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NextArrow is a team of passionate researchers, storytellers, artists, and facilitators who believe that work (and life) would be significantly better if people acted with more courage, candor, and compassion.

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Our Values Mixtape

Welcome To The Jungle

We understand that worklife can be chaotic and welcome the beautiful mess

Ain't No Mountain High Enough

We set audacious goals to achieve excellence   

More Than Words

We aim to communicate with compassion and candor

We Can Work It Out

We value constructive tension and believe that, no matter the conflict, we’ll find a solution  

Lean On Me

We care for, and support, one another

Oops!…I Did It Again

We always strive to learn from our mistakes

Good Vibrations

We’re very serious about being playful

Get Up, Stand Up

We speak our minds, even when it's scary

We Will Rock You

We strive to provide our clients with an extraordinary experience


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Roi Ben-Yehuda

Roi Ben-Yehuda

CEO & Founder

Roi is the founder and CEO of NextArrow, where he helps leaders and teams from innovative orgs develop courage to achieve excellence. His award-winning articles have been published by the Harvard Business Review, Time, Fast Company, Charter, Training Industry, Culture Amp, The Daily Beast, and many other publications. Roi previously taught courses and seminars on negotiation and conflict management at Columbia University, Princeton University, and John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

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Robleh Kirce

Managing Partner

Robleh has more than a decade of experience working directly with executive and leadership teams to develop people practices that promote retention, performance, and engagement. His background in Industrial-Organizational Psychology, and insights from working with some of the world’s most rapid-growth tech companies, give him a training style focused on effective tools and practical wisdom. Robleh has worked extensively with international management teams across Europe focusing on training tools that can be translated across cultures. As Managing Partner and a lead facilitator, Robleh brings all aspects of NextArrow’s mission and vision to life. He helps our clients identify learning goals that immediately improve performance and engagement.

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Gabriela Benincasa

Head of Design

Gabriela is NextArrow’s very own artistic wizard. From concept design to visual storytelling to graphics, she’s the force behind our creative work. In 2015, she left a career in architecture to focus on her passion for design and user experience. That life-change soon put her in charge of design at two prominent healthcare IT companies.

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Terence Cantarella

Head of Client Operations

Terence keeps our content crisp and our rapidly-growing operation tight. He comes from a background in journalism and has spent over a decade writing award-winning features for newspapers, magazines, and other media outlets. His work has appeared in, or been re-reported by, publications like The Miami Herald, Miami New Times, The Atlantic, New York Times, Huffington Post, and Daily Mail, and has also been the subject of radio and TV programs. At NextArrow, he oversees the delivery of services to our clients, ensures effective communication, and makes sure we never bury our lead.

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McKendree Hickory, Ph.D.

Head of Coaching

Dr. McKendree Hickory is the Head of Coaching at NextArrow where she works with leaders across industries to help them identify their potential, remove blockers to performance and unlock their team's potential. She was formerly the Head of Facilitation at LifeLabs Learning where she led the strategy, development and direction of the facilitation team. She has a PhD in Industrial Organizational Psychology, with a research focus on conviction, women’s leadership development, and developmental experiences in the workplace. She has delivered leadership training at over 300 companies and led learning and development at the fully remote company, InVision.

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Rachel Glick

Head of Sales & Client Success

Rachel Glick is the Head of Sales & Client Success at NextArrow. Her passion for fostering meaningful relationships and track record of delivering exceptional experiences make her one of the most sought after leaders in our industry. Rachel has collaborated with hundreds of companies, from SMB to Enterprise, designing and implementing successful learning programs. With a focus on enhancing employee engagement and performance, her commitment extends beyond the conventional sales role. Rachel's prior experience as a Director of Team Enablement, and also as a Learning & Development Consultant, means you can count on her to share best practices on all things related to L&D. Clients love Rachel because her approach is rooted in a genuine desire to contribute to their success by aligning organizational needs with tailored solutions.

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Peter T. Coleman, Ph.D.

Advisory Board Member

Dr. Peter T. Coleman is Professor of Psychology and Education at Columbia University where he holds a joint-appointment at Teachers College and The Earth Institute. Dr. Coleman directs the Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (MD-ICCCR) at Teachers College, Columbia University and is Executive Director of Columbia University’s Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity (AC4). He conducts research on motivational dynamics in conflict, power asymmetries and conflict, intractable conflict, multicultural conflict, injustice and conflict, adaptive mediation dynamics, and sustainable peace. He has authored or edited 10 books and over 100 articles and chapters, is a member of the United Nation Mediation Support Unit’s Academic Advisory Council, and is a New York State certified mediator and experienced consultant.

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Irshad Manji

Advisory Board Member

Irshad is the founder of Moral Courage College, which equips people to discuss polarizing issues productively. A professor of leadership practice at New York University for many years, she now teaches with Oxford University's Initiative for Global Ethics and Human Rights. Irshad is also a New York Times bestselling author, most recently of Don't Label Me: How to Do Diversity Without Inflaming the Culture Wars. Oprah has given Irshad the "Chutzpah Award" for boldness.

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Ninfa M. Saunders, DHA

Advisory Board Member

Dr. Ninfa dedicated her career to defying the status quo. From her early days as a bedside nurse through her 25+ years as a C-suite healthcare executive, Ninfa has always led from a place of courage. In recognition of her exceptional leadership, she has received 25+ industry awards, including Modern Healthcare’s “Top 25 Women Leaders in the US” and “Top 25 Minority Leaders in Healthcare.” In 2020, she was honored with the American Hospital Association’s “Board of Trustees Award” for her work as past chair of its Institute for Diversity. Ninfa’s dual background as a CEO and COO informs her ability to formulate and execute innovative strategies, as well as pivot business models to meet changing economic conditions.

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Orit Gal, Ph.D.

Advisory Board Member

Dr. Orit Gal is the founder of Urbaniser and a Senior Lecturer for Strategy and Complexity at Regent’s University London. She is a complexity specialist with a passion for designing solutions for wicked problems. An expert generalist, she has worked with tech start-ups, NGOs, innovative policy think-tanks, militaries, and corporate market research. Over the last five years she has concentrated her work on the systemic forces shaping our future cities and the social, economic, and technological opportunities they present for bettering our human habitats.

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Prof. Yuli Tamir

Advisory Board Member

Professor Yuli Tamir is Israel's former minister of education and immigration. She is also a founding member of the Israeli peace movement “Peace Now” and has served as the chairperson of Israel's Association of Civil Rights. From 2010 to 2020, she was president of Shenkar College of Engineering and Design and, currently, is president of Beit Berl Teachers Training College and a professor of philosophy at Oxford University. Tamir has received many academic awards, including: the Gal Ed Prize for original work in the social sciences, the Balliol College Domus Scholarship, the Moses Montefiore Scholarship, the Alon Fellowship, the Laurence S. Rockefeller Fellowship, and the Fulbright Fellowship, as well as research fellowships at the Center for Ethics and the Professions at Harvard University and the Centre for Human Values at Princeton University. Tamir is the author of the 1995 book 'Liberal Nationalism,' along with numerous articles in the fields of moral and political philosophy, philosophy of education, feminism, and human rights. Her recent book, Why Nationalism, was published by Princeton University Press in 2019.

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