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