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Our team of highly experienced career coaches comes from a variety of professional backgrounds with an expertise in helping lawyers attain their professional development goals. Each of our coaches has had significant experience providing one-on-one coaching services in the legal profession.

All in-house counsel are eligible to receive a complimentary 30-minute session with one of our established coaches. Please feel free to reach out to the coach that best fits your needs. 

Note: Unless otherwise indicated below all coaches are located in North America. 

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Anjli Garg, Esq., CPC, ELI-MP

Your Coach To Soar

Anjli specializes in helping high achieving professional women avoid burnout and exhaustion, and achieve the balance, meaning and joy they crave.  

Anjli is a certified professional coach and has over 20 years of experience as a top performing corporate lawyer (currently, Director, AGC at a Fortune 50 company).  

As a loving mom, WOC and immigrant, Anjli understands the unique challenges of high-achieving professional women who are self-made, work in high-pressure careers, and juggle caregiving responsibilities. 

Anjli is also an energy healer, meditator, writer and painter, who found the freedom, meaning and joy that were missing in her life when she learned to supplement her intellect by tapping into her higher intelligence and creative self.  

Anjli uses a holistic approach (combining tactical tools + subconscious mindset reset + energy healing) to help her clients unlock possibilities, drop limitations and reclaim their joy, balance and meaning. 
Areas of coaching expertise:
-    Free up time and energy without sacrificing success
-    Shift from HARD work to thriving with ease and flow
-    Shed limiting behaviors (e.g., “over-giving”) and limiting beliefs (e.g., “not good enough”)
-    Leadership and performance  
-    Reclaim joy, balance and meaning

To learn more about coaching with Anjli, please visit

To schedule a complimentary epiphany call with Anjli, please click here or email her at

Sirin Koprucu

Sirin Koprucu

Founder/Principal - Global Mindset, Partnership and Negotiation Trainer/Coach/Consultant StrategicStraits, Inc.

Sirin Koprucu, the word “köprücü” means bridge builder in Turkish, and Şirin works to help leaders build bridges of success in the interconnected, globalized and rapidly changing world of the 21st century.

Sirin is a certified Global Mindset® facilitator and also an international educator in the Executive Education program of Thunderbird School of Global Management helping leaders improve curiosity, confidence, strategic thinking and success with increased cultural, market and global awareness. She is a Quantum Negotiator, and assists business professionals  and teams in working well together to meet and exceed goals. Sirin is a design thinking enthusiast and helps businesses grow in new markets with an innovation mindset.

Areas of coaching expertise:

·  Global mindset
·  Strategic thinking
·  Cultural competence and empathy
·  Negotiation
·  Team leadership and the virtual environment

To set up a time to speak with Sirin, please use the scheduling link:

To learn more about Sirin, please view her bio.

Jan Anne Dubin

Jan Anne Dubin 

CEO and Founder, Jan Anne Dubin Consulting

Jan is an award-winning consultant with over 35 years of experience leading, innovating, and serving as a change-agent and connector. Celebrating more than 10 years of delivering value and results to more, JADC assists organizations and individuals to better serve client needs by focusing on building long-term relationships, strategic communications, revenue generation and building brand, profile and visibility. Jan serves as an executive coach where she provides strategic guidance and counsel to organizations and individuals by assisting people to achieve breakthroughs.  Jan has coached 1000s of lawyers, law students and marketing professionals including corporate law department and law firm leadership and high-potential individuals. Jan is a career-long champion of diversity and inclusion and is passionate about her work in this area.

Areas of coaching expertise:
Leadership and Executive Presence skills in a time of dramatic change: 

·  The role of a thought-leader and change-agent;
·  Leadership and team objectives
·  Strategy, goals and objectives refinement;
·  Growth plan to build profile and visibility; and
·  Social media strategy.
Transition coaching in a time of change:

·  An assessment of career objectives and goals;
·  Review of resume, cover emails/letters, and strategic networking approach;
·  Social media profile audit;
·  Interview skills preparation - mock interviews, role play and Q & A to get individuals comfortable with the interview process; 
·  Interim strategies to derive income and gain new experience such as temp positions or seconded positions and/or volunteer community service or pro bono work; and
·  Creation of a 100 day-plan for those who have landed and are starting new positions.   
To set up a time to speak with Jan, please call or email her at (312) 399-3116 or

To learn more about Jan, please view her bio

Marianne TrostMarianne Trost

The Women Lawyers Coach LLC
Marianne’s coaching and training provides fresh insights, new ideas, practical tips, guidance, identification of action items, accountability, and inspiration. She has worked exclusively with attorneys for 25 years to help them navigate  their careers strategically.

Areas of coaching expertise:
·  Making the case for retention - stating your value
·  First steps toward organizing a job search
·  Resume strengthening
·  Interview preparation
·  Explaining gaps in employment and answering difficult questions
To set up a time to speak with Marianne, please email her a day/time that works for you at

To learn more about Marianne, please visit

Sheila MurphySheila Murphy

Focus Forward Consulting
President & CEO

For over 20 years, as a former senior legal officer for a Fortune 50 company, she successfully developed, coached and transformed talent in corporations and law firms, as well as provided strategic legal and risk mitigation advice to  financial institutions. As a former senior in-house attorney, she developed talent, strong leaders and teams. she understands what clients are looking for with the lawyers and law firms they hire.

In 2018, Sheila retired as Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel at MetLife where she provided  litigation, regulatory and risk mitigation advice.  As a well-respected thought leader, Sheila served as an executive sponsor to MetLife's US Women's Business Network, co-chaired the Legal Affair's Academy providing developmental opportunities to legal and compliance professionals worldwide and serve as a member of its U.S. Task Force on diversity.   Prior to joining MetLife, Sheila was at the law firm of Thacher Proffitt & Wood.  

Areas of coaching expertise:
·  Branding
·  Networking
·  Leadership & Management Skills

To set up a time to speak with Sheila, please email her a day/time that works for you at

To learn more about Sheila, please view her bio.

Natalie Butto WillsNatalie Butto Wills

A Management and Leadership Professor, Advisor, Counsel, Coach, and TEDx Speaker, she advises and coaches lawyers and leaders; speaks and presents; and facilitates professional development programs and retreats. She founded and leads Leadership WellTM, a network and portal, empowering Conscious Counsel® Net and Mindful Managers®. 

Her experience includes serving as a Fortune 500 in-house legal counsel and executive; a law school assistant dean; and an attorney with a global practice. She has served on regional, national, and international boards; corporate diversity/inclusion committees; and as a leader in professional, alumni, and community associations, including ACC. 

Areas of coaching expertise:

·  Vision and Values
·  Mindful Management
·  Balance and Integration
·  Leadership / Lawyers as Leaders
·  "Wills, Walls, Wells®” Moving beyond obstacles towards goals 

To set up a time to speak with Natalie, please use the scheduling link

To learn more about Natalie, please view her bio

Jason LevinJason Levin

Ready, Set, Launch, LLC

Jason founded Ready, Set, Launch, LLC®, after a career in brand management at Unilever, consulting at Accenture  and law firm branding at Career, business development, and outplacement coaching and training are his passions. Jason coaches Amlaw 100 and in-house counsel attorneys of all backgrounds and works with attorneys in private, non-profit and government sectors, from early in their career through retirement. Jason has been a moderator and a speaker at national conferences including the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium (CLOC), Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD), and the National Association for Law Placement (NALP).  

Areas of coaching expertise:

·  Resume and Linkedin reviews
·  Interview coaching (phone, pre-recorded and video conference)
·  Handling a layoff or potential layoff
·  Retirement and career transitions – thinking about your next steps
·  Managing change and your personal brand
·  Influencing stakeholders in a remote setting

To set up a time to speak with Jason, please use the scheduling link

To learn more about Jason, please view his bio

Debra FormanDebra Forman

Pinstripe Coaching

Since forming Pinstripe, Debra has worked with more than 2,500 clients and has provided over 30,000 hours of executive coaching and training services with a focus on business development and practice management coaching. Building on more than 30 years of legal and business experience, Debra partners with legal and business clients in individual and group coaching sessions that help them realize their professional and personal goals. Pinstripe’s clients want to attract new business opportunities, grow existing relationships, manage time effectively, develop talent, demonstrate strong leadership and communication skills, adjust to business change and conduct business strategically. Debra has expertise helping lawyers and executives jump-start their business development efforts, or transition into new roles and responsibilities. For more than 10 years, Debra has been coaching lawyers from around the globe in individual sessions and workshops during the two half-year and annual congresses of the International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA). For several years, Debra also coached attendees of the Spring and Fall conferences of the Young Lawyers Division of the American Bar Association (ABA YLD).

Areas of coaching expertise:

·  Managing perceptions, communications, personal branding
·  Career transition, relationship building, mock interviews
·  Leadership, advancement, promotion skills development
·  Strategic smarts, business development (internal/external)
·  Trusted advisor relationships, women’s empowerment

To set up a time to speak with Debra, please email her a day/time that works for you at

To learn more about Debra, please view her bio.

Stewart HirschStewart Hirsch, Esq.

Strategic Relationships, LLC

Stewart, an executive leadership and business development coach, consultant and facilitator, coaches and leads workshops for organizations and firm lawyers, including diverse lawyers’ retreats and sessions, on topics ranging from basic networking and cross-marketing firm services for law firms, to "Business Plan Boot Camp," “Pitching to Diverse Clients”, "Executive Presence" and "Implicit Gender Bias and Business Development". In addition to his work in law firms, Stewart has worked with many in-house women lawyers most of his coaching career.  

His leadership coaching for firm leaders and Fortune 500 legal executives helps them enhance critical strategic thinking and leadership competencies and advance professionally. He is also Senior Coach for Trusted Advisor Associates' consulting clients. 

Areas for coaching expertise:

·  Creating a business/transition plan
·  Interviewing for a GC/senior position
·  Moving back to a firm

To set up a time to speak with him, please email him a day/time that works for you at or call 781-784-5280.

To learn more about Stewart, please view his bio

Elena DeutschElena F. Deutsch, MPH

Elena F. Deutsch, MPH, founded WILL - Women Interested in Leaving (big) Law.    

For over 20 years, Elena has facilitated learning and personal transformation.  She has worked with dozens of clients, who come from global firms such as Cleary Gottlieb, Paul Weiss, White & Case as well as in-house roles or women who have already stepped away from the practice and want to fulfill their next dream.  WILL clients transform their belief in what's possible, their lives, relationships and careers.  They experience relief, meaning and connection with their work and themselves. 

Areas of coaching expertise include:

·  Experience relief from inner critics and skeptics
·  Discover your innate gifts, talents and strengths
·  Identify new opportunities that are a fit for your skills, interest and values
·  Expand your network with other attorneys who want meaning, purpose and fulfillment in their careers
·  Overcome your fears and take powerful action

To schedule a complimentary session with Elena, please visit

To learn more about Elena, 

Rosalie ChamberlainRosalie Chamberlain

Rosalie is a Leadership Consultant and Executive Coach having worked with a broad range of corporate, government, non-profit and private industries. Her expertise lies in leadership development, team dynamics and talent management.

She has expertise in leadership assessment and effectiveness and leadership influence by helping leaders develop critical skills that maximize the talent of the workforce of their organization, as well as identify and understand any potential blocks and beliefs that hinder progress. She has unique experience with respect to organizational culture, having worked with multicultural organizations with diverse workforces and complex challenges to develop and implement strategies, inclusive behaviors and performance excellence.Facilitation and speaking include: Developing a Credible Leadership Style; Cultural and Emotional

Areas for coaching expertise:

·  Managing and finding some semblance of organization working from home
·  Emotional Intelligence
·  Confidence 
·  Managing difficult relationships
·  Leadership skills
·  Getting out of one’s on way
·  Stress management

To set up a time to speak with Rosalie, please use the scheduling link:

To learn more about Rosalie, please view her bio

Sarah Lynn OquistSarah Lynn Oquist

Sarah Oquist is a national speaker, corporate board director, executive coach, and business consultant.   She currently serves on the board of directors of six companies; teaches business law at a local law school; speaks on leadership success, corporate governance, diversity and inclusion; and coaches executive leaders.   

Sarah started her legal/business career over 20 years ago, first as a finance lawyer at a "big law" national firm, then as a primary international corporate counsel for the fifth largest financial holding company, then CEO/board chair of a quarter-billion dollar hospitality conglomerate, and most recently co-founder/COO for a local commercial litigation firm.  

For the last ten years, Sarah has always carved out time for a passion of hers; coaching executive leaders.   Sarah has received training and/or certification from Co-Active Training Institute (CTI), the Center of Right Relationship (CRR), Global in Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching, and from Gallup in CliftonStrengths.  

Areas of experience include coaching business owners, executives and attorneys:

·  to increase revenue/sales/book of business and/or to improve profitability
·  to manage develop and empower their teams
·  to advance within current company or to gain clarity in transitioning
·  to clarify their goals/paths, craft strategies, and access the tools, inspiration and accountability to fulfill their goals. 

To set up a time to speak with Sarah, please use the scheduling link:

To learn more about Sarah, please visit

India Gary-MartinIndia Gary-Martin

India Martin is a 25-year veteran of financial services and a member of the Forbes Coaches Council.  She has held several global C-suite roles including expatriate assignments in London, Frankfurt, Tokyo and Hong Kong.  In her final role at JP Morgan, India was Managing Director and Global Chief Operating Officer for Investment Banking Technology and Operations where she had a multi-billion-dollar budgetary management responsibility for 15,000 staff in more than 40 global locations. 

India is a globally recognized leadership expert and coach with a clientele of Fortune 100 and C-Suite executives from around the world.  Formerly an adjunct professor of Corporate Education at Temple University in Japan, she is a well-known keynote and panel speaker.  India is on the coaching faculty at Georgetown University for the Exec Master's in Leadership program and is also on the coaching faculty of the New York City Bar Association's Leadership Institute. 

India is an expert at helping senior executives to build their profile.  She is an expert strategist supporting leaders in business development, developing operating frameworks, building high performing teams and organizational transformation. 

Areas of specialty include:

·  Crisis management
·  Transition management
·  Positioning
·  Navigation and Influence

To set up a time to speak to India, please visit her website:  

To learn more about India, please review her bio.

Amii Barnard-Bahn, JDAmii Barnard-Bahn, JD

A former Fortune Global 50 executive, Amii is an executive coach and consultant who specializes in accelerating the success of Fortune 500 legal executives and their teams.  Amii shaped company culture and strategy for the past 20 years at global companies such as McKesson and Allianz in multiple roles (CAO, Chief Compliance Officer, Chief Human Resources Officer).

An attorney and former Fortune 5 Chief Compliance Officer, Amii has been described by Forbes Magazine as  "one of the top coaches for legal and compliance executives."  She is a leadership columnist for Compliance Week, Fellow at the Harvard Institute of Coaching, and a member of Marshall Goldsmith's 100 Coaches

Amii earned her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center, her BA from Tufts University, is an active member of the California State Bar, and holds a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) certification.  

Areas of expertise are:

·  Executive Presence and Communication
·  Strategic Thinking
·  Executive Team Leadership
·  Influence & Stakeholder Engagement
·  Advancement & Promotion

To schedule a time to speak to Amii, please email her at

To learn more about Amii, please review her bio

Kemi NekvapilKemi Nekvapi

As an executive and personal coach, speaker and author, Kemi has worked in the wellness industry for more than 20 years.  Having studied leadership and purpose at The Gross National Happiness Centre in Bhutan, trained as a yoga teacher in India with a 23-year yoga and meditation practice, Kemi understands there is a process for meaningful, connection to ourselves, our work, our families and communities. 

As a coach she works with leaders to unlock the obstacles that prevent value-based leadership and as a facilitator Kemi designs programs and speaks for global organizations.  She is the author of Raw Beauty - The 7 Principles to nourish your body, transform your mind and create the life you want and, The Gift of Asking - a woman's guide to creating person power. 

Areas of expertise (personal and leadership):

·  shifting from surviving to thriving
·  asking for what you need, instead of tolerating circumstances
·  Gaining clarity, focus and accountability
·  Value based leadership
·  Growing and renewing confidence in your leadership style

To schedule a time with Kemi, please email her Executive Assistant at

To learn more about Kemi, click on her bio.

Charlotte SmithCharlotte Smith

Charlotte Smith is an executive coach, speaker, and host of the Limitless Lawyer Podcast.

She supports legal talent around the globe with creating more purposeful and effective ways of working. Her clients come from global law firms such as Baker McKenzie and Cooley, boutique law firms, tech companies including Tesla, Netflix and Google, as well as lawyer entrepreneurs who are paving the way in legal innovation. 

Charlotte has a track record of talking to her clients to the greatest levels of life and career satisfaction, helping them enhance performance, release any limitations, and optimization life and career transitions. 

Areas of coaching expertise include:

•    Career Vision Management and Development
•    Work/Life Balance Integration and Boundaries
•    Mindset - Releasing Limitations to Create a Limitless Mindset
•    Peak Performance and Productivity
•    Leadership and Team Performance

Charlotte works with clients one-on-one and supports legal teams through coaching and workshops. 

To schedule a time to speak to Charlotte, please use the scheduling link:

To learn more about Charlotte, please review her bio

Whitnie WileyWhitnie Wiley

Founder/Consultant & Coach, Shifting Into Action

Whitnie Wiley is the founder and chief evolution officer (CEO) of Shifting Into Action (SIA), a coach, consultant, author, speaker and trainer. 

As a premier next stage coach, Whitnie has over 25 years of experience coaching in the areas of dream and goal achieving, career management and transition, and leadership development.  She helps new and aspiring leaders build and manage careers that feed their souls, use their talents and gifts, and finance the lives of their dreams through training programs and retreats, 1-on-1 and group coaching. Additionally, she provides consulting and coaching services to organizations relating to succession management, leadership development and training, human resources and talent development. 

Prior to starting SIA, Whitnie was a lobbyist and a legal counsel for the Association of California Water Agencies, where she was responsible for creating and managing the legal department, as well as the association's legislative intern/externship and mentoring programs.

Areas of Coaching Expertise:
•    Leadership & Management Skills
•    Career Vision Development and Management
•    Promotion, Advancement and Transition Planning
•    Interview Preparation 
•    Work/Life Balance/Integration/Harmony
•    Transformation
•    Habits & Mindset

To learn more about Whitnie, please view her bio.

To set up a time to speak with Whitnie, please book through: or to receive a free week of accountability calls, book your strategy session here:


Wendy AxelrodWendy Axelrod

Wendy S. Axelrod is an Intuitive Empowerment Coach & Energy Practitioner.  She helps high performers who are hungry to have their desired impact and fulfillment in life, career and relationship, and want to develop a deeper awareness of how they are holding themselves back.  A former practicing lawyer, she has helped numerous lawyers and other high performers shift from a resistant "I can't" or "I won't" mindset to a confident and empowered "I can" and "I am" mindset capable of seeing and actively pursuing possibilities. 

A highly intuitive empath, Wendy meets clients exactly where they are in the depths of their internal struggle, so they feel deeply understood and supported.  She clears the negative emotional blocks and beliefs that prevent forward movement using an innovative energy modality that gets to the root cause so clients feel lighter and more confident, self-aware and at peace.  Wendy is thrilled to share this powerful tool for enhancing wellness and performance with ACC members! 

Areas of Coaching and Energy Practitioner Expertise:

•    Greater self-awareness
•    Improved relationships through greater self-understanding and empathy
•    Greater confidence, self-belief and trust in self and others
•    Transformation from stuck to empowered mindset
•    Taking action consistently towards goals by co-creating practical, aligned action steps
•    Setting and maintaining boundaries
•    Identifying, reframing and clearing limiting beliefs
•    Managing emotions with greater ease

To learn more about Wendy, please review her bio.

To schedule your Negative Emotional Block Removal Session with Wendy, please book at…

Lisa HorowitzLisa Horowitz

Attorney Talent Strategy Group LLC

Founder/Chief Strategist

Lisa is committed to coaching attorneys at all levels of their careers to succeed on their own terms.  She founded the Attorney Talent Strategy Group as the next step in a career that included being a practicing attorney, senior talent management professional, national bar association leader and business owner. 

Careers are long-term investments that grow and evolve.  Advancing and transitioning can be exciting but daunting.  If you are looking to proactively manage your career progression, to tackle new roles, responsibilities and challenges or to navigate a significant career transition, Lisa would like to help you succeed.  

Areas of coaching expertise include: 

Career Planning

•    Creating your individual written strategic career plan
•    Assessing your values, unique strengths, areas for growth
•    Defining your vision  
•    Setting SMART goals and action steps
•    Navigating impending “retirement” and or an unexpected layoff

Management and Leadership

•    Managing up, down and around
•    Building trusting relationships
•    Influencing others
•    Persevering with confidence, courage and GRIT
•    Executive presence

To learn more about Lisa, please view her bio

To set up a time to speak with Lisa, please contact her at 

Douglas ChooDouglas Choo

VIEW Advisors, Leadership & Strategy Consulting

Douglas has over 25 years of experience in advisory and consulting roles to senior executives on leadership, strategy, organizational transformation including mergers and acquisitions and divestitures across a range of industry sectors.  He was also a practicing litigation attorney skilled in witness examination, negotiations and arbitration and is admitted to the bar in New York, London, Hong Kong and Singapore.  

Douglas was previously the Head of Strategy of the Group Insurance business at MetLife. Prior to MetLife he was an Associate Partner in strategy consulting at McKinsey in New York. Before that, Douglas was a part of the Deloitte Consulting's M&A practice where he developed playbooks to guide organizational change pre and post merger or divestitures.  In his early career, Douglas an attorney with Herbert Smith (London and Hong Kong) and Drew & Napier (Singapore). 

Douglas is a Fellow of the Institute of Coaching (Harvard Medical School affiliate) and a member of IOC's Strategy Council.  He is a qualified Executive and Organizational Coach from Columbia University.  He also has an MBA from Fordham University where he received the Goode Award for Excellence in Finance.  He holds an LLB (Law) from National University of Singapore (Upper Class Honors) and was the recipient of the Montrose Book Prize for being the top graduate in Jurisprudence. 

Douglas is currently the managing partner at VIEW Advisors, a leadership, strategy and risk consulting boutique that works with CEO's and their teams across key themes including Meaning, Purpose and Values, Cultural Change, High Performance Growth, Strategic Transformation, and Conflict and Obstacle Navigation.  

To learn more about VIEW Advisors, please visit

To schedule time with Douglas, be sure to email him at

Monica PhillipsMonica Phillips has been working with lawyers for 22 years and brings programs on wellness and elimination of bias to the forefront of law firms and professional development.  She created the Legal Academy of Equity and Inclusion and has spoken at numerous association conferences including SVAGC, LMA, ACC and the College of Law Practice Management.  She co-creates CLE programs and workshops for leading law firms and legal departments. 

Monica is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach through the Coaches Training Institute, a Professional Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation, a registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance, and a Positive Intelligence Pioneer with Stanford lecturer and best-selling author Shirzad Chamine. She coaches high potential leaders and teams on leadership, team culture, business development, innovation and heart-based leadership with founders and Fortune 500 teams.  In 2019 she was named a Silicon Valley Business Journal Woman of Influence. 

Areas of Coaching Expertise:

•    Leadership and Team Coaching
•    Cross-Cultural Conflict and Communication
•    Career Coaching
•    Business Development
•    Positive Intelligence and Wellness
•    Building Relationships Remotely
•    Finding Comfort in Change

To learn more about Monica, please view her bio or find out more online at

To schedule a complimentary 30-minute session with Monica, please visit



AustraliaClaire Bibby

Claire Bibby 

Claire Bibby is an accomplished coach and mentor who works with private clients and corporate teams to empower them to move their career, personal and leadership dreams into an active, actionable, pursuit. 

With over 25 years of experience gained through senior management appointments with some of the world's largest companies and at the top-tier law firms, she specializes in coaching lawyers. 

Claire is a signatory to The Life Coaching Academy Code of Professional Conduct, a copy of which is available at request. 

To connect with Claire, or to speak to one of her clients about her services, please contact or visit

To learn more about Claire, please review her bio

AustraliaJessie Porteus

Jessie Porteus 

Founder, The Learned Crew (TLC)

Jessie Porteus is an experienced in-house lawyer and founder of legal training company, The Learned Crew, which aims  to prepare the next generation of lawyers for the real world of law through education and mentorship. 

Jessie can help junior in-house lawyers and those new to in-house with mentorship, support and skills training to assist and build confidence, particularly during this difficult time. 

To schedule a complimentary session with Jessie, please use the scheduling link:

AustraliaMark Hunyor

Mark Hunyor

Mark is a vastly experienced coach who has helped a large number of people to meet challenges in their professional lives.  He has had an extensive professional and corporate career before becoming a coach so his approach is practical and based on a good understanding of modern organizational life.  

Mark started his career in Sydney Australia as a Chartered Accountant.  After qualifying as a CA he branched out into commerce and worked for fourteen years with Australian and multinational companies (e.g. Dupont, Rinker, Holcim) in a range of specialist and management/leadership roles. 

Over the course of his career, Mark has had extensive international experience, both living and working at various time in the UK, Switzerland and the USA.  After years of working in the corporate sector he realised his best days involved coaching people to new levels of performance, self-esteem and satisfaction in their work.  

Areas of coaching:

·  How to market yourself authentically and succeed in the job market. 
·  How to find a more suitable career direction that will enable you to enjoy your work and life more. 
·  Improve management skills, including managing subordinates as well as managing up. 

To connect with Mark, please email him at or schedule a time to connect at

To learn more about Mark, please review his bio



AustraliaNicole Davidson

Nicole Davidson

Nicole Davidson is a specialist coach with skills in managing difficult interactions between people.   Focusing on assisting people with building collaborative conversations to manage difficult team members or other stakeholders, Nicole works with clients to build their confidence to productively manage challenging situations and deliver optimal results.  

Originally qualifying as a lawyer, Nicole brings significant corporate experience from working in insolvency and investment banking across a range of industries.  She has been teaching negotiation and conflict resolution skills for over seven years and practices as a commercial mediator. 

Area of expertise include:

·  Commercial mediation
·  Workplace mediation
·  Conflict coaching
·  Negotiation coaching
·  Group facilitation 
·  Training

To connect with Nicole, please email her at

To learn more about Nicole, please review her bio

AustraliaLara Wentworth

Lara Wentworth 

Lara is an experiences Wellness and Performance coach who specialises in coaching members of the legal profession.  She helps lawyers to enhance their leadership skills and develop and maintain a healthy mindset to build resilience and flexibility to manage the demands and pressure of legal practice. 

Lara is also an experienced lawyer with a career spanning almost 20 years and involving Business Development, Leadership and Training, Coaching and Learning and Development. 

Being a Master Practitioner in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Lara is equipped with knowledge, skills and experience to really help clients be in charge of their minds and therefore their results. 

Areas of expertise include:

•    Breaking though limiting beliefs
•    Enhancing and building resources 
•    Imposter Syndrome
•    Stress management 
•    Career development 

To connect with Lara for a meet and greet chat, please use this scheduling link: or email her at

To read about what others say about Lara's services visit


EuropeChrista Cantieni Cunin

Christa Cantieni Cunin PCC, LLM  

Executive Coach, Trainer & Facilitator

My work experience spans over more than 20 years. I started my career in Switzerland working as a lawyer in the telecommunications industry. Later I moved for one year to the US where I undertook a LL.M. degree at New York University. Upon return I was offered the opportunity to become the General Counsel in a newly created IT company of over 3000 employees. I enormously enjoyed myself building up a team, develop people and doing strategy and management work. For family reasons I moved later to Brussels where I worked as an EU-lobbyist for a while and, in parallel, obtained a master's degree in EU law from ULB Brussels. In 2006 I decided to reorient my career to become a professional coach. When founding my company SAMIDA, I decided to combine my passion for people development, management and organisational health issues with all my previous career experiences and contribute to the advancement of the industries and sectors I knew best. Over the last several years, I have been very privileged to work with fantastic lawyers, leaders and organisations from all over the world. I have trained and coached people of over 50 different nationalities.

Areas for coaching expertise:

·  Leadership and team-management
·  Crisis management and strategy
·  Self management (stress, dealing with uncertainty etc.)
·  Developing vision and perspective for own career etc.

To set up a time to speak with Christa, please email her a day/time that works for you at:

To learn more about Christa, please view her bio

EuropeRolf Pfeiffer

Rolf Pfeiffer

Rolf Pfeiffer has a 10+ years track record of working with lawyers, predominately partners and partner candidates, in Magic Circle law firms in Europe. 

He has worked in the consulting and biotech industries prior to pivoting into executive development 15 years ago.  He has co-founded and grown a German-based leadership development firm with European reach that now works with some 100+ executive coaches; and he has been a senior associate of the Center of Creative Leadership for 11 years, working with executives and their teams across Europe, North America, the Middle East and South Africa. 

Rolf is now a managing partner of Bernotat & Cie., a leader in executive development in German-speaking Europe, part of Merryck & Co., the global executive development firm, where he and his 90+ colleagues bring top-notch development to their clients. 

Rolf holds master level degrees from TU Berlin (with a major in organisational psychology) and ESC Toulouse.  He has trained as an executive coach internationally and is certified to use a wide range of psychometric instruments.  Rolf is a fellow, Institute of Coaching (at McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School Affiliate) and has been a frequent contributor to the annual Coaching Colloquium at ESMT in Berlin since 2010.  He is also a member of Atlantik-Brücke, a German/US think-tank to improve transatlantic relations; and of United Europe, a European think-tank to further the ideals of a unified Europe and is the co-founder of their Young Professionals Mentoring program. 

His main areas of interest are:

•    Executive team leadership
•    Strategic thinking
•    Executive presence
•    Stakeholder engagement & management

To schedule a time to speak to Rolf, please visit

To learn more about Rolf, please review his LinkedIn profile

EuropeMadeleine de Hauke

Dr. Madeleine de Hauke

A medical doctor with 20+ years in the chemical and medical industries across three continents: in normal times, Dr. Madeleine de Hauke is recognized for her work as a Meetings Doctor and Midlife Professional Coach.  She advises, coaches and trains large corporations, SMEs and NGOs on re-programming their meeting culture to increase results (including your meetings with yourself; when's the last time you got in your own way?)

But these are not normal times.  Through the pandemic Madeleine works with individuals and organizations to optimize their Reset and Recovery efforts. Specifically, she supports clients with:

·  Transitioning mid-life professional challenges
·  Maintaining a growth mindset to lead effectively
·  Leading effective and productive remote reams and virtual meetings
·  Real-time support for having tough conversations
·  Self-mastery to be empathetic and supportive whilst driving team productivity

To schedule a time to speak with Dr. Madeleine de Hauke, email her at

To learn more about her, please review her bio.  




Middle EastKarine Trioullier

Karine Trioullier

Managing Director, Tida Bisa Developing People

Since establishing Tida Bisa in 2006, a Talent Management consulting firm, Karine's focus is on facilitating individual change and her goal is to enable all talented clients to become self-correcting for self-generated performance. 

Prior to being an entrepreneur, she worked 15 years in human resources for multinational across 4 continents, she supported high potentials in their professional development and helped them to become emotionally intelligent leaders. 

As a career designer, she provides the space to direct you towards a suitable job that would allow you to flourish into your full potential. 

Areas of coaching expertise:

·  Career design, transition and development
·  Job search strategies, resume critique and mock interviews
·  Assertiveness and self-confidence
·  Executive presence and public speaking
·  Managing upwards and downwards and politics
·  Emotional intelligence
·  Work life balance

To set up a time to speak to Karine, please use the scheduling link:

To learn more about Karine, please view her bio

Middle EastGhida Barakat

Ghida Barakat

Founder and Managing Director, Leap Leadership

Ghida is an executive, leadership and team coach and trainer.  She spent over 15 years working with some of the leading companies in the Middle East, such as National Bank of Kuwait, Al Shaya Group and Al Humaizi Group - LSH; a career path marked with CEO's, as well as leading full-fledged departments.  She developed  and facilitated training and coaching programs for thousands of professionals and witnessed the personal development of individuals. 

Ghida works with immense passion and professionalism to support individuals and businesses in pursuit of personal growth, career and leadership advancement, and organizational performance improvement.  She is devoted and committed towards empowering her clients to eliminate roadblocks, to create breakthroughs from their limiting beliefs in both skills and mindset, and to unlock their hidden talents and cultivate them into actions. 

Areas of Expertise:

·  Executive & Leadership Coaching
·  Team Coaching
·  Relationship coaching (Personal & Professional)
·  Career Coaching
·  Leadership & Management Assessment Tools
·  Emotional Intelligence
·  Training & Workshops

To schedule a complimentary session with Ghida, please email her at

To learn more about Ghida, please review her bio


Middle EastKevin Cooper

Kevin Cooper

Managing Director, Linkk Search and Consultancy

Kevin Cooper is a former qualified lawyer, who practiced in the early stages of his career as a solicitor and trainee "avocat" respectively in the London and Paris offices of a leading global law firm.  He has subsequently spent more than 20 years working in executive search and consultancy within the legal sector, the last 8 of which have been based in the UAE. 

He has advised extensively on all matters relating to career mapping and strategic career decisions for individual lawyers, as well as the full range of issues/questions that arise within the practice of law.  He brings well-honed practical, strategic and experience-oriented insights, utilizing his up-to-date market knowledge and understanding to offer tailored counseling and advice. 

He approaches all interactions with the utmost confidence and with intelligence and warmth, as well as rigorous analysis.  He brings both empathy and understanding (from having practiced as a lawyer) as well as a holistic approach, melding the professional needs of the lawyer with their personal circumstances and motivations. 

His key areas of expertise are:

•    Career mapping and strategic career advice for in house lawyers
•    Advice on career enhancement/progression within an organisation (career development plans; performance reviews)
•    Inspirational advice for improving the professional and personal fulfillment of the in house lawyer
•    Promoting and enabling individuals to bring a more spiritual and holistic approach to the practice of law 

To learn more about his offerings, click here

To schedule a time to speak to Kevin, please email him at


Middle EastSureya Naido

Sureya Naido

Co-Founder and Executive Coach, Change Embraced Coaching

I am a multi-faceted, results driven professional with 24+ years of diverse experience in the provision of Operations Management, Business Development, Service Excellence and more recently Life/Executive Coaching. 

My experiential learning captured in a multitude of Corporate Industries, Companies and Countries, provided me with the proficiency into the nuances of challenges which hinders individual, professional evolution today. "Activity doesn't necessarily mean Progress."

I believe that the prompt for change can only be initiated by the willingness to show up and vulnerable.  "Vulnerability is not winning or losing; it's having the courage to show up and be seen, when we sometimes have no control over the outcome.  Vulnerability is not weakness; it's our greatest measure of courage."  Those who wade into discomfort and vulnerability and tell the truth about their stories, are the champions of self-empowerment. 

Areas of coaching expertise:

•    Career and Leadership Development ‘Approaching Leadership as a responsibility, rather than a role. 
•    Growth mindset vs. Fixed Mindset ‘Leveraging strengths, developing mental toughness and cultivate GRIT’ 
•    Perspective thinking ‘Managing perceptions through effective communication. Self-regulating emotions to navigate challenging times’  
•    Conflict Management and Resolution ‘Establishing healthy boundaries’ 
•    Cultivate a sense of Purpose ‘Unlocking self-limiting beliefs and embracing abundant mindset’

To learn more about Sureya, please via her bio.

To set up a time to speak with Sureya, please email her at

New ZealandKatie Gray

Katie Gray

Founder, Principals of Practice

As a former banking and finance lawyer and partner of a global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills, Katie led teams and advised on complex, cross-border financing transactions.  After a 16-year legal career and living and working in Australia, London and Singapore, Katie settled in Auckland, New Zealand and founded Principals of Practice, a professional development and executive coaching service for lawyers and other professionals. 

In addition to her deep knowledge and authentic understanding of the legal profession, Katie is passionate about developing current and future leaders and supporting her clients through purposeful career progression and change with a personalized approach. 

Areas of expertise include: 

•    Purposeful career progression and working towards promotion 
•    Navigating change and career transitions 
•    Cultivating a personalised, authentic and effective leadership style  
•    Deriving meaning from work 
•    Stress Management and health and wellbeing
•    Career outcomes that align with personal values and life outside of work
•    Emotional agility

Katie is a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF). 

You can learn more about Katie at or schedule a complimentary chemistry session with her at a time that suits your schedule

Other inquiries can be sent to

South AfricaFreida Levycky

Freida Levycky

Freida Levycky is an ICF, certified life coach, for legal professionals and a practising solicitor.  Having been in practice for over 15 years, Freida has navigated her way through the legal world from trainee to in-house counsel to partner.  She now runs an international coaching and legal practice from her home in Cape Town. 

Her coaching focus is helping legal professionals (at all levels) create real work-life balance, so that they can lead happier, healthier and more fulfilling lives both professionally and personally.  She provides support to individuals struggling with common workplace scenarios and the negative impact that these are having on their personal and work lives.  

Freida also passionately advocates for good mental health and wellness practices within law firms and corporates.  She provides a variety of bespoke workshops and seminars to the professional sector addressing topics such as: effective time management; building confidence; improving mental health; addressing bullying in the workplace; imposter syndrome and perfectionism. 


•    LL.B, University of Warwick
•    Dip.LP (Distinction), BPP 
•    Whole Person Certified Coach
•    International Coaching Federation Certified (ACC)
•    Certified Inner Life Skills Enneagram Certified
•    Mentor

For more information, please visit

To schedule a time to speak to Freida, please visit


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