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Chapter Meetup: Coaching 3-5 Year Associates for Success

  • Foster Pepper 1111 3rd Ave, #3000 Seattle, WA 98101 (map)

Presenter: Darien Fleming 

Too often we lose bright mid-level associates because we were unable to help them make the crucial developmental leap from mid-level to senior associate.  Join us as we discuss the critical competencies for mid-level associates and learn coaching tools to help them successfully meet those expectations.

During this session, we will focus on 4 common scenarios that hold associates back:

(i) the associate who cannot seem to move from private soldier (taking orders) to sergeant (thinking independently and being proactive)
(ii) the associate who has failed to connect with anyone and needs a champion
(iii)  the associate who comes to your office with a story and needs help seeing a different perspective
(iv) the associate who is smart but has a glaring deficiency (e.g., cannot complete assignments on time) 

Together we will design coaching conversations for the above scenarios and learn to utilize the following coaching tools:
Powerful Questions, Embodiment, Miller & Miller Awareness Wheel, Perspective Shifting and Coaching Circle of Feedback

CLM Credits
CLM® Application Credit for Functional Specialists:
1 hour in the subject area of Human Resources Management (HR) towards the additional hours required of some Functional Specialists to fulfill the CLM application.

CLM® Recertification Credit:
1 hour in the subject area of Human Resources Management (HR)
Lunch will be provided by The Catering Company!


 Darien Fleming

Darien Fleming - Founder of I’Mpossible
Darien is a certified executive + career coach and trainer. She started her career as an attorney at AmLaw 100 firms in Boston, MA. After 7 years of practice in estate planning and probate litigation, she transitioned to Professional Development. In her role as Director of Professional Development and Talent Management for the international law firm, Brown Rudnick, she directed the evaluation processes for legal professionals firm wide, ran compensation processes, advised management on associate retention and development best practices, and coached attorneys at every level of the firm on business development, leadership management, and career advancement. Most recently, at K&L Gates, Darien conceptualized, designed and executed the Associate Symposium, a retreat for future leaders. She has spent nearly 10 years feeding her passion: training attorneys in critical “soft” skills and coaching attorneys to determine, set and achieve their goals.
Darien now coaches professionals in a broad range of industries. As a Gallup certified StrengthsFinder coach, she helps professionals identify and leverage their natural talents and abilities to build greater success in their careers.

Ultimately, through self-awareness raising and habit shifting, she helps professionals find their joy factor, advance in their career, lead with more authenticity and self-confidence, and derive greater satisfaction from and success in their work and life.

Darien holds a B.A. and J.D. from Boston College. She is a certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CTI), Associate Certified Coach (ICF), and certified Gallup Strengths Coach.