THE GOLD STANDARD IN CAREER COACHING

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Our Services

We get attorneys. Crafting each individual’s success, Greiner Consulting has strategized with attorneys for over 25 years. With a trademark balance of wisdom, listening, creative thinking, and action, thousands of lawyers and the firms they work with benefit from our training, career counseling, and executive coaching. Greiner Consulting moves attorneys forward.

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I received two job offers, greatly improved my networking skills, and developed important relationships with many people in the legal community using the techniques and guidance provided. Greiner is an excellent group to work with. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for attorney positions and looking to develop professionally.

Partner, AmLaw 100 Firm

The Gold Standard

Long-lasting tools for ongoing growth. We consult with attorneys at all levels, nationally and internationally. Clients depend on us to be adaptive and non-formulaic. Our personally tailored services for individual attorneys, as well as human resources and professional development departments, include executive coaching, transition counseling, career planning, group facilitation, project consulting, and talent development programming.

Hire a coach

Winners have the best coaches. Those who are determined to win work with a master. From Olympians to your neighborhood little league, they all have teams of coaches. Coaches see what players cannot, and advise in ways that are powerful, personal, and impactful. Our experience demonstrates that the attorneys who trust our expertise – to suggest, listen, strategize, guide, encourage, and map – have successful and satisfying careers, as well as greater peace of mind and rewards.

What We Do

EXECUTIVE COACHING

Our client firms call upon the Greiner Consulting team to provide high-powered coaching to their Partners, Counsel, Associates, and managerial-level professionals. We work closely with professionals to facilitate their growth so that they may reach their fullest potential and optimize their performance as they move through the different stages of their careers.

TRANSITION/OUTPLACEMENT COUNSELING

Law firms and corporate legal departments retain Greiner Consulting Group to assist attorneys at all levels, as well as non-practicing professionals, in managing their job searches effectively. We ensure smooth transitions to new and rewarding opportunities. Our clients are provided with the right tools, knowledge, resources, and support to stand apart in today’s highly competitive job search environment.

Partners during Transition
We encourage participating attorneys to think of us as partners in their transition process. We establish a genuine rapport and a strong working relationship with every professional we counsel.

Intake
The counseling process begins with an in-depth conversation, and engagement with a process of assessment and self-assessment. We utilize a variety of tools through which we jointly determine the direction of the search.

Customized Strategy
Utilizing our deep and up-to-the minute market knowledge, together with a clear understanding of our clients’ goals, we guide each professional to develop a strategic approach that is specific to his/her search process, and to identify and pursue the most promising opportunities in particular areas of interest.

Completing Transition
We support our clients by teaching them to approach the market in the most effective way, providing individualized guidance on preparing resumés, cover letters, deal sheets, business plans and online profiles, as well as strategic outreach and networking. As a client’s job search progresses, we offer rigorous interview preparation, counseling on post-interview follow-up, ongoing strategy and counseling, practice with offer negotiation, as well as successful entry strategy.

Support
Our approach is holistic: Throughout the entire process, we provide our clients with market intelligence and offer early intervention and support for any difficult professional and personal issues that may arise as a result of the separation from their employer.

Leveraging Our Contacts
Leading the way in our industry for 25 years, we have built an enviable database of contacts and have focused on developing our alumni and business relationships in the legal, business, and more general professional communities. Our vast network enables us to leverage these connections on behalf or our clients, helping them to identify, pursue and maximize opportunities within law firms, corporations, government agencies, and non-profit organizations, including the university sector. Likewise, such far-reaching relationships benefit those who seek to launch new enterprises, retool, move into other fields, or begin devising their “second act.”

CAREER PLANNING

We offer law firms tailored, professional development programs that are career-focused for the benefit of their attorneys.

Our career planning and advisory services are designed to provide attorneys a confidential forum to explore topics such as: career advancement, internal and external profile building, mentor/mentee relationship cultivation, issue and conflict resolution, role or function redesign within their respective firms, or exploration of potential new opportunities.

Customizing our approach to each individual, we regularly coach our clients on business development, leadership and management style, project and time/workload management, conflict resolution, relationship development and cultivation, communication strategy, professional presence, and presentation skills.

SPEECH & PRESENTATION DEVELOPMENT

AnnJoan Hyman M.A., CCC-SLP is the talent on the Greiner team who moves attorneys forward in terms of their personal presentation, speech and presentation skills. She is the force behind the voice quality and speech of countless actors, corporate executives, and public speakers around the world.

Her work can be heard on television (The Blacklist, Arrow, Madame Secretary, The Good Wife, House of Cards, and Mozart In The Jungle), on stage (The Book of Mormon), and film (Jack of the Red Hearts, James Bond: Quantum of Solace, and the Tim Burton film, Dark Shadows). Ms. Hyman has worked with corporate executives and employees of many top companies and Am Law 100 global law firms.

We tailor make programs that work for you. Examples could be, a one-session program for a group in your firm to improve their presentation skills, or AnnJoan could work one on one with an attorney for three to six months on their speech. A licensed speech pathologist in practice for more than 25 years, the Greiner Consulting Group is proud to offer this unique and important service. The ability to speak and present exceptionally well is critical to an attorney’s success.

TRAINING & GROUP FACILITATION

Greiner Consulting Group offers tailored, interactive professional development programs for attorney audiences as well as teams of executives and managers. Our innovative programs offer practical information that can be readily incorporated into your firm’s professional development structure.

Representative training programs include:

  • Business Development Essentials (for Partners, Attorneys at all Levels, or Women Attorneys)
  • Strategies for the Successful Development of Your Profile as a Leader
  • Networking and Business Development
  • Brand Development/Professional Reputation
  • Developing Management Skills
  • Owning Your Career as a Midlevel Associate
  • Associate Advancement: Transitioning to the Next Level
  • Transitioning from Classes to Clients: Onboarding for First Years

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Our consulting services are geared toward the firms’ professional development, talent management, marketing, human resources, and recruiting professionals. We delve in and look for where our expertise can help fulfill the firm’s strategic goals, and welcome opportunities to support the team that supports the law firm. The project duration could be three days, or six months. By utilizing our entire team, as well as our strong project management experience (on time and on budget!), we build programs that fulfill exactly what the firm needs.

Representative consulting projects include:

  • Performance Reviews and Evaluations: Writing and Editing
  • Alumni Programs: Design, Development, Implementation
  • Upward and Peer Reviews: Design and Implementation
  • Orientation and Integration of Newly Hired Attorneys
  • Laterals and Internal Transfers Integration: Design and Implementation
  • Succession Planning
  • Effective Departure Strategies and Processes
  • Partnership, Leadership, Mentorship Development

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Each of our coaches and counselors are available to present or facilitate group talks for firm or legal industry events. We excel in the area of leadership, career planning, skills development, personal branding, and business development. We would love to facilitate a panel, participate on a panel, or deliver presentations at legal industry events.

Past topics include:

  • Networking in the Digital Age
  • Practical Ways to Uncover Natural Leaders on Your Teams
  • Transitioning from Student to Lawyer
  • Designing your Career
  • Grooming for Partner – Attorney Advancement
  • Leading Cross-Generational Teams
  • Maximizing Sponsor Relationships
  • Flexibility for Attorney Moms
  • Generating “Home Runs” with Client Service
  • Current Hiring Trends
  • Relationship Building and Planning
  • Communication Practices for Effective Leaders
  • Women’s Career Workshop
  • Resumé Intensive
  • Personal Branding – Maximizing Your Job Search

Please be in touch so we can get on your calendar. We always look forward to the next opportunity to speak and engage with an audience of attorneys.

How to begin

Law Firm Inquiries

If you are human resources, professional development offices, or law firm management team, please contact Jennifer Greiner or Joi Bourgeois. We look forward to learning more, and designing a program perfectly suited to your firm’s and individual attorney’s needs.

Joi Bourgeois
Joi@greinerconsulting.com
212.822.0223

Jennifer Greiner
Jennifer@greinerconsulting.com
212.822.0222

Individual Attorney Inquiries

If you are an attorney, please submit a request here, and we will reply immediately.
Info@greinerconsulting.com

Or, phone Jacob Rheinstein to learn more and arrange an appointment.
212.822.0227

FAQ

What are the fees for your programs and counseling sessions?

If you are an individual attorney, please contact us by phone or email, and we can review the fee schedule. Your firm may already have a relationship and ongoing coaching arranged with Greiner Consulting. If not, we would be very pleased to coordinate working with you individually. Every conversation with us is confidential.

If you are representing a firm’s human resources or professional development departments, and plan to engage Greiner Consulting for one or many attorneys at your firm, please contact Jennifer Greiner or Joi Bourgeois. We will listen to your needs, and present options for working together.

Do you offer custom training and project management?

Yes, we do. Whatever your professional development department’s vision is, we will deliver. Some recent programs have been in the area of diversity training, skills development, and a ‘how to be a coach’ training for a large team of PD professionals. We manage complex performance evaluation projects, as well as creating strategy for alumni programs. Please, let us know what you need or are envisioning, and we will draw upon our history and resources to design a program precisely for your firm.

May I meet with my coach in person?

Our offices are designed to meet with you in person, in a professional, convenient, confidential, comfortable environment. Let’s schedule a meeting. We meet in the way that works best for you. In between sessions, we are available by phone for updates and guidance.