Services

Consulting


Does your firm have amazing attorneys, but not seem to thrive? Is your firm experiencing problems, such as:

  • Client pressure forcing time to be written off
  • Associate retention
  • Issues with support staff
  • Conflict and negative competition between team members
  • Communication problems and/or trust issues resulting in inefficiencies
  • Disputes between partners preventing the firm from thriving
  • Employee burnout becoming a roadblock

 

At its heart, Steele Leadership is about creative problem solving, helping law firms resolve issues so attorneys can focus on the important work of serving clients.  Steele Leadership’s President, Gina Steele’s strongest skill is her ability to take even the most complex situation and distill it into small, easily solvable parts. 

Steele Leadership combines this skill, Ms. Steele’s experience in running a business, and the knowledge of her consultants, who are experts in all aspects of business, to get to the bottom of your firm’s most difficult management problems, and create a strategy to solve them.

What distinguishes Steele Leadership’s consulting practice is the set of tools it provides. Steele Leadership delves into your firm’s operations to determine the problems that are getting in the way of practicing law at the highest level while making a good profit.  We then develop a specifically tailored strategy addressing these problems. This strategy will include creative solutions that will allow everyone in your firm to thrive, such as targeted training to resolve your firm’s issues, individualized coaching for partners and key employees, and having us mediate conflicts between firm members.

In-House Training and CLE Seminars


Steele Leadership provides a number of in-house training programs with CLE credit to enhance the effectiveness of your firm’s leadership, including:

  • The Neuroscience of Effectiveness
  • Presentations that Influence and Motivate 
  • Improving Communications to Improve Your Client Relationships and Strengthen Your Team
  • Building Trust To Increase the Value of Your Billable Hour 
  • Project Management Concepts for Lawyers
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Eliminating Bias
  • Recognizing and Avoiding Substance Abuse and Mental Illness

 

Steele Leadership will meet with you and develop a curriculum that suits your firm’s particular needs.

Executive Coaching


If you are looking to increase your own effectiveness, build your leadership skills, develop stronger relationships with your teammates, and/or move your career to the next level, Steele Leadership has personalized coaching for you.  Steele Leadership’s individual coaching includes:

  • Identifying your values, and determining where you want your career to be
  • Putting together measurable steps to achieve your short term and long term goals
  • Developing strategies to handle conflicts that may be getting in your way
  • Understanding your strengths and weaknesses, and creating a career that capitalizes on your strengths
  • Determining the things that may be holding you back, and developing a plan to overcome them
  • Developing strategies to use your time wisely, so that you can excel at your career while having the life that you want

Presentation Coaching


The difference between influencing your audience and simply providing them with information lies in the connection you make with them.   Whenever you have an important upcoming presentation, such as a hearing or a client presentation, Steele Leadership can provide you with presentation coaching that will allow you to truly influence your audience.   A typical coaching session will include:

  • Refining your content to the essentials that will be remembered
  • Organizing your content so that it is clear to your audience
  • Developing your own powerful leadership presence
  • Finding the right voice, tone, and body language for your message
  • Including stories that will connect with your audience  

Public Speaking


If you need a public speaker who will engage and influence your audience, Steele Leadership is available for your events. Gina Steele, president of Steele Leadership, is known for her public speaking ability. She was a litigator for more than ten years, appearing in court. Additionally, she has had a number of speaking engagements, including:

  • Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Women in Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • California Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Law Section
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