On August 8, 2019 I co-presented on the topic of advancing your career in legal marketing with Clare Ota. Together we discussed the various careers in legal marketing, what skills are essential in these roles, career road-maps, the role of a mentor, annual reviews, the salary history ban, and more. This presentation was to the West Region of the Legal Marketing Association and was aimed at all levels, from junior to mid level to seniors in the marketing and business development space.
Here is a recap of this program - which never takes the place for attending in person, but David Juarez does a great job in this recap: https://www.legalmarketing.org/p/bl/et/blogid=20&blogaid=5808
Happy new year one and all!
Like many, I find the new year is an ideal time to do some reflecting and reassess your professional – and personal – life and milestones.
For me, 2018 was an immensely satisfying year professionally as my business KHS People took off. I had the privilege to work with some wonderful and insightful clients and market leaders. And, my network never ceases to amaze me. Every candidate I work with allows me the opportunity to continue to learn and grow. And for that, I thank you.
Secondly – and on a more personal note - in 2018 my husband and I welcomed our healthy, happy and beautiful baby girl. She is a true joy to be around and inspires us each day. As with every new parent, figuring out a healthy balance with work and home life is a challenge. But it’s a challenge we are pursuing and are up for.
For those of you who know me well, you know that I’m an eternal optimist. And in that spirit, I’ve developed a short check list to help you kick start your new year.
Take yourself out for a coffee, read these bullets, and think and reflect. Similarly, I’m happy to discuss any of these with you over a coffee or a call.
Professional services marketing checklist for January 2019:
On June 28, 2018 I had the pleasure of discussing professional development for business developers and marketers as part of the Legal Marketing Association's regular Podcast. This Podcast was done in conjunction with the May/June 2018 issue of the LMA's Strategies magazine.
In this Podcast, I discuss everything from what firms want from their business developers and marketers to today's current trends and unique challenges legal marketers face with this task. I also contrast this to professional services business developers and marketers in both the accounting and A/E/C sector.
To listen: http://blog.legalmarketing.org/podcast-episode-32
Kate Harry Shipham is the Principal of KHS People LLC, an executive search firm for BD and marketing people in professional services firms. Kate has done search and recruiting for nine years and prior to that was an attorney.