Business Coach, Speaker, Writer
As a business coach to lawyers, Gary works with clients to help clarify their vision, and then he guides you through proven and consistent actions to realize your goals. He supports motivated individuals to think big, act, and achieve professional success – effectively expediting your timeline and resources.
Anchored in nearly 30 years of real-world experience as a communications professional, political strategist, and entrepreneur, Gary is a Canadian Lawyer Coach pioneer. He has tailored his coaching practice exclusively to lawyers since 2005, accumulating tremendous industry knowledge and insights.
Gary’s clients accelerate their growth more quickly, with less effort and greater results. His winning formula of guiding your time and talents towards your unique goals has been refined over 15 years. Gary gets you there. Simply hold on and enjoy the ride!
He breaks down barriers for clients with his down to earth and practical approach to business challenges. Gary is the go-to coach for solo-practitioners to international law firms seeking leading edge guidance and insights on business development, human resources, leadership, marketing, practice management, recruitment, retention, strategic planning, transition, and succession planning.
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 has two published books; Raindance- The Business Development Guidebook for Lawyers, 2012, and Raindance II: A Blueprint for Growing Your Practice, 2014. He began contributing to The Lawyers Weekly in 2006, and continues to write his 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.