STEPHAN COACHING & SEARCH
NAVIGATING OPPORTUNITIES for LAWYERS & LEGAL EMPLOYERS
Thomas E. Stephan, J.D., PCC, is Chief Navigating Officer of Stephan Coaching and Search, LLC. With over 20 years of combined legal practice and legal search and career coaching, Tom appreciates the synergy that is created when an attorney is purposefully engaged in doing the work he or she enjoys with the right organization. As a certified professional coach, Tom is intensely interested in the journeys of his fellow attorneys and he fulfills his personal passion by helping other attorneys discover and be their best selves, and helping navigate them to the success they desire.
What might be interesting to know about Tom?
Tom is an explorer at heart. Setting out after high school for a year long hitch-hiking tour across the US, Tom reached points from Vancouver Island in British Columbia to Key West, Florida. (Ask him about it sometime.) Fascinated by languages and in the spirit of exploration, Tom studied French and German in college, spending a year in France, and a year and a half in Germany before attending law school. Upon graduating from law school, Tom embarked upon a career in international business law, beginning his law practice in Germany and working with a German law firm in Berlin, and a New York-based international law firm in Frankfurt. Returning to the US, Tom practiced with several US and international companies before reevaluating his career path and deciding to follow his own personal compass by co-founding a leading legal recruiting and consulting firm.
When not in the office, Tom enjoys keeping up his language skills, reading classic French and German novels, bicycling, and searching for discriminating trout with his fly rod.
"People rarely succeed unless they are having fun in what they are doing"
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