Next Turn Training & Consulting - Jill McGillen

Your Key to Better Teams and Stronger Organizations

About Us

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Certified DiSC® System instructor, Jill McGillen

Widely known for her weekly work advice column, “Ask Jill,” and for her skills as a presenter, trainer and consultant to countless businesses and organizations, Jill McGillen is a perfect match for her role as the leader of Next Turn. She founded the company in 2001 in the midst of a highly successful business career so she could share her passion for organizational improvement, leadership training and team building with a wider audience.

Jill is one of a select group in the nation certified as a Wiley DiSC® System instructor. Her knowledge of the DiSC® System is immense, and she regularly teaches the system and trains others to bring its benefits to life.

Testimonials For Next Turn

  • I (also) recommend working with the DiSC tool because it is memorable, motivational and produces desired outcomes for teams to improve their ‘relational’ productivity. I highly recommend Next Turn services.

    Marco R. Vice President, HR, MAP Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Jill offers many effective strategies for enhancing one’s management skills. Seemingly unreachable goals become possible as a result of her enthusiastic, supportive, positive, can-do attitude. I highly recommend her services.

    Pat B., Manager, Stanford University
  • Next Turn is excellent at identifying commonalities and motivational links within working groups and helping to successfully bridge gaps.

    Carmen S., Vice President, Carl Zeiss Meditec Inc.
  • Jill’s knowledge, expertise and perspective were of tremendous value. The International Personnel Management Association considers her involvement a distinct privilege. Her insight enhanced our group’s professional development.

    Renee R. President, Northern California Chapter, International Personnel Management Association
  • Jill McGillen has excellent powers of observation, and an ability to communicate and suggest change in effective but non-threatening ways. She is very professional and I would recommend her highly to work with teams and managers to build stronger relationships and better working environments.

    Teri P. HR Manager, Digidesign


  • Unique Solutions for Unique Challenges

    Jill and the other professionals at Next Turn are dedicated to helping you achieve the performance success you seek from your leaders and your teams—in a manner that fits your needs, your goals and your organization.

    We offer:

    - Presentations focused on developing solutions for leadership and team challenges
    - Leadership series that help build strong management teams
    - Wiley Publishing certifications so that you or your staff can lead the DiSC facilitation for improved performance
    - The tools and resources of the Wiley DiSC® System

    Practice tools offer high-impact value for long-term implementation of learning principles. You will find that our services provide the ultimate in flexibility so we can provide clients of all sizes with equal opportunity for outstanding results.

  • A Catalyst for Positive Change

    We help you significantly improve the key factors that drive dynamic team results: true understanding between employees, heightened engagement and alignment of leaders and team members, and effective resolution of conflict. We teach insightful leadership techniques and lead activities that tackle the root causes of conflict, incorporating sophisticated but simple-to-use assessment tools and other long-term value-added training strategies.

    Our process:

    - Identify specific needs and desired outcomes
    - Understand the current situation using the following tools, as appropriate: Focus groups, One-on-one interviews, culture surveys
    - Discover best practices
    - Design a customized program that identifies specific goals, deadlines, paths of ownership and strategies to overcome obstacles
    - Communicate resources and timing to those impacted
    - Facilitate the program or pilot program
    -Assess results and analyze the the new processes
    - Communicate findings and create action plans

Everything DiSC® Certification

Choose your learning format:

New Everything DiSC Certification


Help People Work Better Together as an Everything DiSC® Certified Practitioner

At the heart of your organization are thousands of human interactions. These interactions make up what we know as organizational culture. However, as the world of work becomes more reliant on technology, your organization has been challenged to recreate the authentic human connection that drives engagement and performance.

As an Everything DiSC® Certified Practitioner, you’ll help your organization engage and connect people on a more human level by delivering impactful DiSC experiences that help people work better together. During this two-week course that combines virtual, instructor-led sessions with self-directed online learning, you will:

  • Deepen your understanding of the DiSC model, theory, research, and key principles
  • Explore how to build custom solutions using the all-new Everything DiSC on Catalyst experience
  • Familiarize yourself with the full Everything DiSC application suite
  • Practice facilitation techniques while receiving feedback in a safe environment
  • Gain ongoing access to Wiley’s online training center, connecting you to course content, fellow Practitioners, and Wiley’s education specialists
Upon successful completion of the exam, you will earn the credential of Everything DiSC Certified Practitioner, signaling proven competence in shaping an engaged, collaborative, and high-performing culture—knowledgeable in the language of DiSC.

Upcoming Classes

  • December 09 – December 22, 2022

    Certification: Everything DiSC - Clients: DEC 9 (1 PM Chicago / 7 PM London)
  • January 06 – January 19, 2023

    Certification: Everything DiSC - Clients: JAN 6 (1 PM Chicago / 7 PM London)
  • January 16 – January 27, 2023

    Certification: Everything DiSC - Clients: JAN 16 (9 AM Chicago / 3 PM London)
  • January 20 – February 02, 2023

    Certification: Everything DiSC - Clients: JAN 20 (10 AM Chicago / 4 PM London)
  • February 02 – February 15, 2023

    Certification: Everything DiSC - Clients: FEB 2 (1 PM Chicago / 7 PM London)
  • February 03 – February 16, 2023

    Certification: Everything DiSC - Clients: FEB 3 (9 AM Chicago / 2 PM London)
  • February 24 – March 09, 2023

    Certification: Everything DiSC - Clients: FEB 24 (9 AM Chicago / 3 PM London)
  • March 10 – March 23, 2023

    Certification: Everything DiSC - Clients: MAR 10 (9 AM Chicago / 3 PM London)
  • March 13 – March 24, 2023

    Certification: Everything DiSC - Clients: MAR 13 (10 AM Chicago / 4 PM London)
  • March 24 – April 06, 2023

    Certification: Everything DiSC - Clients: MAR 24 (2 PM Chicago / 8 PM London)
  • April 06 – April 19, 2023

    Certification: Everything DiSC - Clients: APR 6 (2 PM Chicago / 8 PM London)
  • April 07 – April 20, 2023

    Certification: Everything DiSC - Clients: APR 7 (10 AM Chicago / 4 PM London)
  • April 20 – May 03, 2023

    Certification: Everything DiSC - Clients: APR 20 (1 PM Chicago / 7 PM London)
Take the next step!


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Featured Skills

  • Leadership Enhancement
  • Team Development
  • Certified DiSC Instructor
  • Train-the-Trainer Expert


  • Certified Facilitator Everything DiSC Workplace
  • SHRM Member