"I am a catalyst for personal discovery, growth, and development. I see possibility everywhere and challenge the notion of limitation. Passionate, intentional, and personable I drive winning results in business and life."

Leslie (Herrmann) Manning, Founder of NextStep Baseball and NextStep Elite

 

INDIVIDUAL EXECUTIVE COACHING 


13 WAYS TO SPOT A NEXTSTEP ELITE CLIENT

1.They create and pursue focused goals.

2.They take decisive and immediate action.

3.They focus on being productive, not being busy.

4.They make logical, informed decisions.

5.They avoid the trap of making things perfect.

6.They work outside their comfort zone with confidence.

7.They keep things simple.

8.They focus on making small, continuous, 1% improvements.

9.They measure and track their progress.

10.They maintain a positive mental attitude as they learn from mistakes.

11.They spend time with motivational, productive people.

12.They maintain moderation in all aspects of life. 

13. They value others' time, talent, and experience. 

SERVICE

PLANNING MADE SIMPLE, SUCCESS MADE POSSIBLE. 

A firm believer that people + time are all we have, relationship building is my focus. Communication and connection are not only critical, but essential components to success in an ever-changing, technology driven global society. 

I specialize in helping emerging young professionals, spirited entrepreneurs, and talented tenured executives outline and accomplish their ongoing purpose, vision, and goals with fresh, invigorating perspective. 

NextStep Elite gives you a formula for success in simple terms that you can understand and apply. I walk with you, not in front or behind you, but next to you every step of the way. 

The NextStep content is tailored to each client and administered through one on one, in person or video conference meetings, twice a month for six months. 


You choose your mentors; your mentors don't choose you. 

What would you attempt if you knew someone was with you, no matter what?

MILLENNIALS & YOUNG PROFESSIONALS 


KEYNOTE SPEAKING TOPICS

Communication + Connection | Millennial Engagement | Entrepreneurship | Personal Branding | Salesmanship | Values | Leadership | Habits | Finding Your Purpose | The College to Workplace Transition | Goal Setting

WORKPLACE PRODUCTIVITY

My intention is to bridge the growing communication gap between senior level executives and their young, spirited employees by making team building techniques and strategic planning exercises accessible in terms all can understand. 

I am passionate about speaking to groups of hopeful, ambitious millennials (undergraduate/graduate students and newly hired employees) seeking advancement and fulfillment in corporate and entrepreneurial work environments.

I assist C-Level executives toward company wide development and productivity by helping them hire, train, and retain key millennial employees. 

IDEA #1

BE 1% BETTER EVERY DAY, IN EVERY WAY 

At my alma mater College of The Holy Cross, I was introduced to the Jesuit mission and mantra, "Men and Women for Others," which struck a deep chord with me. I now keynote speak at university campuses and results-driven companies coast to coast encouraging people to seek fulfillment and passion in their careers and services. I connect generations and empower millennials, students, and executives to get incrementally better over time and find their "1% edge" by building strong personal brands and making real, heartfelt connections.

SO OLD, IT'S NEW. BACK TO THE BASICS. WHAT'S YOUR 1%?


IDEA #2

TIME VS. ENERGY

How frequently do you hear yourself or others say, "I just don't have enough time" or, "I just wish I had more time"? We have exactly the same number of hours per day given to Albert Einstein, Babe Ruth, Thomas Jefferson, Jay Z, Michaelangelo, Steve Jobs, Jackie Robinson, JFK, and Mother Theresa. So why do people recognize and know these names, but not yours? Consider how they chose to spend their energy, not time. 

7 QUESTIONS FOR "BUSY" PEOPLE

  1. HOW OFTEN DO YOU REPLY WITH "BUSY" WHEN ASKED HOW YOU ARE DOING?
  2. WHEN IS THE LAST TIME YOU USED THE TERM "BUSY" TO DESCRIBE YOUR WORK SCHEDULE?
  3. HAVE YOU EVER RESPONDED WITH "BUSY" TO MAKE YOURSELF FEEL OR LOOK IMPORTANT? 
  4. IS BEING "BUSY" THE MOST PROFITABLE, EFFICIENT USE OF YOUR ENERGY?
  5. DO YOU LIKE SPENDING YOUR TIME WITH "BUSY" PEOPLE? HOW ABOUT YOUR ENERGY?
  6. IS TIME YOUR ALLY OR YOUR ADVERSARY?
  7. OTHER THAN "BUSY," WHAT ADJECTIVES CAN YOU USE TO EFFECTIVELY DESCRIBE YOUR DAY THE NEXT TIME YOU TALK TO SOMEONE? (FULL, DETAILED, ETC.)

Note: No matter the intention, the response "busy" is often heard and understood as "I don't have time for you," "I don't have time for this conversation," or "you are not important to me." It may also invite others to speculate your time management and priorities. Though Mother Teresa left the world with many memorable quotations, it seems "I'm busy." was left out of her biography.  

The NextStep Elite curriculum focuses on energy management as a means to conquering time management. Energy is the root of our judgement (how we choose to make decisions). Time is a constant, which we work with and rely on to accomplish things. Once we commit to making time our ally instead of our adversary and learn to intentionally allocate our energy (a limited resource) work and life become more fulfilling and fun. 

© 2015 Leslie Herrmann LLC


IDEA #3

BE SOMEONE WORTH FOLLOWING

ARCHITECT YOUR LIFE FIRST, YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA SECOND.

WHAT IF YOUR LIFE WAS REALLY AS COOL AS IT LOOKS ON YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS?

When teaming with my millennial peers on campuses and in the workplace, I lead in a way that inspires individuals to have confident, premeditated answers when asked, "What's your next step?" I'm convinced that happy hours, holiday parties, and weddings would be a lot more interesting and possibly more inspiring if we did even this much to live on purpose and actively build the lives we dream about. 

You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with. As a result the people and processes entwined in your days directly impact your life. You are invested in what you do, you exchange hours of your life for it and so do your peers, classmates, and coworkers; how is that working out for you?

NextStep connects you with people who help you move toward your desired reality, not away from it.