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.

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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.

We worked with Ida to develop and implement our Women's Mentoring Group program.  Ida provided us with invaluable insights and suggestions and delivered a very effective training to all participants. As we ran into challenges with our program along the way, Ida helped us think through different options and gave much-appreciated advice and inspiration.  The program has been very effective in meeting our goals and is a great source of support for our women attorneys.  We have Ida to thank for much of its success!

--  Jennifer L. Rakstad, Mayer Brown