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2018-01-31

8 Do’s and Don’ts of Coffee Dates

Many of us use coffee dates as a way to conduct a job search, generate business referrals, gather information or to simply stay in touch. So, if we have the best of intentions when setting up this meeting, what happens?
By Paulette Pommells
Tags: coffee date, informational interview

2018-01-15

C is for Parlaying a Career Change

I’m sharing my secrets for developing a personal brand.
By Paulette Pommells
Tags: personal brand, branding, values, strengths

2017-11-30

B is for Branding for the 21st Century Lawyer

To maximize your profit or return as a lawyer, you need to figure out the best work for you, and that takes time and involves personal considerations. The smartest thing you can do, in my opinion, is to invest in your brand as a 21st Century Lawyer.
By Paulette Pommells
Tags: branding, lawyer, personal brand

2017-10-27

A is for “Adapting” to the Client Interview

There is one struggle that transcends my coaching clients – both seasoned and new lawyers: how to relate to a prospective client on a human level in an initial interview.
By Paulette Pommells
Tags: interview

2017-10-03

Z is for “Zapping” Your Schedule for Success

There are only 24 hours in a day. Time is a finite resource. While it’s possible to squeeze out a few more hours of work, we need to trade that time in for something else.
By Paulette Pommells
Tags: time management, scheduling, career coach

2017-09-05

X is for that “X-Factor” in Your Next Interview

When preparing a client for an interview, I’m always looking for that X-factor… the thing that will set them apart from the crowd. This can show up in many ways.
By Paulette Pommells
Tags: interviews, writing sample


I contacted Paulette after attending a workshop she hosted at my law school.  I was very impressed with her innovative approach to self-branding and reached out to her prior to the articling recruit. I am so glad that I did! Paulette was a valuable resource, offering both guidance and support. She helped me assemble a strong application package that resulted in me having a full slate of articling interviews. She then worked with me to develop my interviewing skills in a manner that incorporated my values and most-importantly felt-true to me. Prior to contacting Paulette, I had received a fair number of interviews for summer positions and was consistently told that I was the firm’s #2 candidate. During my articling interviews—following my coaching sessions with Paulette—I was both complemented on my interviewing style and presented with multiple offers of employment. I am convinced that Paulette’s coaching made the difference! Thank you Paulette for your patience, support, and assistance in helping me become the best interviewing version of myself. Your coaching sessions helped me build my self-confidence in a way that wouldn’t have been possible without you. Thank you for all your help! end-quote

- Articling Student



What work would
          make me happy?
How do I find work
    in a tough market?
I finished my articles
          - now what?
How do I excel
                 at my job?
What is my
     personal brand?
How do I prepare
      for a maternity
                leave?
How do I better
  manage workplace
      relationships?
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