Fail to Succeed

Our world is filled with examples of wildly accomplished people who succeeded because they were willing to fail. Nothing succeeds quite like failure. Think about it. • Babe Ruth struck out 1,330 times en route to the Hall of Fame. • Elvis Presley was banished from the Grand Ole Opry…

Interested in Lawyer Well-being? Do the math!

In 2017, the ABA’s Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being offered a plethora of useful recommendations on how to improve the mental and physical health of attorneys. Sadly, the overall doom and gloom tone of the report makes it a difficult read. Recommendation #9: Guide and Support the Transition of Older Lawyers is a perfect…

Pause, Ponder, Plan

August is the exemplary transition month. It is celebrated for its unhurried and relaxing pace, yet it is also peppered with anticipation, excitement (and in some instances, dread!) for what awaits us in the fall. Perhaps you are gearing up for back to school season with your children or preparing to…

Riding the Transition Rollercoaster

Transitions are hard. I know this not only from the objective vantage point of coaching a myriad of people through various career/life changes, but also subjectively from my own recent career/life transition. While we all expect to struggle through transitions that are thrust upon us – those that are caused by unexpected external events like shifts in the economy,…