"As an associate, client development is downplayed. As a consequence, there is a tendency to put it at the bottom of the priority list, after work for partners, firm committees, CLEs, seminars and professional associations. Having to report on my client/professional development progress on a bi-weekly or monthly basis makes it a top priority and is a good reminder of its importance in my career."
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Carolyn Davis Sklar, M.A.
Carolyn Davis Sklar is a business and organizational development consultant and coach to law firms. With more than 25 years of national and international experience in professional services marketing, business and talent management, Carolyn partners with firm leaders and professionals to help them achieve their strategic business goals.
Carolyn works with mid-to-large-sized firms at all levels, across a broad range of practice areas. She partners with firm leadership to diagnose organizational and human capital challenges and provide solutions that help to address those obstacles, enhance team effectiveness and build firm revenue. Carolyn also coaches attorneys and other professionals on matters related to the business side of their practice including client development, leadership development, business strategy and alignment and team development. She has expertise in facilitating creative thinking to help professionals solve problems and explore new ways of doing things to enhance professional satisfaction and achieve desired business outcomes.
Prior to launching her consulting practice, Carolyn served as Director of Marketing for a UK law firm where she was responsible for building and maintaining the firm’s brand while providing leadership and strategy for the business development process. In addition to the legal sector, she has worked in similar roles for commercial architecture and interior design and accounting.
Carolyn earned a Master’s Degree in Leadership and Organizational Development at Saint Louis University. She is a member of the St. Louis Organizational Development Network, American Bar Association Law Practice Division and Legal Marketing Association. Carolyn is certified in Lominger Leadership Architect talent competency modeling and is a qualified administrator of several talent instruments including: FourSight Innovation Profile, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Highlands Ability Battery, and RightPath Leadership 360.