How Not to Become Your Own Personal Injury Case

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Cynthia Lackner, certified Emotional Brain Training Provider

Today on Esquire Coaching Radio, Cynthia Lackner is going to speak about the process she uses to help attorneys stay in balance and out of stress. As an attorney, you might be performing at a high level of excellence, so you are most likely unaware of how you are not in balance but in stress. The problem with that is, over 80% of human suffering and disease is now caused by stress.

Cynthia has a Masters in psychology and is a certified Emotional Brain Training Provider. Her emphasis is on helping attorneys learn how to quickly self-regulate their stress response throughout the day. She has a private practice in Denver and also works with people on the phone, or through SKYPE from around the country and world-wide.She has lectured at the University of Colorado and Denver Law Schools, Lawyers Helping Lawyers board, Colorado Defense Lawyers Association, Colorado Trial Lawyers conference and the Colorado Legislative Legal Services.Learning the self-regulation skills and tools takes approximately six 1 hour sessions.
Doctors often refer patients to her to help them destress.

To hear our interview with Cynthia, join us LIVE tonight at 5:30 pm EST/2:30 pm PST by clicking here.

Don’t Be Afraid to Be Uncomfortable

National Native American Bar AssociationTonight we will be interviewing Mary L. Smith, President of the National Native American Bar Association. She is a Special Counsel & Estate Trust Officer at the Office of Special Deputy Receiver in Chicago, Illinois where she helps manage over 23 entities with approximately $1.5 billion in assets.

Previously, she was General Counsel at the Illinois Department of Insurance and part of the senior management team. In this position, Ms. Smith oversaw the Legal Department and, in fiscal year 2013, oversaw the Market Conduct Section, one of the major regulatory functions of the Department of Insurance. Ms. Smith was responsible for coordinating the legal aspects of establishing a health care exchange in Illinois, developing plans for troubled companies, and leading major regulatory settlements that benefit Illinois consumers.

Ms. Smith has also served as Counselor in the Civil Division at the United States Department of Justice. In her work in the Civil Division, Ms. Smith focused on national security, consumer protection, constitutional issues, and legislative matters.  She has also spearheaded a reorganization and reinvigoration of the Consumer Protection Branch, which handles consumer litigation including matters involving international fraud schemes.

While in the private sector, Ms. Smith was a Partner in the Chicago office of Schoeman, Updike & Kaufman, a women-owned firm, and an attorney at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in Washington, D.C.

Ms. Smith has worked at the highest levels of government including serving in the Clinton White House as Associate Counsel to the President and Associate Director of Policy Planning where she was responsible for a number of policy areas.

In addition to her legal activities, Ms. Smith served on the American Bar Association’s Board of Governors.

To hear our interview with Mary, join us LIVE tonight at 5:30 pm EST/2:30 pm PST by clicking here.

The Business of Law and the Web

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Gyi Tsakalakis, founder of AttorneySync

In today’s ever-changing technological age, it can be overwhelming to keep up with current trends. The Internet has revolutionized the way in which we do business and communicate with one another. For lawyers, the time has never been more critical to create a web presence. Not only does advertising online increase your visibility and offer creative new ways to promote your services, but it has rapidly become the standard by which a business is judged by potential clients.

By correctly utilizing the tools the Internet provides, you can quickly gain a vital advantage in this highly competitive market. In this guide, we will be providing an introduction to the most popular online marketing strategies, as well as helping you get started on building a web presence of your own.

Gyi Tsakalakis founded AttorneySync to help lawyers put their best foot forward online because that’s where clients are looking. As a recovering attorney, Gyi is familiar with the unique considerations of effectively and ethically marketing a law practice.

He regularly writes about legal web marketing for Lawyerist, Avvo’s Lawyernomics Blog and Attorney at Work. He also speaks on the subject for events such as AAJ’s Marketing Seminar and Avvo’s Lawyernomics conference and will be speaking at this year’s State of Search conference on November 17th.

To hear our interview with Gyi, join us LIVE tonight at 5:30 pm EST/2:30 pm PST by clicking here.

Tips for Lawyers 101: How to Become the Trusted Adviser & Make an Impression That Lasts

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Deborah Asseraf, Founder & CEO of Popcorn Productions

In tonight’s Esquire Coaching Radio interview, we will be reviewing the ways in which lawyers can quickly become the trusted adviser with clients instead of just an attorney. Too often attorneys are spending thousands of dollars on SEO, Social Media and website design without ever giving a second thought to customer experience. But, here is the hard truth: No one wants another service or product. They want an experience! And by delivering this experience, you are not only positioning yourself as distinct and different but you are also validating your clients needs which securely places you as a trusted adviser.

So, the question remains: How do you create these experiences? 

Deborah Asseraf is Founder & CEO of Popcorn Productions, an experiential marketing company helping lawyers, financial advisers and lawyers break through the noise and claim their spotlight through strong, fun & innovative marketing strategies. After working for three years at ABC Television coordinating large-scale galas & concerts, Deborah decided she had her fill of cookie cutter events and started Popcorn Productions in 2013.

Through a combination of laser-focused marketing strategies and creation of innovative exercises and interactive activities, Popcorn Productions helps service professionals stand out from the crowd. Deborah also hosts a bi-monthly women’s networking event, PopEvents, and writes for Epoch Times through her blog Social Pulse.

To hear our interview with Deborah, join us LIVE tonight at 5:30 pm EST/2:30 pm PST by clicking here.

Interview with Esquire Coaching’s CEO

Ann-headshotWe are celebrating Esquire Coaching’s 1-year anniversary!

Here is a statement honoring this milestone from our CEO & President, Ann Jenrette-Thomas:

‘In our first year, we’ve impacted thousands of lawyers across the US through our speeches, social media, radio show & blog, and of course through our coaching programs, encouraging them to step into leadership, develop their businesses, make wellness and self care a priority, and honor WHO they are (their authenticity).

We’ve chartered a NEW paradigm in coaching, one where we help our clients avoid blind spots by pairing them with a TEAM of coaches.

We’ve innovated solutions to empower lawyers to happily succeed in the business of law.

We wrote an Amazon best-selling new release, The Happy Law Practice, and had an innovative telesummit exploring this topic.

We’ve already taken the national stage several times, speaking and presenting for organizations like the ABA, NALP, and SABA-DE, as well as at the Lavender Law Conference.

We are a thought leader on issues of diversity and we equip diverse attorneys with the business development skills and mindset necessary to succeed.

To all of our supporters, to our wonderful team, coaches, consultants, and our amazing clients, we THANK YOU for a tremendous first year.

Together, we WILL accomplish our mission to EMPOWER LAWYERS TO HAPPILY SUCCEED IN THE BUSINESS OF LAW.

This is just the beginning! Thank you!’

To hear our interview with Ann, join us LIVE tonight at 5:30 pm EST/2:30 pm PST by clicking here.

Leveraging the LGBT Market in your Legal Practice

Jenn T. Grace, Professional Lesbian and CEO of Gay Business and Marketing

The LGBT market can be a lucrative place for many business owners. The LGBT community often faces additional challenges that their straight counterparts do not – this is especially true for legal matters. There is a right and a wrong way to approach the LGBT market and today we will cover some of the right ways to go about it. There is a lot of money to be made by being the attorney of choice to handle often complex legal matters for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community. Learn today how you can be the go to resource for LGBT people in your geographic footprint.

Jenn T. Grace is a Professional Lesbian and the CEO of Gay Business and Marketing, an online educational outlet and judgment-free space where professionals can ask questions to better understand business etiquette around working with and selling to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

Entering this field in 2007, Jenn first sought out marketing opportunities within LGBT travel. She quickly became involved with the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), and subsequently her more notable work on the local level with Connecticut’s LGBT Chamber of Commerce. Today she focuses her efforts solely on helping business owners and professionals understand the community better through a variety of services catering to the needs of helping straight people better market to gay people.

Join us LIVE tonight at 5:30 pm EST/2:30 pm PST by clicking here.