Five Tips for Coaching Your Way to Success

Vol. 17 No. 3

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Dr. Artika R. Tyner is a law professor and the director of diversity at the University of St. Thomas School of Law as well as a leadership development consultant in Minneapolis, MN.

Law firms and corporate organizations are using coaching to aid young lawyers in developing key skills in case management, client services, and leadership. Career coaching provides a firm foundation for aiding the young lawyer in flourishing as a newly minted professional; it is a goal-oriented process focusing on developing an action plan for achieving individual professional goals. It follows the Socratic adage of “knowing thyself”: The coach guides you through a process of self-reflection by asking exploratory and reflective questions about your personal goals and values.

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