About Me

“I help lawyers who want to take their practice to the next level… more clients, more credibility and more fulfillment at work.”

I love travel, cooking, music, and the movies… and my number one passion is my work. I love coaching and consulting with lawyers as we work, together, through the process of business development.

Many people tell me I work too much… they have not heard the saying “find what you love and you never have to work a day in your life.” I consider myself fortunate to have found my passion—and I wake up each morning grateful for the opportunity to spend another day doing what I love most.

For nearly 30 years I’ve been working closely with clients in a variety of industries to develop results-driven business development solutions. I’ve had the opportunity to collaborate with lawyers and law firms from around the globe (on four continents!) on everything from powerful and innovative design to marketing strategy and business development. I have helped firms of all sizes—from one attorney to one thousand—to separate themselves from their competitors and achieve the growth they desire.

I am fortunate to have the opportunity to speak regularly on law firm topics including branding, marketing, business, and personal development. I love interacting with lawyers and other professionals in a variety of settings, whether it’s giving a presentation to hundreds of attorneys, facilitating an intimate workshop for a small group, or working one-on-one with a lawyer.

Several years ago, I was asked to be on the faculty of a national conference for Managing Partners. As I considered this opportunity, I knew that I needed to be able to hand out something of substance that would enhance my credibility. All of a sudden, a little voice in the back of my head said “write a book, write a book”… the advice I’d been giving my clients for years. So I took my own advice… and it turns out, writing a book was among the most important milestones in my professional life. I’ve now published several books, including my award-winning “Little Black Book” series. You can learn more about these books here.

I also invite you to visit my blog, where I share some of the “black pearls of wisdom” that I’ve learned in my decades in the business, as well as inspiration and insights from other industry thought leaders. It’s a place for you to get to know my approach to legal business development, my passions, and my perspective on building a firm and creating a practice, so that you can lead a life that is truly fulfilling.

It is said, “you can never go home.” Wrong! In 2012, I opened an office is my hometown of Denver, to be closer to my 84 year old Mother. I left Denver when I was 19 so it has been a wonderful journey getting to know the city and the legal community. I LOVE it! I go there every other month. I met a Federal Judge, Christine Arguello, who started a non-profit pipeline program, Law School… Yes We Can. The mission: Advancing inclusiveness in the legal profession by equipping students for their journey to law school and beyond. Inspiring, right? She asked me to join the board and of course I accepted.  It is fulfilling work and I’m meeting lots of great lawyers who are as passionate about helping our Fellows as I am. I invite you to take a look at the Law School… Yes We Can website.

I would like to get to know you, too! You can always send me an email, leave a comment, or connect with me on LinkedIn and Twitter. Thanks for visiting my website, and I hope to hear from you soon!