Upcoming Events

    • October 12, 2016
    • November 02, 2016
    • 4 sessions
    • Foley and Lardner, Palo Alto, CA
    • 6
    Registration is closed

    Strengthen your ability to inspire and motivate others.  Increase your own and your team’s productivity.  Be seen as a leader by your colleagues and clients. 

    Who Should Attend? 

    Attorneys with managerial responsibility (including management of non-attorneys).

    Program Benefits

    This interactive workshop will include individual coaching in a supportive group setting. 

    In order to give everyone an opportunity to participate and receive real-time feedback, there are a very limited number of seats, so sign up early.  By attending the program, you will: 

      Learn the art of how to effectively influence others 

      Gain insights from neuroscience to increase your own and your team’s productivity 

      Develop your leadership presence so that your colleagues will look to you for leadership 

      Learn to manage difficult conversations and difficult small group meetings 

      Gain more understanding of your own authentic leadership style 

    When & Where:

    This is a four-session program on Wednesday nights, October 12 – November 2, 2016, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at Foley and Lardner, Palo Alto, CA.  Please only register if you can attend all four sessions.  

    Registration & Fee:

    Registration is $130 and includes a light meal during each session. 


    Gina Steele, President of Steele Leadership, Inc., has been an attorney for more than 20 years, and has run her own firm for more than 6 years. Prior to starting her own law firm, she worked in both large and small firms, where she managed teams of attorneys and support staff.  To improve her success as a business owner and manager of other attorneys, Gina honed her leadership skills. In the process, she found that as she grew her own leadership skills, her law practice became easier, more successful, and more enjoyable.  She decided she wanted to help other attorney’s increase their leadership skills, and become a certified coach through the UC Berkley Haas School of Business.  Since becoming a coach, she has taught CLEs and leadership classes and workshops for MBA students. She is also the past president of the Silicon Valley IP Lawyers Association. 

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