Meet Upnext Founder and Executive Coach,
Jill Bornstein, PCC


To succeed in your career goals, entrepreneurial endeavors, leadership growth, or management opportunities, you need people in your court who inspire you, can provide intelligent questioning, act as a sounding board and use their perspective based on relevant experiences to thoughtfully move you to action.

These are people who empower your growth, support your failures, push you out of your comfort zone, and cheer you on toward success. Do you have someone in your life who can positively challenge your thinking and help you move forward?

I founded Upnext Leadership Coaching to help forward thinking managers, executives and teams, who have exciting, important, or daunting goals achieve them and soar in an environment that supports, develops and leads to purposeful and positive performance. I have been fortunate to have multiple professional mentors and champions throughout my career and have specifically designed Upnext to offer the same to you.

My background as a Fortune 50 finance executive, business founder, an elected community leader, and President of several non-profit boards developed my competencies as a successful growth accelerator, business strategist, team champion, connector and partnership builder. Drawing from my wealth of experience, I have guided hundreds of leaders, creating individualized roadmaps to methodically help each reach their individual goals.

I am a Mom of 4 Gen Z sons and love watching them tackle life’s challenges and capitalize on its opportunities. Friends and family describe me as highly positive, hopeful and energetic. My competitive spirit has allowed me to start two businesses, complete 3 marathons, numerous half marathons and inspires me to continue playing tennis as if I was still playing for my Division 1 team. And while success is important to me, I am most inspired when I see others soar – especially you and your team.

As your thought partner, I seek to help you
overcome challenges by:


Education and Executive Training
  • Women’s Leadership Program, Yale School of Executive Education
  • Financial Management Training Program, General Electric
  • BA, Government and Law, Lafayette College
Leadership Roles
  • Co-Founder and CFO Inspiring Comfort
  • VP of Finance, GE Capital Card Services
  • Executive Audit Manager, General Electric
  • Board of Finance Vice – Chair, Elected Town Official
  • Board President, Ridgefield Aquatic Club
  • Board President, Tiger Hollow Inc.
  • Board Vice-Chair and Development Chair, Ridgefield Academy
  • Board Strategic Planning Chair, RVNA Health


I work with motivated, forward-thinking leaders who seek to unlock potential and soar to reach targeted professional and organizational goals. My corporate clients believe the voice of an external coach can help vigorously move their leaders forward for overall organization growth.

Examples of Active and Recent Clients

High Potential Leaders
  • Director, Commercial Sales, Pre IPO Tech Company
  • Senior Manager, Fortune 500 company
  • Director, National Sales Leader Fortune 50
  • Growth and Marketing Lead, Series A
  • Senior Supply Planning Manager, Fortune 500
  • CEO, Tech Start Up, Pre Series A
  • Division Chief of Staff, Fortune 50
Rising & Senior Executives
  • CFO, Global Manufacturing Organization
  • Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Healthcare Research Company
  • President and Founding Partner, Executive Recruiting Firm
  • CFO, Tech Industry Pre IPO
  • Vice President of Direct Services, Non Profit
  • President and General Manager, Aerospace Industry
  • Executive Leadership Team, Small Cap
  • Leadership Team, Small Private Business
  • Global Finance Team
  • Non-Profit Executive Team National-Level

I worked with Jill to evaluate how I could improve connectedness and communication on my 90 person geographically diverse and highly specialized research team. Jill helped me think through exactly what connection means to me and why, along with transparent communication, it is critically important to recruitment and retention of top talent as well as to the success of the growing business that I lead. We brainstormed specific and actionable metrics that I am using to gauge progress toward these goals. Jill asked great probing questions that helped me to frame the key issues and challenges as well as solutions using a broad lens. Jill is practical and easy to work with, and she brings a diverse set of leadership experiences and skills to the table in a very effective way.

— A Female Executive

Soar to Success!

Email, Call, or Schedule a free consultation. I’d be delighted to hear from you.