What’s the difference between mentors, sponsors, and coaches, and what can they do for your legal career?

I talked about these roles in a July 2023 podcast episode produced by the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan.

In a nutshell, mentors prepare you to move up in your legal career. Think of them as talking with you at lunch. Sponsors are your champions and advocates who use their influence to help you move up in your career. They open doors for you by talking about you at lunch. Coaches help you figure out where you want to go from here in your career, help you craft a plan to get there, and then help hold you accountable to the steps in your plan.

If you have any questions about these roles and/or are interested in seeing if there is a fit for us to work together on something in your legal career, please feel free to contact me !