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Who We Are

Jane Bishop is founder and CEO of Take the Next Step which emerged out of her passion to help others “go for their It.” Her organization offers coaching, consulting, and training services that empower individuals, groups, and organizations by connecting them with their potential for success.   Jane has over 25 years of experience in training and leading people in academic, athletic and organizational settings. She works with groups in team development/strengthening; facilitates strategy conversations for groups/teams to define purpose, develop a strategic plan and implement action steps; and delivers training modules customized for client objectives.  See what others are saying.

A strong communicator, Jane has been the keynote speaker at church events, women’s ministry events, weekend retreats, and national events across the United States.  Her style is contagious as she uses her God-given gifts and passion to help others “get it!” She delivers with authenticity, excellence and energy.

Jane has a Bachelor of Science in Education from Samford University, a Master of Arts in Education from University of Alabama Birmingham and a Master of Arts in Christian Education from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. She is also trained and/or certified in the following:

  • A Coach Approach to Leadership Trainer
  • Results Based Strategy Conversations Facilitator
  • DiSC Trainer
  • Event Planning (for group size: 10-2500)
  • Building Powerful Ministry Teams
  • Developing and Managing People
  • Mastering the Art of Communication
  • Basic Coaching Certification
  • ICF Member
  • Associate Certified Coach, ICF

Jane is a life-long learner and follows her belief that “when a person stops learning, they stop living.”

Jane resides in a suburb of Atlanta, GA. She enjoys music, sports, reading, photography and staying fit. She is also a worship leader and soloist. She has written for several periodicals and was a contributing writer to Interpersonal Relationship Skills for Ministry.