Why Next Element

You can change the world, one conversation at a time. At Next Element, we show you how.

Next Element® is a global training and advisory firm specializing in leadership communication. With an international reputation for establishing “what’s next” in the interpersonal communication field, Next Element uses a broad spectrum of tools and resources to help people enjoy more positive conflict, communication and culture using Compassionate Accountability®.

The foundation of all we do at Next Element, Compassionate Accountability is a set of principles that brings clarity and positivity to even the most daunting personal and professional issues. Like a breath of fresh air, Compassionate Accountability has the power to lift your heaviest burdens, crack your most challenging problems and deliver your most longed-for results.

Profound breakthroughs are discovered on the other side of an altered approach to everyday conversations and interactions. Through Compassionate Accountability, we help our clients find those breakthroughs.

We serve leaders who want to use their gifts, experience, training, authority and influence to drive positive change. From coaches to professional trainers to human resource professionals to thought leaders to forward-thinking executives to tribal leaders to government officials, we’ve created life-changing results for individuals and organizations around the globe.

We hope you’ll be next.

Meet the Communication Coaches Behind Next Element

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    Nate Regier, PhD

    Co-founder, Owner, Chief Executive Officer

    Dedicated to bringing compassion into the workplace, Nate is a former practicing psychologist and an internationally recognized thought leader in social-emotional intelligence, interpersonal communication, positive conflict and leadership.    

    Recognized as a Top 100 keynote speaker, Nate is a co-creator of both Leading Out of Drama® (LOD) and The Compassion Mindset®  and is the author of three books: Beyond Drama: Transcending Energy VampiresConflict without Casualties: A Field Guide for Leading with Compassionate Accountability; and his newest book, Seeing People Through: Unleash Your Leadership Potential with The Process Communication Model. He hosts a podcast called “On Compassion with Dr. Nate,” writes a weekly blog, contributes to multiple industry publications and blogs, and is a regular guest on podcasts. He is one of only five Process Communication Model® (PCM) Certifying Master Trainers in the world and is an LOD Master Trainer.

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    Aaron Chappell Deckert

    Owner, Chief Creative Officer

    An expert in organizational development and skilled in course creation, training, consulting and coaching, Aaron is a key member of the leadership team of Next Element who supports the company primarily through providing direct services, marketing and sales.

    Aaron is a former Vice President of Student Development and Dean of Students for a prominent liberal arts college, has a Master’s Degree in Organizational Development, was a co-creator of The Compassion Mindset and LOD, and is an LOD Master Trainer and a PCM Provider.

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    Julie Regier

    Director of Partner Relations and Business Operations

    Julie’s strong relational skills are a natural fit for her role in partner development and network support.  She works with our Compassion Mindset sales partners, provides support to our network of PCM and LOD professionals and provides an exceptional customer experience to our clients. 

    Julie also manages the internal operations of the business, including finance, program management and vendor relationships.

    Julie has a Master’s Degree in Social Work and a comprehensive understanding of the Next Element culture and philosophy, and connects the dots between critical headquarters operations and the global Next Element experience.

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    Jamie Remsberg

    Co-Founder, Owner, Chief Training Officer

    Jamie has spent her career mastering the nuances of team dynamics and the traits of leadership. As an advisor, trainer and coach, she is willing to challenge habits and assumptions while facilitating healthy boundaries so that her clients’ discover their true potential and reach their goals.

    A co-creator of LOD and The Compassion Mindset, Jamie is both a PCM and an LOD Master Trainer and, in addition to providing services and certifying professionals, she serves as an advisor to the providers within Next Element’s network.

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    Robert Wert

    Owner, Chief Strategy Officer & Counsel

    An attorney and former public company C-suite executive, as well as a skilled trainer, consultant and coach, Rob supports Next Element primarily as a legal and business adviser.  Located in Chicago, he also serves as an on-the-ground representative of Next Element in a global business center.

    Rob is the founder and President of Exaudian, an advisory firm specializing in interpersonal communication, positive conflict, and leadership and management skill development. He was a  co-creator of The Compassion Mindset and is a PCM Master Trainer and LOD Provider.

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