We offer 3 key services aimed at helping your business to function better and achieve greater operational and financial success. They are:
1. BOARD EVALUATION
2. MENTORING AND COACHING
3. PROFESSIONAL FIRM CONSULTING
Your Board has been appointed to set the strategy for your organisation and to actively manage its performance and risk. Today, Boards and Directors are coming under increasing scrutiny, not only for the performance of the organisation they serve, but also, in relation to meeting legal, social and environmental challenges.
Boards need to be able to respond to challenges, by creating strategic opportunities for their organisations and their customers. Meeting these challenges, is a key characteristic of an effective Board, which can help to create competitive advantage for your business.
In order to help your Board recognise its strengths and weaknesses and position it to lead your business to success, we have developed our Board Evaluation Service. It works like this:
The aim is to provide an informed external view of your Board, which should provide a springboard for increasing your Board's effectiveness. Our work will match your Board to your organisation at any stage in its life cycle and prepare it for scalability. We will recognise existing strengths and suggest any required or preferred improvements to your Board.
Our written report and presentation will act as a catalyst for development, change and improved effectiveness for your Board.
We will also give you the opportunity to activate a regular annual review which will enable you to track your Board’s progress.
MENTORING AND COACHING
We can provide mentoring or coaching to Key Individuals in your business, to any of your Directors and to you or other Business Leaders in your organisation. John focuses on mentoring and Ian focuses on coaching.
Our Mentoring Service
This involves us acting as your experienced sounding board and trusted adviser. Our mentoring service is more developmental driven than performance driven and takes a more holistic approach and is more informal. The mentee sets the agenda and is more likely to question the mentor with a view to tapping into the mentor's experience. There is less of an emphasis on specific measurable results or changed behaviour and more emphasis on the development of the mentee.
Our Coaching Service
Coaching is an opportunity for high-achieving individuals to accelerate their growth, learning and effectiveness. The relationship is more likely to be shorter term with a specific outcome in mind. Our coaching service is therefore more performance driven and more structured. We ask thought provoking questions which are aimed at helping the individual to make important decisions, recognise behaviours and take action.
Coaching works particularly well in situations where someone has identified a need, for example:
PROFESSIONAL FIRM CONSULTING
This service taps directly into our expertise and past experience of purchasing, delivering and selling legal services over many years. Having worked in-house for a wide range of organisations across many industry sectors we are in a strong position to advise law firms and other professional firms on how to position your firm in order to connect with prospective clients and how to maintain and build your relationships with existing clients.
Our consulting covers two broad areas:
1. External and Client Facing Techniques and Strategies
We can help you to understand how your client businesses work and what they really need in relation to their legal affairs.
We can help you to communicate better with prospects and clients so that you can deliver what they are really looking for.
We can help you to position your firm so that it can deliver to clients which do not have internal legal resource or to clients with in-house counsel.
We can help you to explain to businesses what legal affairs are, why they are important and the processes that they should adopt to keep on top of their legal affairs.
2. Law Firm Internal Organisation and Positioning
We can help you to improve your firms internal communications and strategy in relation to networking and business development activity.
We can help you to identify and empower the lawyers in your firm with strong, instinctive. communication and business development skills, to front your firm and its offering.
We can help you to identify the internal log jams and barriers to co-operation and business development activity which may currently exist within your firm.
We can help you to develop incentives to promote a business development culture.
We can help you to develop your Strategy, Vision and Mission and the key values that are needed for a successful law firm
We can help your firm to organise itself internally and to present itself externally, in a better way, so as to improve your prospects of developing new business and retaining and building on existing client relationships.