“Pedacoaching” is a Great Way to Move Past Obstacles While Achieving Your Fitness Goals

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

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Coaching to the Next Level-My Guest Appearance on the “Be That Lawyer” Podcast

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.

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7 Career/Life Management Tips for a COVID-19 World

We are now living through the snow day of all snow days!  Even if you or your family’s health has not been affected by the coronavirus (and I hope it hasn’t), surely every other aspect of your life has been turned upside down.  For most of us, there have been great disruptions at work (at a minimum, projects put on hold, meetings and court appearances postponed, employees working remotely).

These disruptions can impact our productivity in many ways.  For me personally, I’ve been moving meetings on-line, stocking up at BJs, dealing with elderly parents, helping my daughter who is studying abroad to navigate her early return, etc.  But with every crisis, there are also opportunities. So here are a few things to consider as we get used to the new normal:

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New Years Resolutions? Hire a Coach!

What are your career goals for 2020?  Increase your business?  Make a lateral move?  Go in-house?  Become a better manager/leader at your law firm?  If you need help in defining your goals or if you simply need help in executing them, hiring a coach can help!  Beth Masterman of Masterman Executive Coaching talks about that in one of my recent podcasts.

You can also read about coaching in an article I published in the ABA publication GPSolo or on my website.

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Practicing Abroad for Your American Law Firm

robert-finkel-websiteFor many lawyers, travel is something to do for a business trip or on vacation.  But for Robert Finkel, travel was a way for his family to live abroad and experience a new culture.  For two years, Bob lived in Israel with his wife and three children while continuing to work for his law firm in Boston.  In my latest podcast, Bob tells his story and discusses how he leveraged his expertise in tax to make this adventure become a reality.

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Who’s Your Unicorn?

unicornWhen it comes to receiving gifts, I freely admit that I’m a tough customer.  There aren’t that many things that I want.  And when I do want something, I’m usually pretty picky.  But this past December, my colleague, Amy Levine, found me the perfect gift.  It didn’t cost a lot; but it was truly appreciated and it has been sitting on my desk ever since.

The gift was a small rubber unicorn which now serves as a daily inspiration for me.

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Trying to Make a Difficult Change? Tell Everyone!

The New Year has just passed and if you are like most professionals, you probably made a few New Year’s resolutions.  Maybe you decided to make some personal changes in your life (lose weight, get in shape, visit your parents more often); or maybe you have some new professional goals (do a better job of … Read more