Debra Forman

Since forming Pinstripe, Debra has worked with more than 3,000 clients and has provided over 38,000 hours of executive coaching and training services with a focus on business development and practice management coaching. Building on more than 35 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 12 years, Debra coached 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) and for several years, coached attendees of the Spring and Fall conferences of the Young Lawyers Division of the American Bar Association (ABA YLD). Building on her strengths in coaching women lawyers, executives, professional service providers and entrepreneurs, Debra has facilitated more than 75 women’s peer groups, seminars, workshops, and retreats. Debra also leverages years of experience coaching professionals as they become parents. Debra collaborates with her clients before and after childbirth and after they return to work, assisting them to balance personal and professional responsibilities.

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

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