Jill McGillenWidely 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.

Professional Facts

  • Created the Train-the-Trainer program for DiSC® System products
  • Creator of the CALM Conflict Resolution Conversation Model for managers
  • Author of the “Ask Jill” work advice column that ran for years in the Oakland Tribune and syndication in California, and currently online work advice blogger
  • Authorized Wiley Distributor and certified in DiSC and Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team
  • Honors graduate of Boston College: Business Management
  • Master’s degree honors graduate of San Francisco State University: Instructional Technology
  • Positions held in the publishing, legal and marketing professions, including senior manager role with a Fortune 500 company
  • Nationally certified as a Career Development Facilitator
  • Professional affiliations include: Northern California Human Resource Association (NCHRA), Society of Human Resource Managers (SHRM), Bay Area Biomedical Consultants Network

“Transformational things happen when managers become leaders and employees become engaged: individuals turn into teams, and teams turn into powerful, purpose-driven assets.”
—Jill McGillen