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

Retirement By Design named one of The Wall Street Journal’s
“Best Books About Aging and Retirement of 2020”


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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Retirement Transitions

Helping organizations and individuals prepare for retirement of senior talent

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Find out how harnessing the powerful business principles of design thinking can make retirement your best chapter in life. Read More

Lawyers Guide to Mentoring by Ida Abbott

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

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

I have had the pleasure of knowing Ida for a number years, initially through her thought-leadership in attorney career development and the advancement of women in the legal profession. She has been a mentor, sponsor, collaborator, role-model, and friend through all of my career transitions. Ida has always been at the forefront of efforts to manage, develop and retain talent and I am continually inspired by her vision, the innovative programming she designs and the inventive (yet practical) strategies she implements for her clients.

-- J. Kelly Hoey, Author of Build Your Dream Network