In this episode, Becky Morrison, a 2002 Georgetown University Law Center graduate, explains why she stopped being a litigator to follow her passion of helping others and the importance of coaching others to become successful.
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After working in entrepreneurial finance and Big Law for more than 20 years, Becky Morrison asked herself what would make her truly happy. Becky worked as a litigator, before moving into a management role where she oversaw attorneys, litigation support staff and non-attorneys professionals. This role reminded Becky that she really enjoyed managing people.
During a time of transition, Becky worked with a career coach to narrow down her interests. Her experiences with this coach motivated Becky to become an executive coach. Becky is adamant that coaching is not being a therapist, but analyzing in a similar way that a lawyer would review facts.
The skills that Becky honed in law school, such as analyzing case law, researching and issue spotting, were a wonderful foundation for working as an executive coach. In this role, Becky works with legal and non-legal professionals to bring ideas to action, bring focus to a participants life, and address work-life integration issues. Becky teaches her coaching participants that life is about more than simply chasing the next thing.
Currently earning an LLM in taxation, Becky finds that being a law school graduate allows her to be confident in creating Grantley Coaching and becoming an entrepreneur because legal background offers her familiarity with business formation activities.
Becky Morrison is licensed in Virginia and Washington D.C. Follow Becky Morrison on Instagram @the.butterfly.society, connect with Becky Morrison on LinkedIn, and visit her website, grantleycoaching.com to request a consultation.
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