I'm Alex. Former Big Law partner turned career coach for women lawyers.
Former Big Law Partner
A bit about my legal career, because it shaped who I am and why I'm talking to you...
I worked for US firms in London for most of my legal career. I loved the work, the challenge and the adrenalin of big deals. I REALLY wanted partnership, and was made up in 2013.
That's the shiny soundbite, but it wasn't a picnic to get there. It might not have looked like it from the outside, but I really struggled with self-belief for YEARS as a lawyer. My inner critic was out of control and I didn't think I was as 'good' as everyone thought I was.
At the time, the only strategy I had for feeling more confident was to work even harder so that no-one would notice I wasn't 'good enough'.
There is never enough expertise or experience that you can gain, that will solve for a brain that has been trained to tell you that you're not good enough yet.
After years of fear, anxiety and shame .... and one total burnout, I realised that something had to change, and I started working with a coach.
Ask me sometime how that totally changed my life, and I'll tell you. But for now, I'll just say that learning how to manage my mind and think differently about myself and my value, totally transformed my confidence and career results.
Fast-forward a few years after making partnership, and I decided to set up my own business helping women overcome similar struggles and achieve their big career dreams.
My mission is to help professional women build true self-confidence and create the career results and financial freedom that they've worked so hard for.
I hold a Masters in Coaching and the Psychology of Behavioural Change from the University of Reading in the UK and am a certified coach with The Life Coach School in the US.
I work with women exactly like you to...
- create a vision for your future
- think strategically about career advancement
- build lasting self-confidence
- work through self-doubt, anxiety or overwhelm
Former Big-Law Partner
Former Partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP and Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
MSc: Coaching & Behavioural Change
Masters of Science for Coaching and Behavioural Change at Henley Business School
Certified coach with The Life Coach School in the United States including ongoing supervision