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

Ida is an accomplished expert focusing on the professional development of legal talent in law firms. She partnered with me at my previous firm to launch a more robust associate mentoring program. Ida stays abreast of the many changes and challenges in the legal workplace and shares her thoughts and findings willingly with others. In addition, Ida should be commended for the many contributions she has made to the advancement of women in the legal profession.

-- Kari Jensen Thomas, Past President of Minnesota Women Lawyers and Manager of Alumni Relations at Faegre Baker Daniels