actively managing projects without extensive project management training, this class is an in-depth look into the processes, knowledge areas, inputs, and outputs you need to know to manage projects effectively and successfully.

January 19, 2023
April 20, 2023

Thriving on Change at the State of Iowa

Why does it seem to take so long to enact real change in our organization?  How can we tighten our turn as an organization and get through change faster?  What are the proven ways to implement large scale or even small scale organizational or paradigm shifts in my organization, with minimal cost, minimal headache, and maximum results?

February 15, 2023
May 11, 2023

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A longtime staple and customer favorite is our weekly newsletter, sent every Friday around 11AM, that is full of useful tips for communicating, leading, interacting well with others, getting work done, and so much more. Sign-up to receive this weekly dose of inspiration today!

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People say time with us was a good use of time

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People say they’ll apply what they learned right away

“It is an intense but very rewarding class with very relevant information!”
Project Management Essentials Participant

“I always leave having learned something new and it’s a valuable learning experience!”
Navigating Through Tough Moments Participant

“Great class! This is the second class I have taken facilitated by Sinikka. I would take every one she offers. I love how she never forces engagement. I can interact and learn in my own way!”
Enabling Change as a Project Leader Participant

“Informative, good to reflect on. Gives vocab to start having conversations!”
Enabling Change as a Project Manager Participant

“Good methodologies taught and great real-world examples.”
Thriving on Change Participant

“You will learn so many things that you don’t think about.”
Communication Essentials Participant

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People say we helped them get better

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People say we are dynamic and engaging