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Services For Law Firms Executive and Performance Coaching

Executive and Performance Coaching

Individual Coaching for Partners, Counsel & Associates


In today's competitive environment, talent management has become a strategic imperative for law firm success. Depending on their level of seniority, law firm attorneys are expected to develop business, bill considerable hours, continuously hone their legal skills and be "good firm citizens" through mentoring and other efforts.  Many of the skills required for successful law firm practice — including leadership, management, business development, supervision and so-called "soft" skills — are not addressed in law school, yet greatly affect business outcomes.


Our experienced and credentialed coaches coach attorneys at all levels of seniority to achieve a wide variety of performance goals including:

  • Marketing, business development, client development and networking
  • Leadership, practice group management and team building
  • Supervision, team management, communication and delegation
  • Time management and planning
  • Self-management, including energy and stress
Even the most successful attorney often benefits from the support of an executive coach.  High-potential lawyers wanting to take their practices to the next level use our executive coaching services to:
  • Define specific, realistic and strategic goals
  • Set aside consistent time to focus on these goals so that they are not lost in day-to-day practice demands
  • Identify and utilize their strengths in order to achieve goals
  • Use accountability to their coach to increase motivation to accomplish goals
  • Break goals down into manageable action steps
Employing a combination of the following approaches to achieve these goals, we:
  • Assess the attorney's strengths and areas for growth and development
  • Perform 360 degree reviews
  • Administer and interpret both quantitative and qualitative personality and vocational assessments
  • Define and prioritize goals and anticipate potential obstacles
  • Develop appropriate success metrics and create accountability

We provide coaching both virtually (by phone) with email backup and in person throughout the US and around the world.


Coaching can be provided for varying periods of time.  Frequency of coaching sessions may also vary.  These are determined by the needs of the firm and the individual(s) being coached.  Please contact Ellen for further information.


Executive and Performance Coaching for Groups of Attorneys


Group coaching provides unique benefits to both attorneys and their firms:

  • Attorneys coached in groups become coaches for each other
  • Participants learn from the experiences of other group members
  • Group coaching facilitates cross selling and other networking relationships

We provide group coaching in the following areas:

  • Business development for women attorneys
  • Train the trainers coaching to develop supervision and coaching skills in attorneys
  • “Mothers-in-Law” Coaching Program for new mothers returning from parental leave and wanting to grow their practices
  • Effective delegation and supervision
  • “Getting on the Radar” Program for women associates to help them with internal marketing, external networking, obtaining skill-advancing work assignments and recruiting mentors and sponsors

Our group coaching programs typically begin with a two-three hour in-person presentation.  Coaching continues via teleconference at pre-arranged times and intervals.  All group coaching includes:

  • Individual goal-setting and accountability
  • Backup individual sessions as needed
  • Goal-setting and progress-tracking materials

We provide coaching both virtually (by phone) with email backup and in person throughout the US and around the world.  Coaching can be provided for varying periods of time.  Frequency of coaching sessions may also vary.  These are determined by the needs of the firm and the individual(s) being coached.  Please contact Ellen for further information.

 

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Email:

Ellen Ostrow, Ph.D., CMC

910 17th Street N.W.
Suite 306
Washington, D.C. 20006
Phone: 202-595-3108
Fax: 301-587-4327
E-mail:
ellen@lawyerslifecoach.com

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