Virtual anyone?

Virtual anyone?

As I wrote in the preface of my latest book, Growing a Law Practice during Covid-19: “Just a short while ago the concept of allowing lawyers and support staff to work from home seemed like a pipe dream. It could never work. The sky would fall. Nothing would get done. And then along came Covid-19 and kicked the world and the legal industry in the ass! And the sky didn’t fall. And the work got done!”

Basically, COVID-19 forced the legal industry out of the dark ages, into the 21st century, and pretty much, overnight. There was resistance, of course. But as time went on, people adapted, the glitches and challenges were worked out. And, what many people discovered is that their productivity went up, and they were able to create more balance in their lives.

In case you are considering taking your practice or firm virtual, here are some things to consider.

Expanded client pool

How large a market do you want to serve? You don’t have to be restricted by geographical limitations anymore. You can be licensed in one province or state and work from anywhere. Clients are also used to working with their lawyers virtually. So, it no longer means limiting your business development and marketing to your neighbourhood.

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Until next time, wishing you success in your entrepreneurial pursuits.

Gary

New App for Lawyers to Grow your Practice or Firm

New App for Lawyers to Grow your Practice or Firm

After years in development, we have released the OnTrac Practice Builder App for Lawyers. It will take you through the A-Z of growing your practice or firm. In the media here. 

Designed for the self-learning lawyer, this App was built upon 16 years of coaching Lawyers in various practice areas, at various stages of their careers, and from far and wide geographical locations. Learn more about the App here.

Associates and Partners alike will find the App invaluable in growing their practice or firm. It covers everything from Practice Management to Leadership and HR.

Looking for more support? Book a consultation with me to discuss how personal coaching can take you there. There being wherever you have set your sights on. Book now.

Until next time, wishing you success with The Business of Law.

In the media

In the media

Recently I was interviewed for Authority Magazine.

Here is an excerpt.

 

The coaching industry is now tremendous. It is a 15 billion dollar industry. Many professionals have left their office jobs to become highly successful coaches. At the same time, not everyone who starts a coaching business sees success. What does someone starting a career as a life coach, wellness coach, or business coach need to know to turn it into a very successful and rewarding career?

In this interview series, called “Five Things You Need To Create a Highly Successful Career As a Life or Business Coach” we are interviewing experienced and successful life coaches, wellness coaches, fitness coaches, business and executive coaches and other forms of coaches who share the strategies you need to create a successful career as a life or business coach.

In this particular interview, we had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Gary Mitchell.

Gary Mitchell is the CEO of OnTrac Coach. He’s worked with some of the biggest law firms and lawyers in the country for over 15 years. His business coaching enables clients to understand how business and law are connected, and become more efficient in their work.

Thank you so much for joining us in this interview series! Before we dive in, our readers would love to “get to know you” a bit better. Can you tell us a bit about your ‘backstory’ and what brought you to this particular career path?

I’ve had a whole host of different backgrounds, as entrepreneurs often do. I started my first business when I was 25. In the years following I found I was always drawn to roles and businesses that focused on helping others.

It was when I was managing a political campaign, and giving a ton of advice to the candidate that I had a real ‘aha’ moment! I was coaching him on everything — from shaking hands to public speaking, debating, and going on live TV — and I began to watch this person grow and develop before my eyes. It was so exciting to see the advice and tools I imparted on them pay off!

It just so happened that the politician had a lawyer friend who encouraged me to look into the legal industry for coaching, as they have very similar soft skills needs. So, I did some research and found that this was true.

From there it all came together very quickly. I landed my first client within a year of starting down this path. And here we are 15 years, 3 books, and 1 app later!

Read the full article here.

The Lawyers Daily-Practice Management Part One

The Lawyers Daily-Practice Management Part One

The Coach: Where to start with practice management, part one I Gary Mitchell

(October 5, 2021, 8:30 AM EDT) — One of the most common challenges I witness my clients deal with is that they never seem to have the time, or find the time, to properly devote to business development  and marketing to grow their practice or firm. So, I start my coaching program by looking at their practice management skills to find ways to improve them, and in turn, find the time for business development and marketing.

It’s about becoming more efficient, more productive and more focused. This will save you time and lessen your stress. And when you save time, you find more time to focus on your marketing and business development efforts to grow your practice or firm.

Read the full article here.

New App for Lawyers to Grow your Practice or Firm

Introducing the OnTrac Practice Builder App

I am very pleased to announce the new OnTrac Practice Builder App. It’s an App to help lawyers build and grow their practice or firm. It will take you through the same steps I follow with my one-to-one coaching clients.

Learn at your own pace. I have learned through the years many lawyers are self-learners and they prefer to learn on their own. This App provides the best of both worlds. You can learn on your own, but with the guidance and wisdom accumulated over the past 15 years.

Check it out.