I coach lawyers, executives, and professionals to achieve career and personal goals.

Together, we tackle areas of your life that feel stagnant or simply needs improvement.

Don’t wait. Take the first step to achieving your goals and dreams. Set up a free initial consultation. Contact me at 215-696-3079, CoachDena@gmail.com, or send me a message.

I am a veteran Philadelphia attorney and certified professional coach who helps clients reinvigorate their careers, polish business development skills and rediscover their sense of purpose. A former board member of the International Coach Federation’s Philadelphia chapter, I have successfully coached a best-selling author, lawyers, and chief executives. Firms have also hired me, a former in-house counsel, to work directly with entry level lawyers to improve performance and increase their early contributions to the firm. I hold a BA and JD from Temple University and Temple University School of Law in Philadelphia.

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Dena is the featured speaker at the Pennsylvania Bar Association Commission on Women in the Profession

2017 Spring Conference: Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.

Dena will discuss the featured book “The Confidence Code” and, through an interactive presentation, will teach attendees how to embrace and build their confidence and stop giving away power in the workplace.

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I am a regular contributor on The Legal Intelligencer and The Huffington Post. Read my latest articles:

Cracking Confidence—What It Is and How to Have It

March 28, 2017|0 Comments

Cracking the Confidence Code In "The Confidence Code," authors Katty Kay and Claire Shipman attempt to glean the mysteries of self-confidence. The subtitle, "The Science and Art of ­Self-Assurance—What Women Should Know" nails more specifically the ­mission of the book to apply studies, research and data to assessing whether or not a ­confidence gap exists between women and men and what to do about it. But the book is not limited to what women should know. Much of the research is relevant to anyone, men included, with female co-workers, direct reports, supervisors, daughters and wives who would do [...]

How Personality Assessments Can Help Your Career

February 27, 2017|0 Comments

How Personality Assessments Can Help Your Career I have often said that I didn't begin to know myself until I was in my 30's and by then was already a litigator. An unhappy one. I chose to hang on and gut it out, confident that I could overcome my ­distaste for battle and learn to love litigation. Changing firms only served to cement my sense that I was in the wrong field because no matter how nice the people I worked with were, my feelings about the work did not transform. I marveled at litigators who reveled in [...]

Patience, Progress and House Plants

February 21, 2017|0 Comments

Lately, the concept of patience has been on my mind as my clients and I embark on new goals, dreams and endeavors. Change is a process rather than event, and anyone can get frustrated when it does not happen quickly. By casting our gaze to nature, we can learn to mitigate our expectations using logic, reason and facts. The plant pictured above is a Peace Lily and was given to me in 2008. Since then, I have watered it, fed it, trimmed it and nurtured it, trying out different spots until I found one that is just right. The plant [...]

Lawyers and Marketing – What You Need to Know and Didn’t Learn in School

January 30, 2017|0 Comments

Last year, I read a post on LinkedIn titled, "Why Don't Law Schools Teach the #1 Factor for Success?" It was authored by Cole Silver, director of client relations at Blank Rome, and a perusal of his profile revealed a wealth of solid, crucial advice for lawyers on how to thrive regardless of layoffs, mergers and firm closures. Because marketing is a huge stumbling block for lawyers I coach, I asked Silver for an interview. Silver's role at Blank Rome was created to drive revenue, coach and train lawyers on how to acquire and retain clients, bring the client's voice, [...]

New Year Resolution: Be Proactive in Your Choices

December 21, 2016|0 Comments

I am not a big fan of New Year ­resolutions. Turning the calendar page from December to January does not make one eager or ready to change long-standing habits and disillusionment often follows. But there is a year-end tradition that is both reflective and proactive—taking inventory of your world with an eye toward what is working, what you want more of and less of in your life and letting go of any perceived or real failures once you have gathered whatever gems they have to offer in the way of opportunity and awareness. You can take stock and start the [...]

Working From Home: The Good, the Bad and the Laundry

October 27, 2016|0 Comments

Copyright: TWINSCHOICE Work At Home Telecommuter Time Sheet More people are telecommuting than ever before. According to a 2015 Gallup poll, 37 percent of U.S. workers have telecommuted, four times greater than the 9 percent found in 1995. The arrangements vary, and for some it is full time and for others limited to a few days a week. Recently, a client of mine with a portable workload was asked, along with her entire department, to telecommute as a strategy for the company to lease a smaller space. While this would have many jumping for joy, it was unwelcome news [...]

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