Eleanor Southers as Your Coach
Ms. Southers has been mentoring, coaching and helping lawyers throughout her 31 year legal career.
In 1993 Ms. Southers was honored as Outstanding Woman of the Year by Women’s Referral Service
which has a broad based membership of Professional and Business women in the Southern
California area. The primary basis for this award was her service to the organization’s mentor
program which she organized and ran for several years. This provided mentors who Ms. Southers
trained and managed and matched with entrepreneurs who desired help in running their businesses.
From that base, Ms. Southers has gone onto writing an advice column for the State Bar
publication “Big News”. Topics have included starting your firm, problems with
employees, personal issues facing lawyers and many other problems faced daily by the
legal profession. She has also taught State Bar MCLE programs on Strategic Planning
for the business of law and getting paid for your work.
Additionally, Ms. Southers has mentored and assisted many individual attorneys over her
career. In the past few years, Ms. Southers has added this area of expertise to her
practice. Guiding and coaching on a regular basis both new as well as established
lawyers to a more successful and happier existence in their legal pursuits.
Ms. Southers comes from a managerial as well as a business background and brought this
experience to her solo practice of law over 20 years ago. She built her practice to include
several areas of the law and was also a trial attorney, winning large awards for her clients.
She has “morphed” her practice several times. With over 2,000 past clients, she has
encountered and survived numerous business challenges and now “morphed” into a
practice which can include helping lawyers on a one to one basis to increase their revenue
and be successful without forfeiting their personal life.
More importantly, Ms. Southers has attributed her success to two very important coaches
in her life. One was able to see that she should “select one or two areas and not try to
start a general practice” when she first opened her solo practice. This piece of advice
turned Ms. Southers’ practice around and made it a profitable venture almost
immediately. The other coach came later in her career and helped her start a successful
mediation practice and handle various management problems with staff and kept her
focused on specific goals to fulfill her dreams.
If you would like to discuss having Ms. Southers as your personal legal coach, please give
her a call at 831-466-9132 or email her at email@example.com. A quick phone conversation can confirm whether Ms. Southers can help as your firm’s coach for its attorneys.
“I am grateful for all the help and support Eleanor has given me in my practice. Her expertise as a litigator has been invaluable.” --Jennifer Greene, Law Office of Jennifer Greene, Santa Cruz, CA
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