“I can help
you build a
business, and a
life that makes
YOU happy!”

Paula Black, Business & Professional Development Coach

Don't Just Earn a Living—Build a Life You LOVE!



Do you ever find yourself thinking…
​“Is this even worth it?”

You have a successful practice. You’re earning a living. But at what cost?

Are you constantly putting your law practice ahead of all your other priorities in life… getting home too late for dinner, taking work calls when you’re with your family, and checking your email frequently even when you’re on vacation?

Do you ever feel like you’ve lost yourself?

Like you’ve had to sacrifice everything for your work?

Your family… your hobbies… your health… your TIME… all being forced to take a back-seat to the demands of your practice?

Well, there are two things you need to know:

First—know that you’re not alone. I’ve spoken to thousands of lawyers and other professionals and worked closely with hundreds of them. These challenges are pervasive – and they’re serious.

Second—please understand that i​t doesn’t have to be this way​.

It really is possible to build a successful solo law practice AND still live a life that you LOVE.

This is what it means to build a life – not just earn a living. This is what it means to THRIVE.

You don’t have to choose. You don’t have to compromise.

You can create balance and harmony between your work and the rest of your life.

If you need help to make this happen… let’s talk.

About Me

“I will help you figure out a way to have a thriving practice—doing what you love—while having a great life outside of work.

Does that sound too good to be true? It's not. I've helped hundreds of Lawyers and other professionals do exactly that.”



Paula has coached her clients as they advance their careers and create a LIFE that they love.

Paula Black focuses on my happiness and me as an individual. She reminds me that other people’s successes and dreams are not necessarily my own, so she doesn’t push me to go down a track she knows won’t give me satisfaction.

Paula encourages me by reminding me what I already have and what I have already done. That makes her encouragement credible—it’s fact-based. And she keeps it simple. She breaks seemingly impossible tasks down to the manageable.”

I give much of the credit for not only the growth, but the existence of my business, to Paula Black. I engaged her before I started my own firm. Her insight and guidance gave me the confidence and the skills to venture out on my own.

Karen LapekasTax Litigation Lawyer

Paula Black has helped me focus on what is important to me—family. I build my business around my family and lifestyle goals and Paula has helped me understand that my desires and goals for my life matters.

Paula Black’s coaching has helped me to make wise decisions regarding marketing and business development that have paid off. My business income has steadily increased, and I have been able to narrow my practice area.

Ruth JeanImmigration Lawyer

Paula has coached me through the ever-changing world of fortune 500 corporate America. By getting to know me on both a personal and professional level, she has helped me find what’s important to me and what brings me joy. Then we developed a methodology to incorporate those things into everything I do inside and outside the office.

Whatever I’m facing, Paula helps me break down the issues, work through the options and more often than not get out of my own way. Through her coaching, I have learned to be a kinder advocate for myself giving me the confidence to leave that large corporation and start my second act in my own independent practice.

Our journey will continue as I build a business that is a reflection of how I am helping others live their best life through thoughtful financial guidance.

Kate JohnsonIndependent Wealth Advisor



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Paula has won a number of awards in recognition of her expertise and the results she and her clients have achieved.

Best of Lawyer/Law Firm Business Development Coach, Daily Business Review Winner and Hall of Fame—2020, Top 3 and Hall of Fame—2019, Top 3—2018, 2017

Quilly Award—2019, The National Academy of Best-Selling Authors

Outstanding Book of the Year and Business Breakthrough Book of the Year—2005, Independent Publishing


Law school didn’t prepare you to run a business.

Law school didn't prepare you to run a business.

Let's face it - when you went to law school, they taught you how to be a lawyer, not a business owner. I've been a business owner for over 30 years and had more than 30 employees and have seen it all!

But as a solo attorney, you ​are ​a business owner - like it or not. That means, in addition to doing the legal work, you're responsible for marketing and business development. You're responsible for managing the finances. You're responsible for hiring, training, and firing staff.

Sometimes, it feels like too much weight. As a solo, it's easy to feel isolated and it's easy to be overwhelmed. Here are some tips to help you manage it all.