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I am a career management and business development coach for lawyers and other professionals.
I help motivated lawyers make changes faster & more effectively than working on their own. My clients use our coaching calls to brainstorm & work on making sustained changes in career management, business development &/or professional satisfaction.
An attorney open to coaching can get these results because with a coach the attorney has a sounding board, support, guidance, structure & accountability.
For some, I am like a partner you would like to encourage you, see the best in you & push you to thrive in your legal career. You decide what you want to work on and the desired results. I help you focus on what you want, accelerate progress & get results.
For laid off lawyers, new lawyers, ones re-entering the job market, transitioning &/or looking for a better fit, working with a coach will help you find a job or a new path more efficiently & quickly, with less stress & burnout.
I have coached attorneys of all types, including partners, associates, solo lawyers, judges, inhouse counsel & recent graduates, as well as law students, legal assistants, office administrators, engineers, insurance professionals, business owners, teachers & others.
I also provide business development trainings & LinkedIn trainings for law firms. I speak to, train & am active and connected in bar groups locally, statewide & in the ABA.
Helping individual lawyers & other professionals get results:
- take charge of your practice & career
- get more clients, build a book of business, increase revenues
- advance in your firm
- find a first or next job, make transitions
- resumes, cover letters & interview preparation
- build your reputation & your network
- market & promote yourself
- increase productivity & improve time management
- outplacement services
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|MI||Active And In Good Standing||1989||05/14/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Evelyn Forrest Distinguished Advocate Award||Women's Bar Association/Oakland Region of Women Lawyers Association of Michigan||2015|
|Firm Foundation Award||Barristers Board of the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association||2015|
|Women in the Law Award||Michigan Lawyers Weekly||2013|
|Inaugural Regional Leadership Award||Women Lawyers Association of Michigan||2012|
|Lawyer Coach||Your Benchmark Coach||2008 - Present|
|Partner||Clark Hill PLC||1989 - 2008|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Summer Camp Scholarships||Board Member||2015 - Present|
|American Bar Association, Law Practice Management Section, Women Rainmakers||Council member||2011 - Present|
|State Bar of Michigan, Law Practice Management Section||Council member||2009 - Present|
|Bench Bar Culinary Challenge for charities||Organizing Commitee Member||2009 - Present|
|Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (WLAM)||Former State Board member, current member||2008 - Present|
|Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (WLAM), Wayne Region||Member, past President (2013-2014)||2008 - Present|
|Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (WLAM), Washtenaw Region||Member, former membership chair||2008 - Present|
|Washtenaw County Bar Association||Board member, Treasurer (2015-2016), member||2008 - Present|
|Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association||Member, past President (2011-2012)||2006 - Present|
|University of Michigan Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1989|
|University of Michigan||History and English, with distinction||B.A.||1986|
|WXW Overcome Challenges & Walk Out a Winner||Negotiating||2013|
|WCBA R.E. Section Monthly meeting speaker||Secrets to Success as an Introvert||2013|
|State Bar of Michigan, Bar Leadership Forum||Strengthening & Diversifying Membership||2013|
|State Bar of Michigan Young Lawyers Practicing Law in Ingham County||Balancing Act||2013|
|State Bar of Michigan Pathways to Success||Networking for Success||2013|
|DRC Mediator Training||Mediator Marketing 101||2013|
|ABA Women Rainmakers Local Programming Nationwide||Niche Marketing||2013|
|Women Law Students Association||Tips for Summer Starters||2012|
|State Bar of Michigan Bar Leadership Forum||Effective Bar Leadership||2012|
|Ingham County Young Lawyers Meeting||The Art of Networking||2012|
|ICLE Solo & Small Firm Institute||Lawyer Marketing, Marketing is a Contact Sport||2012|
|Annual Meeting, SBM Masters Section||Encore! Encore! Your Third Career.||2012|
|ABA Women in the Law, Young Lawyers Speaker Series||Establishing & Maintaining Mentoring Relationships||2012|