It’s an important question so let me take a moment to reassure you that you’re in the right place.
Though Scots born, I qualified as a Barrister in London, in 1990, and have been engaged in much more than only the law - having been back home in Scotland for many years now.
So my Scottish accent is quite soft - unless there's a Scotland game on the telly!
The ‘Mindset and Skillset’ from my varied experience is the foundation to helping you build on your success:
25+ years litigating very painful ‘human’ areas of the law (family, abuse, employment law, bullying and harassment)
Working for and against global corporations and small business owners
Working with various experts in legal proceedings including psychiatrists and psychologists - as well as coaches and mentors in my own business
More than ‘Just a Lawyer’
We’ve all witnessed the fallout from poor leadership: the distraction, in-fighting and the dreaded internal politics; the bottom-line implications when good people – and good clients – walk away.
I can share with you my management and leadership experience and many years immersed in the wonderful world of personal development. This brings an added dimension when working with you – much more than being ‘just a lawyer’.
Oh, and I’ve learned from my fair share of mistakes too. Lots of mistakes! Haven’t we all?
Proactive not Reactive
Of course, there doesn’t have to be a ‘problem’ before you take action. Proactive is so much more effective than reactive, isn’t it?
I understand the difficult balancing act between delivering technical expertise and enhancing your leadership capacity and professional skills.
Working together we can boost your professional performance and fine-tune your leadership; we can ‘Raise the Bar’ (sorry, I just couldn’t resist the pun!).
Growing your team
A key focus for you may be skills development for your fee earners and people managers. Alongside Employment Law work, I’ve been training these ‘softer’ skills for many years.
That might mean bolstering client care and management skills or negotiating and networking; or for some it's confidence-building.
Group facilitation, with highly-interactive sessions, not just 'chalk and talk' would be ideal for their development.