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Strategy lights the way

People make it happen


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Build a Strong Culture 

Creating a culture of well-being and belonging is essential as we meet challenges and continue to cultivate innovation, collaboration and alignment. Promote resilence and connection where people work.

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The Workplace Transformed

Re-imagine how to best enable your dispersed and diverse multi-generational workforce to do their finest work. Be intentional about returning to the workplace and make the best use of everyones time.

Meeting the Staff

Talent Management

Attract top talent by offering growth opportunities and workplace options. Hiring exceptional people is a start. Talent management best practices galvanize passion, alignment, and shared purpose. 



Based out of San Francisco, Next Path Consulting provides Strategic HR services. Debra Horen, Next Path Managing Partner, is a seasoned and forward thinking Human Resources and Organizational Development leader in Biopharma and Diagnostics as well as disruptive Tech, Science and Engineering.  Debra has led the HR function for newcos, turnarounds, M&A integrations, and long term culture change.

Next Path is a collaborative business partner who ensures your people can refine and deliver your business strategies.


We help rapidly growing start-ups build a robust scalable enterprise - the systems, infrastructure, and leadership to align and focus effort - while maintaining the agility and critical strengths of your legacy culture.


Likewise, we help large companies navigate transformational change to unleash the creativity and problem solving behaviors that drive start-ups.

Debra has an M.Ed, several executive coaching certifications, the Senior Professional and Global Professional in Human Resources (SPHR, GPHR)) designations, attended the Stanford Executive Business School, and is a member of the Bay Area Human Resources Executives Council.



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Next Path Consulting

San Francisco, CA 94158

Tel: 858.539.5494

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