A professional coach can help an attorney clarify professional goals and create an action plan for reaching these goals. The coach then works with the attorney to achieve these goals. A coach is a sounding board, a reality check, and a mentor. A coach provides support, validation, and resources. A coach holds you accountable and helps you move past roadblocks. An effective coach offers a highly customized service that considers your specific goals and your particular strengths and weaknesses.

Law firms recognize the value of hiring coaches to work with attorneys who have excellent legal skills but need to develop their marketing and leadership skills.

Corporations understand the value of bringing in executive coaches to help senior management lead with greater effectiveness.

Individual attorneys who want to work more effectively, generate more business, or find more career satisfaction are also turning to coaches.

And senior lawyers who are trying to figure out what comes next are also turning to coaching.

Read about Steve’s programs for lawyers who are Moving Up, Moving Out, or Stuck in Neutral. Scroll to the bottom to access links to more resources on coaching.

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What my clients say…

“I worked with Steve to plan my transition from an in-house career back to private practice, with the ultimate goal of developing a large enough book of clients to secure my independence from working as someone else’s employee. Steve helped me develop a business plan and coached me in networking tactics, and perhaps most importantly he gave encouragement when the goal seemed too distant. It took a few years, but I recently formed a new boutique law firm with a partner, and I could not be happier.”
Former General Counsel at Technology Company

“Steve is brilliant at what he does. I have learned networking and marketing from him. Previous to meeting Steve, I was relying on generic networking advice that was not that effective. Steve helped me up my game. I would recommend Steve for anyone who wants to step up on this side of lawyering (he’s also a great guy to bounce ideas off of unrelated to marketing and networking, as well, but these are his specialties).”
Sole Practitioner with Regulatory Consulting Firm

“As the managing partner of a midsized law firm, I have many competing responsibilities and a diverse mix of personalities to manage.  Steve has been a great sounding board as I think through approaches to effectively align my team.  Steve is insightful, compassionate, and a lot of fun to work with.  Many years ago, Steve was instrumental in guiding me to comfortable ways to grow my own practice.  I continue to share these lessons with my colleagues.   I feel very fortunate to have Steve in my corner.”
Managing Partner/Tax Attorney, Midsized law firm

Representative Clients

A senior associate who made partner at a major firm in 2021-worked with associate to assess his career options; when he concluded he wanted partnership at his current firm, worked with client to develop and execute a marketing plan and build his brand inside and outside firm

A managing partner of a branch office of an AmLaw 100 firm-worked with MP to further develop his leadership skills and get more alignment from his partners;  worked with client on how to grow the office and retain talent; helped partner to better leverage his time through more effective delegation and planning

A senior associate who was passed over for partnership at a major firm in Texas; helped her process her disappointment; worked with client to better package herself and target specific firms.  Once she landed, helped her to come up with a marketing strategy for leveraging her contacts in Texas to position herself for future referrals

A senior partner who was facing mandatory retirement in several years-Helped the client assess her options and come up with a plan for transitioning her clients to younger partners; helped client explore her interest in pro-bono, non-profit work, and several personal hobbies.