Wondering what coaching really is? In two recent episodes of the Counsel to Counsel Podcast, Beth Masterman (who’s name is very fitting), coaches Steve, a 9th year associate at an AmLaw100 firm. Steve (who is played by Steve Seckler), has been passed over for partnership and is is trying to assess his career options.
While I usually sit in the interviewer seat during podcasts, I was very pleased to be a guest on Steve Fretzin’s podcast, Be That Lawyer. Steve and I discus:
*The importance of relationship building in selling professional services
*The challenges and issues that lawyers face in making career transitions or in growing a law practice, and,
*The Next Stage, my new coaching program for senior lawyers who are thinking about What Comes Next.
My mother-in-law once said to me “life stage is a compelling force“. As we enter 2020, I now have two children out of college and one well on her way. I have therefore decided that this is a great time to leave Marc Z Legal and return full-time to Seckler Legal Recruiting and Coaching.
As I have done for over 20 years, I will continue to focus on recruiting partners, associates and in-house counsel for law firms, life sciences and technology companies. I will also continue to coach a broad cross section of the bar on marketing and career issues.
How can coaching help attorneys find more career success and happiness? Ask Beth J. Masterman of Masterman Executive Coaching! I interview Beth in the latest episode of the Counsel to Counsel podcast (find it wherever you listen to podcasts or visit the podcast homepage) Beth provides a great overview of what coaching is, how it works, what issues are suitable for coaching, how to find a coach, etc. I recently reconnected with Beth at Provisors , a great business networking group I joined this past Spring and she has been very generous in helping me rethink my own coaching practice. No surprise that she was named Number One Executive Coach by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. legalcareers executivecoaching lawyers
For over 15 years, I have been coaching individual lawyers and other professionals on how to be more successful in generating business. Now, for the first time, I am offering Group Coaching with SLC Jumpstart to small interdisciplinary groups of up to 5 professionals. To read more about the program, click here or contact me … Read more
Are you placing too much emphasis on professional achievement in order to derive your own self esteem. That was the diagnosis offered in the WSJ (subscription req.)–way back in early 2009 when we thought hoped 2010 would be a big year for job growth. While there is nothing wrong with striving for high levels of … Read more
In general, I don’t think it is a good idea to use a blog to sell your services (at least not overtly). If you blog regularly and provide good content, readers will see that you are knowledgeable about your subject area and that you are ready, willing and able to share your wisdom. Self promotion … Read more
A marketing consultant says that in these times, lawyers should spend at least 3 hours a week on marketing activities. But what if you can’t figure out how to spend those three hours most effectively? Hire a coach. That’s what Jim Hassett suggests. When hiring a coach, make sure you find someone who you feel … Read more
That in today’s WSJ (subscription req.). Many lawyers can benefit from individual coaching. Firms are starting to see the value of training lawyers on how to build business relationships more effectively. Some firms are waking up to this reality by shifting dollars away from marketing and towards one on one support for individual attorneys. Marketing … Read more