Business Coach, Speaker, Writer
As a strategic business coach, Gary merges vision with integration. He supports motivated individuals in thinking big, taking action, and achieving professional success.
Anchored in nearly 30 years of real world experience as a communications professional, political strategist, and entrepreneur, Gary’s coaching programs are designed to address the business challenges lawyers face with a down-to-earth and practical approach.
With a client base ranging from solo-practitioners to international firms, Gary is a go-to coach for lawyers seeking leading edge guidance and macro view insights on business development, human resources, leadership, marketing, practice management, recruitment, retention, strategic planning, transition, and succession planning. .
Having tailored his coaching practice exclusively for lawyers since 2005, Gary has in-depth industry knowledge and insights. He is deeply invested in inspiring, supporting and holding his clients accountable to executing on their visions and making their goals a reality. Approaching each coaching engagement as a partnership, Gary works alongside his clients every step of the way. The outcome of his proven methodology is increased growth, profitability, peace of mind and freedom.
Gary is the author of Raindance- The Business Development Guidebook for Lawyers, and Raindance II: A Blueprint for Growing Your Practice (Available from Carswell). He began contributing to The Lawyers Weekly in 2006, and continues to write his monthly column, ‘The Coach’ for The Lawyers Daily.
Read what his clients are saying about him here.
Speaker: Gary is frequently called upon to speak at legal conferences, law schools and legal marketing events. Read his long list of speaking engagements here.
Giving back: Gary believes in supporting organizations whose mission is to mentor current and upcoming professionals.
- Legal Marketing Association – Vancouver Chapter: Founding member, former board member with roles that included Treasurer, Chair of the Marketing Committee, Co-Chair of the Programming Committee, and event sponsor.
- Emerson College, Boston MA: Speaker at the first-ever (North American) accredited course on professional services marketing.
- The University of British Columbia Faculty of Law: Frequent speaker to law students about the business of law and career opportunities.