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015 Executive Coaching with John Mitchell- Part 2 of a 3 Part Series

In this episode, Christina Martini and John Mitchell discuss:

  • What criteria gets lawyers hired
  • Executive coaching for lawyers
  • Building on skills
  • Coaches being a tool of accountability

Key Takeaways:

  • A lawyer’s temperament and customer-oriented service are big factors in whether he/she gets hired or not
  • With executive coaching, the entire focus is on the client’s needs… so for coaching a lawyer, that translates to focusing on what the lawyer wants to do with his/her career, not what the firm wants to do
  • Being able to give your clients feedback raises their awareness of something that you’re seeing
  • Even if you have a therapist that’s also a coach, he/she is not supposed to play both roles with the same client

“One of the hallmarks of a great coach is not their training or experience, it’s their willingness to stick their own neck on the line, take the risk of getting fired and say ‘the emperor’s not wearing any clothes.’” —  John Mitchell


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Connect with Christina Martini:

Twitter: @TinaMartini10


DLA Piper:

LinkedIn: Christina Martini



Show notes by show producer: Anna Nygren

Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You’re the expert. Your podcast will prove it.

About the author, Christina Martini

For nearly 25 years, Christina (Tina) Martini has been an intellectual property attorney practicing in BigLaw. Tina is a partner at the law firm McDermott Will & Emery and focuses her practice on domestic and international trademark and copyright law, as well as domain name, Internet, social media, advertising and unfair competition law.

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