I am a certified professional coach and a licensed attorney. Prior to becoming a coach, I was a trial lawyer at two Colorado law firms and was Assistant General Counsel for a Fortune 500 company. I was also a Human Resources Director for the same Fortune 500 company and a member of the team that navigated the company through an $8 billion dollar acquisition that included a $3 billion dollar divestiture. I am certified as a Professional Co-Active Coach by the ICF accredited Co-Active Training Institute.
I discovered coaching while an in-house attorney and was amazed by the results I saw in my professional and personal life, including increased efficiency, improved work performance and a greater sense of well-being. At the time, I was also a new mother. The coaching process helped me balance the demands of a stressful career with parenthood. I was inspired to become a coach to share the benefits of coaching with other attorneys and professionals.
My clientele is 80% lawyers and 20% professionals in various industries. I coach in-house and law firm attorneys at various levels who are looking to take their practice to the next level while also living a better life as a practicing attorney.
I coach in person, over the telephone, and through Zoom. During the coaching relationship, clients have the opportunity and space to determine what is currently happening in their life, identify obstacles or challenges, and create strategies for success. The client consciously designs what they would like their professional life to be like and takes action to make it happen.
We start with a detailed discovery session where we focus on goal setting to ensure that the client obtains the full benefit of the coaching relationship. This may include an assessment, depending on the particular client and engagement. Following that session, continuing sessions are generally every two weeks or once a month for a 3- to 12-month period. The frequency of sessions and the duration of the coaching relationship vary depending on the client’s goals. The initial session is 90 minutes and follow-up sessions are 60 minutes.
My coaching clients get the most benefit when they are engaged in the process and ready to move forward and make changes that will lead to a more rewarding and fulfilling professional and personal life.
For certain engagements, I interview supervising attorneys and/or co-workers to gain a greater understanding of the strengths and areas of growth for the client. The people interviewed depend on the client and the client’s particular goals. I also have attorneys who hire me outside of the firm/company and do not wish to engage in an assessment process. My clients see benefits in both situations.
I coached a general counsel and business executive on increasing leadership presence. The results were more confidence, more intuitive decision-making and a closer and more cohesive relationship with direct reports.
I coached a partner at a major law firm on leadership, time management and dealing with difficult colleagues. The results were a more confident and calm leadership presence, more efficient work-leading to more billable hours in less time spent at the office and the ability to more confidently manage and develop direct reports.
The client and coach approaching the relationship with an open mind and enthusiasm for the process. I work hard to orient my clients to the coaching process and develop a relationship based on trust to enable the client to achieve their goals.
Fees and packages vary depending on the length of the relationship and the frequency of coaching. I also provide a sliding scale pricing model in certain circumstances.