Steve Seckler, Attorney Career and Marketing Coach–Guest on Winning Business Radio with Host Kevin Hallinan

Kevin Hallinan recently interviewed me for his show Winning Business Radio. Kevin develops sales teams into high achievers, and sales leaders into true coaches and mentors utilizing the Sandler Sales Training methodology.

In our conversation, Kevin gets me to talk about my origins, how I got interested in recruiting and coaching and why lawyers need help developing their marketing skills.

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Integrity Matters-remembering my father on Valentines Day

On this Valentines Day, I’m remembering my father Bernie Seckler.  Dad died at the start of pandemic and would have been 96 today.

In the Jewish tradition, keeping alive the memory of your loved ones is very much part of the mourning process.  So today, I’m remembering how important integrity was to my father.

Zealous advocacy is an important part of the practice of law.  Persistence is an important part of recruiting.  But integrity matters for both.

So what kind of lawyer do you want to be?  Someone who fights hard for their clients but does so in an honest way?  Or someone who lawyers and judges don’t trust because you are not true to your word.

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Practicing Law with a Side Hustle (“Mindful Return”)-on the C2C Podcast

Lori Mihalich-Levin is a partner in the Health Care practice at Dentons where she spends half her time on medicare reimbursement issues.  The other half of her time is spent on the business she created, Mindful Return.  Mindful Return is a program to help parents returning from parental leave. It was born out of Lori’s experience as a lawyer and as a new mom with a demanding job.  In this episode of the Counsel to Counsel Podcast, Lori talks about how she created Mindful Return, how she balances her consulting business with the practice of law, and how having a “side hustle” makes her a better lawyer (and how being a lawyer helps her business succeed). 

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Be S.M.A.R.T. in the New Year

I love the New Year.  With the arrival of January, we all have the chance to reinvent ourselves, create new habits, explore new directions and in short, try new things out for size.  In 2021, this has particular resonance as many of us found 2020 to be very challenging.  While we have a ways to go before life returns to “normal”, this is a great time to create goals that are S.M.A.R.T. (specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound).  And as a reminder, once we have set those goals, it is important to create habits that move us towards those goals. (See “Mindlessness” is the Key to Marketing Success, my prior blog post.)

So what are your goals for the coming year?  Grow you practice by 20% in 2021?  Find an in-house counsel role by the Fall?  Build competency in a new practice area? Begin scaling back your practice and thinking about The Next Stage in your career/life?

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Top Counsel to Counsel Podcasts of 2020

It has been a great year for the Counsel to Counsel Podcast. As we enter 2021, I thought I would highlight some of the most popular episodes of the year.  While these are the most popular episodes of 2020, I pleased to report that C2C has a long tail.  In other words, my listeners continue to go back into the archives to find interviews that are relevant to them long after the recordings have been posted.

I’m very thankful for the great professionals (lawyers and consultants) who have given me the chance to learn from them.  Podcasting has been a great education for me.  I also appreciate the thousands of listeners who have downloaded Counsel to Counsel since I launched in early 2018.

As always, I welcome your comments and suggestions!  Stay tuned for more to come!  Here is the list (follow the links or look for the Counsel to Counsel Podcast wherever you get your podcasts):

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Episode 49-Adapting to Change, Pivoting to In-house and DEI in the Legal Profession [on the C2C Podcast]

Bill Gavotch, General Counsel of Primark US, has also worked in-house at Staples and for three major firms in Boston.  In the latest interview on the Counsel to Counsel, Bill talks about how he has had to adapt to change throughout his career, what it was like to leave private practice, and how civic engagement has greatly enhanced his professional and personal life.

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Crisis Management and a Legal Career in Education [podcast]

Jonathan Moll is my latest guest in the Counsel to Counsel Podcast. Jonathan spent over twenty years in private practice before becoming the first General Counsel at Babson College.  Babson had been Jonathan’s client almost from the day he started practicing law.  Jonathan talks about how he developed a specialty in representing education clients and a particular niche in crisis management.

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Professional Development in a Crisis [Podcast]

These are challenging times for all of us but there are still great ways to advance your career as a lawyer, even in a time of social distancing. You have to be proactive, take care of yourself, be realistic and accept that it is harder now to juggle work and family, etc. These and other great tips from my co-presenters on a podcast sponsored by the American Health Law Association .

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How About Adding a Podcast to Your Legal Marketing Toolkit?

In the latest episode of Counsel to Counsel, I speak with Jared Correia, one of the pioneers in legal podcasting.  Jared was a huge mentor to me when I was launching the Counsel to Counsel podcast back in 2018 and I’m very pleased to welcome such a seasoned veteran.

As of 2019, over half the US population had listened to at least one podcast. In 2019 over 100 million people listened to at least one podcast every week. There are over 700,000 active podcasts and 29 million podcast episodes available.

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