Helping Lawyers with their Careers and With Getting Business
Critical to most successful people whether a politician, a business owner, a professional or an artist, they all rest on the bedrock of having along with them an advisers who plays a crucial part of 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 this blind spots are possessed by everyone and the reason why in this present economy the trend is for top corporations to hire 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. Using their resourcefulness, acumen, and expertise, they provide support and validation to the group.
Today, even the legal profession is finding the need for professional coaching. 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. What consultants do is to improve your role but they don’t mentor you. 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. In order for consultants to achieve their own ends, they sometimes even do the work for you.
This is not the case of a coach. 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. This will eventually help the lawyer to think is a different, unconventional way.
Executive coaches often charge a monthly fee and schedule weekly phone conferences with their clients. Fees can range from a few hundred dollars up to several thousand dollars.