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.

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