When you can’t stand your current job, it’s totally natural for your thoughts to turn to alternative careers that are a million miles away from what you currently do. Just think about a time when you were stuck in the middle of some never-ending litigation nightmare or pulling all-nighters to close a deal that you […]
Professional and Personal Development for Lawyers
Is your life well-balanced and free from stress? Do you have real sense of purpose each day as you get up and head in to work? Do you need to develop your capabilities so that you can continue to excel as your responsibilities and challenges increase?
I’m Martin Cole and after a long and varied career in the law, I decided to make it my business to help legal professionals develop personally and professionally.
I work with lawyers and lawyer leaders (as well as other professionals) to help them bring about transformational change - whether in themselves, their teams or their businesses. This involves evidence-based coaching, training and facilitation work, underpinned by the latest research in positive psychology and human development.
I help professionals get to the heart of what they want to achieve in their lives and careers and guide them to develop plans to reach their highest potential. This may involve overcoming present challenges, developing increased capabilities and perspective-taking capacity or mapping out a clear path to a desired future.
I believe that career and personal success comes when values, interests and strengths are fully aligned and I work hard with clients to help them bring these critical components together.
I also recognise the significant toll that the modern business and professional environment can take upon us individually and I work with clients to help them respond to the stress, pressures and challenges they face. I focus on helping lawyers develop increased mental toughness and am accredited to administer the MTQ48 Mental Toughness measure.
Typically lawyers face challenges in relation to career choices, career progression, leadership, management or workload and stress. One on one coaching provides the ideal environment to work through these kinds of challenges - confidentially, quickly and in a structured way.
Contact me now if you'd like to know how I can help you or your team.
Go here to find out more about me.
An amazing coach is what springs to my mind when I am asked about Martin. In 2015 while applying for positions in the legal profession I was fortunate to secure Martin as my coach. What impresses me about Martin is he encourages and challenges me to positively reflect on my skills and experience in ways I have not previously thought of. Finding that I have more to bring to an employer than I realised improved my self confidence and helped me to achieve my goal of finding employment. He is a master at helping me refocus my mind if I am losing sight of my objectives. His coaching is valuable long after the coaching ends, as I continue to use techniques I learned from him regularly. I give Martin my heartfelt recommendation without hesitation.Susan Lane, Lawyer, ACT Public Service