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Gary Mitchell

Gary Mitchell

Business Coach, Author and Speaker

Anchored in nearly 30 years of real-world experience as a communications professional, political strategist, and entrepreneur, Gary was one of the 1st Lawyer Coaches in Canada. Having tailored his coaching practice exclusively to lawyers since 2005, he has accumulated tremendous industry knowledge and insights.

Gary works with his clients to help you clarify your vision, and then he guides you through proven and consistent actions to realize your goals. He supports you to think big, act, and achieve professional success. Clients report outcomes of his trademarked methodology to include accelerated growth, increased profitability, peace of mind, and freedom. Gary will help you achieve these outcomes with less effort, in less time, and with greater results. 

He breaks down barriers for clients with his down-to-earth and practical approach to business challenges. He has become a go-to coach for lawyers from solo-practitioners to international law firm partners, who are seeking leading-edge guidance and insights on business development, human resources, leadership, marketing, practice management, recruitment, retention, strategic planning, transition, and succession planning.

Three Published books with Carswell and LexisNexis, well over 100 published articles in Lexpert, The Lawyers Weekly, The Lawyers Daily, CBA’s Practice Link, and ABA’s ‘Mind Your Business’, and having coached lawyers from coast to coast spanning numerous practice areas and at all stages in their careers, Gary continues to expand and hone his knowledge of the legal industry with every new client engagement. 

He began contributing to The Lawyers Weekly in 2006 and continues to write his monthly column  ‘The Coach’ for The Lawyers Daily. His programs include: Managing Partner | Leadership | Transition | Business Development | Practice Management  | Career

Read what his clients are saying about him here.

Author: His three published books include; Raindance- The Business Development Guidebook for Lawyers, 2012, Raindance II: A Blueprint for Growing Your Practice, 2014, and his latest, published in June, 2021, Growing a Law Practice During Covid-19, is available from LexisNexis.

Speaker: Gary is frequently called upon to speak at legal conferences, law schools and legal marketing events, present workshops, group coaching, and facilitate firm retreats. 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.