Education is in my blood. My father was a math professor, and my mother was a school psychologist. I was also raised in an affluent Jewish suburb in New York where academic accomplishment was highly valued.

Earning a graduate degree was my destiny from a young age. And I still consider myself a lifelong learner. The content that is freely or cheaply available through podcasts, webinars, Google searches, social media, YouTube, traditional media sources, and now ChatGPT has only accelerated my learning.

Despite this, I realized early in my professional career that reading and classroom training will only get you so far. Webinars, books, articles, and other educational content can increase our awareness of things we didn’t previously know. But changing our behavior takes more.

There are many tools that we can use as individuals or organizations to increase our effectiveness as professional service providers. Training and consulting are two great resources to help us identify the gaps in our knowledge.

In my latest article in the ABA’s GPSolo eReport, I explain why I believe that coaching is the missing link in elevating your performance and in achieving your goals.

 

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