Sandy Machson Sandy Machson, MSW

Profile Statement

Sandy Machson is Founder and Principal of What's Next Coaching & Consulting, a career strategies and leadership coaching and consulting firm dedicated to helping people navigate their leadership potential, career growth and strategic organizational effectiveness. What's Next also provides executive and on-boarding coaching for mid and senior level leaders. Sandy believes that every business and individual career decision presents a unique opportunity to grow the business, cultivate leadership, achieve a personal goal or develop a strategy for change. Clients at What's Next achieve inspired business results, career growth and job satisfaction even in the face of challenging situations. Sandy also has an excellent track record in guiding clients through the strategy, and nuts and bolts, of a successful job search.

Sandy's career spans over 25 years in the fields of human resources, organizational development, coaching and counseling. She has deep experience in corporate, nonprofit and clinical settings, and has served in pivotal HR and learning and development roles. She has worked in a wide variety of industries, giving her broad knowledge of business cultures and stages of organization development.

Sandy holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Rochester and a master's degree in clinical social work from Smith College. She completed the Executive Leadership Program in Human Resources at Simmons College School of Management. She is a professional coach, certified by New Ventures West, an organization accredited by the International Coaching Federation (ICF). In addition, she is certified and experienced in using the MBTI (Myers-Briggs) and the DiSC personality instruments. She also uses the Enneagram as a component of her coaching toolkit.

Sandy teaches Skills and Techniques of Coaching in our Graduate Executive Coaching Certification Program.