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Career Coaching For Lawyers

Hi I’m Helen, I’m The Career Coach for Lawyers
Ex-Law Firm Partner | Ex-Magic Circle Lawyer


Work with Helen

Ex-Law Firm Partner | Ex-Magic Circle Lawyer


As a former Magic Circle lawyer and top City law firm Partner (at just 6 years PQE), Helen understands what it takes to succeed in the legal profession.

Helen is also a qualified psychotherapist and executive coach, and now helps other lawyers reach the top in their careers.

She also helps lawyers cope with the pressures of the job, and avoid burnout.

By defining your vision, mastering your mindset, and creating a solid and actionable plan for success, Helen will set you on the path to future success.

Helen’s services are an invaluable investment for any lawyer who wants to progress their career.


The Benefits of Career Coaching with Helen 

Are you at a crossroads, and unsure of your next career move?

Maybe you feel as though you’ve stagnated in your career or that you’ve lost your passion for it?

Perhaps you’re just feeling burned out?

The good news is that this is where Helen, as your coach, can help.

First, Helen helps you create the space in your life to take a breath. As lawyers, we have to manage huge amounts of pressure and stress, and often juggling competing deadlines, and dealing with challenging clients. Helen helps you get a hold of this so you can regain a sense of balance and avoid burnout.

Second, Helen supports you in defining your vision. She enables you to identify the motivations behind your purpose: your ‘why’.

Third, you take action, making your vision a reality. This is where you turn words into your new reality, designing your approach to work and life through a tangible step-by-step action plan, and being held accountable for the change. This is the ‘how’.

All of Helen’s coaching programmes are bespoke, to help you achieve your goals faster.

As a former law firm Partner and Magic Circle lawyer, Helen understands first-hand the challenges faced by lawyers. With her knowledge of the legal sector, alongside a Masters in Psychotherapy and a certification in executive coaching from Cambridge University, Helen is uniquely placed to help you find the solutions you’re looking for in your career and in your life.

How to fly in your career

Climbing the career ladder in law can be daunting and tough. But with the right coach, it’s possible to get ahead more quickly and with greater success.

Helen’s coaching programmes provide you with the guidance, resources and support needed to take your career to the next level.

Whether you’re looking to make a move to a new law firm, to bag a promotion or make a move out of law altogether, Helen will help you achieve your goals.

Helen also works with lawyers to support them on their journey to becoming a law firm Partner, and can provide insights and practical tips on what it takes to stand out from the crowd.

Working with Helen, you’ll have everything you need to take your legal career to the next level.

Create the work-life balance you’ve always dreamed of

Top athletes have to take care of their minds and their bodies. So do top lawyers.

One of the major challenges to lawyers is coping with the high demands of the job. This can lead to excessive stress, burnout and other mental health issues.

It’s important you find ways to re-balance yourself, so that you feel happy and healthy alongside succeeding in your career.

Those who reach their potential, will be the ones who take care of their wellbeing.

Helen helps you take back control of your life, manage your time more effectively, and find that balance need to succeed and feel good.

In a complimentary one-to-one Discovery Call you can discuss what you need, and Helen will suggest the right programme for you.

Through this, you’ll be able to create the space in your life and career that you need to avoid burnout and feel good in yourself.

Where does Helen offer coaching?

Helen is a career coach for lawyers based in London. However, she works mainly remotely and so can offer her coaching services to anyone, anywhere, including across the UK and USA.
She offers one-to-one career and performance coaching programmes that are tailored to each client’s individual needs.


What can a career coach can help with?

Helen offers bespoke career coaching that can help you:

  • find your direction, whether that’s in the law or otherwise
  • progress quickly and go for promotion
  • stand out from the crowd
  • go from being a ‘good’ and ‘solid’ associate to a ‘superstar’ associate, earmarked for partnership
  • combat imposter syndrome and turn it into a strength
  • find more balance in your life
  • combat and avoid burnout
What is the difference between a career coach and mentor?


A coach will use a combination of observation, questioning, listening and feedback to create a conversation rich in insight and learning. A mentor is generally someone of greater experience, will support, advise and guide you.
As both a trained psychotherapist and coach Helen uniquely blends coaching practices with cutting edge psychology to facilitate deep insight and learning for her clients.

When coaching lawyers, Helen does draw on her experience and at times provide her view or suggestions, as required by the client, in their specific circumstances.

How many sessions do I need with a career coach?


It depends on your situation and the goals you wish to achieve. Generally, a minimum of 6 sessions is required so that you can achieve tangible results.

If you’re at a crossroads in your career or are needing to carry out some in-depth work and make big changes in terms of mindset and habits, then Helen generally recommends doing one of her more intensive 3-month or 6-month programmes.


What People Say


It’s been an absolute pleasure working with Helen as one of our trusted coaches. Not only has the feedback from her coaching been extremely positive, but her dedication to following up and checking in on the progress of her coachees demonstrates her commitment to seeing transformational behaviours in each individual.


Marcus Anderson

Head of L&D, Universal Music Group

Helen is a very talented executive coach. Her career as a lawyer enables her to relate very easily to her clients and to their challenges. That leads to connection and trust – the backbone of all great coaching work. She is then able to introduce very effectively techniques from her background in mindfulness to enable clients to see, and to start to shift, engrained behaviours and beliefs that may no longer serve them. I would recommend Helen to any professional who is looking to move their career forward and is prepared to put in the work.


Gareth Lee

Head of Legal SSGM EMEA, State Street

We invited Helen to appear at our panel discussion for Junior Combar, a specialist association for commercial barristers. Helen was truly an inspiration, demonstrating huge insight into the many challenges faced by lawyers, particularly barristers in their early years of practice. She suggested practical and even creative ways to address those challenges. Helen has a compelling and warm presence, and her input to the discussion was very welcome.


Emma Hynes

Vice Chair Junior Combar, Gatehouse Chambers

Working with Helen has been an empowering journey. Her ability to actively listen enabled us to work together to create a business plan/partnership application that was focused and aligned to my key strengths and objectives. Helen had a remarkable way of challenging my perspectives, introducing alternative options for consideration, and helping me reevaluate whether my proposed strategy was going to be the most effective approach to secure my end goal.
Working with Helen has enabled me to establish a clear vision of where I want to be and how I will get there, leading me towards a more empowered and purposeful career (and work/life balance!). I now have a clear business plan which focuses on key objectives and business development strategies which I am confident will be invaluable in terms of furthering my career. I can’t recommend Helen enough


Joanna Potbury

Senior Associate, DMH Stallard
"She holds space for clients beautifully"

I would wholeheartedly recommend Helen as a coach. She is an incredibly warm and kind person who has a presence that makes you feel truly heard. She holds space for clients beautifully, enabling them to hone in on what it is that they really want and need to focus on. Guided by her skilful prompts, I made a lot of progress on a good range of work (and life!) issues in the sessions I had with her. Thank you, Helen!


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