Excelling at Work

“Paulette Pommells is an exceptional coach, business advisor and a reliable source of information for both personal and professional know-how and growth. Paulette has helped me to think and to act strategically and pragmatically. Over the last few years, I have undergone so many changes and transitional processes in my law practice. Paulette helped me more than I could’ve imagined. She made charts after charts to distill the message of my brand. She fine-tuned the planning and execution of my practice management. She also edited and re-edited the final draft of my bio for my website.There is no other coach who comes close to Paulette.”

– Jane Huh
Dickson MacGregor Appell LLP

Click on each tab to learn more about that one-on-one coaching package or guide. You can also have a program designed to suit your specific needs. Fees start at $325/month. Schedule a 30-minute complimentary call with Lawyer Coach Paulette to discuss the best way of working together!  Click the link at the bottom of this page!

Don’t leave your associate written evaluation or meeting to chance. Invest in your practice and work with Lawyer Coach Paulette to set yourself apart in the process and feel good about the outcome.

This package includes the following offerings, and can range from a 3-month, 6-month or 12-month program:

  • Professionalism Hours accredited by the Law Society of Ontario
  • Developing your brand after an assessment of your personal values and strengths, and understanding how that brand shows up at work and with your clients
  • Identifying your true goals, and mapping out the best ways of getting there with your very own “2020 Career Planner Workbook for the 21st Century Lawyer”
  • Gathering your achievements year-round so you can promote yourself with class by using “The Associate’s Guide to Creating a Portfolio of Accomplishments”
  • Designing an effective approach for any setbacks you’ve had, and learning to accept counsel from your peers with courage
  • Tracking your progress with regular progress requests using a state-of-the-art CRM system
  • Monthly coaching workshops (by telephone or in-person) and unlimited email access between each workshop

Authentic communication is in demand. Clients and colleagues alike expect greater levels of humanity and honesty in the workplace nowadays. Yet, the majority of interactions in the daily life of a lawyer are less than authentic.

 

Being trained as a lawyer doesn’t guarantee that you’ll become an authentic communicator.  It requires something different. In this program, you’ll not only learn what it takes to become an authentic communicator, but also practice it on a regular basis.  You’ll reap the benefits of greater client engagement, and personal and professional satisfaction knowing that you’ve stayed true to yourself, what you do and who you serve.

This package includes the following offerings, and can range from a 3-month, 6-month or 12-month program:

  • Establishing what prevents you from becoming an authentic communicator
  • Discovering what brings out the best of your work-self through an assessment of your personal values and strengths
  • Developing your authentic brand and how that brand impacts your professional goals and communication style
  • Getting back to the basics to be able to become an authentic communicator using a checklist
  • Deconstructing interactions to practice authentic communication and plan for future interactions
  • Designing goals and a plan that is tailored to your authentic habit tendencies using your very own “2020 Career Planner Workbook for the 21st Century Lawyer”
  • Gathering your achievements so you can build the evidence that support your goals by using “The 21st Century Lawyer’s Guide to Creating a Portfolio of Accomplishments”
  • Overcoming obstacles to keep the execution going, and implementing necessary course correction
  • Tracking your progress with regular progress requests using a state-of-the-art CRM system
  • Monthly coaching workshops (by telephone or in-person) and unlimited email access between each workshop

Personal branding is not about creating an artificial image for the outside world. It is about understanding your unique value proposition, and using that to connect with clients and co-workers.

Those in the legal profession who have recognized its importance have taken control of their careers, made pivotal moves and even attracted the business they want.

With monthly coaching workshops (by telephone or in-person) over a 3-month, 6-month or 12-month program, you will:

  • Discover the wealth of social science data that supports personal branding and how it can be used in the legal profession
  • Be guided through a fun and thought-provoking exercise to articulate your own unique value proposition
  • Learn to use your values as a compass to guide your career and make professional decisions
  • Access guides to boost your LinkedIn and online presence
  • Walk away with “content” to build and promote your professional profile

Not interested in a coaching package? Feel free to purchase this workbook and do the work on your own! You may contact Lawyer Coach Paulette at a later date if you change your mind about working together.

The 21st Century Lawyer likes to be on top of their career planning! This Career Planner Workbook was designed for the 21st Century Lawyer to look back at 2019 and plan ahead for 2020. It is a popular item among clients of, and ambassadors for, the Creative Choices™ technique, and gets updated each year!

The workbook contains over 10 exercises. These exercises will help you assess your accomplishments — both professionally and personally – even though some days it doesn’t feel like you have any. It will also help you set goals for 2020. This is not about setting New Year’s resolutions.

This workbook is designed for lawyers. It is 82 pages in length, with a 52-week day planner for 2020. Print out the workbook and fill in the worksheets. Like most things, more input gets you more output.

“The workbook is excellent – I wish I had it earlier in my career!”
Senior Counsel, Ontario Public Service

$25 + HST

Not interested in a coaching package? Feel free to purchase this guide and do the work on your own! You may contact Lawyer Coach Paulette at a later date if you change your mind about working together.

This 22-page guide will help you create your own portfolio of accomplishments! Every year, associate lawyers are evaluated on their progress in the workplace. Every year, many associates fail to put forth the best case possible of their accomplishments because they can’t remember the details of their past work. If your workplace doesn’t engage in performance evaluations, tracking your own accomplishments is even more important.

Accomplishments demonstrate your skills and experience. They also help support promotional opportunities, job security and a bonus. This 22-page guide will help you create your own portfolio of accomplishments!

$25 + HST

Schedule a 30-minute complimentary call

with Lawyer Coach Paulette to learn more about one of her Creative Choices™ coaching programs or to design one that suits your needs!