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.

I have known Ida for well over 30 years as a friend and colleague and have always valued her opinion and enjoyed her company.  In the last few years, however, I have gotten to know Ida in her role as an advisor and counselor on issues relating to women’s advancement and retention and on career transitions.  Her insight and skill in these roles is nearly unequaled by others’.  She is wise and listens carefully and without judgment.  She does not hesitate to call things as she sees them but does so in a supportive way.  Her knowledge about professional service firms is very current and she possesses a great breadth of experience she can draw upon.

-- Meryl Macklin, Partner, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP