That year of exposure for Next Stage shifted Jacobson’s business. Only several months into 2017, Jacobson is fielding tremendous interest from potential Next Stage clients. So much so, he hired Next Stage’s first, full-time Associate, Caylin Viales, who worked as a Program Associate with the GreenLight Fund, a philanthropic organization rooted in the venture capital community. In just three years, Vailes supported the selection and launch of several high-performing, national organizations in Philadelphia.
“Our growth in 2016 signaled a shift for Next Stage,” he notes. “Now, we have a team to support the really cool projects I want to work on.”
Yes, consulting found Jacobson; but, we can’t help but think his attitude is just as responsible for his journey – and his success.
“You have to stay true to yourself and hold true to what’s important to you. You’ll connect with people. And when the opportunity comes up, you have to be brave enough to step into it,” he says.
With that said, the sky’s the limit for Jacobson’s next stage.
Three very important questions for Josh Jacobson:
What’s your go-to, favorite beer? “I’m a huge craft beer fan, so it’s hard to choose just one, but I think Wooden Robot is our strongest and best brewery in Charlotte, and I’m a big fan of their Good Morning Vietnam beer.”