Will Dawson

I am a coach for lawyers and specialise in working with those at Partner and Senior Associate level to resolve workplace issues.

Having had a long and successful career within the legal profession, I am now working as a coach supporting those within high-pressure industries with a variety of difficulties and situations at work.

In my career as an employment lawyer (Farrer & Co and, previously, Simmons & Simmons), individual clients sought my help in resolving issues at work, including around career transition. My style was always to look beyond legal issues, to identify the underlying causes of problems and to help resolve these. Emotional intelligence has always been an important part of my offering, combined with an enthusiastic approach!

I held senior management roles in both firms, including Management Board responsibility for People-related matters at Farrer & Co. I continue to mentor and coach lawyers at Farrer & Co.

I bring all of this experience to my role now coaching lawyers and other professionals.

Typically, lawyers might now seek my help around:

  • Career management, including through to partnership; or on effective landing, having attained this;
  • Relationships at work including within teams
  • Diversity issues including bullying and harassment
  • Juggling priorities at work, stress and time management
  • Business development strategy

Prior to achieving full accreditation with Meyler Campbell as a Business Coach this summer,  I am offering coaching services at heavily discounted rates

In my spare time, I help my wife, Tessa, with our six grandchildren and walking our dogs. I am a keen amateur pianist, a founder member of a history book club, and a Toon supporter.

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