Paulette Pommells

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“Thanks so much for this article. It was very timely. I am just about to start a new job on Monday … I do have a problem saying “no” and wonder if you have any other tips in that regard. Thanks for all your help, Coach!!” My last article  generated questions, like the above, about learning to say “no” as a way to set boundaries at work. One technique that has surprisingly done well…
There used to be a time when I would have to explain the work that I did as a coach to lawyers.  This was the educational phase of my business.  These days, lawyers immediately understand the value I offer as their career advocate. But now I have entered into a new educational phase of my business: explaining the value of collaborating with a career expert as you start a new job, especially for associates. Starting…
I remember my first day of practice.  I got up early and made myself a hearty breakfast.  My suit had already been pressed from the night before.  I walked to work with a big smile on my face, relishing the fact that I had finally made it: I was a lawyer! I arrived at the Scotia Bank tower in Toronto, looked up, took a deep breath and rode the elevator to the 44thfloor.  My expectations…
The students coming through law school nowadays are highly accomplished. They work abroad, start charities, develop apps. They are big thinkers, innovators. They are business-minded. One of these students, who I met 6 years ago, has had a diverse and interesting career. I sat down with Manny Sahota to learn more about how he’s been applying his MBA training and business experience to a career in law as a management consultant. You’ll want to read…