Phyllis weiss haserot
Phyllis weiss haserot

President & Founder

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Strategic Business Development

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Keeping your firm’s business pipeline full of desirable clients is nearly a full time job. Many professionals find it daunting and distasteful or don’t know how to integrate business development with their personal style and practice routine. Tap into Practice Development Counsel’s coaching services.  Overcome personal and institutional obstacles. Let us facilitate step- by- step how you strategically market and sell your services, creating a powerful “rainmaking machine” from an organization of individuals diverse in style, talents and expectations.

Practice Development Counsel works with professionals at all stages in their career to improve their business development results through coaching and individual-l and firm-specific strategy development. A special focus is on the next generation of leaders and rainmakers — helping potential stars shine.

Invest in the Next Generation

Young partners, managers, and senior associates are the future of both their firms and their professions. Yet, as they build their own reputations, too often they do not get the attention and support they need to become substantial business producers, develop new practice niches, and contribute to the visibility of the firm. An investment in the “Next Generation” is crucial, and it does not mean sacrifice of attention to current clients.

Coaching Programs

Our chief want in life
is somebody who
will make us do
what we can
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Explore our Coaching Programs:

Next Generation, Next Destination »
Professional Coaching »
Small Firm Solutions Coaching »
Capitalize on Your Personal Style » 
Get a Seat at the Table »
Group Coaching »
Coaching Online: Personal Marketing Planning Plus »
Build Your Influence Quotient (IQ) Coaching Group  »
Coach for the Coach »   

How to get the most benefit from coaching:

What to Expect From Your Personal Business Coach »
10 Steps to a Greater ROI on Professional Coaching »
Article: Coaching the Coach to Boost Business Development Results »
12 Tips That Young Lawyers Might Get from a Coach »

Consulting Services to the Next Generation Group


Related Consulting for Managing the Next Generation

Our Approach to Coaching

A good coach for business development

We'll help the aspiring rainmaker:

Phyllis Weiss Haserot is the principal consultant/coach for the Next Generation.   [Bio to use is below — link it to this page]

Why coaching works

Your professional coach is your champion, trainer, sounding board, mentor, supporter, conscience, co-designer and partner in achieving your goals.


Phyllis Weiss Haserot has been coaching individuals and teams, firms and practice leaders since 1990.

“Phyllis Haserot has been of invaluable assistance in helping me shape a marketing program targeted to my intellectual property client base and then nudging me just enough to ensure I carry it out. “I have so much enjoyed working with Phyllis over these past few years. She is wonderfully creative, knowledgeable, responsive and helpful. Phyllis knows the legal marketplace extremely well and I have gained valuable insights and assistance from our coaching sessions. My time with her has been well spent. I recommend her highly.”  Top qualities: Expert, High Integrity, Creative
Andrew Berger, Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt  LLP

“For me personally, while I have had substantial success in business generation before working with you, your efforts have led to considerably more action in making and using my contacts for new business. It has paid off. In addition, you have been instrumental in getting us media attention for one of my niche areas, “business divorce,” which immediately had the phone ringing. You have also pushed us as a partnership toward discussing management issues we had tended to avoid. we continue to have these discussions.”
John Brickman Partner and Head of Litigation Practice, Ackerman, Levine, Cullen & Brickman LLP

“Working with you on business development skills training and coaching as a(junior partner, I found myself much more focused, developed a higher level of comfort with my marketing role and paid more attention to follow up. We also dealt with some difficult internal issues that were getting in the way of team efforts. Thank you for your time and professionalism.”
Thomas Engelhardt, CPA, Partner
Marks Paneth & Shron LLP

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Please contact us or e-mail Phyllis at for more information and to start the benefits of your coaching experience.