A lawyer coach can help you get to where you want to be faster than you would get there on your own. I can help you with:
Sometimes you just need to speak with someone in complete confidence who has no skin in the game and whose sole focus is on you and your best outcome.
You know you have it in you to thrive, but you feel stuck. Partner with a professional coach and leverage your greatest asset: you.
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The coaching relationship is founded on our mutual interest in achieving a common goal: your success, however you define it. Our relationship is based on trust, integrity, hard work and mutual accountability. Your goals are big, challenging and important. You deserve to work with a lawyer coach with both backbone and flexibility who has complete faith in your capacity to succeed and the resolve to see you through to your desired outcome.
Each coaching session consists of a structured conversation. It may be in-person, over the phone or by videoconference. Our first session sets the agenda for our coaching relationship. We discuss your background, why you are interested in coaching and what you want to get out of it. From there, we work out a framework for our sessions, including the duration and frequency. Coaching relationships typically last between three and six months, depending on the nature and scope of your objectives. Sessions are typically scheduled bi-weekly with each one lasting between 30 and 60 minutes. Emails and phone calls are welcome between sessions. In each session, we focus on a particular piece of your broader goals, examine its significance and develop specific action steps for you to take to move you forward. You may be provided with resources or "homework." After each coaching session you should have increased clarity about the direction you are taking and a specific plan for action.
Mentors are wonderful allies and relationships with mentors should absolutely be sought out and fostered. Mentors and coaches have much in common, including an interest in supporting you and helping you succeed. However, there are a few key differences between your relationship with a mentor and your relationship with a coach:
In sum, a coaching relationship complements your existing professional and support networks. It is up to you to decide, based on your objectives and existing resources, whether or not coaching would be of benefit to you.
Lawyers like to be prepared. But waiting until you are "ready" to make changes in your professional or personal life may mean missing out on opportunities or suffering through the status quo longer than necessary. Five sage words (not my own): Start Before You're Ready.