EXECUTIVE COACHING & STRATEGIC CONSULTING
Retaining a Senior Partner through Acquisition when there was a change in management. With little time to secure a new internal position we designed a
A global firm acquired a boutique firm on the strength and reputation of the boutique's senior partner.
The partner resisted integrating into the acquirer's new culture and the firm was concerned they would lose their
After Laura Lopata explained to the partner how the firm's infrastructure worked, what the firm valued, and
how to communicate with the other partners, the partner began to integrate. Through our work together the
partner was successfully repositioned and has grown the practice area into one the firm's most profitable.
External Eminence with No Internal Respect
A rainmaking partner whose expertise was widely sought by Fortune 50 clients was regularly passed over
for promotions due to a lack of regard within their firm. The partner was frustrated and was entertaining a
tempting offer from one of the firm's largest clients.
We strengthened the partner's internal network, built internal eminence, navigated difficult management and
successfully positioned the partner for a key high profile internal role. The partner succeeded beyond all
measure, brought tremendous value to the firm, and is enjoying the eminence they so richly deserved.
Senior Partner Learns to Make Rain
A change in corporate structure made a senior partner who got all of their work by referral have to learn
how to network and sell in order to survive. Through our work together they learned how to raise their
profile, be first through the door, develop new client relationships and sell enough business to keep
Senior Executive Caught Up in Management Change
An extremely successful senior executive and ongoing client was unexpectedly slated for termination
plan and worked the client's extensive network to create a position in a more prominent area of the firm
where the client's considerable talents are being fully recognized and rewarded.
International Rainmaker Needs to Fit
An international and diverse executive was brought into a global organization as a rainmaker. The executive
made plenty of rain, but was perceived as being overly aggressive both internally and with the organization's
clients. Talk was starting that they were perhaps not a good fit despite the massive revenues the executive was
generating. We repaired burnt bridges and made sure the executive's behavior reflected the values of the
organization they were representing. The situation was successfully turned around and the executive has gained
the respect of the organization and their clients.
Young Partner, Big Challenge
A highly accomplished international and diverse young partner was unexpectedly thrust into a leadership
role at one of their organization's most important accounts during a critical time in a difficult market. Through
our work together the partner was accepted as a respected leader, set and implemented a strategic vision,
energized a team of hundreds of people and successfully weathered the difficult market.
Reinventing a Senior Associate into a Partner #1
A well liked senior associate was told that they would most likely never advance due to presentation and
communication issues. The associate requested a coach and we were introduced.
After completing a 360 degree assessment, we worked on strengthening the associate's communication,
presentation and image skills. We deepened the associate's internal network and support system, while
making sure the associate's interactions were flawless. The associate's superiors were so impressed with the
changes made that the associate made partner the following year.
Reinventing a Senior Associate into a Partner #2
An international and diverse senior associate had been passed over for partnership due to a disagreement with
an influential partner and was seriously considering an offer from a competing firm.
During our work together the client repaired the relationship with the disgruntled partner and learned how
the internal communications of the firm worked to prevent a similar situation from occurring again. The next
year the client was invited to join the partnership.
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