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.
Work with Ida
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Ida Abbott is the Dean of the College of Lawyer Professional Development. Our firm engaged her to advise us when we undertook to upgrade from a training function to full-scale professional development. Ida was patient, accommodating, pleasant to work with, and super-knowledgeable about all aspects of our needs. I recommend Ida absolutely unqualifiedly.