“Coaching typically starts with people reaching out…We start with creating some goals: What goals do you want to achieve? What do you want to do? Do you still even want to be a lawyer? Issues like that. And then we set up an accountability system.…Having someone who is going to monitor your accountability to get to the next level is very important – that’s where people struggle.”
Michael Bury, Principal of Blue Pond Coaching in Toronto, provides private executive coaching services for lawyers and paralegal professionals in Canada. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in English and Philosophy from the University of Toronto in 1988, before earning his Bachelor of Laws from Western University in 1991 and his Master of Laws in Business Law from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2003. As a Certified Executive Coach with Blue Pond Coaching and volunteer member of the Law Society of Ontario’s Coach and Advisor Network, he helps legal professionals develop essential survival skills to deal with their career challenges. Listen to Michael speak about work/life balance and his tips for dealing with the stress of the profession.
Produced by: Zenia Sethna and Jason Cooper