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Esquire Coaching Radio Show
30 minutes | Feb 6, 2016
ECR0059 A Candid Conversation About Race, Culture, Identity, and Privilege
Waking up White author Debby Irving offers firsthand insight to the everyday perpetuation of racial inequality by well-intentioned white people. A community organizer and classroom teacher for 25 years, Irving grappled with racial injustice without understanding racism as a systemic issue or her own whiteness as an obstacle to it. Her book tells the story of how she went from well-meaning to well-doing. Waking Up White functions as both a “Racism 101” for white people and a rare exposé on whiteness for people of color. By sharing her sometimes cringe-worthy struggle to understand racism and racial tensions, she offers a fresh perspective on bias, stereotypes, manners, and tolerance. Her husband says: “It couldn’t have happened to a whiter person.”
31 minutes | Jul 17, 2015
ECR0058 Partners as Parents: Redefining Having It All
A lot of the conversation about women in the workplace revolves around how women can fit into environments that have traditionally been fashioned by men. Our Esquire Coaching Radio episode today will focus on how what we have tried to do is think about how a working mother would want to structure a business – with the flexibility to spend time with your kids but also respond to client demands in a timely fashion. A sick kid or a soccer game is just as important as a client meeting and we schedule and prioritize accordingly. That is what we have created: a business and a workplace that reflects our values. Maria is a Partner at the Geller Law Group, a law firm that maintains a philosophy that work-life balance is an attainable reality for its attorneys and team. Maria spearheads the firm’s Wills and Trust practice and its Divorce and Family Law practice, areas of the law that go hand in hand protecting families during stressful times. A graduate of the University of Michigan and the American University Washington College of Law, Maria is a native Detroiter who now resides in Washington, D.C. with her family.
31 minutes | Jul 8, 2015
ECR0057 Breaking Through Fear-Based Decision-Making
There are short-sighted, ego-based, anxiety-driven decisions made by leaders in business, community-service, faith-based, and government sectors all too often. The adverse, long-term impacts of such decisions, seen all too often at micro and macro levels, have led to: operational ineffectiveness, business failures, and economic crises; military aggressions, wars, and genocide; irresponsible contribution to climate changes; and a variety of civil rights and human rights violations. It is generally presumed that the best decisions leaders need to make are rational decisions. However, the truth is many decisions that are touted as “rational” are often intellectually-framed emotional decisions that undercut leaders’ ability to achieve the needed results. To counter this tendency, leaders must be equipped with the emotional skills to make competent, courageous and compassionate decisions that maximize the best interests for the greatest number of stakeholders. Dr. Cari Jackson is the founding director of Center of Spiritual Light, a community services organization which provides resources for practical spirituality to individuals and organizations to enhance their impactful transformation. She is a prolific author, leadership coach, and international change agent. She holds a PhD in Christian Social Ethics, MDiv, JD, and BA in Psychology and Sociology. She is the author five books including Love Like You’ve Never Been Hurt and still Got Game.
30 minutes | Jul 6, 2015
ECR0056 How to Make Kindness & Compassion An Integral Part of Your Work & Personal Life
Cindi Creager has made her career in communications, including journalism and public relations. But throughout her life she has also carried out a personal mission to spread kindness and compassion to all she encounters in both her work life and her personal life. That calling began when she was a young child and has remained with her since then. She has just recently named it and begun talking about it in an effort to help more people feel good about themselves and worthy to be alive. Cindi Creager is a public relations and media training expert who lives in New York City with her spouse, Rainie Cole. She enjoys spending a good portion of her personal time studying the spiritual teachings and life lessons of such experts as: Dr. Wayne Dyer, Dr. Christiane Northrup, Deepak, Chopra, Eckhart Tolle, and Oprah Winfrey. Her personal mission is spreading kindness and compassion in the world.
30 minutes | Jun 24, 2015
ECR0055 Aftermath of Freddy Gray and Where do we go from here?
Daniel J. Tann, Esquire is the principle of the Law Offices of Daniel J. Tann, a General Practice Firm in the Center City Philadelphia known as ""The Attorneys For All Generations"". The firm practices in the areas of Domestic Relations, Personal Injury, Criminal Law, Administrative Law, Real Estate, Wills and General Civil Litigation. Mr. Tann is a skilled litigator having practiced on the State and Federal levels for over over 25 years. He often takes on cases that other firms deny because he believes in Justice. I addition to the practice of law, Mr. Tann is active in the American Bar Association where he has served in the General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Division as a Diversity Fellow, Chair of Diversity, Diversity Director and now is a Member of the Council which sets policy and procedures for the Division. Additionally, he is a Life Member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. where he has served as Eastern Regional Director, International Legal Counsel and currently is the Chief of Staff to the International President. His community involvements include Board seats on Spectrum Health Services, Inc, La Salle University Alumni Association, Camp New Joy, Inc., Market West Neighborhood Planers, Inc., African American Alumni Association of La Salle University to name a few. In his spare time he is a student of politics, current events, football and fine dining.
30 minutes | Jun 17, 2015
ECR0054 The Importance of Public Relations and Media Training
Cindi is here today to explain why it is important for attorneys to learn how to communicate effectively with the press. What to say and how to say it are vital ingredients for success when you are facing a crisis communications situation, speaking to the media on an evergreen topic, or presenting a case at an opportune moment in the news cycle. CreagerCole Communications helps clients strike the right tone and balance every time. Cindi Creager is a master media trainer and media relations expert with 20 years of communications experience in the news industry and LGBT non-profit world, including a successful tenure at both ABC News and GLAAD. She has prepared hundreds of people for high profile media appearances on a range of national platforms including all the major broadcast and cable news networks, and beyond. She has also placed numerous stories and spokespeople in outlets ranging from The New York Times, to USA Today to The Oprah Winfrey Show. She loves inspiring people to be their best when speaking to the media.
30 minutes | May 26, 2015
ECR0053 How to Partner with Love to Get What You Want
Most people have grown up with distorted perspectives about what it means to feel loved. This conditioning has made it harder and more stressful for people to receive what they really want in their relationships, career, health and business. In this interview, we'll discuss (1) the reasons why the lack of true love perpetuates stress and unfulfillment; (2) the steps to partner with love to get what you really want; and, (3) what to do with resistance and how to not slip into old patterns. Self-Love Coach and Energy Practitioner, Nat Couropmitree, (pronounced Ca-ROPE-ma-tree) specializes in empowering people to partner with love to create deeply fulfilling lives. He hosts the 'Nat Couropmitree Show', a podcast about how self-love contributes to ease in life. Download your Free Self-Love Alignment Meditation at http://AllowLoveIn.com.
30 minutes | May 25, 2015
ECR0052 The Evolution of Her Redefining Your Beliefs about Your Feminine Identity
Evolution begins with the recognition that there is no single defined path to a fulfilling life. A fascinating evolution of identity is occurring in which women everywhere are redefining themselves. The Evolution of Her describes how we can take part in this thrilling cultural movement by living the lives we want instead of following society’s prescriptive life plan. Heather Stanislaus will show us how we can redefine our beliefs about ourselves as women against the backdrop of the modern age without giving up on the dream of finding a life partner or having children—but only if we want them. With her guidance, you will begin to see the social and psychological forces that influence your beliefs about your identity and come to appreciate your life in a new way. Heather Stanislaus embarked on a journey of self-discovery over ten years ago through the practice of yoga and meditation. She is a thought-provoking contemporary woman dedicated to guiding individuals to apply practical wisdom in their everyday lives in order to uncover their personal truths.
30 minutes | May 24, 2015
ECR0051 Parenting Rights Vaccines and the Law
In this episode, we are going to get an overview of a law practice that is filling a need by creating a niche in parenting rights and zoom in on one aspect of that practice that is really timely: vaccines and the law. Valerie Borek, Esq. is founder of the V. Borek Law Firm and has been helping clients since 2010. Her practice focuses on Parenting Rights and supports the Health and Wealth of Families. She's licensed in PA, NJ and the Court of Federal Claims. She's a founding Director of the Birth Rights Bar Association. She writes and speaks on topics in parenting rights for Fearless Parent, Chadds Ford Live and her own blog at www.vboreklaw.com.
27 minutes | May 23, 2015
ECR0050 Effectively and Ethically Implementing Technology in your Practice
Nehal Madhani, a lawyer, programmer, and now CEO of Plainlegal will discuss how lawyers can effectively and ethically use technology in their practice. Plainlegal's software is used to streamline thousands of cases today, and he will address how technology can streamline work, improve your practice, eliminate risk, and establish trust with clients. Nehal Madhani is the founder and CEO of Plainlegal, whose software automates administrative and repetitive work for lawyers (starting with IP law). Before starting Plainlegal, Nehal practiced at Kirkland & Ellis, LLP, where he advised investors and multi-billion dollar companies in chapter 11 cases. Nehal has a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, a Certificate in Business and Public Policy from the Wharton School of Business, and a B.A. from Northwestern University.
31 minutes | May 22, 2015
ECR0049 Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession
The Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession (“Institute”) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization that, through educational programs, research and publications, will address the lack of diversity and inclusion that continues to challenge the legal profession and undermine its credibility within the justice system. Floyd Holloway is Counsel in the Corporate Law Department. His responsibilities include monitoring and advocacy in legislative and regulatory matters in New York State. Floyd manages the Corporate Law Department’s Legislative Services Unit, which, among other things, provides support to the Enterprise, including the network of state counsel responsible for legislative and regulatory affairs. Floyd is a past chairman of the New York Insurance Association (NYIA). He also sits on the Executive Board for the Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York (LRANY). Floyd is an active member of the American Bar Association, serving as vice-chair on the Corporate Counsel, Government Law, Law in Public Service and Technology Committees. A native of Brooklyn, New York, Floyd received his B.A. degree in political theory and American government from Georgetown University College of Arts and Sciences in Washington, D.C., and his law degree (J.D.) from the Georgetown University Law Center.
29 minutes | May 21, 2015
ECR0048 The Lawyer as Leader How to Plant People and Grow Justice
Dr. Artika R. Tyner will aid you in the journey of discovering the leader within. Throughout history, lawyers have been at forefront of advancing social change and making the world a better place. This show will offer practical guidance for developing your leadership skills, explore current social justice issues, and profile leaders in the legal community who are leading change. She is a passionate educator, author, sought after speaker, and advocate for justice. At the University of St. Thomas College of Education, Leadership & Counseling, Dr. Tyner serves as a public policy/leadership professor. She trains graduate students to serve as social engineers who create new inroads to justice and freedom. Dr. Tyner is committed to empowering others to lead within their respective spheres of influence. She provides leadership development and career coaching for young professionals. She has also developed leadership educational materials for K-12 students, college/graduate students, faith communities and nonprofits. Additionally, Dr. Tyner teaches leadership coursework on ethics, critical reflection, and organizational development. Her research focuses on diversity/inclusion, community development, and civil rights. She has presented her research and conducted leadership training programs both nationally and internationally. Dr. Tyner leads by example by organizing policy campaigns, fostering restorative justice practices, developing social entrepreneurship initiatives, and promoting assets-based community development. She serves as a global citizen by supporting education, entrepreneurship, and women’s leadership initiatives in Africa.
30 minutes | May 20, 2015
ECR0047 How Not to Become Your Own Personal Injury Case Part 2
On the second part of the series How Not to Become Your Own Personal Injury Case, Cynthia Lackner will offer an overview of how a lawyer can self-regulate and self-soothe, to help diminish the ongoing effects of Secondary PTSD, also known as Secondary Traumatic Stress, (STS). More and more lawyers, are triggered by constantly being exposed to extremely disturbing information, from their clients. The recounting of these events that are painful and horrific, can cause lawyers to feel physically and mentally ill. Cynthia has a masters in psychology and is a certified Emotional Brain Training Provider. Her emphasis is on helping attorneys learn how to quickly self-regulate their stress response throughout the day. She has a private practice in Denver and also works with people on the phone, or through SKYPE from around the country and world-wide. She has lectured at the University of Colorado and Denver Law Schools, Lawyers Helping Lawyers board, Colorado Defense Lawyers Association, Colorado Trial Lawyers conference and the Colorado Legislative Legal Services. Learning the self-regulation skills and tools takes approximately 6, 1 hour sessions. Doctors refer patients to her.
30 minutes | May 19, 2015
ECR0046 How Not to Become Your Own Personal Injury Case Part 1
Cynthia is going to speak about the process she uses to help attorneys stay in balance and out of stress. As an attorney, you might be performing at a high level of excellence, so you are most likely unaware of how you are not in balance but in stress. The problem with that is, over 80% of human suffering and disease is now caused by stress. Cynthia has a masters in psychology and is a certified Emotional Brain Training Provider. Her emphasis is on helping attorneys learn how to quickly self-regulate their stress response throughout the day. She has a private practice in Denver and also works with people on the phone, or through SKYPE from around the country and world-wide. She has lectured at the University of Colorado and Denver Law Schools, Lawyers Helping Lawyers board, Colorado Defense Lawyers Association, Colorado Trial Lawyers conference and the Colorado Legislative Legal Services. Learning the self-regulation skills and tools takes approximately 6, 1 hour sessions. Doctors refer patients to her.
29 minutes | May 17, 2015
ECR0044 The Business of Law and the Web
In today's ever-changing technological age, it can be overwhelming to keep up with current trends. The Internet has revolutionized the way in which we do business and communicate with one another. For lawyers, the time has never been more critical to create a web presence. Not only does advertising online increase your visibility and offer creative new ways to promote your services, but it has rapidly become the standard by which a business is judged by potential clients. By correctly utilizing the tools the Internet provides, you can quickly gain a vital advantage in this highly competitive market. In this guide, we will be providing an introduction to the most popular online marketing strategies, as well as helping you get started on building a web presence of your own. Gyi Tsakalakis founded AttorneySync to help lawyers put their best foot forward online because that’s where clients are looking. As a recovering attorney, Gyi is familiar with the unique considerations of effectively and ethically marketing a law practice. He regularly writes about legal web marketing for Lawyerist, Avvo’s Lawyernomics Blog and Attorney at Work. He also speaks on the subject including AAJ’s Marketing Seminar, Avvo’s Lawyernomics conference.
29 minutes | May 16, 2015
ECR0043 Balancing Your Life By Attending To Your Body
Many in our rather workaholic society value material success, financial accomplishment and other signs of work-related achievement. We may accomplish much but do so at the cost of our most important relationships and our health. What can we do to overcome society's pressure to work harder and harder all the time, often ignoring even a brief vacation? Some studies show that many Americans don't even use the vacation time to which they are entitled. We also see a growing problem of obesity in our country and it's not just childhood obesity that is of concern. What can we do about this for ourselves as individucal professionals with significant work responsibility? Carolyn is an RN, Attorney and Consultant on aging issues for families with older loved ones and those who work with elders. She spent 10 years as a nurse, mainly working with elders and their families. Her 27 year legal career involved representing individuals who were injured, sometimes as a result of nursing home neglect. She founded AgingParents.com in 2007, together with her husband, Dr. Mikol Davis a psychologist focused on aging issues. She also focuses on healty aging and leads by example, taking up triathlon at age 63 and pursuing it to the present. She has been happily married for 32 years and has 2 grown children.
27 minutes | May 15, 2015
ECR0042 How to Become the Trusted Adviser & Make an Impression That Lasts
In this conversation we will be reviewing the ways in which lawyers can quickly become the trusted adviser with clients instead of just an attorney. Too often attorneys are spending thousands of dollars on SEO, Social Media and website design without ever giving a second thought to customer experience. But, here is the hard truth: No one wants another service or product. They want an experience! And by delivering this experience, you are not only positioning yourself as distinct and different but you are also validating your clients needs which securely places you as a trusted adviser. So, the question remains: How do you create these experiences? Deborah Asseraf is Founder & CEO of Popcorn Productions, an experiential marketing company helping lawyers, financial advisers and lawyers break through the noise and claim their spotlight through strong, fun & innovative marketing strategies. After working for three years at ABC Television coordinating large-scale galas & concerts, Deborah decided she had her fill of cookie cutter events and started Popcorn Productions in 2013. Through a combination of laser-focused marketing strategies and creation of innovative exercises and interactive activities, Popcorn Productions helps service professionals stand out from the crowd. Deborah also hosts a bi-monthly women's networking event, PopEvents, and writes for Epoch Times through her blog Social Pulse.
29 minutes | May 14, 2015
ECR0041 Interview with Esquire Coaching CEO
We are celebrating Esquire Coaching's 1-year anniversary! Here is a statement honoring this milestone from our CEO & President, Ann Jenrette-Thomas: 'In our first year, we've impacted thousands of lawyers across the US through our speeches, social media, radio show & blog, and of course through our coaching programs, encouraging them to step into leadership, develop their businesses, make wellness and self care a priority, and honor WHO they are (their authenticity). We've chartered a NEW paradigm in coaching, one where we help our clients avoid blind spots by pairing them with a TEAM of coaches. We've innovated solutions to empower lawyers to happily succeed in the business of law. We wrote an Amazon best-selling new release, The Happy Law Practice, and had an innovative telesummit exploring this topic. We've already taken the national stage several times, speaking and presenting for organizations like the ABA, NALP, and SABA-DE, as well as at the Lavender Law Conference. We are a thought leader on issues of diversity and we equip diverse attorneys with the business development skills and mindset necessary to succeed. To all of our supporters, to our wonderful team, coaches, consultants, and our amazing clients, we THANK YOU for a tremendous first year. Together, we WILL accomplish our mission to EMPOWER LAWYERS TO HAPPILY SUCCEED IN THE BUSINESS OF LAW. This is just the beginning! Thank you!
29 minutes | May 13, 2015
ECR0040 How to Have Fun at a Large Law Firm
During law school, many had dreams of working at a large law firm. While it was understood that the hours would be long, there was the appeal of the large salary, the lunches in the city, the happy hours, and the general camaraderie at the firm. However, the reality was much different than the expectation and time is spent mostly sitting behind a desk, trying to meet billable hour requirements, creating an unhappy work environment. But there is another option. Rather than feeling trapped in a career that doesn’t make you happy, there is a way to derive pleasure from your work. Robert Graff will be speaking on tips and strategies on how to find enjoyment at your firm and have fun practicing your chosen career. Robert Graff is the President of The Graff Standard and one of its coaches. Prior to becoming a coach, he was an assistant district attorney for five years, an associate at an employment, business, and healthcare law firm for two years, and currently has his own private practice located in Pennsylvania. As a coach, he helps lawyers reignite the passion they once felt for the law, find enjoyment in even the most demanding and monotonous aspects of their job, and strike a sustainable work-life balance.
31 minutes | May 12, 2015
ECR0039 Leading from the Inside Out: How to Fill the Gaps and Elevate Who You are
Who are Leaders? We tend to think of them in only a business sense: the business owners, CEOs, professionals (like lawyers!), executives, or a winning sports coach. Those who interact with others on a regular basis are all leaders. We all lead, by choice or default. At a minimum, we each are a Leader of One, and exercise Self-Leadership, meaning motivating and inspiring ourselves. The real question is not whether we are or are not leaders, but rather how well we lead, by empowering, not managing, others. Whenever you enter a new profession, start a new business, or transition into entrepreneurial-ship, even if in the same profession or business as your former field, there is an Identity Crisis. It takes time to re-learn WHO you are in the new thing you are now doing. Being in touch with how you Lead is critical at this juncture. On today’s interview with Donna Spina, we shall briefly discuss two assessments that when used together can act as a guiding force to integrate your new or existing journey to uplift you to your highest potential. They are the DISC Assessment and Energy Leadership Index Assessment. Donna J. Spina, ACC, CPC, ELI-MP, is a Business, Personal Growth, and Entrepreneurial Transition Coach, Speaker, and Author. Her unique, creative, guided coaching process includes the use of well-respected DISC Behavioral and Energy Leadership Index Assessments.
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