Stephen Seckler
Stephen Seckler

I am a seasoned marketing, career, and leadership coach with 20+ years of experience working with 100’s of partners, associates, and in-house counsel. I advise attorneys on advancing their careers and coach them on taking actions that will help them reach their goals.

As an attorney who has dedicated his entire professional life to helping lawyers find more career satisfaction and achieve marketing success, I am “Counsel to Counsel.” What gets me excited is identifying ways to get intelligent professionals to embrace the change they want and then move past obstacles that are getting in the way.

Sometimes this means making a lateral move. Sometimes this means building a book of business. Sometimes this means making a career transition. Sometimes this means developing better leadership skills.  All four involve a mix of coaching, consulting, and counseling.

I like to bring humor (think bad dad jokes) and lots of pop culture references into my coaching and recruiting.

I have been the author of the blog Counsel to Counsel since 2005. C2C was twice named to the ABA Journal’s Blawg 100 (top 100 blogs by lawyers for lawyers). I host the Counsel to Counsel Podcast featuring interviews with leading attorneys who have done interesting things with their careers and consultants who have interesting things to say about the delivery of legal services.

My coaching program, The Next Stage, is for senior lawyers who want to explore “What Comes Next”. I began my post law school career developing 100’s of continuing education programs for a nationally recognized leader in CLE where I had the opportunity to work with leading judges and attorneys in Massachusetts. I am trained in mediation and have worked with some of the pioneers in legal marketing.

Since the 1990’s, I have helped many attorneys get more clarity on what they want from their careers. I write extensively and speak at bar associations and law schools. I have been quoted in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, the Boston Business Journal, the National Law Journal and in many other publications.

I spent two decades recruiting legal talent for top law firms and corporate law departments. I am active in the Senior Lawyers Division of the American Bar Association and sit on several committees. I am a fellow of the Massachusetts Bar Foundation and volunteer for a mix of community and non-profit organizations. In particular, I enjoy mentoring first generation college and law students about their careers. Previously, I served on the Boston Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Work Life Balance and as Vice Chair of the Law Practice Management Section of the Massachusetts Bar Association.

Whether you are Moving Up, Moving Out, Stuck in Neutral, or Investing in Your Talent, I invite you to explore my website to find out more about how I can help advance your career to Thrive, Achieve Greater Success, and Personal Fulfillment.

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What my clients say…

“I had the good luck of meeting Steve, through a mutual connection on LinkedIn. In the past year, he has proven to be not only a fantastic coach, but an even better human being. Steve has helped me through some extremely difficult periods in my career and he makes himself available at all hours.
He helped both guide me to a particular firm that was a really good fit for me, and to make that transition a success.  He was also extremely helpful and successful in working with me to cultivate clients, which is something I have struggled with in the past. With Steve’s help and expertise, I was able to start building my book of business. I already referred several colleagues to Steve who are working with him and share similar sentiments to mine.”
Real Estate Partner at AmLaw50 Firm

“Stephen works closely with his clients to help them develop strategies for legal marketing tailored to their unique circumstances. He brings to bear a strong understanding of best practices for establishing relationships of trust that will benefit both attorneys and their clients, and works closely with his clients to design effective and achievable business development plans. I highly recommend him.”
Litigation Partner at Large Regional Firm and Past President, Boston Bar Association

“Steve Seckler has been a tremendous help to me over this past year with his sage advice, clear insights, endless patience, preternatural positivity, ability to push me without being pushy, and creative solutions to thorny problems. I feel he is an advisor, friend, and role model all rolled into one.”
Construction Law Partner at Suburban Practice