Testimonials

“When I first contacted Elizabeth, I was burned out about my career. I loved what I was doing, but my workload was stressing me out, and I did not feel like I was being fairly compensated. Elizabeth worked with me to establish what I really valued, and to develop plans to make sure I was true to my values both personally and professionally. She taught me to recognize the values of others also, so that I could approach them confidently about issues, such as compensation, which were important to me. She also pushed me outside my comfort zone and made me confront behaviors that were holding me back — namely, my habit of apologizing to everyone when there was no reason to do so, and volunteering for tasks and responsibilities that I did not need to bear alone. As a result, she helped me implement changes that brought balance to my life both personally and professionally. Now there is a team approach at my firm to handling tasks that I used to bear sole responsibility for, and I feel infinitely saner. I really value Elizabeth’s sound advice in my career. She helps me make sure I am not losing sight of what is really important to me. Her objective viewpoint, combined with years of experience with coaching attorneys and law students is invaluable. I highly recommend her to every attorney struggling with these issues — as I know I’m not alone.”

Female plaintiff’s lawyer.  August 2017.

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“Elizabeth,

Thank you for your assistance and sage advice.”

Male corporate counsel.  June 2017.

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“Hi Elizabeth,

Thank you again for all of your help and support.  I can’t begin to express how much I appreciate you.”

Female corporate counsel.  May 2017.

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“Elizabeth is an excellent Career Coach for attorneys looking for a job change. Not only is she knowledgeable of the law profession but she takes time to know and understand your objectives, and/or help you determine them. I found her advice and materials very helpful in building the confidence in myself and pride in my work that I needed to apply for a new position. I am now in a new job that better aligns with my ultimate career plan. I am sincerely grateful for Elizabeth and highly recommend her to any lawyer that is thinking of making changes or simply considering developing their career.”  May 2017

Maria Martinez, Senior Tax Advisor – Private Sector Department, Oxfam America

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“You have an amazing knack for reaching individuals and helping them think constructively about issues specific to their lives.”

Woman lawyer.  March 2017.

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“I’m grateful for your insight and expertise. You especially gave me  a lot to think about when considering what “value” we ascribe to our values. Most importantly, you gave us (as a group) tools to make positive changes in our lives. . . Thank you again for an amazing session.”

Woman lawyer.  March 2017.

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“Thanks so much for speaking at our event. … You do such a wonderful job of getting everyone involved and engaged. … It was such a great discussion.”

Woman lawyer.  March 2017.

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“We were more than pleased! You are so awesome. I actually thought the Q&A session was very cool too – almost could have just done that instead.”

Woman lawyer, February 2017.

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“I am so lucky to know Elizabeth.  While it is hard to narrow down her best qualities, one thing I love most about Elizabeth is that she has the ability to connect the right people at the right time. She is well known in several communities and actively participates in legal events throughout many counties.  I contacted Elizabeth at a time when I wanted to make some big career moves.  I was unhappy and feeling a little hopeless about my legal career and future.  Elizabeth helped me better understand my personality and explore careers that would be a good fit. She also encouraged me to capitalize on my desire to make a change, not dwell on the past or feel discouraged that my first path was not the right fit.  Elizabeth was diligent in searching for opportunities for me and promptly answered my calls/e-mails.  Ultimately, I made an excellent career move under her guidance and encouragement, which eventually led me to establishing my own law firm.  I still see Elizabeth at many networking and educational events throughout the year and it is always a pleasure to update her on my life.  I still thank her to this day for giving me that jump start I needed to lead me to my present happiness.”  January 2017

Jessica Pospiech, Solo Practitioner, Family Law

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“I highly recommend Elizabeth’s services as a career coach. She was able to assist me in really thinking through and identifying what it was I wanted out of my career. Through working with Elizabeth, I was able to identify career goals and a realistic plan to achieve those goals. Additionally, her assistance in preparing for job interviews was invaluable. I was able to go into interviews with confidence and prepared to answer anything that came my way. Elizabeth’s approach is supportive and encouraging, but at the same time she is able to push you out of your comfort zone, or to think outside the box when it comes to the path to reach goals.”  December 29, 2016

Stacy Latta, Labor Relations Investigative Specialist; former small firm lawyer

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“Moving from a small partnership to a large firm offered me numerous new opportunities for success, but also brought with it the substantial challenge of raising my practice to meet the expectations of the firm.  One of the most important resources that the firm provided to help me meet that challenge was coaching by Elizabeth Jolliffe.  If I was at all skeptical that a weekly half-hour phone call would take my practice to new heights, it is clear now that I certainly should not have been.  In each relaxed and friendly conversation, Elizabeth helped me to perceive and express the career challenges that I faced, offered keen insight and strategies to help me overcome those challenges, celebrated my successes both great and small, and gave me the encouragement that I needed to push beyond my comfort zone.  She helped me tap into my latent business development skills, and motivated me to create and take advantage of opportunities to market myself.  The results speak for themselves:  in just a few short months, my workload has expanded significantly, and new client opportunities continue to abound.  By inspiring me to pursue success, Elizabeth helped me to achieve success.  I am grateful for her help, and would recommend her as a coach to any attorney seeking to take their practice to the next level.”

Former small, now large firm male lawyer.  Fall 2016.

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“You do great work and are a fabulous coach!  Thanks for all you do for me.”

Midsize firm senior associate.  Summer 2016.

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“The interview last Friday went very well, and this morning I received an offer 🙂  I start ____.  Thank you so much for all of your help!!!!”

Large firm mid level associate.  Summer 2016.

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“I really appreciate all of the support you provided me through my process.  I have been with [_____] now for almost 9 months, and I feel that it is a good fit.  I appreciate the reinforcement you provided me to stick with my core values of what I wanted in my next job, and the courage and determination to hang in there (and network!) until the right fit came along.”

Experienced private and government lawyer.  February 2016.

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Hey, I am starting [next week] with _______________ .  [Another employer] just called me to see if I was still interested in a position.  I thanked them but said no.

I’m excited about finally starting a job doing what I am interested in.  I think the ______ will be a new challenge and I’m excited about that.

Thank you for all of the work you did with me.   I appreciate it greatly.”

Experienced fourth year lawyer.  September 2015.

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“Hi Elizabeth,

I accepted an offer today to work in the ____________.  I am excited about this opportunity.  Thanks again!!”

Experienced government lawyer.  Summer 2015.

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“Elizabeth,

Thanks again for meeting with us.  Your approach was great, and we found it very helpful.”

Small firm partners.  Spring 2015.

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“I began working with Elizabeth when I realized that I needed to make a change in my practice. We divided our work together into two phases.  The first phase was finding another firm to move to and the second phase was developing and implementing a comprehensive marketing strategy.

We were successful in both phases and Elizabeth worked with me every step of the process.  She helped me think through my options and develop a plan of action. Every time we met I had a clear list of accomplishments and a clear list of next steps.

Having the specific knowledge of a practicing attorney sets Elizabeth apart from other professional coaches.  I know that any time I face another change or challenge in my practice I can look to Elizabeth to go into the trenches with me.”

Small firm experienced lawyer.  March 2015.

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“I have known Elizabeth since I was a first-year associate at Clark Hill in 1998. Elizabeth was my “official” mentor within the firm, but her mentorship went well beyond that role. Her combination of business and legal expertise, common sense and compassion have helped me and countless other lawyers find a rewarding career path. I cannot recommend her highly enough.”

Catherine Finn, Lawyer and Professor of Legal Research and Writing.  October 2014.

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“I contacted Elizabeth upon a recommendation from two different professionals while in the midst of a difficult professional transition.  Elizabeth provided invaluable career advice, resume/cover letter writing expertise, and necessary structure/personal accountability for my job search.  She had an uncanny ability to sense where and how I needed guidance, and to focus my efforts in areas that realized results.  She encouraged thoughtfulness, preparedness, and most importantly, a trueness to my personal values.  After much professional growth, I accepted a position that reflects the values and goals we discussed in my very first session.  I am incredibly appreciative for her professional guidance.”

Former corporate counsel.  August 2014.

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“When I had the good fortune of coming across Elizabeth I was, admittedly, feeling pretty frustrated.  I had decided to make the move back to Michigan for family reasons after practicing in Chicago for 7 years.  I was happy in my job at the time so the thought of transitioning to something new was overwhelming.

Even after my initial phone call with Elizabeth, I felt at ease.  She has a calm demeanor and a quiet confidence that lets you know you can put your trust in her abilities.

One of the things that makes Elizabeth so good at what she does is that what she does is her passion.  She clearly loves her work as a career coach.  Her enthusiasm is contagious.

Another thing that makes Elizabeth so good at what she does is that she is very involved in the greater-Detroit legal community.  Elizabeth works hard to stay on top of new developments and special events.  For this reason she is a great source of advice for those seeking employment or those looking to build their existing business.

In my work with Elizabeth, frequently she would frame things in a way that was totally outside my current thinking.  Looking at the same information from a fresh perspective made a tremendous difference in my attitude during the job search process.  Her faith in me boosted my confidence.  She was a great cheerleader just when I needed it.  She helped me concentrate on what I really wanted for my career.  Distilling my “wish list” down to the things that are really important made my job search more productive.  I have landed in a fulfilling position that allows a great work-life balance, something I wasn’t sure I would ever have.

Working with Elizabeth is one of the best decisions I have ever made.  She helped not only in my professional aspirations but gave me food for thought for my personal life as well.  I credit Elizabeth with my “new life” in Michigan.  I’m convinced I wouldn’t have found my way without her though, in her modest way, she assures me I would have.  I doubt it.  Saying, “Thank you,” doesn’t seem like enough but it will have to do.”

Former medium size firm lawyer.  September 2013.

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“Hi Elizabeth,

We spoke a couple months ago about my search for a summer internship in [city] related to the music business, and particularly the legal side. I just wanted to follow up with you on that because I finally know what my summer plans are!

I followed the advice you gave me about how to talk to the places I was applying to and show my interest. I ended up having a pretty good interview with . . . record label that also handles some fine art and design. They offered me a position this morning, and I accepted! I’m very excited to work there this summer.

Thanks again for all your help!”

College junior, March 2013

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“Hello Elizabeth,

Thank you so much for your presentation [Secrets to Success as an Introvert] today.  As you could tell, all of us attendees were very much interested in what you had to say.  It was a welcome change from the usual fare (the nuts and bolts of real estate practice).  You’re a great presenter!”

Fred Steingold, Co-Chair Real Estate Law Section, Washtenaw County Bar Association, January 2013

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“Elizabeth, your presentation was a great success!  Thank you for your pointers and wisdom.  I enjoyed you as a speaker and would like to attend any of your talks!  Thank you again for making our day brighter.”

Viviane Shammas, Co-Chair Real Estate Law Section, Washtenaw County Bar Association, January 2013

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“Elizabeth-

I wanted to thank you for the time you were willing to take with me regarding career development and landing a full-time associate attorney position. It’s possible you don’t remember me at all; a single conversation over a year ago isn’t the easiest thing to recall. Be that as it may, I wanted to express my gratitude for what you did for me. It took considerable time and effort, but I ultimately secured an associate attorney position with a ______ County litigation firm, where I have been for the past six months. Without trying to toot my own horn too much, I’ve gotten a ton of further experience and highlights to place on the resume. More importantly, I’m working with some wonderful people. * * *  It’s a great starting point – one I couldn’t have secured without your encouragement and suggestions. Again, thank you and hopefully it’s onward and upward from here.”

Small firm new lawyer, 2012

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“Dear Robert [not his real name],

I have been using Elizabeth to coach me for over 3 years.  She helped me figure out what I am best at in selling myself to potential new clients.  I stopped wasting time on things or approaches that don’t work for me.  She has helped 2 of my clients/friends who were fired land new jobs.  Her contact information is . . . . Send Elizabeth an email or call her and set up your first session. . . . ”

Partner’s email to a non-lawyer friend [who then became my client].  December 2012.

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“I wanted to tell you that I recently saw Miss Representation for the first time and it has made me more appreciative of your work with all lawyers, and particularly your efforts to help women, for example, when you host women Rainmaker events. You really make a difference in people’s lives and I appreciate that.”

3L.  December 2012.

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“You’re a star!  I’m always very encouraged and excited when we get off the phone — I feel ’empowered’ and in control of my career, rather than being a victim of others’ decisions or whims.  Thanks for all your help . . . . ”

Medium size firm lawyer.  December 2012.

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“Thank you! It is a great feeling to be elected partner . . . .  Thank you for all the advice, accountability, and listening that you provided. You helped refocus my energy and it made a huge difference. In fact, one comment I’ve repeatedly heard from my partners is how well I handled the disappointment of last year and didn’t let it get me down. I give you a lot of credit for helping me remain upbeat and determined to meet my goals. If you ever want to use my name privately as a referral, please do.”

Large firm new partner.  December 2012.

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“You increase my quality of life.  Thank you.”

Enclosure note, experienced small firm lawyer.  November 2012.

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“Hello Elizabeth!

I got the call from [     ] yesterday, offering me the position!  * * *  I am very happy with the offer.   * * *

I appreciate all of your help this summer and fall — I could not have made this transition as efficiently or as confidently without you!  Thank you for the additional coaching this week to help me think through whether this is the right move for me and how to negotiate the terms to make it worth my time.  I do feel really good about this.

Yay!!!”

Non-lawyer professional, November 2012.

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“Hi Elizabeth,

Hope all is well with you. Thought I’d say thanks for all your help a few years ago. It really led to me taking more leadership responsibility. Now I’m a full shareholder, taking on a couple of new associates, and set to really grow. The “distractions” have subsided.

Keep up the good work.”

Law firm shareholder, October 2012.

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“Elizabeth is a wonderful and caring person who goes out of her way to help others succeed. She is incredibly competent and provides excellent advice and guidance. She is very encouraging and relatable and is very responsive to answering questions and dispensing practical suggestions. Elizabeth places a high emphasis on networking and she is more than willing to connect or introduce you to anyone that she knows and even to those she does not know. I would highly recommend Elizabeth as a job coach and as a mentor as she is one of the primary reasons that I was able to get a new job in this depressed economy.”  

New lawyer, October 2012.

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“Wow.  You are good!  I see you are going to keep pushing me to higher levels of confidence and independence. * * *  Thank you very much.  I really do have a WHOLE new perspective on things.”

Small firm lawyer, July 2012

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“Dear Elizabeth,

Thank you for having enough faith in me for me to borrow some until I found my own!”

Small firm lawyer, May 2012.

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“Elizabeth,

I just realized that I forgot to thank you for all of the helpful tips during the ABA Rainmaker event a few weeks ago.  As always, it was very insightful and well worth the time.

Thanks again, see you soon!”

Small firm associate lawyer, May 2012.

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“Dear Elizabeth,

Thank you so much for all of your wisdom and encouragement.  I really want you to know you have made a significant positive impact in my life with your work.”

Small firm senior associate lawyer, March 2012.

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“I’ve been meaning to write since the holidays to thank you for that lovely card. I really enjoyed working with you last year. You were a tremendous help in moving me forward and helping me develop my confidence. It was exactly what I needed while I was working in that solo context.”

Patricia Selby.  Former solo practitioner.  January 2012.

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“I just wanted to share some good news with you – I was elected to income member yesterday!  Honestly, I credit my work with you as the reason I made it to this point.  You truly helped me navigate my dark times and helped me set priorities and goals based on what I value, not others’ expectations.  Because of that, I’m a much happier, healthier and successful attorney than I would have been.   So, thank you!”

Large firm new partner.  December 2011.

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“Dear Elizabeth,

I feel so blessed to have had the opportunity to be coached by you.  You have really helped and inspired me to do my best and to network effectively.”

Law student, December 2011.

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“I began working with Elizabeth in December of 2010. I had been working at the same law firm since I graduated law school and felt the winds of change blowing. Unfortunately, I did not know exactly what I wanted to do next. Elizabeth helped to guide me by asking me the right questions the answers to which helped me to focus on my core values and core talents.

When I first contacted Elizabeth, I was not sure I wanted to search for a new position; however, after working through various exercises, I realized that I really wanted to find a new position. Elizabeth helped me to focus on the jobs that were the best fit for me. She offered advice through every step of the process, including tweaking my resume and preparing me for my interviews. I was offered an in-house counsel position at a Fortune 50 company in April of 2011. I continued to work with Elizabeth throughout the transition process. She provided excellent advice regarding how to prepare for the new position, which also required a move to a new state.

I would highly recommend Elizabeth to anyone, whether you are seeking a new position or are just discerning how you can become more effective in your current position.” November 22, 2011

Top qualities: Personable, Good Value, High Integrity

Darren Greca.  Corporate lawyer.

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“Excellent workshop today!  Thank you!  Both Rosemary and I were extremely pleased at being included in your audience today, and thoroughly impressed with the great work you are doing on behalf of newly-minted lawyers, solo practitioners, mid-career lawyers looking for a “rebirth” and women lawyers (of course!)  Your approachable, charismatic style coupled with the ability to really make (busy) legal practitioners think about the all-important issues of how to make themselves memorable, attract new (needed) clients, and really make a difference are an unbeatable combination! What worthwhile work.

Kathleen Norton-Schock, Partner and Chief Connection Officer, ArdentCause L3C.  October 2011.

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“Elizabeth is an absolute expert who draws on her many years as a successful attorney to provide advice on a wide range of topics. From tips for business development to suggestions for dealing with office politics, Elizabeth covers it all. She is a great listener and always tailors her advice to the particular needs (and personality quirks) of her clients. I always appreciated that her coaching never felt “one size fits all”.” September 9, 2011

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert

Kristen Pursley.  Patent lawyer.

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“I am grateful to both Elizabeth and the person that referred me to her. Elizabeth is an amazing resource for anyone that is invested in improving their business development skills, their career and overall quality of life. Often, rather than telling me what she thought I should do, she asked me questions that helped me to come to the conclusion that was best for me. She also pushed me when I felt like procrastinating. As one example, during our sessions, she helped me to realize a significant change that greatly improved my work-life balance. On my own, I was hesitant to make that change; but now I am happy that I did.” September 9, 2011

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Creative

Tiffany Buckley-Norwood.  Employment lawyer.

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“Thanks so much for your presentation, Elizabeth!  The group loved it!”

Zena Zumeta, J.D., Mediation Training & Consultation Institute.  August 2011.

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“Hi Elizabeth! Thanks for checking on me.  All is well here at [corporation].  I really enjoy the work I’m doing and I want to thank you very much for all your help with this process.  I have recommended your services to my colleagues and friends.

All the best to you!”

New inhouse counsel, former large firm lawyer.  Summer 2011.

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“I have seen Elizabeth speak twice before to young lawyers on career management and business development techniques and have been incredibly impressed by her professionalism and knowledge!” July 14, 2011

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert

Mark Jane.  Employee benefits lawyer.

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“I have had the good fortune of hearing Elizabeth speak at numerous events, and she was fantastic! As a panelist at Women Lawyers Association of Michigan’s “Make It Rain,” she taught the audience how to develop business. While Elizabeth appeared to engage and inform the entire audience, I found the tips that she gave to be very useful for me personally. At the State Bar of Michigan – Young Lawyers Section Annual Summit in 2011, Elizabeth gave a great keynote speech over breakfast to a state-wide group of young lawyers . She also spoke at the Washtenaw County Bar Association and State Bar Young Lawyers Section’s “Introduction to Practicing Law in Washtenaw County,” where she provided the audience with useful ideas and tips for pursuing alternative legal careers. In addition, I have witnessed Elizabeth leading and organizing Women Lawyers Association Moms-In-Law lunches – a great resource for lawyer-moms. At all of these events, Elizabeth was clearly knowledgeable in her topics, she was interesting, and she provided a great deal of value to the attendees.” July 1, 2011

Bonnie Shaw.  Intellectual property lawyer.

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“I have worked with Elizabeth for a year and I can’t tell you how much has changed in that year.  My business is different in its essential aspects from the way it is structured to the income that it generates.  It has by all accounts started to grow roots and become established.  Elizabeth’s influence and guidance has been the greatest factor in that.  My network has grown and I believe my reputation as a respected attorney has as well.  Her services have been the best investment I have made in my business.”

Solo practitioner.  Summer 2011.

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“Everything has gone exactly as you predicted.  * * *  I used your suggestion . . . and that was very well received.  * * *  I really appreciate the advice you gave, which helped very much.”

Large firm senior associate.  2011.

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“Elizabeth, I just wanted to take a minute to thank you for your help this year.  It has definitely made a difference and changed (I think) the course of my career.  Thanks for your support and helping me think outside of the box.”

Medium size firm partner.  December 2010.

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“Elizabeth helped me to think about the interview process from the employer’s perspective and helped me to pinpoint exactly what I desire in my work life. She was very helpful and I would recommend her services to any attorneys but definitely to new attorneys seeking employment.” December 13, 2010

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert

Amanda Narvaes.  Law student.

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“Elizabeth helped me to define and focus my goals, to break some bad habits and shatter some barriers that had me feeling boxed in. Elizabeth was responsive and supportive but never hesitated to challenge me to work through or around obstacles. Results materialized quickly after starting to work with her. My practice is better organized and more profitable because of her help. I would recommend Elizabeth to anyone who seeks to get his or her professional life under control and grow their business. She is a pleasure to work with.” November 11, 2010

Top qualities: Great Results, High Integrity, Creative

Mark Mueller.  Estate planning lawyer.

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“You have the ‘coach sense,’ you really do – this is (and these ideas for the future are) exactly what I need and what feels right for the future.  * * *

Thanks again – you are helping me very much here, coach!”

Medium firm senior associate.  Fall 2010.

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“I have worked with Elizabeth during the past 12 months in her capacity as Membership Chair for the Washtenaw County Region of the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (WLAM). I am repeatedly impressed by Elizabeth’s creativity, initiative, and follow-through. Her enthusiasm is contagious, and she has done a marvelous job at recruiting new members and generating participation at our events.

Elizabeth recently facilitated a lunch-time discussion among WLAM members on the topic of balancing work and family life, and she was very effective at leading the conversation and offering advice based on her experience as a Career Management and Business Development Coach. I have seen her present on other occasions, and I have always been impressed with her skills as a presenter. She is very knowledgeable about business development and marketing in the legal profession.” April 25, 2010

Angela Walker.  Employment lawyer.  Former president, Women Lawyers Association of Michigan -Washtenaw Region.

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“Elizabeth has served as a moderator, presenter and participant at several career-related events at University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. She is skillful at helping attorneys-aspiring, new, and seasoned-determine what they need to know and do in order to shape their careers in a way that fits their own needs and goals. She is adept and agile, able to quickly assess the situation and audience and tailor her presentation to address their most pressing needs and concerns. Elizabeth is personable and puts those around her at ease. An active and dedicated member of the metropolitan Detroit legal community, Elizabeth holds officer positions with both the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association as well as the Women Lawyers of Michigan-Wayne Region. Her energy, enthusiasm, planning and marketing skills have greatly benefitted both organizations and have elevated their programs and outreach to new heights. I highly recommend Elizabeth to those who are contemplating their next career move, or those who would like to maximize their current position by improving their personal marketing, branding and business development skills. With nearly 20 years of experience as an attorney and counselor who has mentored and trained attorneys at all levels, Elizabeth’s talents as a career coach, moderator, and presenter are unparalleled.” April 1, 2010

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity

Markeisha Miner.  Assistant Dean, Career Services and Outreach, University of Detroit Mercy Law School.

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“Thank you SO much for working with me for my interview w/. . . .  I did the things we talked about, and I got the externship!  I will  definitely recommend your services to the young attorneys I know.  Thank you.

Law student.  Spring 2010.

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“Elizabeth has helped me reach a greater potential in my career in just a few short months of working together. She helps me stay focused, brainstorm, and execute my plans in order to realize my professional goals. I highly recommend her to other professionals who are great at what they do- such as being a lawyer- but who are not sure how to properly market their practice.” February 22, 2010

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, On Time

Kirsten McNelly Bibbes.  Business litigator and family lawyer.

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“Elizabeth, thank you so much for coming back to the Law School yesterday to teach students about effective networking.  Your style is just the relaxed, informative style that is perfect for the anxiety-producing subject of networking!  The students really appreciated it, as did my colleagues and I.”

Susan M. Guindi, Assistant Dean for Career Services, University of Michigan Law School, February 11, 2010

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“I have worked with Elizabeth now for 6 months to improve my legal practice. In that short time, Elizabeth has helped me set and clarify concrete goals and objectives, and helped increase my productivity by 25%. Elizabeth will make you a better attorney. Period.” January 27, 2010

Top qualities: Great Results, High Integrity, Creative

Peter Cavanaugh.  Construction lawyer.

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“Thank you so much for all of your help over the last few months, you have really helped me find my path, and more than that, you helped me recognize and acknowledge my own personal strengths. That last part I didn’t even realize I needed to do!  It’s a great feeling being aware of my strengths and it’s nice being able to clear away the negative thoughts that have been blocking my way.  So for now I am going in the direction that I want to be going in, which was my ultimate challenge a couple months ago! Thank you again for your guidance and support.”

Recent college graduate.  January 2010.

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“Elizabeth is a great resource for people looking for an “executive coach.” She provided me with creative tools to develop strategies for career advancement and personal goals. Within a very short period those strategies began to deliver tangible results. I always felt that Elizabeth provided me with a great sounding board and held me accountable for obtaining my goals. I highly recommend her as a coach!” January 7, 2010

Top qualities: Great Results, High Integrity, Creative

Vanessa Peterson Williams.  In-house lawyer.

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“Elizabeth is a pleasure to work with and you will see results!” January 6, 2010

Top qualities: Great Results, Good Value, High Integrity

Holly Gottschalk.  Criminal defense lawyer.

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“Like all great coaches, Elizabeth has a gift for discovering your best qualities and inspiring you to draw on your strengths. With Elizabeth’s keen insight, I was able to identify a career path that would fulfill my needs and ambition and to take measures to make it happen. I would recommend her services for anyone, whether you simply want to enhance your practice or are looking to make a change.” December 28, 2009

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Creative

Ann Erickson-Gault.  Judicial attorney.

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“Before I retained Elizabeth, I never even considered using the services of an executive coach. I am now grateful that this service is available. As I encounter challenges I make a note to go over it with Elizabeth. She always manages to guide me to a solution and she makes me think it was my idea! And there must be some kind of magic that she has because every time I talk to her, something great happens shortly thereafter. I highly recommend Elizabeth Jolliffe.” December 14, 2009

Top qualities: Great Results, High Integrity, Creative

Denice M. LeVasseur.  Owner, workers compensation defense firm.

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“I hope everything is going well. I just wanted to fill you in about my National Law Student Association Conference this past weekend. The conference was extremely beneficial and lots of fun. Thanks to the networking skills I learned from you, I met many law students and lawyers. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. I even received compliments from the second and third year students in regards to my social skills and confidence with approaching everyone! Thank you very much for all of your advice, it definitely taught me the importance of getting out there and meeting people.”

Law student.  March 2009.

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“Elizabeth is a great coach! She helped me set reasonable, achievable goals and then set on a successful course to reach them. She was very encouraging and creative and she helped me to see ways in which I was holding myself back from reaching the success level I want. I would not hesitate to recommend her services!!!!!” January 27, 2009

Top qualities: Great Results, High Integrity, Creative

Elizabeth Sokol.  Solo practitioner, business litigator.

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“Through a variety of coaching exercises, Elizabeth aided me in finding the clarity and focus to determine my next career. She helped me unclutter my mind. In our calls, she offered the right amount of thought provoking questions, brainstorming and encouragement, and she was a great sounding board. She also held me accountable to my plan which helped me get things done faster. I believe I found my new career faster by having Elizabeth as a coach. She helped me see my end goal and supported me to do the things I needed to do to make this change.” January 21, 2009

Top qualities: Great Results, High Integrity, Creative

Patricia Less.  Sales and marketing professional.

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“Elizabeth did a great job of motivating me to take action, and then she consistently followed up on what we’d discussed. Having someone hold me accountable was exactly what I needed to keep me on track. I would recommend her for anyone who wants to make a change, but would like some encouragement to reach their goal.” January 18, 2009

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity

Heather Chelberg.  Immigration lawyer.

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“As a new client of Elizabeth’s, I’ve had only three sessions so far, but already the ice has thawed.  I’ve gained perspective on what I’ve done in the past, and how to move ahead for the future, that I would not have come to on my own, or if I did, it would have taken forever.   Although I’ve met other excellent coaches, the difference with Elizabeth is that her skill as a coach comes with her experience as a sophisticated lawyer.  Her skill and creativity as a coach, and her “big picture” view of the world, have been what I was looking for in a coach.  Even at this early stage, I can see I’m making progress and am confident I will reach my goals.”

Lawyer, Austin, Texas.