NEWS Column, “The Talent Trainer”

Simier Partners is pleased to announce that our trusted colleague and esteemed voice in the industry, Jay Harrington, has a new monthly column on entitled “The Talent Trainer.” Jay will be providing valuable content regarding professional development issues for law firm associates. Read his first column here.

Jay’s background as both an attorney and a marketing consultant for some of the world’s top law firms allows him to understand the challenges, demands, and objectives of lawyers and law firms in this unique industry. Jay coaches and consults with lawyers and law firms on a number of issues, including personal brand development, building niche practice/industry specialties, and growing networks and generating business on LinkedIn. Learn more about Jay’s services here.

Try These 12 Strategies If You Need To Stop Micromanaging

It may not be easy, but giving your people more responsibility than you’re comfortable with leads to creative, cohesive teams. Leaders and managers must resist the urge to micromanage in order to see their teams flourish. My fellow Forbes Coaches Council members and I share our best tips on how to do so here.


Five Tips For Building Your Personal Brand in the Experience Age

The experience age imposes pressures on both companies and individuals to manage their brands according to a new set of competitive criteria that includes an online presence. As an executive coach, I am often asked: “How can I develop a personal brand that will improve my chances for success?” For many professionals, the idea of cultivating a personal brand can be daunting.

To glean fresh insights to share with my clients, I recently gathered a small group of professionals for an intimate dinner to discuss the topic. Read more for our keenest insights here.

Simier Partners in Bloomberg News

The legal industry increasingly views coaching as a critical component of their recruitment, retention and talent management strategy. An experienced coach can facilitate a dialogue among stakeholders about objectives and expectations, and can help identify opportunities for mutually beneficial solutions to competing objectives. A coach, whether retained by an executive or their firm, ensures that people are talking.

The legal industry is just one example of the ways corporations and their executives have been well-served by the function of the executive coach as of late. Simier Partners Managing Principal, Claire Simier, recently spoke with Bloomberg Law reporter, Stephanie Russell-Kraft, about the ways coaches are being utilized by Big Law. Read the article here.

Claire Simier Joins Forbes Coaches Council

Claire Simier, Managing Principal of Simier Partners, joins Forbes Coaches Council members who are hand-selected, to become part of a curated network of successful peers. The Council provides a platform for the exchange of insights and research touching a broad range of industries, offering council members access to a knowledge-base that ultimately elevates the client experience.

Scott Gerber, founder of Forbes Councils, says, “We are honored to welcome Claire into the community. Our mission with Forbes Councils is to curate successful professionals from every industry, creating a vetted, social capital-driven network that helps every member make an even greater impact on the business world.”

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