What Is Law-Life Coaching?
Guidance Along the Path to Legal Career Success
As a coach in the law arena, I possess unique skills to help you achieve your law career goals and enhance your overall well-being. Whether you’re considering law school or an experienced practitioner, I provide personalized guidance to suit your needs. Lawyers are excellent at spotting issues, but when it comes to emotional matters, logic alone does not suffice. To lead a fulfilling life, you must work on your inner self, which requires emotional growth. Law minds are skilled at being “right,” which isn’t enough for true happiness and fulfillment in your career, relationships, and life. My coaching is customized to your unique circumstances and personality, ensuring you achieve your inner and external goals.
Where Are You Along Your Legal Journey?
My Coaching Blueprint
I take a non-formulaic approach that incorporates:
If this resonates with you, I invite you to sign up for an introductory coaching session.
Quotes to Live By
This coaching track offers guidance and support while you consider your future. Coaching with me may be a great fit for you if you have been wondering whether you would:
I can help you decide where you want to apply for law school based on your goals. I will make recommendations, specifically for your needs, about reading, studying, learning, and experiencing which will give you the best chance for being prepared for law school. There are excellent resources for LSAT preparation; my coaching contributes to LSAT preparation tailored to your needs, and especially focused on the mental and emotional issues that negatively impact your preparation and performance on the test.
Pre-Law and Law Students
Unlike most graduate students, law students face an immense amount of pressure to perform their best in the first year. All law students have remarkably similar first year experiences at every law school in the United States with the curriculum and the Socratic Method. The Socratic Method purposely aims for “productive discomfort,” and without proper preparation you will instead experience a loss of confidence, fear, intimidation, or anger; these expierence will cause you to be unsuccessful in ways you could have been successful. You will be more successful if you learn how to avoid this before you start law school. First year law professors will call on you and stay with you until you have intelligently talked your way into being obviously wrong. Although uncomfortable, this is how you learn to see all sides of an issue, which a lawyer must be able to do well.
Here are some key facts to consider:
Law firms and employers extend offers to candidates who fit the culture of their firm, which means your emotional intelligence is as important as your intellect.
My expertise and insights will help us work to create a framework that will allow you to thrive in law school and beyond.
I have practiced law since 1992, primarily in litigation. My career includes:
I have been immersed in personal development courses, training, coaching, and teaching since 1998. My experience is particularly valuable to lawyers because I know the unique challenges of practicing law as well as how the mind of a lawyer operates. Working with me will help in a wide range of ways, all designed to give lawyers a more enjoyable and meaningful life in every way. Practicing law requires mental expertise but making your career and quality of life better requires challenging emotional work.
STEPS TO SUCCESS
The Coaching Process
Connecting to create a trust-based relationship
Working together to identify your goals
Helping you learn what you need to know to achieve success
Identifying obstacles in your way and exploring ways to overcome them
Learning about yourself, embracing growth and paving a path toward your goals
Law-Life Coaching FAQ
Do you coach for the LSAT?
Yes. My focus is on the mental and emotional challenges. If you plateau in your practice scores, you won’t do better until you improve your emotional intelligence.
Do you help law students in every way?
No. To become a lawyer you must go through the process of law school. I don’t provide shortcuts. I will not coach in conflict with your school’s code of conduct.
What are the benefits of having a lawyer as a coach?
As a lawyer, I'm more likely to understand the way you think. I have thought like a lawyer even before law school and upon arriving felt like I was with like minds. I understand the challenges of law school, practicing law, and code of professional conduct. I’ll see issues unique to law and coach accordingly.