My particular strengths as a coach are business development; practice management; and career at all levels of seniority. Having worked with a wide group of clients from every area of practice I have developed a deep understanding of the national and international legal marketplace that informs my work with my clients.
In addition to my coaching practice, I have over twenty years of experience as an in-house legal marketing and business development professional for law firms of all sizes and scope. I began with the Beijing, New York, and Washington D.C. offices of an international law firm, followed by a national Canadian firm and two large regional firms. I am a recognized expert in legal marketing and business development, frequently asked to write for U.S. and Canadian legal journals and present to professional associations and private law firms.
I am a Professional Certified Coach and member of the International Coaching Federation; a former board member with West Coast LEAF; a former President of both the LMA Vancouver Chapter and the non-profit Pacifica Family Addictions Foundation. I have a B.A. from McGill University. I conducted graduate studies in Communications and East Asian Studies at McGill University and the Beijing Film Academy. I received my Executive Coaching Certification (CEC) from Royal Roads University in 2004. The program is accredited by the International Coaching Federation which is the official international governing body of the profession. I am also a 2014 graduate of the Martha Beck Life Coach Training program.