International legal firm
As part of an on-going process of integration and culture change following a merger, coupled with a desire for continuing individual development of partners, this programme covered coaching for partners in an international law firm.
To date, this has involved seven of us providing one-to-one coaching support for over 50 individuals, together with 12 coaching workshops attended by 74 people. There have also been frequent reports back to the organisation about general themes and learning outcomes.
What was the back story?
The organisation was keen to make progress in the following areas:
What were the coaching issues?
Individual coaching topics were many and varied, but included some of the following themes:
The coaching workshops focused on explaining and demonstrating some basic coaching skills, and allowed delegates to practice the skills and discuss with each other how they might be used.
How did things work out?
What did the clients say?
A senior lawyer said that the firm would continue to invest in coaching with us even in economically challenging times – it is essential. It is making a huge difference to the development and effectiveness of partners and importantly to their positivity. The coaching is having a direct impact on partner ability to win work as well as to lead teams and to increase their contribution to the firm.
‘As a coaching group you are completely different to any coaches we have worked with before – whatever you do, it works, you have a significant impact.’