At Next Ascent, our central purpose is to make a significant difference in helping organizations and individuals reach new heights.

Our work is guided by Appreciative Inquiry and the power of positivity and strengths to drive positive change. By asking questions and engaging in conversations that highlight successes, strengths, and what people value, it can inspire innovation, foster collaboration, and create a more positive and productive environment. This approach helps people and organizations envision a better future and work together to make it a reality.

Every engagement is driven by our core beliefs:

  • Focusing on possibilities is profoundly positive and leads to innovation, creativity, engagement, and commitment, as opposed to focusing on weaknesses and threats, which amplify the deficits, drain energy, and inhibit productive thinking.
  • Creating a positive environment enhances collaboration and inclusion and is more effective for sustainable organizational growth and engagement.
  • Your goals and continued success are deeply important to us. We believe wholeheartedly in our clients.

And, we believe in the effectiveness of Appreciative Inquiry because we’ve seen how it works. Learn more about us, our approach and how to get started.

Meet Our Next Ascent Team:

Pam Reeves Cash

Kate Shugart Weaver

Jim Weeks, Ph.D.