Helping Lawyers with their Careers and With Getting Business
What has driven most people to their success, be it a politician, a business owner, a professional, or an artist is an adviser who has played a crucial role in their life, in their success. The logic seems to reflect over the reality that when one, or a group, is engrossed over something important or critical, the ability to think out of the box gets out of the question, and the likelihood of deciding over something severely substantial to alight themselves with a better analysis or a judgment, is fundamentally curtailed. We commonly call this blind spot. And we all have our blind spots and the reason why in our present economy, there is an increasing trend in top corporations toward hiring external coaches to work with senior level executives.
What executive coaches are to a company is a sounding board and someone who conditions everyone to a reality check, and this is why they are hired by these companies. They provide support and validation, using their resourcefulness, their acumen and expertise.
Well, for all you know, professional coaching is also spreading to the legal profession as well. Being a partner mentor, the professional coach of a lawyer will help him success by putting an edge in their performance. Even top lawyers benefit from having a mentor and you will find them achieving peak performances with their help.
Where traditional consulting ends, coaching picks up. And what makes them differ? When you are dealing with a consultant, he will try to find ways to help you achieve your desired objective. In most cases, a consultant does not act as a mentor but a role alleviator. The consultant will end up listing steps that you need to take in order for you to achieve your objective in your professional career or business. Sometimes the consultants even do the work for you to achieve their own ends.
This is not how a coach works. Key to the success of this relationship is not the type of mentor who because they are more senior or more experienced acts as an advisor or guide to a junior or a trainee. When a coach works with someone, he provides support, feedback and an alternative outlook so that it squeezes out ideas that even the mentor himself does not know where it will lead to. It helps the lawyer to think better and to think differently or unconventionally.
When you hire an executive coach he usually charges a monthly fee and there are weekly phone conferences scheduled with the client. The amount that executive coaches charge their clients can be as low as a few hundred dollars to as expensive as several thousands of dollars.