How to Minimize the “Freak Out”​ Before Public Speaking

A good friend of mine recently reached out because she is "freaking out" about a public speaking presentation she has to give this week. She asked for some advice knowing that I do speaking engagements for a living. It got me thinking. There's no question that the fear of public speaking is a major fear. [...]

What To Do When Your Day Gets Derailed

Have you ever seen a plastic bag on a highway at the mercy of the cars hitting it floating back and forth and up and down repeatedly? Each car that hits it determines what will happen to it next and it floats around in the air aimlessly. This is a powerful visual for what happens [...]

13 Questions to Answer to Create a Powerful Vision for Your Law Practice

As we are nearing the start of a new decade, many of our lawyer clients are beginning to set their goals for the new year and beyond. And the first step in any strategic planning process is to create a vision. What is a Vision? Your vision is your idea of what your practice and your career [...]

By | December 9th, 2019|Business Development, Partnership Track, Success Strategies|

Five Success Strategies to Retain and Develop Your Firm’s Lawyers

Look at almost any law firm website and you’ll likely see boasts about how the firm is “client-focused” or “client-centric.” Certainly, devoting your energy and efforts towards serving your clients is a positive, if not essential, attribute for a successful practice. Same goes for securing those clients in the first place. While calling your firm [...]

[VIDEO] Business Development from the “Inside Out”

As a lawyer, do you feel that you are wasting your time going to networking events or doing other business development activities? That's because you are likely missing this critical step. In this video blog, strategic coach for lawyers, 20/20 Leadership Group's co-founder, and creator of the Rainmaking Academy Yuliya LaRoe shares why as [...]

Why Women Lawyers Need Sponsors, Not Just Mentors

Mentoring in the legal profession is not new. For women lawyers, in particular, mentors can be invaluable sources of guidance on everything from the nuts and bolts of the practice to work/life balance strategies. Many firms have formal mentoring programs for associates, pairing them with a partner or senior associate who can help them develop [...]

A 5-minute Meditation to Regain Focus (even if you don’t know how or like to meditate!)

Have you ever had one of those days when no matter how hard you try to concentrate on getting through your tasks for the day, you are just not able to focus? We certainly have! As lawyers, you have so much on your plate - the never-ending client emails, court deadlines, calls from opposing counsel, [...]

By | May 31st, 2018|Success Strategies|

6 Strategies to Maximize Your Networking Efforts

* This article was originally published in the March 2018 Newsletter of the Organization of Women in International Trade ("OWIT").  We’ve all been there. You go to a networking event or meet a new contact, introduce yourself, have a nice chat, and then…. nothing happens. Or you may even try to follow up, but it [...]

A Key Quality that will Distinguish You from Others

The iconic book by Napoleon Hill, “Think and Grow Rich”, includes a true story about a man who searched for the mother lode during the California Gold Rush. The story goes that a man caught by the “gold fever” went out west to pursue his dream to dig for gold and make a fortune. With [...]

How to Create Your 2018 Attorney Business Development Plan [Free Download]

Happy New Year! We hope that you enjoyed the holiday season and we wish you a year of meaningful breakthroughs in 2018. However, to reach your breakthroughs you need... a PLAN! But many lawyers don't even identify their important long-terms goals, let alone spend time mapping them out or focusing on achieving them throughout the year. [...]