Better communication leads to better results.

We help great leaders and organizations become next level communicators.

The Context

Business is getting more complicated…

Technology is increasingly disruptive.
Geopolitics are increasingly fraught.
Markets are getting more competitive.

The numbers are getting bigger
…the stakes are getting higher.


Greater complexity demands greater communication.

Internal communication -the ability to drive innovation, alignment, and execution across highly diverse teams.

External communication – the ability to build trust with customers, partners, investors, regulators, the public, and other stakeholders.


We help clients discover how better communication can unlock value in their businesses and teams.

Our hybrid consulting + coaching model is designed to identify quick wins and long-term investments that maximize ROI for our clients.

We can make the most immediate impact in the run-up to high-stakes events, such as board meetings, fundraises/roadshows, or media days. Our consulting practice focuses on communication strategy, storytelling, Q&A prep, script-writing, and public speaking technique.]

Case study: helping a local VC raise their first fund from international investors.

Case study: helping a CEO report a complex situation to her board of directors

But better communication can be a competitive advantage far beyond any single campaign or event.

Over the long-term, leaders and organizations that communicate more effectively build stronger relationships, make smarter decisions, and create more value for their stakeholders and themselves.

Our coaching practice helps executives develop the mindset and skills they need to reach their next level in every conversation they have, with every stakeholder, every day.

Case study: helping a financial advisor connect more authentically with his clients

We also work across teams and organizations to build a culture of communication that enhances trust, collaboration, and productivity.

Case study: helping 28 managers at a major multinational align on a common culture of communication

25+ years

helping world leaders and world-leading organizations communciate

Get to know our principals and their unique experience.

About us


Cross-border Communication

For over a decade, Jonathan has helped world leaders, Fortune 100 CEOs, Hollywood celebrities and Nobel Prize winners communicate across cultural and linguistic barriers.

He is a co-founder of Next Level Communication and Cadence Translate. Jonathan has served as a member of the Global Shapers Community, an initiative of the World Economic Forum; as a mentor at Chinaccelerator and the Schwarzman Scholars Program at Tsinghua University; and as a visiting instructor at the University of Ottawa and the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing (UIBE).

Quoc Tran

Cross-border Talent Development

Quoc is a finance professional with over fifteen years’ experience building and managing teams across the US and Asia-Pacific.

Prior to co-founding Next Level Communication, Quoc spent fourteen years at Goldman Sachs, most recently as Head of GSAM Operations in Tokyo. He led key global initiatives, and recruited and led teams across Tokyo, Beijing, Bangalore, and Salt Lake City. Prior to Goldman, Quoc worked for Guggenheim Partners in New York, and served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Morocco. Quoc holds an MBA from NYU Stern, and is a CFA Charterholder.