Diversified Management Group






We recently were presented with two contract renewals from very large clients that required immediate changes in our organization, including implementing a formal business continuity plan, updating our injury and illness prevention plan and making significant revisions to our employee handbook.  I reached out to Julie and her team to see if they could assist us with this rather large undertaking (which of course needed to happen immediately).  I was very impressed with how knowledgeable the team at Next Level is and how quickly they were able to get us going in all of these areas.  The level of customer service is noteworthy – everyone on the team understood the urgency, never made us feel “less than” for not having these things in place already, explained in clear detail what needed to happen and why, and were able to do so at a manageable cost.  I would highly recommend Julie and the entire team at Next Level Strategies, and we look forward to our ongoing partnership with them.

Roberta Etcheverry – CEO, Diversified Management Group

‪Martinkovic Milford Architects


Next Level Strategies has provided my company with outstanding service since 2005. They have assisted us in important transitions and have been able to dispense valuable advice on a variety of matters. I confidently recommend working with NLS for any HR needs, or to better understand onerous state and federal employment laws and regulations.

Justin Martinkovic – Architect and Principal, Martinkovic Milford Architects, San Francisco

Press Club


With so many HR laws to keep track of these days, it’s hard to get it right if you can’t devote all of your time to reading HR documents. Taune makes things so easy for me, she is like my HR babysitter. I meet with her once a month so she can make sure I am doing everything on my end to be compliant. It is so much easier to sleep at night when I know our HR concerns are covered. The cherry on top of the cake is Taune’s responsiveness. I am always so thankful for the speed with which she responds, even with the most minimal issues. I am very thankful for her services.

Maria Armando – General Manager, Press Club, San Francisco

Koffler Electrical


Joy is a tremendous asset to Koffler Electrical in her role as a part-time/on-call Human Resources Consultant. The support of Next Level Strategies, Inc. is a good solution for our company of 70 employees.

‪Wayne Kelder – ‪Vice President, Koffler Electrical


Just wanted to thank you for the excellent training session. These things can be monumentally dry but the presentation was excellent, informative but with a light touch.

Ken Swan – Vice President Operations, Trayer Engineering

Bikes Make Life Better

Julie’s Sexual Harassment Prevention training for our managers was fantastic. She took a mandatory training session on a relatively dry topic and made it extremely informative and entertaining. Her use of relevant examples, sense of humor and extensive knowledge was exactly what we look for in a consultant and trainer. Our managers immediately asked for more, so we’re hiring Julie for additional training sessions. I can’t recommend her highly enough.

‪Amy Harcourt – Director, Bikes Make Life Better

Volunteers in Asia

You don’t know what you don’t know. Thankfully, Joy and Katie seemingly know everything!
Conducting business on a global scale with a high growth trajectory, I was spending hours researching HR policies, best practices, compliance, regulations, and theoretical scenarios with a nagging reminder that my expertise does not lay in this field.
Thankfully, Next Level Strategies was suggested to me as a capable resource when searching for HR support. Joy and Katie reviewed and made recommendations on all internal HR policies and procedures, took the lead in moving from one payroll provider to a new HR platform, and have answered questions in such an intelligent and comprehensive manner that I no longer dread HR-related conversations. They both go above and beyond to resolve concerns quickly and efficiently. They are incredible thought partners, providing expert guidance and continued support.

‪Joanna Kraut – CFO, Director of Finance & Administration