Are you a mid to senior-level lawyer or executive, looking for something more in your life, and thinking about engaging a professional career coach to help you achieve clarity or to change things up?
Whether you’re craving an answer on what your dream career by design looks like, want to finally move that great business idea off the backburner and into reality, feeling like your career is at a T (i.e. you’re “stuck”) or a Y (i.e. you’re wondering if you should be doing something else), or you want to get that next promotion or a new job but not sure what else you need to do (or perhaps you’re doing wrong), let me be your professional coach and show you how you CAN rewrite the rules …
I work with individual lawyers and executives, as well as law firms and legal teams, to empower them to design and move their career, personal and leadership dreams into an active, actionable, pursuit. I know what it takes to succeed as a lawyer, having spent over 30 years in both private practice and in-house, and I help my clients achieve long-term personal and professional results.
I am a values-driven, internationally certified, coach and a member of both the International Coaching Federation and The Institute of Coaching McLean/Harvard Medical School.
Why do I need a coach?
No matter who you are, we all have 24 hours in each day. No more and no less. If you do what you have always done, you will get what you have always got. To change something, you must take action and a coach can be there to help you to make a change. If you feel like you’re not living up to your potential, focus on changing a few key aspects of your life.
The word coaching comes originally from the world of sport. All top athletes have a coach because their emphasis is on action, accomplishment, excellence, and having measureable results. Everyone deserves that and if you don’t know what you want, it won’t be long until someone else will tell you what they want you to do.
Executive and professional coaching is now a distinct service as people are increasingly shifting their allegiance inwards, by investing time, money, and effort into themselves and their careers. On the job work training may be a great short term success, but it is often not sustainable when you go back to the same office the next day, working with the same people who treat you the same way, resulting in old behaviours and habits simply being repeated. To achieve sustainable change, it has to come from within.
Having proven local and international success with 7 x World Surfing Champion Layne Beachley’s Aim for the Stars Foundation, the Property Council’s 100 Women in Property initiative, GROWL (The Global Rise of Women in Legal Tech), the University of Notre Dame Australia Law School and the Association of Corporate Counsel, I work with clients to think openly and outside of the box on all dimensions of their lives – personal and professional, health and relationships.
There are plenty of people these days who call themselves coaches, however not all are professionally trained or certified in the psychology or science of coaching. I am a Professional Certified Coach (PCC), as awarded by the International Coaching Federation Credentials and Standards. I am also an Extended DISC Practitioner and FinxS Practitioner. I’m also a highly successful lawyer and continue to manage a boutique law firm so as to keep my finger on the legal business pulse.
What does 1 on 1 coaching with Claire look like?
A journey with me as your coach will be highly personalised, because no two individuals are looking for the same thing. I currently have 5 offerings, which can be delivered as personal online coaching or in-person. Places are limited so please contact me direct for a no-obligation chat about what you’re looking for. My current 1 on 1 programs are:
|1 x 1-hour session (aka “The Sprint Session”)|
|3 x 1-hour sessions within 3 months (aka “The Hurdle Race”)|
|6 x 1-hour sessions within 6 months (aka “The Relay Race”)|
|12 x 1-hour sessions within 6 months (aka “The Marathon”)|
|“You Have Brains in Your Head. You have Feet in Your Shoes. You Can Steer Yourself Any|
Direction You Choose” i.e. something designed especially just for you!
Coaching is a unique and highly confidential relationship. You may want e.g. to:
Build your leadership skills and get that promotion or new job you’re craving – I can help you to develop your ability through my experience, motivation and encouragement, so as to help you become a better leader, manager, employee, and team member. Together we’ll identify the skills and expertise you need to succeed and find our where your strengths and weaknesses sit
Learn new perspectives – I can help you to gain a fresh perspective on things and learn where you are sabotaging yourself – which can help in your work life as well as your personal life. I will be your guide and “sounding board” for ideas, helping you decide on the best course of action in difficult situations. You will learn from me ways to work more effectively and avoid “reinventing the wheel”
Advance your career – I can help contribute to your growth and development and ultimately succeed in seeing you be the type of manager you wish you’d had in your early career and deal with those nagging feelings of self doubt, confidence and imposter syndrome
Build your network – I can help you to work out how to expand your existing network of personal and professional contacts.
The Modern Lawyer online coaching course
You can also access The Modern Lawyer Program delivered by an international coaching company I co-founded, Coaching Advocates. The Modern Lawyer Program delivers specialised training and support, combined with optional access to a unique global networking platform and the opportunity to add on private coaching with me. Developed by lawyers, for lawyers, the 6 module Modern Lawyer Program consists of videos, exercises and a detailed Workbook that can be undertaken over 12 weeks.
The Modern Lawyer Program will provide you with:
- self-awareness around how you currently show up and operate in the world, allowing you to assess whether adapting your mindset, mood or presence might allow you to better achieve your goals and aspirations
- the clarity to identify what is holding you back or preventing you from being the lawyer you want to be
- knowledge around how the brain works and some practical tools to help you to build deeper relationships to promote professional and personal success
- awareness around any reluctance to change you may have and tools to help you to embrace and manage the same
- a foundation to create your own personalised road map to a future proof legal career
- and so much more!
To access the program, please click here.
Psychometric Testing – Extended DISC
I am also an Extended DISC Practitioner and FinxS Practitioner. Extended DISC and FinxS reports help to understand how we behave and explain how we react spontaneously when we don’t have time to consider consequences. The reports are ideal in considering career choices, in dealing with communication challenges and relationship issues, and help us understand why certain situations put us under pressure or stress. They provide us with a self-awareness that is vital for our success in life.
What are you waiting for?
I am a signatory to the International Coaching Federation Code of Ethics, a copy of which is available at request. For a confidential free chat about coaching services, please contact me below.