Updated: Dec 2, 2019
WSP Solicitors is a leading independent Gloucestershire law firm that has evolved and expanded, in part through merger and acquisition. With 9 Directors and approximately eighty staff, it is a substantial operation, comprising solicitors, legal advisers and support staff. WSP operates from three separate offices across Gloucestershire.
Leading a law firm presents unique challenges regarding relationship management, setting direction and driving change. It is therefore helpful to periodically step back from the day to day and reflect in a structured manner on the approach being taken, alternatives to this and personal impact. Executive coaching is a vehicle for achieving that structured reflection and planning time and Judi Bonham, Managing Director, whole heartedly embraced this for herself and WSP’s Directors.
Alongside this coaching programme, G S Consultancy were asked to design a leadership and management programme for their Heads of Departments who perform vital leadership roles for the teams they manage within the organisation. This programme was well received and helped to equip the Heads of Departments with ideas, tools and models, with the real learning being derived from applying these in their roles. They also went on to receive individual one to one coaching sessions.
Judi Bonham said “ The team have found their 1 to 1s really beneficial in helping them develop in confidence and during our recent visit by Lexcel, who are the Law Society’s legal practice quality mark for practice management and client care, they too fed back to us that during our staff assessments, they found the coaching excellent”.