Coaching For Lawyers — Small Shifts Can Lead To Great Achievements. A Little Shift…works

Insight: Clarify what you want to make happen. Surface the mindsets that are holding you back and make the shift to those that will help propel you forward. Focus: Clear out the clutter and get focused on what matters most – your top priorities and commitments. Trust: Coaching happens on a foundation of trust, confidentiality and a shared commitment to your success. John tackled his procrastination habit head on, uncovered the fears that were holding him back, and implemented new habits for working more effectively. Justin made his escape from a toxic work environment and crushing hours at an international law firm to a rewarding practice in a regional firm. After many years chained to a litigation practice that drained her, Jennifer accessed the courage to successfully step 100% into her mediation and adjudication practice. Carl polished his business development skills and habits, created a plan, and brought in enough work to propel him into equity partnership. In one year Jennifer converted a dog file into a new opportunity and successfully landed a massive client, won a prestigious award, and was invited into the partnership. “Allison’s coaching style provides a relationship that empowers and supports me as a professional and holds me accountable for progress towards my goals. “I started (and most importantly, stuck with!) a personalized professional development plan that works for me. Making a plan, and continuing to put that plan into place. “She celebrates my successes, helps me generate ideas, and holds me accountable in moving forward, even when I am feeling uncertain or discouraged. She helps me build my resilience in dealing with all the challenges inherent in being a lawyer.

Close your eyes and take few deep breaths. Inhale and exhale deeply and gently. Now with your eyes closed, imagine in your minds eye that you are in your favourite movie theatre. You are alone and sitting comfortably in a seat in the theatre. And you are feeling calm and relaxed. Now imagine that you are watching yourself on the big cinema screen. And visualise the interview scenario. It is similar to watching a movie. Remember in this movie, you and the other members in the interview panel are the actors. Imagine that you have walked into the interview room, you have greeted everyone with a gentle smile, and you have a sign of confidence on your face. Then, when they ask you to take a sit, you thank them, and sit down comfortably. Imagine that you are acting and behaving in a confident and relaxed manner. You have a gentle smile in your face and you are answering all questions confidently.

Think about the exact questions and answer them effectively. Imagine that you are sending positive vibes to the panel members and you are enjoying every moment of the interview. You are in total control. You are managing yourself effectively by using suitable body language. You feel powerful because you know you can convincingly answer all questions. You are confident about your skills and abilities. You are a unique and wonderful human being. Once you have finished the interview, you thank the panel members, and leave the room feeling great. Remember, whatever you do in the future pacing exercise, you can easily replicate it in the real life interview. I do it in my life and I also do it often with my clients, it works wonders. The interesting part of this exercise is that you can do it as many times as you want. If you do not like something, keep changing your approach till you get the desired outcome. There is no failure, only feedback. Let’s say you do not like something in the first session, your body language, voice, or whatever.

Then in the second session repeat the same process and change what you do not like to what you like. As you do this exercise few times, you will experience the great change in you. You will become more confident in accepting any new challenge in your life. You will remain calm and relaxed. How to Use NLP for Effective Dating? Let us say you want to achieve excellence while you Date someone. And make it a memorable experience. Before you begin this exercise, find a quiet place where you will not have any disturbance. Close your eyes and take few deep breaths. Inhale and exhale deeply and gently. Now with your eyes closed, imagine in your minds eye that you are in your favourite movie theatre. You are alone and sitting comfortably in a seat in the theatre. And you are feeling calm and relaxed. Now imagine that you are watching yourself on the big cinema screen. And visualise the dating scenario.

It is similar to watching a movie. Remember in this movie, you and your partner are the actors. Imagine that you have walked into the restaurant or wherever you want to go, you have greeted your partner with a gentle smile, and you have a sign of confidence on your face. Then, when he/she asks you to take a sit, you thank them, and sit down comfortably. Imagine that you are acting and behaving in a confident and relaxed manner. You have a gentle smile in your face and you are interacting with your partner confidently. You are in total control. Think about the exact topic of your conversation, and talk effectively. Imagine that you are sending positive vibes to your partner and everyone in the room and you are enjoying every moment. You are managing yourself effectively by using suitable body language. You feel powerful because you know you have all the good qualities in you.