Career Coaching for Lawyers: How to Maximize Happiness With Your Legal Career
August 16 @ 2:00 pm-3:00 pmEDT
All professional athletes and many top business executives use the services of coaches. Why should lawyers be different? Career coaching provides lawyers a valuable tool to explore their personal satisfaction with their career and explore career goals and strategies. This presentation will present three top legal career coaches who will explain how they work everyday with lawyers seeking to maximize their career success and happiness. Please join us and you may find a new way to improve your legal career.
Presented by the Professional Development Committee
Rachel Gezerse, Panish Shea Ravipudi
Rachel Gezerseh is a trial attorney with Panish Shea Boyle Ravipudi who specializes in litigating catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death and products liability cases. Ms. Gezerseh was previously an attorney at international law firm Jones Day, where she litigated large scale product liability cases. Currently, Ms. Gezerseh represents plaintiffs in the Southern California Fire Cases litigation. Ms. Gezerseh has been named to the Southern California Super Lawyers list since 2020 and recognized by her peers as a Southern California Super Lawyers “Rising Star” since 2013. She has been featured in Bloomberg Law and ABA for Law Students and is the author of the Law Career Playbook, the leading networking guide for law students and new lawyers. A member of the State Bar of California and the State Bar of Nevada, Ms. Gezerseh received her Juris Doctorate from Southwestern Law School.
Emily Hirsekorn, Hirsekorn Coaching LLC
Emilyis a career leadership coach for lawyers, with a background in private legal practice, anti-bias education, and law career advising and professional development. She is credentialed with the ICF—the gold standard in the industry—and is certified as an Energy Leadership Index (ELI) Master Practitioner, offering a one-of-a-kind assessment that quantifies energy level, identifies strengths and growth opportunities, and teaches you how to shift your energy on demand. In addition to energy management, she speaks regularly on the four pillars of sustainable career success: authentic leadership, work-life balance, career fulfillment, and confidence. Her signature offer “The CALL” is a comprehensive coaching program that walks you through all four pillars via (i) the ELI assessment, (ii) 1:1 calls, (iii) a self-study digital course, (iv) twice monthly live workshops, and (v) community app challenges.
Brooke Loesby, Law Life Coach
Brooke’s passion is improving the lives of attorneys and making law firms healthy, positive places to work. Brooke uses the Law Life Coach process to help motivated attorneys build their book, transition to their dream role and pursue alternative legal careers. If you are ready to take control of your career, legacy and purpose, you are in the right place. We are committed to support you as you define success and take steps to attain those goals in your career.
Brooke also specializes in legal recruiting, transition planning, making recommendations regarding hiring and retention, firm culture, benefits, onboarding practices, firm structure, and roles and responsibilities.
Before coaching, Brooke earned her JD from Pepperdine Law School in 2006. She was an Associate at Akin Gump and worked at Quinn Emanuel before transitioning to legal counseling at the Office of Career Services at Loyola Law School. Beyond living her dream life today, Brooke enjoys hiking, vegetarian cooking, paddle boarding, and meditation.
David Finn, Assistant US Attorney, Southern District of California
David Finn is an Assistant United States Attorney in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of California, where he has worked in the Criminal Division since 2011. He has completed over 40 federal jury trials and made several Ninth Circuit oral arguments. He currently serves as the USAO’s Project Safe Neighborhoods Coordinator working to reduce violent crime in the district through intervention, prevention, enforcement, and reentry strategies. David is a past President of the San Diego Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and serves on their Advisory Board. He is the Vice Chair of the dota2菠菜外围网’s National Professional Development Committee. He is the founding President of the San Diego Federal Bar Foundation, which raises money for charitable causes impacting the federal legal community. He has been appointed by the District Court to serve on the Southern District of California’s Court History Committee and as a Lawyer Representative for the Southern District of California. David volunteers as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) in Juvenile Dependency Court and regularly serves as a Judge Pro Tem in San Diego Superior Court, Small Claims Division. He is a board member for Wesley House, which provides support services and affordable housing to college students in need. David is an Adjunct Professor at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, where he teaches Criminal Law and Legal Writing II.
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