While the pandemic has been difficult in so many ways, it has also brought a number of welcome changes to my coaching practice. For starters, Zoom has made it a lot easier to coach lawyers all over the country. I now have clients in Houston, Palo Alto, Seattle, Chicago and New York.
There are many lawyers and consultants who have been relying on Zoom for years (e.g. Jared Correia of Red Cave Law Firm Consulting) and they are happy to point out that there was nothing stopping me from doing this in the past. While I could have been coaching clients remotely on a virtual platform, the widespread shift to Zoom has made it much more accessible to many of my clients.
At the same time, I have also done a lot of walking in the last year and a half and I’ve now added pedacoaching to my repertoire for clients in the Boston area. I stole the term from Aaron Sorkin of West Wing fame (he coined the term pedaconference–a long tradition of high-powered influencers including Presidents). Simply put, pedacoaching is a way to work with a coach to identify and move past obstacles while also achieving your fitness goals.
Could this be a game changer for time starved lawyers? Heidi Alexander, has the SJC Standing Committee on Lawyer Well-Being recommended pedaconferences to lawyers?
Coffee is also back on the table (for clients and just for anyone who wants to meet in the old fashioned way). But as long as the sun is shining, I’m looking forward to logging many more steps on the health app on my iPhone this year. Are you having pedaconferences?