Rachelle J. Canter, Ph.D. is President of RJC Associates, a consulting firm that provides leadership, career, and team development and selection services to law firms. RJC has helped hundreds of attorneys manage their careers, develop their skills, attain leadership positions, address performance issues and conflicts, and increase their personal, team, and organization’s effectiveness. She is adjunct faculty for the Women Senior Leaders Program at Northwestern Kellogg School of Management’s Center for Executive Women, a program to help women executives and attorneys attain top positions in the Fortune 1000. She authored a career guide for attorneys, executives, and professionals, Make the Right Career Move (Wiley) and was one of three coaches featured in an ABA Journal cover story. Shelley earned her Ph.D. in Social-Personality Psychology with a specialty in achievement and productivity from the of , and is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of with a B.A. in Psychology.
Anne Collier is a catalyst for executives stepping into power. She gives her clients a competitive edge that gets them to their goals quicker and with ease. She helps them to discover a fresh perspective through proven assessment tools such as Myers Briggs Type Indicator®. Her work guides clients to make the most of their strengths and minimize the effects of their blindspots. As her clients get unstuck, they find the process exhilarating. In addition to individual coaching, her Amp Up Performance workshops inspire communication that gets results. For those who would like to reduce their stress, she offers strategic guidance on how to better self-manage while improving performance. Anne is a Professional Certified Coach and has her JD cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School. Anne resides in Chevy Chase, Maryland with her husband and three cats. She loves to cook, travel, flyfish, and is an avid equestrienne.
Katy Goshtasbi is founder of Puris Image, where she consults for CEOs, law firms and other professionals. Katy works on the creative process around building a successful personal brand to help businesses dictate first impressions, increase revenue, productivity and motivate employees.
In addition, Katy is CEO of KG Consulting Group, Inc. She has been a securities attorney for fifteen years, practicing in-house, in a law firm, at the SEC in Washington DC and lobbying on Capitol Hill. Katy is also one of four facilitators of the Panova Womens’ Leadership Training, teaching female leaders to successfully lead using their natural gifts as women. Katy serves on the board of directors of National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) and Dress For Success (DFS) as well as Women of Color In the Law. Katy is a member of the ABA, Lawyer’s Club San Diego. She obtained her law degree from Indiana University.
Elizabeth Jolliffe is a career management and business development coach for lawyers who helps her clients take charge of their practice and career. She works most frequently with solos & small firm lawyers, mid to senior associates and new and non equity partners in all size firms, and women lawyers at various stages. Elizabeth founded her coaching practice in 2008 after being a partner, a former recruiting committee chair and commercial litigator for 19 years at Clark Hill PLC, a large Detroit based firm. She is the President of the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association and is very active with the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan as well as other bar groups, including the ABA Women Rainmakers. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan, B.A. 1986, and J.D. 1989. She was certified as a professional coach in 2009 by The Coaches Training Institute.
Ellen Ostrow, Ph.D., CMC is the founding principal of Lawyers Life Coach LLC, a firm specializing in career-advancement coaching for attorneys and consultation to legal employers. Ellen coaches attorneys on issues related to career planning and advancement, leadership, business development, effective communication, work/life conflict, negotiating and implementing flexible schedules, as well as job and career transitions. She has coached hundreds of attorneys throughout the world at varying levels of experience and seniority, from associates to managing partners and general counsel in firms of every size, corporate legal departments, the government and not-for-profit organizations. Her email newsletter, "Beyond the Billable Hour," has been reprinted by print and electronic publications throughout the world and in multiple languages. Ellen attained her coaching certification from the MentorCoach ™ program, in which she now serves as a member of the faculty. Her website is at http://lawyerslifecoach.com.
Debra is Principal Attorney at Hamilton Law & Mediation located in Armonk, New York. She earned her JD from Benjaman N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University in 1983 and later completed the Pace University School of Law New Directions Program - Practical Skills for Returning to the Practice of Law.
Debra concentrates her practice on animal conflict resolution using conflict coaching, mediation and collaborative practice, in Civil, Criminal, Commercial, Divorce, Special Education and Veterans Affairs. She is a member of NYCLA-Animal Law committee, ABA-TIPS-Animal Law Committee, NYSBA- Women in the Law Committee, ABA-LPM-Women Rainmakers Committee and New York City Bar Association. Debra is passionate about her work with animals and strives to help people resolve their conflicts involving animals. A pet owner herself, Debra lives in Armonk with her husband Jim and two sons.