who is Next Knowledge?​

Next Knowledge is a small but mighty team of individuals that have come together around a mission to create lasting social value. Our methods and tools can change the world's relationship with learning. 

Learning is a struggle for far too many. Issues with comprehension and retention can plague individuals for their entire lives. Learning-based challenges lead to decreased confidence, stress and chronic underachievement. And it doesn't have to be that way.

We can change lives by delivering our proven LEARN method through and our online Wordspace. It's a fact that motivates our team every single day.​


Our fearless leaders are the founders of Next Knowledge: Lawrence Feld and Stephen Straker. They partnered in 2018, meeting over countless coffees to discuss the possible. Together, they brought Next Knowledge to life and built a happy, cohesive and motivated team around them. They lead by example -- they're smart and they care.

Stephen Straker

CEO | Co-Founder


Stephen has an extensive background in business and technology. His passion for helping individuals reach their true potential inspired him to co-found Next Knowledge.


As CEO, Stephen is leading the team that’s working to transform the world’s relationship with learning. He aims to bring innovative, proven reading and comprehension methods to as many learners as possible by leveraging the great power of digital tools and artificial intelligence.

Stephen is a firm believer that education should be a right, not a privilege. Through Next Knowledge he is working to help make that a reality.

Lawrence Feld

Chief Learning Officer | Co-Founder


Lawrence’s career has been characterized by constant program innovation and development, and he has extensive experience with helping students and teachers with those most challenged with learning.

While working as the academic director of an elementary school in Toronto, he created the LEARN method to help students struggling with academic text. With Next Knowledge, Lawrence is scaling his methods to reach learners whenever and wherever they seek to advance their reading comprehension and retention.


Together with the team at Next Knowledge, Lawrence is driving to transform the world’s relationship with learning.