If you are an attorney and you want….

  • More billable hours

  • More efficient use of time

  • Help to stay focused

  • Increased origination

  • To develop a successful plan

  • To overcome procrastination

  • A marketing plan that suits you


Get help from the lawyer’s coach!

Let Phyllis Sisenwine coach you to:

  • Learn strategies for business and professional development
  • Learn to delegate, organize and manage your business
  • Develop the marketing skills every attorney needs to succeed
  • Learn the art of networking and building relationships
  • Find the balance you want in your life and your career as a lawyer

Phyllis is a Master Certified Coach. That’s the highest designation bestowed by the International Coach Federation, which only 4% of all credentialed coaches hold.

Phyllis works with lawyers to focus on client development and creating strategies to increase performance and profitability.  Clients learn her proven methods to help them increase revenue and billable hours while providing time for personal growth.

Phyllis has earned an international reputation as “The Lawyer’s Coach” for her success in helping lawyers and law firms improve performance and increase profitability!

Phyllis is committed to helping lawyers and is available as a dynamic speaker to a large audience, as a collaborator for a more specified business plan, and as a trusted adviser to individual attorneys.

Phyllis captivates and inspires with her high-energy presentations that are engaging, informative, interactive and filled with practical advice.

She invites you to her “Ask Phyllis” page to submit questions or challenges.

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 Market You Must
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“The practical advice in Market You Must will inspire you to set priorities and take action to enhance your career and fulfill your personal goals.”
-Jane Leslie Dalton,
Former Chancellor of Philadelphia Bar Association

“This book fills a unique need for “just do it” marketing tips with built-in support.”
– Eric Marzluf, Caesar Rivise, P.C.

“This book is like having 52 mentors and a great coach in your corner.”
– Puddy Toland, Attorney

To schedule a complimentary consultation email Phyllis@thelawyerscoach.com or call (215) 968-2424


People hire coaches for many different reasons. Sometimes a coach helps to bridge a gap. Others are looking for more out of their personal or business life. The first thing we do is discuss what changes you would like to make and come up with a game plan. We explore your strengths and abilities and design a way for you to have the life you want. I’ll ask for your best effort. With each goal you attain, we’ll celebrate together!

The Value of Coaching

Professional coaches are sought by people from all walks of life for a variety of reasons. Your motivation and desire to hire a coach may include one or more of the following:

  • Maintain focus and motivation
  • Jump start your career or take it to the next level
  • Create an action plan for change
  • Improve your leadership skills
  • Brainstorm ideas
  • Increase your self-confidence and self-esteem

Coaching Really Works!

By brainstorming with an objective person who is not in your business or your family, you get objective feedback and support. The commitment to making changes can be very powerful. We often need accountability to drive us to action. Committing your next action step to your coach inspires you to move forward. There is no penalty if you don’t succeed with your weekly commitment, but there is a great feeling of support and satisfaction when you do. For many, the accountability really makes the difference.

Benefits of Coaching

What are your expectations?

Coaching can help you to:

  • Identify your unique attributes and strengths
  • Get support and provide accountability
  • Give you confidence
  • Stay motivated
  • Get a jump start

Benefits of Using a Coach

(from International Coach Federation)


Professional coaching brings many wonderful benefits: fresh perspectives on personal challenges, enhanced decision-making skills, greater interpersonal effectiveness, and increased confidence. And, the list does not end there. Those who undertake coaching also can expect appreciable improvement in productivity, satisfaction with life and work, and the attainment of relevant goals.

Increased Productivity

Professional coaching maximizes potential and, therefore, unlocks latent sources of productivity.

Positive People

Building the self-confidence of employees to face challenges is critical in meeting organizational demands.

Return on Investment

Coaching generates learning and clarity for forward action with a commitment to measurable outcomes.The vast majority of companies (86%) say they at least made their investment back.

Satisfied Clients

Virtually all companies and individuals who hire a coach are satisfied.

Source: ICF Global Coaching Client Study was commissioned by the ICF but conducted independently by PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Why Hire an ICF Credential Coach

Coaching clients should demand the highest standards of coaches: training, ethics, certification

Would you go to an accountant who wasn’t certified? Or to a doctor who didn’t pledge to uphold the Hippocratic oath? Why would you partner with a life or business coach who hasn’t been trained in the coaching process or doesn’t abide by a code of standards?


Coach-specific training, ethics and certification are the first things clients should ask for when deciding on the coach they will hire, according to the International Coach Federation (ICF), the world’s leading organization of professional coaches. A true professional coach will be able to answer yes to all of these requirements.

“Unfortunately, not everyone who labels themselves as a coach has been formally trained in coaching skills,” says ICF President Karen Tweedie, PCC¹. “Beware of those who tell you they are a coach but lack certification and do not abide by the ICF Code of Ethics, considered the industry’s highest standard. While a person may have significant expertise in other professional areas, such as business, consulting, education or counseling, this does not make them a coach.”

Programs & Keynotes

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  • Building Your Practice…Improving Client Relations
    If you want to build your practice and bring in more income, you need a plan to ensure you’re focused and intentional in all aspects of your work. In this engaging, informative and content rich program you will learn:

    • Practical advice to improve your efficiency and productivity
    • The 3 Ps to structuring the ideal week
    • Effective strategies to increase your confidence
  • How to Make This Your Best Year Ever!
    Do you lack a plan and a follow-up system to make this your most profitable year? I this high energy interactive presentation you will learn:

    • Ways to improve your productivity
    • How to create a plan of action to make it a great year
    • A proven follow-up system to maximize your time and referrals
  • From Clutter to Clarity
    Do you ever feel overwhelmed with clutter in your physical space? Is your head full of distractions and mental clutter? This popular program is filled with practical advice designed to improve your efficiency and focus. You will learn:

    • How less clutter equals more income
    • How building reserves can decrease stress
    • How to eliminate energy drains

“We had the pleasure of having Phyllis Sisenwine as our guest speaker on the topic, How to Get All the Business You Want in Record Time! Her presentation was lively, engaging, enlightening and fun. Her concept of Attraction versus Promotion was well received and her motivational presentation and inspirational practical advice were on point. Our members were energized and ready to implement many of the kernels of wisdom Phyllis shared.”
Regina Foley, Esq. & Lauren McKenna Esq. Co-chairs of the Philadelphia Bar Association, Women in the Profession Committee

“Phyllis’ speech at the Bar Association meeting was well-organized, clear, peppy and practical….She was very comfortable with her audience and provided substantive suggestions that piqued my interest….So, I called Phyllis for coaching….In the past year, I learned to be much more efficient and better organized. Interestingly, my income has increased substantially since I have been working with Phyllis.”
Ralph S. Pinkus, Esq

“Thank you so much for the excellent program you presented for our HCBA Mediation and Arbitration CLE/CME luncheon.  Your high energy style was very engaging, and I think all of our members walked away inspired, with practical advice that we can use to grow our practices and use our time more efficiently.  I would highly recommend you to any group looking for a motivating speaker.”

Amy Mahan Tamargo, Esq. Tamargo Mediation, PLLC

“Today’s program, Building Your Practice…Improving Client Relations, was fabulous! Even better than the one we hosted years ago. I am so appreciative of all you did to tailor the program to our specific needs. It was such a success! Be in touch soon”.
Monica J Ceres, Esq. Shareholder, Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla

“I just wanted to tell you again what a fantastic job you did today.  Very few speakers were as well received by our group as you were.   I am recommending you to some other organizations to speak.  Thanks again.”
Laurie A. Thompson, EsquireWeiner, Lynne & Thompson, P.A.

“I appreciate your valuable contribution to the Association of Intellectual Property Firms Annual Meeting.  Your presentation “From Clutter to Clarity” was highly successful, and your interactive format got the entire audience immediately involved on a personal level.  Great job!  In a short time, you were able to share so much concise and helpful knowledge. Again, thank you very much!”
Eric S. Marzluf, Caeser, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow, LTD

Women Owned LawKeynotes

Here is a partial list of clients for whom Phyllis has presented her Powerful Solutions Programs and Keynotes.

  • American Express Financial Advisors
  • Association of Legal Administrators
  • Barron, Baker & Posternock
  • Bucks County Bar Assn.
  • Camden County Bar Assn.
  • Chester County Bar Assn.
  • Cozen O’Connor
  • Delaware Valley HR Consultants Forum
  • Dollar Financial Group
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • Exelon Energy
  • Florida Bar Assn. Young Lawyers Division
  • Florida Assn. of Women Lawyers Miami Dade Chapter
  • Florida Assn. of Women Lawyers Broward County
  • Florida Assn. of Women Lawyers South Palm Beach County
  • Gable, Peritz, Mishkin, LLP
  • Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C.
  • Hangley, Aronchick, Segal and Pudlin
  • International Coach Federation Philadelphia, N. Y, and N.J
  • Janney, Montgomery, Scott, LLC
  • Kansas City Bar Assn.
  • Merck and Co.
  • Montgomery County Bankers Assn.
  • Montgomery County Women’s Conference
  • Morgan Stanley Dean Witter
  • National Association of Insurance Women
  • National Speakers Assn.
  • New Jersey State Bar Association Environmental Law Committee.
  • New York Bar Assn.
  • New York Law
  • NJ Association Women Business Owners
  • Office Depot Web Cafe
  • PA Bar Assn Minority Bar Committee
  • PA Department of Education
  • Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs
  • Pepper Hamilton LLP
  • Philadelphia Bar Assn. Solo and Small Firm Committee
  • Philadelphia Bar Assn  Women in the Professional Committee
  • Philadelphia Bar Assn. Minorities in the Profession
  • Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Assn PIPLA
  • Post and Schell, P.C.
  • Prudential insurance
  • Stradley Ronon
  • University of Pennsylvania Medical Center
  • Villanova Law School Alumni Assn
  • Volpe and Koenig, P.C.
  • Wilmac Corporation
  • Woodcock Washburn

“Phyllis, Thank YOU! You are an absolute ray of sunshine, it was a pleasure meeting you and I hope you will come and present to Bucks County Bar Association again in the future. Thank you for your time and for shining your light so bright!”
– Michelle E. Froehlich
MCLE Coordinator
Bucks County Bar Association

“As always, your program at the Bar Association was terrific!  Once again, hearing you speak is  like getting a shot of adrenaline!”
Rochelle M. Fedullo, Attorney at Law, Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP

“Thanks, Phyllis, for your generosity and enthusiasm; it was great to have you here.”
Nancy O. Walsh, Leadership Academy/Access to Justice/Program Coordinator, Montgomery Bar Association


“It has been a joy to work with you over the last year.  As I reflect on how much our practice has grown, as well as how much I have grown personally, I cannot imagine doing it without your help.  Through our coaching calls you have helped me to set goals and then put strategies in place to accomplish those goals.  As a busy mother of three grade school children, I constantly strive to balance work and motherhood.  I appreciate that you understand that my success as an attorney is closely aligned with my job as a mother.  As you always tell me, I have only just begun.  I look forward to a long relationship.”
Emily Monarch, Attorney-at-Law, Elder Law Solutions, PLLC

“I have been working with Phyllis for almost two years now. Through our work together I have sharpened my business origination skills, as well as my ability to manage workflow and develop effective systems to assure my business runs smoothly. I rely on Phyllis to help me maintain my focus on these concepts to assure continued professional growth.”
Bryan J. Adler, Esq., Rothkoff Law Group

“You have done an excellent job of coaching me to develop business. Thank you so much for your time and attention to my success! You really simplified my approach and eased any anxieties that I may have had toward marketing myself. All my best.”
Michael T. Traxler, Esq., Reager & Adler, PC

“Phyllis is an invaluable resource to any attorney looking to grow their practice at any stage of their career. Phyllis’ coaching is unique, as she is a highly skilled and respected among professionals across many industries and among her peers. Yet, attorneys have the benefit of Phyllis’ extraordinary depth of experience working with lawyers specifically, both individually and in groups. She understands the business of practicing law, as well as the demands on any attorney. Her advice, motivation, and ability to see issues and opportunities enabled me to envision and build the practice of my dreams. I provide my highest recommendation for Phyllis and encourage other attorneys or groups to seek out Phyllis’ her coaching services and speaking skills.”
Deborah E. Spivack, Attorney, Adoption and Family Planning

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