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Anne Marie Segal

Executive Coach & Writer

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About My Clients

As a coach and writer, I work with clients, workshop participants and others to improve their professional lives and, by extension, their personal lives. More specifically, I help attorneys (law firm partners and associates, General Counsels and others), executives (CEOs and other senior and mid-level management) and entrepreneurs (with a lot on their plates) tame their days, reducing stress and uncertainty, by facilitating:

  • Leadership Presence
  • Impactful Communications
  • Graceful Transitions

I am passionate about this work and invested in the transformations my clients can achieve through partnering with me.

Read my Coaching FAQ to learn more about partnering with me.

Clients can access my Client Portal here (please email me if you would like the password), directions to my office here and my online calendar here.

I started a new job this week—due in large part, I think, to the success that I had in sending out my resume after your incredible help with it. I cannot overstate my gratitude. – Law Firm Attorney

I’m definitely satisfied with the quality of work and attention I received and happy where I ended up as a result of her coaching. – In-House Counsel at Amazon

The time with Anne Marie was the most productive in years! – Entrepreneur

Read more about my clients.

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About Me

I am, first and foremost, a communicator (speaking, writing and listening).

After 15 years as an attorney – with an AmLaw 100 firm, private equity/hedge fund and smaller entrepreneurial law firm and in solo practice – I shifted gears and became an executive coach, author and resume writer. The move was not made on impulse. Like many of my clients, I transitioned after a few years of contemplating and experimenting with different ideas until I found the right fit. To read my personal career transition story, please click here.

Read more about me or visit my LinkedIn profile.

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Coaching and Writing Services

I work with VIP Clients on an individual basis in person and by phone or Skype. If we were to work together, here are some specific areas we could address:

COACHING

  • career coaching,
  • change management,
  • interview preparation,
  • LinkedIn training,
  • personal branding,
  • leadership development, and
  • networking support. 

WRITING

  • attorney and executive resumes,
  • cover letters,
  • LinkedIn profiles,
  • bios,
  • websites, and
  • other career and business communications.

Read more about my Services.

Speaking Engagements

I am available speak on any of the above topics in person and via webinar. Here is a list of presentations I have given, and below are some recent webinars.

Read more about Speaking Engagements.

My Book

Master the Interview: A Guide for Working Professionals is available at Amazon.com.

[O]ne of the best job search books today. 
– Joshua Waldman

It’s about time that someone took the time to go DEEP into the mechanics of effective interviewing.
– Michael Melcher

Read more reviews and information about the book.

Master the Interview will save you hours in the interview preparation process, keying you up for the right questions to ask yourself as you embark on your job search as well as ones that may arise in the interview room.
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What is different about this book than other job interview books? Here are five top ways this book is unique:

1) It is a workbook, so you can write and review your own thoughts and learn through doing, guided by expert advice and examples from a host of interviewers and job candidates.

2) It takes a comprehensive view of the full life cycle of the interview process, from networking and informational interviewing to negotiations and noncompetition agreements. With a handy overview in the first chapter on how to use the workbook, you can choose to cover what you need, when you need it.

3) It includes four chapters that guide you to build a solid and compelling personal value proposition from the ground-up and tailor your presentation for each target employer.

4) It does not simply give you one so-called “right” answer to any interview situation or run through a list of potential Q&As, but instead it promotes a nuanced and authentic approach. Although you cannot know the questions of an interview beforehand, you can prepare yourself to tailor your answers to demonstrate your value proposition.

5) It puts you behind the scenes and into the mind of an interviewer, so you can think more clearly about how you will come across in various contexts (Skype, phone screenings, panel interviews, etc.).

Read more about Master the Interview.

Articles

Why You Need a Strategy Before Writing Your Resume

Many business leaders and others struggle to write a compelling resume, even those who make multimillion-dollar decisions on a daily or weekly basis.

It is not an easy task to sum up one’s professional life in a couple of pages, whether you have scores of accomplishments or relatively few. …[I]t can be difficult to step back from the buzz of activity to clarify one’s thoughts and translate them onto the page. Equally problematic is seeing oneself as a hiring manager would, taking an emotionally unattached view of one’s career. 

Read more on resume strategy at Forbes.com.

10 Professional Hurdles that Sabotage Your Networking Efforts

Back in the day, you could put that aside, work hard and have a career for life. But that time has passed. In short, while “who you know, not what you know” has always been the ticket into the upper echelons, the need to network has rippled out to every single one of us. From CEO to student, we all need a strong base of support, not only to advance our careers but also to maintain the advances we have made.

So what if you are not great at networking? What then?

Read more on networking hurdles at Forbes.com.

Read additional Forbes articles and other publications and press.

Blog Posts

Core Qualities of Successful General Counsel

Young Women Lawyers: Get Respect

Successful Career Transitions – Stage 1 and Stage 2

Personal Board Advisors

Great Resumes

Elevator Pitch

Resume Writer’s Block

Interpersonal Cues

I Don’t Want a Coach. I Just Want a Job.

Read more Recent Posts.

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