This is a must read for anyone looking to get to the next level in their legal career. The book cleverly marries professional services experience and expertise with the power of coaching.
I so wish I had been able to read this book when I started my legal career. Looking back, it is clear I had no guidance or goals about how to succeed or what success meant to me in terms of my career. The wise words throughout this book will make you think and really help develop your legal career in the way that works for you. The insights provided also give understanding on how to provide a valuable and meaningful service to clients so that their professional and personal needs can also be met – a client for life being the result. The coaching approach really is the way forward to develop your career for you and your employer/firm.
Lawyers of the 2020s operate in a ferociously competitive world and face unprecedented complexity, change and conflicting demands. As well as regulatory, legislative, economic and political uncertainty, other challenges include pricing pressures, technological advances, and market innovation. In this climate, professional development is ever more critical and the ambitious legal professional must develop their own competitive strategy to survive and thrive.
In this book, experienced executive coaches and legal industry experts Clare Jones, Steve Couch and Hannah Beko apply real-life, evidence-based coaching techniques and step-by-step practices to enhance the practice of any mid- or senior-level lawyer. It also features a foreword written by Sarah Goulbourne, co-founder of leading challenger law firm gunnercooke.
Through exploring ten core areas of professional development for lawyers, discover how to unleash yourself from your barriers and future-proof your legal career today. Content covers everything from self-discovery, through to thought-leadership and pitching as well as the skills and behaviours that underpin success. Readers are invited to create their own dynamic personal development programme and are challenged to hold themselves accountable for delivering it.
This title will help senior level lawyers looking to build a lasting reputation, successful practice and sustainable, balanced career. It will provide clarity about your value and a deeper understanding of how to develop client relationships, as well as uncovering challenges to your progress and identifying priority next steps to make everything you do more effective.