My goal is to help clients achieve and optimize the results they desire. My unique perspective and expertise allow me to offer clients customized advice based on a strong foundation of knowledge and experience. I also recognize the importance and value of innovation and creativity. So my approach emphasizes both best current practices and sensible, carefully considered innovations.
Helping professional firms, legal departments, bar associations and other organizations to
Create and institutionalize practices that support mentorship and sponsorship, both informally and through mentoring and sponsorship programs.
Use mentoring to improve workplace diversity and inclusion.
Develop effective strategies, practices and initiatives to retain and advance women.
Design processes to support and facilitate senior partner retirement, leadership succession and client transitions.
Mentoring and coaching
Serving as mentor and coach for high-achieving individuals, especially with regard to career advancement, leadership and retirement.
Facilitating appropriate and effective cross-gender mentoring, sponsorship and other workplace relationships.
Conducting the award-winning “Breakfast for Champions,” designed to make sponsorship opportunities more widely available for women and minorities.
Presenting workshops in all aspects of mentoring and sponsorship, career development, and retirement transitions.
Giving keynote, informational and inspirational presentations at retreats, professional meetings, women’s conferences and other settings.
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I was a litigator and trial attorney for 34 years, most recently as a partner with McDermott Will & Emery in its Silicon Valley office. I now train and coach lawyers. Ida was instrumental in helping me chart my post-law-practice career plan and with identifying, addressing, and navigating important transition issues. Her sage guidance derives from years of helping and guiding lawyers and from her deep understanding and knowledge of the legal services industry. I highly recommend Ida for any lawyer contemplating or in the process of ending his/her law practice and transitioning to a new chapter. Her assistance will prove invaluable.
-- Dave Dolkas, formerly with McDermott Will & Emery, now Dave Dolkas Teaching and Coaching