A High Powered Attorney Achieves Success while
and Personal Life
Most attorneys lead extremely busy lives. Finding a balance between
professional success and a satisfying personal life can be a daunting
A very successful high-performing attorney working for a Silicon
Valley Law Firm was burned out. He was working 80 hours per week
and exhausted. The pressure of meeting the billable hour requirement
and professional goals was having an adverse affect on his health
As part of a self insight coaching program, the attorney made a
decision to renegotiate his work load with the partners in his law
firm. He took on some marketing tasks and reduced his client case
load. He started an exercise program and renewed his interests in
several community and family-related activities.
In addition to work, the attorney made his health and family a
priority. He learned how to become more stress resilient. As he
became more stress hardy, he was able to more fully engage in his
work for the law firm. He became much happier with his career and
The legal profession can be extremely demanding.
Attorneys are at risk for a number of health and relationship related
problems. Coaching interventions based on improved self management
can help support learning new behaviors and revitalized commitment.
Sometimes a decision is made to develop a solo practice or change
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