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*The truth is everyone I meet with for a free session leaves with an enhanced sense of optimism and with greater clarify.
It is always time well spent.
  • YOUR GOALS: Where you are now? And where do you want to go? I'll show you what you need to get there.
  • FOUNDATION: Learn the habits and strategies that will move you forward.
  • REALITY CHECK: I’ll provide you with unbiased and straightforward feedback based about your situation and the challenges you are facing and the options and actions that are there for you to take.
  • FRESH PERSPECTIVE: Leave the call feeling positive and motivated with increased clarity about your situation and with steps to implement.
  • OBLIGATION FREE: I offer these free sessions because the only way to learn about coaching and to choose the right coach for you is to experience a coaching session. It also gives me a chance to learn how I can help. 
I consulted with Allison briefly to discuss my current role and some questions I was having regarding future direction and strategy. I was impressed with how quickly she was able to ask the right questions and get to the heart of the matter, and her insights were clear, practical and most valuable.
Mark D.
 Just wanted to touch base and say that I really appreciated the meeting with you today. I feel that I have a better sense of my options, and I’m feeling more optimistic.
Elizabeth W.
Take Your Law Career to a Whole New Level!
This Coaching Program Contains EVERYTHING You Need to Succeed …
Personalized Guidance
Your coach will get to know you and the challenges you face through regular monthly meetings and emergency access.
Thriving Practice Plan
You will receive a custom plan that captures your priorities, tracks your objectives, provides strategies for success and lists the actions you need to take.
Superior Resources
You will also enjoy access to exclusive client webinars on practice management and Thriving Practice mindset topics and to a private client portal with accountability metrics and more expert resources.
MEET YOUR COACH
Hi, I’m Allison Wolf and over the past 15+ years I’ve personally helped hundreds of lawyers develop thriving legal practices and improve the satisfaction they feel in both their professional and personal lives.
My specialty is uncovering the thinking traps and gaps holding clients back and helping them acquire the mindset, skills, strategies, habits and most importantly to take action to develop successful and rewarding legal practices.
Some examples from my practice include:
  • Working with lawyers to manage the challenges of pre-partnership years and attaining partnership.
  • Helping lawyers develop their rainmaking skills to expand their practices and bring in more interesting and fulfilling work.
  • Coaching lawyers to get back in control when they find themselves struggling with challenges such as time management, organization and procrastination.
  • ​Coaching lawyers on career decisions and professional development.
I received the Certified Executive Coach qualification from Royal Roads University in 2004 and followed this up with Life Coach training with Martha Beck. I hold a Professional Certified Coach accreditation from the International Coach Federation. I'm a member of the American Bar Association, and a frequent writer and presenter for legal organizations, media, and law firms. I was co-chair of the inaugural "Women Thriving in Law" Conference held in Vancouver, Canada, in May 2019.
200+
Lawyers Coached
1500+
Coaching Hours
20+
Years Experience
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Who is the Thriving Practice Program for?
The Thriving Practice Coaching Program is for attorneys in private practice or in-house who are seeking to thrive in their work and personal lives.
There are three areas of focus to choose from: business development, career, practice management.
The private one-to-one coaching, private client portal, accountability tools and additional webinars and resources are designed to equip you to meet the challenges and pressures of legal practice head-on and to advance your goals.
The Thriving Practice Coaching Program will help you develop mindsets, habits, skills, and strategies that will support your growth.
Are you...
Tired of returning home each night late and feeling depleted?
Wishing to tune up or add new practice management skills?
Feeling uncertain about what is going to be the best step forward in your career?
Or maybe you...
Want to bring in more of your own clients?
Think you could benefit from having an accountability partner?
Do you...
Want an insightful and experienced thinking partner who understands the challenges of legal practice to bounce ideas off in confidence?
Coaching provides confidential and experienced support to help you do your best thinking, and provide you with insights and action steps to move your forward. A coach is 100% on your team with no agenda except to help you reach your goals.
As one client recently commented: “I appreciate the way Allison can pick up on what’s bothering me and allow me to let it out. In law, we’re so restricted in terms of confidentiality, so it really helps to be able to talk to someone.”
what to expect from Allison's coaching program
Want to reduce procrastination and up productivity?
Feel on top of your work instead of buried underneath it?
Have a career that is enjoyable and rewarding?
Grow your practice with more of your ideal clients and preferred type of work?
The Thriving Practice Coaching Program for lawyers is designed to get you there with focused one-to-one coaching, accountability tools, metrics for tracking performance, and more.  Allison can help you with...
  • Practice Management: Establish new practice habits to get more efficient and productive
  • Business Development: Stop wasting time on marketing tactics that don’t work and get focused on initiatives that deliver results
  • Mindset: Increase your confidence and reduce the self-doubt and fear that holds you back
  • ​Strategy: Identify the roadblocks that are keeping you stuck and take action to overcome them and achieve your goals
  • ​Planning: Get clarity about your options, a roadmap to follow, and a coach to guide you every step of the way
  • ​Accountability: Receive the one-to-one support, encouragement and accountability you need to keep advancing
  • ​Career: Successfully transition to a new job that offers better pay, work, and quality of life
  • ​Success: With a keen focus on your goals and a coach to support you success comes faster and with less effort
As one client recently commented: “I appreciate the way Allison can pick up on what’s bothering me and allow me to let it out. In law, we’re so restricted in terms of confidentiality, so it really helps to be able to talk to someone.”
What Clients Are Saying About This 
Coaching Program:
CORY FURMAN
LEGAL AND BUSINESS ADVISOR ON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY STRATEGY
CHARTERED DIRECTOR
"A TOP NOTCH ADVISOR"
I have worked with Allison in several ways since first engaging her assistance since 2007. She assisted me in a previous firm to undertake strategic planning work in the professional group in the firm, as well as providing business development and career mentorship coaching to lawyers improved by my firm at the time. Since then I have also worked with Allison on a one on one basis both in the area of business development and professional services marketing, as well as more generally as a coach and sounding board for my personal career.
Allison has in all cases been responsive to my needs, and very helpful in terms of helping me to generate and action ideas from a business development and career development perspective. She is empathetic, personable and a top notch advisor in terms of helping me to keep my eye on the ball, so to speak, on issues as they come on and off of our agenda.
MONIQUE SHEBBEARE
LAWYER AT MONIQUE SHEBBEARE LAW CORPORATION
"she helps me build resilience"
Allison is dedicated, patient and effective coach. Allison worked with me to think through and design the law practice I now deeply enjoy. She has given me an understanding of the business development process, helped me come up with concrete steps for the different elements, and kept me accountable in follow through.
She also helps build resilience and positive practice habits to make the practice of law truly sustainable in the long run. She has a very essential human touch I really appreciate.
Trying to “Make It on Your Own”
 Today is a BIG Mistake!
What do the top athletes, the top politicians and the top CEOs all have in common?
They all have coaches or advisors to help guide them and help them improve.
The bottom line is there are real benefits to learning from someone who knows how to get to where you want to go – someone who can help you avoid mistakes and who can point out the best way to do something and then hold you accountable.
I want to be that person for you!
  • Do you want to engage in the professional pursuits that most energize and interest you while steadily growing your revenue?
  • Do you want to have a richly satisfying personal life while also enjoying an engaging and profitable professional practice?
  • Do you want to work with clients and colleagues who you enjoy?
  • Do you want to develop confidence in your abilities and those of your team?
You can achieve all of the above and more with the Thriving Practice Program.
In this program you can count on being given strategies for greater success and on being held accountable for your actions. 
I’m a truth-teller. I am completely committed to being open, honest, and transparent with you.
It is said that “the truth will set you free” and I believe that to be true. It is only by shining a light on your strengths as well as where and how you are getting in your own way that positive change will occur.
What to Expect from This Program:
What to Expect from This Program:
First off, I understand how demanding the practice of law can be and I will work with your schedule to make things as easy as possible for you!
That’s why I offer convenient video calls instead of in-person meetings, emergency coaching sessions for when you need help immediately and online resources that you can access anytime, anywhere, 24/7.
Thriving Practice Coaching is about keeping it simple and focusing on the small and precise next step, so you don’t get bogged down or overwhelmed as you advance towards your Thriving Practice future.
Month by month, win by win, you will up your game by making small shifts in your mindset, habits and actions. Then before you know it these changes will begin to quickly add up to significant advancements!
In this program, you will learn:
  • To work smarter not harder
  • To make the right future career decisions … decisions that will ensure greater success and a greater sense of fulfilment
  • How to solve practice issues that can cause you lots of stress and anxiety
  • How to bring your values into your practice and how to develop a practice model that provides work-life balance and helps you meet your life goals
  • How to be more focused at work so that you can get more done in less time
  • And much, much more...
Don’t settle for less! Get the expert advice you need to achieve your career goals.
 Case Studies
John is a partner at an international law firm. He is a great mentor, an expert in his field, and is liked by his colleagues. The challenge he faced is that when under pressure, he would freeze.
Working with Allison, John connected with his sense of purpose and deeper motivations. With the accountability tools Allison set up, she was able to observe when he was getting stuck and intervene. With her support John successfully tackled his procrastination, uncovered the fears that were holding him back, and implemented new habits for working more effectively.
Jane, in-house counsel at a national company, engaged Allison for leadership coaching. Jane faced challenges on multiple fronts. First, she was the only lawyer in the company. The list of her responsibilities was more than any one lawyer could handle. In one year alone, she worked hundreds more overtime hours than her colleagues.
With coaching support, Jane successfully pitched for the hire of a junior lawyer to support her work, negotiated a salary increase and secured the opportunity to work part-time for one year to take care of an essential personal commitment.

Meghan is a partner in an IP firm. She contacted Allison when she was ready to give up. She was single-handedly investing vast amounts of time on improving risk management systems and processes at the firm, but this work was not acknowledged nor rewarded although it was of the utmost importance. 
With her coach, Meghan set up a plan to explore her options. Stay with the firm or join another local firm? In the end, Meghan was successful in raising awareness at her firm for the importance of on-going investments in risk management and knowledge management. The firm implemented modifications to the compensation structure to greater recognize non-billable investments. Meghan stayed with them.
Suzanne was an associate in a regional law firm. She worked with Allison on a business development strategy to build her book of business in order to be admitted as an equity partner at her firm.
In one year Suzanne converted a languishing file she inherited from another lawyer into a new opportunity and successfully landed a massive client, won a prestigious award, and was invited into the partnership.


Susan was an associate in a busy regional law firm. She was in a commoditized area of practice and working long hours, with a high degree of pressure, no mentorship, and with a low salary. Susan felt stuck in the situation and wondered if she needed to leave law.
Working with Allison, she learned more about the market for her services. Susan was able to identify her strengths and improve her confidence. Within two months she landed a new job with a better salary and benefits, a warm and friendly work environment, with excellent mentorship from the senior lawyer at her new firm.
Justin contacted Allison when he could no longer bear the toxic work environment at his national law firm. With her support he embarked on a job hunt and secured a position as a shareholder and practice group leader at a respected firm.
After many years chained to a litigation practice that drained her, Jennifer reached out to Allison for coaching. With the support of her coach Jennifer accessed the courage to successfully step 100% into her mediation and adjudication practice. Jennifer developed and implemented a business plan and is now making more money than ever before doing what she loves.

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More Client Comments...
For me, after 25 years of practice, I need fresh ideas, encouragement, and someone to hold me to account. Allison does all of that. If there is something getting in the way of your practice objectives, you might want to try a coach who is used to spotting the real issues. You might be surprised at what they are. From there your strategy will be on solid ground.
Managing Partner, Regional Law Firm
Having a person who could act as an independent sounding board and guide was invaluable in helping me work through an extremely difficult decision as to the appropriate work/firm environment for me.
Despite an outwardly very successful career, I was so burned out in the rut in which I had found myself thinking that a career at Starbucks was only half-jokingly on my list of possibilities.
Along the way, Allison also helped me to develop some new skills that have been invaluable in making my decision a successful one, and her practice management and business development tips have helped to ensure that my personal practice is growing in a good way. Sorry Starbucks but I am sticking with the practice of law!
Partner, IP Firm
Allison has been a fantastic resource for me moving from being a mid-level associate focused on file management to a senior position involved in file generation, leadership, and overall career planning. It has been a journey of both personal and professional development. Allison’s coaching style provides a relationship that empowers and supports me as a professional and holds me accountable for progress towards my goals. She balances accountability with understanding the nature of a busy practice.
Partner, Boutique Law Firm
I really like how Allison is able to cut through the BS to get to the heart of things.
Partner, Regional Law Firm
The benefits I draw from the coaching program with Allison are:  Getting helpful, individualized advice for setting goals, getting concrete suggestions for how to meet my goals. 
Having periodic meetings with her helps keep me accountable and on track to meet my goals Getting sincere support and encouragement from her helps motivate me to be successful and helps me stay positive when I have the inevitable “I hate my job!” days.
Associate, Litigation
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