Have a thorny career issue you need to discuss with an expert?


Shauna C. Bryce talks legal careers to senior-level lawyers from Harvard.

The Coaching Cram is designed to help lawyers who don’t want to (and often don’t need to) hire a professional career coach for long-term coaching. They just have a burning something, and they need an impartial expert with whom to discuss it.

The Coaching Cram gives you an opportunity to think out loud with an expert, and start to formulate an action plan.

Here’s how it works:

  • Send Shauna the questions or issues you’d like to discuss.
  • Have an interactive work session with Shauna.
  • Implement your action plan.

It’s that simple. Or if you change your mind about multi-session coaching and decide you’d like a partner along your career journey, then we can do that too.

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Who can use a Coaching Cram?

  • An associate general counsel is choosing between job offers. Which is more likely to position her for her mid-term goal of becoming a GC or CLO in her industry? 
  • An experienced lawyer wants to build his referral client base, but he’s an introvert and doesn’t like the idea of tooting his own horn. How can he start to get his name out there in ways that are natural and authentic to him?
  • A junior associate works long, hard hours but she’s having trouble tracking her time. She’s not getting credit for all her work, and the firm isn’t collecting all it could. It’s a problem that’s drawing the attention of partners. Are there better ways to ensure she gets her time in, working smarter not harder?
  • A litigator is a great advocate for his client, but has a hard time advocating for himself without sounding arrogant. He dreads the classic, anticipated job interview question of  “What are your greatest strengths and weakness?” What are ways he can answer these questions without sounding like a jerk or undermining his candidacy?
  • An attorney is considering changing practice areas, but she knows she doesn’t have the experience needed to successfully transition. How does she find out what technical expertise she needs to land her dream job? What are the first steps to gaining that experience so that she can begin to build a bridge to the next stage of her career?
  • A lawyer is preparing for job interviews. How can he research the employer and interviewers? What questions should he ask in his interview?

*Samples are composites designed to protect the identities of individual clients.