coaching consists of either one-on-one coaching or team coaching.
Law Practice Leadership -
This form of one-on-one coaching is
designed to help individual attorneys - in firms of any size, who wish to
increase personal income, while reducing stress and hours in the workplace. I
work with extremely successful attorneys who want to get even better.
They are usually sole practitioners, owners of small law firms, or key
executives in major corporations. They realize that the leadership
behavior that was associated with yesterday’s results may not be the
behavior that is needed to achieve tomorrow’s innovation.
Team Leadership coaching is designed to help managing partners and practice
group leaders make the changes that will take your organization or practice
team to the “next level”. In team coaching, I focus on helping successful
attorneys achieve a positive, measurable, long-term change in behavior. I work
with team leaders to see the connection between their behavioral change goals
and their personal goals. This form of one-on-one coaching allows
me to assist partners developing more entrepreneurial practice groups, or
otherwise launching new ventures--and in need of strategies and a sounding
board for enhancing client value. This form of one-on-one coaching can involve
several attorneys in the same practice group.
Transition/Retirement Planning –
This form of one-on-one coaching is designed to assist senior lawyers who wish
to transition from the production side of the practice to new challenges where
they can express their full repertoire of personal, business, leadership and
entrepreneurial talents in new ways. Leadership Transition Planning will help
individuals acquire skills and competencies to think and act differently. In
the event of sudden death, severe injury or illness, law firms that lack
succession plans inadvertently put both their partners and family at risk.
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Group Leadership – is a
form of team building designed to assist practice group leaders and executive
team members who want to leverage the collective energy, creativity and
intelligence of team members for maximum impact and outcomes.
form of team coaching is usually done with a management team, committee or
practice group that is being challenged to address complex or controversial
concern affecting the partnership. Projects of this nature may include
firm governance and compensation, associate retention and training, and firm
ownership issues. Team coaching is generally done over a concentrated period
of time culminating with a recommendation from the committee or practice
generally work as a coach or mentor on behalf of the committee or practice
group. I assist with background research and a key role of mine is to help
leadership in ensuring that all team members are moving in the agreed-upon
direction at approximately the same pace. Projects are generally conducted
through a series of on-site visits and telephone meetings.
Planning – In today's
highly competitive environment in which a firm's financial success depends
greatly on the planning and organizational skills of key partners, planning
for orderly leadership succession is critical.
Advance Exit Planning
offer complete retreat planning and programming. I generally work with a
leadership team from the law firm to ensure a collaborative effort.
Examples of retreat topics include:
Affecting the Practice of Law
Practice Group Management
Succession Planning for Firms
and Practice Groups
Changing Firm Culture – The
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