Our “Why.”
We’re optimists. We believe in better. And we believe your next should be better than your now.

We’re a firm founded on the premise that we can help make our clients’ lives better—as well as the lives of the people who matter most to them.

Our “How.”
We believe in the power of simple and straightforward language, frameworks, tools, and techniques to deliver positive impact at key moments. We spend our time thinking about, making, sharing, and teaching people how to use those—so that they have the ability to imagine, build, run, and grow their next—with our help. And then without it.

Our “What.”
We deliver Solve Next Tools, Services, and Training—to help you implement a unified process for innovating your next—from imagining, incubating, accelerating, operating, growing, and elevating your next. And we help you apply our Think Wrong Problem-Solving System at critical moments in that process.

We like…
To see individuals and organizations use Solve Next and Think Wrong in ways we had never imagined—because it inspires our next!

To see Solve Next and Think Wrong being used as a force for good—creating positive social, economic, and environmental impact.

To live in places we love—it’s why we’re co-headquartered on the California Coast in Half Moon Bay and Oregon’s Cascade Mountains in Bend.

We wish…
We were infinitely scalable so that we could reach and teach even more people how to Solve Next and Think Wrong.

To be better—we strive everyday to be better at everything we do.

We wonder…
What next thing we will learn tomorrow—and what that will inspire.


Who we are.
We’re not big on titles. It’s about what each of us brings to the table, having a deep-rooted passion, and our what it takes attitude—to help our clients achieve the best next possible.

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Dave Edwards

Leatherman
Compassionate Clarity
Barn Deconstructor
Re-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Helen Edwards

Chain Breaker
Idea Concatenation
Pygmy Meterist
Re-Founder & Chief Product Officer

Greg Galle

Crowbar
Face Drawer
Transistor Sorter
Re-Co-Founder

Mike Burn

Prescribed Burn
Kid-Cake Baker
Rat Whacker
Re-Co-Founder

Becky Schultz

Magnifying Glass
Diaper-Cake Maker
Buti Instructor
Head of Customer Experience

Kim Scales

Rolodex
Pro Packer
Dairy Producer
Head of Growth and Partnerships

Chris O’Keefe

Handheld GPS
Pro Whistler
Long Walker
Head of Meeting &
Speaking & Doing & Next.

Aaron Jones

Blueprint
Micro Electrician
Blood Sucker
Technical Architect

Maggie Galle

Sifter
Tupperware Consolidator
Google Feeder
Video Editor and Content Creator

Matt Tolar

Binoculars
Backwards-Bike Rider
Leash Enforcer
Producer

Cole Watts

Sponge
Lyric Memorizer
Dot Cutter
Producer

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Nani Venegas

Piggy Bank
Ballet Dancer
Middle Eastern Dancer
Accountant

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Zoe Galle

Microphone
Post-It Drawer
Ball Shagger
Freelance Content Editor

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Nico Protopappas

Flashlight
Sudoku Master
Cold Pallet-Jacker
Freelance Content Editor

John Bielenberg

Pencil
Mentor
Cider Presser
Future Partners Co-Founder Emeritus

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Roxy

Exercise Machine
Door Opener
Hole Inspector
Chief Get Out Officer

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Lucky

Doorbell
Circle Turner
Office Greeter
Bet Small Dog

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Fanta

Doorbell
Bag Carrier
Bike Racer
Head of Move Fast

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Teddy

Alarm
Swimmer
Patience Tester
Technical Security

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Sake

Swiffer
Woofer
Unemployed
Growth Lead

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August

Vacuum
Digester
Floor Cleaner
Kitchen Management