What is the value of a coach?
Atticus Certified Practice Advisors are highly skilled, experienced coaches who solve problems.
Working with a coach means having someone can trust to hold you accountable to achieving your goals. Your coach has a non-biased viewpoint of your practice’s operations and provides fast and effective solutions to difficulties that you would not have typically developed on your own.
You’ll have access to just-in-time coaching to help you triage unexpected issues that arise, including:
- Compensation issues
- Partners leaving
Atticus has designed a complete and proven set of systems that apply to any size law firm from solo practitioners to large firms. Your coach will help you implement these systems that will transform your practice to the next level and serve your life.
The coaching process is an on-going partnership that includes guidance and direction, training, regular follow-up and accountability. The coach is analogous to a golf pro that understands the terrain of the golf course, the fundamentals of the game, and knows how to teach you the basics of the game or how to advance your game. Like the golf pro, the coach stays with you as your game improves and ensures that you learn the basic skills to win on a regular basis. But, just as a golf pro is not for everyone who plays golf, an Atticus Practice Advisor is not for every attorney. You must have defined goals to accomplish, be frustrated with your current situation, committed to succeeding, and willing to do what it takes to move your practice to the next level of success.
Attorneys who use a coach work to first get the practice and their priorities into clear focus. This often entails a mission statement, 10 year, 5 year, and 1 year goals in the areas of fun, adventure, health, family, community, retirement, spirituality and finance. This is what Stephen Covey would call “putting first things first.” Atticus has found that unless one’s personal mission and goals are laid out on paper, the practice of law will dictate and control your life.
Using practical real-world tips and techniques, the coach works with you to navigate the daily frustrations of operating a law practice and helps you implement the systems that will provide the control you need to transform your practice to a new level. The coach will regularly strategize with you to ensure that you don’t get blind-sided or miss exceptional opportunities.