Who We Are
Are you ready to take your professional development to the next level, but aren’t sure how? Your Next Step was founded to help leaders of all shapes and sizes.
Our mission is simple: Your Next Step exists to help leaders take their next step in order to finish well and leave a lasting legacy. If you don’t think you’re a leader, think again!
Our vision is to help you realize your vision, whether that’s leading a team, developing a strategy, improving communication, or just maintaining your “bottom line.”
Owner and founder of Your Next Step, LLC, Dr. Eric Waldrop deeply values his calling to coach and develop both ministry and marketplace leaders. Eric graduated from Wingate University, and has a Masters of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, a Doctorate of Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary, and a Leadership Coaching Certificate from Georgetown University.
Eric has worked as a Student Pastor, Lead Pastor, Church Planter, and Small Groups Pastor in various churches, and currently serves as the Executive Pastor of The Summit Church in Kernersville, NC. He specializes in team leadership, change management, hiring, performance improvement, leadership coaching, and individual leadership coaching.
When he isn’t working, Eric enjoys working out, Coldplay, and taking Clemson football a bit too seriously. He won’t tell you how many pairs of shoes he owns, but he buys a pair from everywhere he visits in the world. He lives with his wife of 24 years, Kresha, and together they have two grown sons, Hudson and Mitchell.
How We Got Started
Any leadership role comes with a lot of pressure. At some point, everyone experiences the tension and uncertainty of wanting to fix a problem or accomplish a goal without a clear vision of how to get there. It’s a lonely position, which is why we’re here to help.