What We Do

We help you get answers to your most important questions.

Next Leap can help take you from good to great. We can help you break through your roadblocks and innovate like you’ve never innovated before.


How do we use our limited resources for the biggest impact?

How do we reach more people with our programs or campaigns?

How can we create additional revenue streams?

What success measures should we be tracking? What are the right target values for our metrics?

How do we create a culture of innovation?


What do our customers need and desire?

What's the best way to grow our business?

What will create loyal customers and promoters of our brand?

How do I launch a new business for success?

What should we focus on for the biggest impact?

How We Do It

In-Depth User Research

that gives you understanding and insights about your clients, donors, or customers that you’ve never had before. You’ll learn what truly matters to them, why they behave the way they do, and what they are most excited about.

Facilitated innovation workshops

that leverage the collective genius of your own people to generate creative new solutions, programs, and products based on the insights of user research.

Idea Testing and Validation

that enable you to identify the most promising ideas to invest your time and resources in. We’ll help you create and share quick-and-dirty prototypes that will enable you to get early feedback on new ideas so you can make them even better.

Program Management

that helps you build a high-confidence plan and schedule for your important milestones. Once we’ve helped you identify the best ideas and opportunities, we make them happen.

Whether you need help for a week, or a long-term partnership, we’re ready.

Our Team

We love what we do and what you do.

CEO & Design Strategist
Dawn Ressel

Dawn's superpower is envisioning a better future for customers.

Innovation Consultant & Program Manager
Lisa Towell

Lisa's superpower is empowering teams to get shit done.

Our Clients

We love our clients because they make the world better.

We work with a range of social impact organizations. Our clients range from non-profits to tech startups, to accelerator programs, to innovations in the food sector. We have a strong passion for organizations that make the world better for humans and non-human animals.


See what our clients have to say about us.