You can't be serious -25 years?
While out on a walk in beautiful Hanmer Springs, New Zealand today, it dawned on me that 2019 marks the 25th anniversary of my working as an independent consultant, speaker and mentor to professional services firms, (notably law firms!). I reflected on what I had achieved in that time and began to wonder how it had all passed so quickly. Since I went solo in 1994, I have met some really great people and have had the privilege of working with clients in 13 countries across 5 continents. My thanks to all of you for the opportunities wherever you are. It has been quite a journey.
As you might imagine, there have been many stories along the way. Most recently, towards the end of last year, I was approached by a 4 partner law firm in New Zealand to help with some partnership and management issues. I proposed an internal review of their governance, strategy, management, team engagement levels and Partner aspirations. My review culminated in a one and a half day retreat/meeting with the Partners. The end result has been clarity and consensus around where the firm is now and where it wants to head in the future. One of the Partners has since kindly described my help as 'invaluable'.
I am sure there may be a few more success stories like this to come in the next year or three (not twenty five!). If your firm would like to be one of them, why not call me for a no-obligation, no-fee initial consultation. Or maybe you know of a firm who might benefit from you passing on this update?
All the best for 2019!