My clients are lawyers of all levels of call, diverse practice areas, and come from across Canada, the United States and Australia.
What I have found is that lawyers and their legal practices evolve through many different phases. At various points in a career the help of coach can be useful for supporting the next step forward.
I am retained both by clients privately, and by law firms.
I am often retained directly by lawyers seeking the support of a coach to help them tackle a challenge, learn or develop skills, improve performance, or make a change. For more information on the types of work I do with clients please see the When to Use a Coach page of this website.
The advantage for lawyers who hire me directly is complete confidentiality. No one need know that they are working with a coach. They are completely in the driver’s seat and have no need to report back to their firm on the coaching engagement.
At any given time a minimum of half my clients have directly retained me without the knowledge of their firm.
Some of my private clients are reimbursed by their firms for their expenditures on coaching out of their discretionary budgets.
Law Firm Clients:
I am also frequently hired by law firms to provide coaching for one or more lawyers at the firm. Most often these coaching engagements are structured around one of the following objectives:
- Providing coach-support to promising associates in their pre-partnership years
- Providing business development coaching to partners and senior associates
- Providing leadership coaching to partners
I develop specialized coaching packages for law firm clients to suit their objectives.