How Important is a Personal Coach to a Law Firm?
Posted on behalf of Arnold Law Firm on May 19, 2014 in Arnold Law Firm
Even the most brilliant professionals can benefit from an objective look at the way they work. Lawyers, for instance, go to law school to learn how to operate successfully in the courtroom, but this education doesn't extend to building rapport with clients or opposing counsel.
Retaining a personal coach can do wonders for any professional, but especially a personal injury law firm. These specialists are hired to solve problems that it may be difficult to for the firm or the lawyer to see. One way personal coaches can help is to show lawyers how to work more efficiently.
How can a Personal Coach Help?
Many attorneys never take a step back and look at their practice or their approach as a whole. Personal coaches can help you answer the simplest questions, from what works to what doesn't work and how improvements can be made.
Because personal coaches are used to helping people manage their lives, hiring an expert can help lawyers balance their work-life obligations and make the best use of their time in each arena.
Compartmentalizing portions of our lives is not truly possible because we will always feel the effects of each in other areas. If you're spending too much time at the office and neglecting family duties, how run-down will you feel when you have to interact with clients? A personal coach will help you look at all of these issues and create manageable and actionable tasks to make each better.
Personal coaches also have a special set of tools to offer lawyers. They can improve the way you communicate, the way you build relationships and the help establish accountability for all these things.
How do I know if a Personal Coach is Right for Me?
Are you feeling stressed out, tired, or overworked? Maybe you feel there is a definite lack of balance between your personal life and work.
Are you have difficulties retaining clients? Do you feel that your client relationships are strained?
Is operating in an environment where conflict is present an everyday occurrence?
You may want to consult with a personal coach if you are experiencing any of these issues at your law firm.