The Benefits of Coaching

How Attorney Business Coaching Can Benefit You

Many attorneys get so caught up in the day to day demands of practicing law that they don't take the time to step back and examine whether they have adopted the most effective strategies for personal and professional success. Time goes on, things stay the same and life in the "comfort zone" ensues. Even when confronted with feelings of dissatisfaction, many don't seriously pursue change simply because they don't have the necessary problem solving tools at their disposal. The coaching process opens up the conversations and attitudes that lead to creating a plan of action designed to improve business and life situations.

Most of my coaching clients are talented individuals looking for a way to build a better practice and a more satisfying life. I work well with people who want to be held to a high (yet realistic) standard of performance. By and large, they fall within the following categories:

  • May want to start a practice and need guidance.
  • Would like to run a more profitable practice.
  • Want staff to be more productive
  • Overworked, stressed out and don't have enough time for family, friends and hobbies.
  • Not happy with current work situation and need to choose another environment in which to continue practicing law.
  • No longer wish to practice law and want to consider other career options.

The coaching process that I employ is results oriented. Through the initial assessment, we identify areas in which the client seeks to improve. Every coaching session begins with a review of client actions taken over the past week and an assessment of the week's results. Every coaching session ends with a review of the client's biggest learnings and an outline of specific steps that need to be taken immediately and in the long run to realize the changes he or she wishes to make. This structure keeps the client on purpose and the accountability factor keeps the client on track.

My attorney clients frequently choose to focus on developing skills and habits in practice building and development, as well as practice organization and management strategies. In the business context, the ultimate goal is to build a well run and profitable practice. Some clients are also interested in exploring work/life balance issues. By choosing from the following representative areas of focus, you can learn how to:

  • Set and achieve strategically defined goals
  • Improve the profitability of law practice
  • Create and implement low cost marketing programs
  • Run efficient law office/develop systems
  • Build a TEAM and effectively manage your staff
  • Improve communication skills
  • Identify ways to achieve work/life balance
  • Master activity management
  • Overcome procrastination
  • Address career burn out issues

All programs are customized.

If you are ready to find out how coaching can benefit you, email me at cindy@thesharperlawyer.com or call me on my cell phone at 609-923-1017 to schedule a complimentary, no obligation coaching consultation. As always, it's up to you! Are you ready to begin the next phase of your personal and professional development?