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. They have a blind spot or things they are not able to see or consider when making decisions. All of us, for that matter, have our own blind spots, and this is the reason why today there is a trend where top corporations 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. What they can do is provide support and validation to the group using their resourcefulness, their acumen, and their expertise.
Today, even the legal profession is finding the need for professional coaching. These coaches help lawyers succeed in their careers because with the collaboration of the mentor they are able to put an edge on their performance. This includes even top performing lawyers who are more likely to achiever peak performances when they have a mentor.
Coaching picks up where traditional consulting leaves off. And the difference is this. Typically, a consultant will seek to identify ways that will enable you to achieve your desired objective. In this way, consultant do not act as mentors but as a role alleviator. What the consultant then ends up doing is detailing steps that are important for you to achieve your desire for your career. 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. The coach-coached relationship does not succeed if the type is like a more senior or experienced acts as an adviser or a 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.
There is a monthly fee charged by these executive coaches and their usually schedules are weekly phone conferences with their clients. The fees of these coaches can run from a few hundred dollars up to several thousand dollars.