LawGraduate Coach provides career defining development coaching for law students and junior lawyers wanting to soar in the legal profession. As an experienced Graduate Recruiter, I know what modern law firms are looking for in their law graduates and junior lawyers. Success commands a focus on high performance, retention of top talent and innovation.
With 20 years experience in law, and the last 7 years managing the Graduate Recruitment Program at Herbert Smith Freehills, my coaching style engages, motivates and challenges growth, ownership and builds sustainability in those commencing their careers in the legal profession.
LawGraduate Coach strives to motivate and cultivate high performance, relieve anxiety and build confidence through self-belief. Performance feedback is examined to create actionable items for improvement, and deliver truths consistently. A focus is placed on personal branding, accountability, initiative, and an understanding of personal goals and ambitions. Whether engaged by law students, graduates or junior lawyers or by working directly with law firms to provide this active workplace support, personal and professional coaching ensure individuals are operating at their highest level, at a firm that is right for them. This level of loyalty, commitment and dedication is vital at a time when top talent is absolutely essential to a firm's success.
Building a career ladder takes time - it steps sideways as well as upwards. At times it involves Plan A, but others it involves Plan B. Navigating confidence, showing initiative, eagerness and resilience all hinge on a tightrope - often tipping one way or another. Junior lawyers also may find themselves dreaming of working in London, Hong Kong, New York or Tokyo. My coaching approach can assist to set up early career choices to develop a strong personal brand, developing the attributes required to be a high performing graduate and junior lawyer.
I will keep this brief, as a 20 year career is a long time:
However, the legal industry is experiencing epic change – disruptive technologies, the rise of global law firms in Australia, and the arrival of New Law - all placing a new level of pressure on graduating law students looking to join legal graduate programs and secure law graduate jobs.
Over the last 7 years at Herbert Smith Freehills, I have seen this change firsthand. I have seen the edge it requires to secure a legal graduate job, and then propel your career forward successfully as a reliable and high performing graduate. To some this comes naturally - to others it does not. Finding the right firm, mentor, area of law and the right place to be you is just some of the considerations of those graduating from law courses today.
I am excited to work as a career coach with the next generation of Solicitors and Law Graduates. You have worked so hard to get to this point, invest in yourself and let’s work together to take your career to the next level.