How will clients benefit with you as their coach?
As a certified career and business development coach, my clients want more forward momentum in their careers, compensation, and courage. Lawyers partner with me to take their careers from uninspired and uncertain to unstoppable.
Having been a former award-winning senior legal officer for a Fortune 50 company,
I am industry-tested and connected with my hand on the pulse of the legal market. I understand what it takes to have attorneys stand out in their careers, the interview process, and business development. In short, I know what companies look for when hiring both inside and outside lawyers and how to get you on their radar and in the room.
What results have clients reported after working with you?
My clients have not only found their dream jobs and developed books of business, they understand how to do it in the future. They also have reported increased confidence, ability to get out of their comfort zone and executive presence.
What do clients say about working with you?
My clients have complimented me on my industry knowledge and the fact that I help they understand the business of law in a way no one else had explained it to them. I teach them how to be successful in the legal profession, as well as unleash their talents. My clients appreciate my direct feedback, my personalized approach to their development as well as my unwavering support. My clients have commented that they appreciate how much I keep my eyes and ears open for opportunities that could benefit them.
What is your coaching philosophy?
"I partner with lawyers to advance, build skills and develop business. Knowing that my clients are time-crunched, I show them how to play the legal success game in practical result-focused steps. I help them own, unleash and broadcast their unique talents.
My clients benefit from my honest feedback, introductions, and support. Once my clients learn the legal success game's rules, they are excited to know how to play now and in the future. Most importantly, my clients no longer feel that they are a pawn in someone else's game and that they are free to control their own destinies."
What types of people do you typically coach?
I coach mid- senior lawyers who either with firms or in-house. Generally, the attorneys I coach are looking to build a more successful career and/or business. My attorneys are extremely diverse and come from a variety of backgrounds.
What is your professional background?
I was Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel at MetLife, then a Fortune 50 company, where she provided litigation, regulatory, and risk mitigation advice. As a well-respected thought leader, I served as an executive sponsor to MetLife's U.S. Women's Business Network, co-chaired the Legal Affair's Academy providing developmental opportunities to legal and compliance professionals worldwide, and served as a member of its U.S. Task Force on diversity. Before joining MetLife, I was at the law firm of Thacher Proffitt & Wood.
I am member of the National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL) board of Directors. I serve on the advisory board of Transforming Women's Leadership in Law and co-chairs the CARE's Women's Network of New York, which eradicates poverty by empowering women and girls. Previously, she was a member of the Board for Read Alliance and PowerPlay, NYC.
I received from Corporate Counsel and Inhouse Counsel the Women, Influence, Power in Law, Lifetime Achievement Award for her commitment to advancing and empowering women in the legal profession. Women's Venture Fund awarded me the highest Leaf Award in recognition of her commitment to helping others grow their careers. I was named a Most Influential Irish Woman by the Irish Voice, a Leading Women Lawyer in NYC by Crain's New York, a Business 100 honoree by Irish America, and one of 250 Inspiring Women Entrepreneurs by Databird Journal. I also received the Benchmark Litigation In-house Award at the Americas Women in Business Awards, the Virginia S. Mueller Outstanding Member Award from NAWL, and a First Chair award for hard work, innovation, and significant contributions to the legal community.
I am graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She served on the Comparative Labor Law Journal and the School of Management at the State University of New York at Binghamton, where I graduated magna cum laude. I earned her Associate Certified Coach and Certified Professional Co-Active Coach from the International Coaching Federation and the Co-Active Leadership Institute, respectively.