Welcome to Ida Abbott Consulting

where we focus on mentoring and sponsorship to help employers develop and retain legal talent, help individuals accelerate their careers, and help partners and law firms plan for leadership and retirement transitions.

Work with Ida


Consulting, personal mentoring and coaching, sponsorship promotion, training and speaking

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Focus on Mentoring

Building relationships that support professional development, career success, diversity, leadership and retirement

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Knowledge and insights that benefit organizations and individuals

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Hear my interview “We Can All Use a Champion,” on the ALPS blog, on Podbean or on YouTube.

Lawyers Guide to Mentoring by Ida Abbott

Listen to the NAWL Book Club discussion about The Lawyer’s Guide to Mentoring.

A Breakfast for Champions is designed to bring men into the conversation, inform and encourage them, and get them to sponsor women. Read more

It was an honor to work with Ida in her role as Director of the Hastings Leadership Academy for Women (an executive education program for women law firm partners sponsored by The Project for Attorney Retention and The Center for WorkLife Law at Hastings College of the Law). Ida's extensive experience and meticulous attention to detail ensured the program was right on point, offering the knowledge and skills participants need to enhance their ability to succeed in leadership roles. Her deep concern for their individual development made it a life changing experience for participants.

-- Carol Frohlinger, Negotiating Women, Inc.