ELEVATE

— Business Mastermind For Attorneys —

With Lawyer Leadership & Business Coach (& 18+ Year Attorney) Heather Moulder

Ready to exponentially increase originations, revenues & income (without stress, anxiety or overthinking)?

Get the strategic guidance and support you need to build a profitable, values-based practice you actually enjoy.

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I got everything I wanted out of the Mastermind and more! 

This experience has, for the first time in my career, shifted my mentality to treat my law practice as a business. Thank you, Heather!

Lauren Handel

Owner & Principal ATtorney, Handel Food Law LLC

You’re an excellent lawyer who gets your clients the results they want and need. And yet you often…

  • Worry you’ll never have the time to build your own book of business (it’s already a struggle to keep up with the demands of other people’s clients).
  • Feel discouraged by your lack of results given how much time + energy you spend networking, speaking and/or writing.
  • Wonder what you’re missing as you analyze the high origination numbers of a partner down the hall (who isn’t even that good of a technical lawyer).
  • Get frustrated because work you could have asked for (but didn’t) was sent to a competitor.
  • Feel drained by the feast-or-famine cycle of irregular clients ​(and worries about how much you’ll bring in from month-to-month).
  • Question if you’re cut out for the business-of-law (you don’t have any formal business or marketing training).

Working with Heather, I increased my business by close to 30% (and continue to grow).

Heather found the right calling. She helped me find – and laser focus on – the client development strategies and sales techniques that work best for my strengths and personality.

My only regret is that I didn’t work with her sooner!

Alicia Voltmer

Partner, Greenberg Traurig LLP

I increased my book by more than $200,000 while also starting a side business.

What I was able to accomplish through the Mastermind far exceeded my expectations. The trust that developed among my group was a critical element of the program. They supported me to pivot toward a relatively radical direction, and then to follow through.

Jim Chester

Partner, Klemchuk LLP

It takes more than great lawyering skills to be successful.

You’re expected to wear a lot of hats law school never mentioned (business advisor, leader, manager, salesperson, marketer and so on). And although you know there aren’t any shortcuts to building a profitable business… There are only so many hours in the day.

From the outside looking in, you have it together. Yet you feel more like a chicken with its head cut off. Yes, you want to grow your business (especially given the looming recession).  Yes, you want to make more money.

But you’re not keen to sacrifice every waking hour to do it.

INTRODUCING

ELEVATE

A one-of-a-kind business & leadership experience for purpose-driven attorneys ready for more.

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More clients.

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More revenues.

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More support.

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More balance.

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More of what you enjoy.

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ELEVATE

A one-of-a-kind business & leadership experience for purpose-driven attorneys ready for more.

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More clients.

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More revenues.

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More income.

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More support.

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More impact.

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More balance.

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More of what you enjoy.

As a high achiever you’ve adopted the work-harder-push-more playbook we’ve all been taught to follow.

Which seems to work…

Until it

Doesn’t

55 hours.

Research shows that you LOSE your creativity when you work more than about 55 hours per week. And creativity is foundational to being a good attorney AND a successful business owner.

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Doubling your workload won’t double your results.

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What got you here won’t get you to the next level (you must start thinking & doing differently).

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Working hard on the wrong things won’t help you.

Thankfully, the formula for business success is simple.

Do what works.

Drop What Doesn’t

Be consistent.

Nowhere in there does this require you to push harder, do more.

You know what IS required? Support. But not just any support. You need the support of people who can help get you to the next level. What every successful business owner & entrepreneur knows is this…

Success is predicated by having the right mentors, peers, and experts around you. People who will teach you what works, brainstorm through challenges, keep you accountable, challenge your thinking, and motivate you to keep going.

And bonus: you’ll get to where you want to be, faster.

Which Is Where ELEVATE Comes In

ELEVATE is a group mastermind designed to give you:

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Step-by-step guidance from an expert tailored to your goals, needs, personality and strengths so you can build a values-based practice you actually enjoy.

A strengths-based business development plan that makes business development more enjoyable and maximizes your ROI.

Brainstorming with peers you trust so that you can sharpen your ideas and quickly overcome struggles (without ever feeling judged).

The business-of-law foundational knowledge you need to build a profitable and sustainable business for the long-term.

Structured accountability that motivates you to stay focused and on-track (and not get distracted when things don’t go as planned).

Unyielding Support. Thoughtful Guidance. Structured Accountability. Creative Brainstorming. Strategic Action-Taking…

…Basically,

a mastermind.

It’s About Imperfect Action…

One of the biggest lessons I learned through ELEVATE is that it’s okay to be messy in order to keep moving forward. It’s so easy to be resistant to taking any action due to uncertainty but Heather taught me that clarity comes from taking imperfect action.

Heather is incredible at creating a safe space for being heard without judgment.

I’ve worked with a lot of coaches and consultants, and I can say Heather is one of the best – especially for lawyers. She gets how we think and has experienced the ups and downs of being a lawyer.

Heather also goes above and beyond for her clients.  She doesn’t just facilitate but is an active contributor.

Suzi Hixon

Owner, Hixon Law PLLC & Legally Blissed Community

It’s About Taking Ownership…

The #1 thing I got out of the Mastermind is the confidence to effectively communicate what I do and the value I bring without feeling disingenuous or salesy. No more downplaying my successes. Instead, I own them and feel good about them.

I came to the Mastermind wanting to get a handle on the business of law, and have learned through Heather how to be a good business owner in a way that’s compassionate.

I’ve been blown away by Heather’s insight into her clients’ personalities and what they need, when. She knows how to challenge me to do more but without overwhelm.

And she matched my group perfectly to one another’s strengths and personalities.

Kristen Williams

Partner & Co-Owner, Williams Weyand Law LLC

After following a simple framework that grew my law practice from zero to over $1MM in less than two years (and then to $2.5MM+), I knew I could help other lawyers.

Hey there, I’m Heather Moulder.

ATTORNEY. CANCER SURVIVOR. HOST OF THE LIFE & LAW PODCAST.

Here’s what I know about you…

You’ve been pretty successful (at least, on paper).

Yet your practice isn’t where you want it to be. You want more control (and would like to make more money for all the effort you’re putting in). If only you knew how to make it all happen building the practice you want.

You’re driven and willing to work.

But you often feel like you’re spinning your wheels without a clear game plan. Is it too much to want your own book of business, a supportive team to backstop you and the recognition you deserve? [Short answer: no].

You’re an ah-mazing technical lawyer.

But there’s more to practicing law than just advising your clients on legal matters. It’s time to embrace…

You’re not just an attorney, you’re a BUSINESS OWNER.

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January 2009. Staring at my dismal collection numbers for the prior year, I worried I couldn’t even meet THOSE in the new one.

The small book of business I’d had when being promoted to partner the prior year had been *poof* wiped out by the 2008 financial crisis. As a semi-introvert who doesn’t love to put herself out there, the thought of rebuilding from scratch (during a recession)

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Terrifying.

But I knew being a service partner with no control over my practice wasn’t going to cut it.

That’s when I:

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Put together a values-based vision and business plan (for a clear roadmap to where I wanted to be).

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Created a strengths-based client development plan (so I could enjoy myself & be consistent).

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Tested sales techniques that felt good (none of that “send me business” pushiness).

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Built a strong support system (and shared my struggles with them).

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Implemented time-savings systems + processes (everywhere I possibly could).

Not only did this work but I was able to grow my practice to over $2.5MM while navigating my way through maternity leave (and bed rest) and a battle with breast cancer.

I now use this same framwork with my clients – so they too can exponentially grow revenues + income while staying balanced.

It’s About Thinking Strategically…

Heather and the mastermind group were the perfect combination that provided me with a life raft to calm my mind and think strategically through the COVID shutdown. The group especially helped give me perspective. I’ve always believed I needed to figure everything out on my own, but know now that’s not true.

I really valued how the Mastermind sessions added the important dimension of both giving and receiving advice from other lawyers.

 

Sabrina McTopy

Partner, Jackson Walker LLP

It’s About Simplifying…

I used to feel overwhelmed by my workload and the pressure to build more business. Heather helped me simplify things and let go of the (mostly self-imposed) pressure I felt. This experience gave me space to think out loud without fear of judgment while also challenging me to rethink (and then refocus on) what’s most important.

I increased my book of business by $100,000 and am maximizing my effectiveness as a manager and leader.

Roxanne Edwards

Partner, Bell, Nunnally & Martin LLP

ELEVATE Attorney Business Mastermind

The Details

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Pre-Meeting Legal Marketing & Client Assessment

According to clients, this assessment is the KEY to uncovering the exact right strategies for:

  • Creating a simple business growth plan.
  • Leveraging your strengths.
  • Staying consistent.
  • Having fun.

90-Minute Kickoff Strategy Session

Get started with a deep-dive, 90-minute personal meeting with me to:

  • Clarify your long-term vision.
  • Determine your mastermind goals.
  • Customize your strategic growth plan.

This is your starting point for simplifying your efforts and getting a real ROI.

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Group Mastermind Calls

Six months of twice monthly virtual calls with your group + me for:

  • Strategic support.
  • Creative brainstorming.
  • Focused accountability.

Your group is your lifeline to uncovering your answers, not getting stuck in self-doubt, and taking bold action so you can achieve your goals.

*Mastermind members are curated to complement one another’s personality, strengths and goals.

Group meetings will start in December 2023.

Private VIP Support

Breakthroughs don’t come according to a set schedule and emergencies come up on the fly. Which is why you also get:

  • Access to proprietary business planning resources.
  • VIP email access (to ask quick questions and get quick answers).
  • 3 one-to-one business coaching sessions with me for the things you need VIP attention on.
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Monthly Structured Guidance

I’ll send you monthly customized, private podcasts designed to help you keep moving forward. Past topics have included:

    • Building Boundaries
    • Taking Imperfect Action
    • Building Time-Saving Systems
    • Social Media Rules + Tips

    [And more!]

    What Happens When You ELEVATE Your Leadership & Your Strategy?

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    Simplify Your Efforts

    Develop a strengths-based business development strategy you actually enjoy for more consistency.

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    Measure & Get A Real ROI

    Stop the scattered approach (that’s wasting your time) and instead know what to tweak, when and how.

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    Give Yourself Back Time

    Learn how – and where to best implement – time-saving systems and processes so you can spend more time doing what you love and less time doing what you don’t.

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    Be Fully Supported

    Get knowledge & guidance from a group of like-minded attorneys who always have your back and an expert who has been in your shoes (and prevailed).

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    Sell Confidently, Make More Money

    Learn how (and when) to ask for business in an authentic way that’s effective so you can bring in more clients + work (and stop feeling frustrated by the success of others).

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    Become An Impactful Leader

    Master your emotional intelligence skills and develop healthy habits, giving you the edge needed to build a team that fully supports your growing business.

    ELEVATE

    Attorney Business Mastermind

    Investment: $4,500

     

    Customized strategies. Unparalleled support. Exceptional results.

    An experience to define you.

    It’s About Transformation…

    I came into the mastermind struggling with how to grow my client base, manage clients and stay on top of the finance side of things all at once.

    Presenting my ideas to the group – and the feedback I received – helped sharpen my ideas and bolstered my confidence. They reflected my strengths back to me, giving me insight into how my clients see me and how to be a more valuable asset to them. And Heather helped me assemble the jigsaw puzzle of my thoughts in a way that made sense so that I could put them into practice.

    Not only did I reach my stretch revenue goal but I now have confidence in my ability to run a business.

    Keron Wright

    Of Counsel, Burke Bogdanowicz PLLC

    It’s About Taking Control…

    Heather’s cut-to-the-chase, no nonsense approach plus the support of my group helped me quickly get to the root of why I was struggling (not just address symptoms) and act on my outside-of-the-box ideas.

    I’m finally in control of my practice, doing more of what I love to do (which doesn’t even feel like work)!

    Monica Narvaez

    Partner, McKim Legal

    It’s About Confidence & Consistency…

    The business development intimidation factor that had been holding me back has been eliminated. Business development is no longer an ambiguous concept or theory, but consists of real-world strategies that I can implement immediately.

    As a result, I’m more consistent and actually enjoy business development. I now realize that I’d been sidelining myself assuming that I didn’t have time for proper business development. And that small habits can create big changes.

     

    Kathryn Reid

    Partner, Rochelle McCullough

    It’s About Connection…

    As a solo practitioner who is working to grow a law firm, I knew I needed to get outside of my bubble and be challenged to leave my comfort zone. The connection that happened within the group is what I needed to do the things that were uncomfortable yet necessary to move forward on my big business goals.

    The group was one of the best things about the Mastermind. Heather and my fellow Mastermind members were like gym buddies for my business. Thanks to their guidance and support, I’ve expanded my referral network, built a bench of attorneys to support overflow work and hired new team members to support my growing practice.

    The thing I love most about Heather is how she gives concrete strategies and guidance while keeping your values in mind. And she has an amazing ability to quickly identify core issues and then offer specific advice. Heather, I’m really glad to have found you!

    Lauren Handel

    Owner & Principal Attorney, Handel Food Law LLC

    Your next steps:

    **Participants are curated to fit the specific group being put together.

    ***Interview does not guarantee your acceptance to ELEVATE.

    Please fill out the application in full to be considered for a spot within ELEVATE.

    ELEVATE is an application-only VIP experience.

    Your next steps:

    **Participants are curated to fit the specific group being put together.

    ***Interview does not guarantee your acceptance to ELEVATE.

    Please fill out the application in full to be considered for a spot within ELEVATE.

    ELEVATE is an application-only VIP experience.

    What Current + Past Clients Want You To Know

    Work with Heather if you want to be reenergized professionally while growing your business.

    Roxanne Edwards

    Partner, Bell, Nunnally & Martin LLP

    Heather understands the challenges of balancing business development, running a successful practice, and maintaining a personal life. I recommend her to any attorney who struggles with or wants help developing a bigger book of business.

    Alicia Voltmer

    Partner, Greenberg Traurig LLP

    Heather will get you and your practice to the next level without losing yourself in the process.

    Jim Chester

    Partner, Klemchuk LLP

    I recommend the Mastermind to any lawyer that doesn’t have a good balance between “in the business” vs. “on the business” activities. You’ll be challenged but you’ll see real results if you put in the work.

    Kathryn Reid

    Partner, Rochelle McCullough

    The Mastermind would be great for any attorney wanting expert advice coupled with support from a group of peers for growing your business in a way that allows for a balanced lifestyle.

    Lauren Handel

    Owner & Principal Attorney, Handel Food Law LLC

    The Mastermind is a necessary endeavor to learn who you really are as a professional. It’s perfect for anyone who wants to learn more about themselves.

    Keron Wright

    Of Counsel, Burke Bogdanowicz PLLC

    Heather is insightful and astute – she’s in the right business. If you want strategic legal career/business advice and accountability, join the mastermind.

    Sabrina McTopy

    Partner, Jackson Walker LLP

    The Mastermind will give you that needed dose of “real” within the context of a group of people who actually understand what you’re going through. It gives you a safe space to be vulnerable and share with people who are empathetic AND can give you practical advice.

    Monica Narvaez

    Partner, McKim Legal

    I recommend ELEVATE without reservation. It is an incredible combination of masterminding AND coaching AND consulting, which is unique.

    Suzi Hixon

    Owner, Hixon Law PLLC & Legally Blissed Community

    The Mastermind is an essential group experience for anyone who wants to find genuine career fulfillment while building your practice. For any attorney who wants to increase business, focus their practice area, and/or feel more confident about running a business or leading a team of lawyers, Heather and the Mastermind will get you to that goal.

    Kristen Williams

    Partner & Co-Owner, Williams Weyand Law LLC

    Got Questions? Here are answers to the most common questions…

    I'm busy; how big is the time commitment?

    I’m known for my bluntness, so here goes…You make time for the things you care about.

    What do you truly want? If building a profitable, fulfilling practice is top of the list, you won’t ever have it if you don’t first make the time for building it (whether it’s through ELEVATE or something else).

    The more time you put in the more you’ll get out of your investment.

    But please note: you’ll be building the foundational skills and habits you need that will save you time and energy in the future. And have you considered how much time you DO need (we tend to assume it will take more time than necessary)?

    Group mastermind meetings last about 90 minutes each. And you choose how much time outside of that to put into client development (which will vary based on your strategies, circumstances and goals).

    But note: we’ll narrow your strategies to just 1 or 2 based on your strengths + personality. This will simplify your efforts, save you time and make it more fun.

    Why a 6-month commitment?

    Making big changes (to your habits, your life and your practice) don’t just happen overnight. This is the minimum time needed to create habits and start seeing real results from your efforts. In all honesty, it could be longer (12 months).

    What guarantees can you make?

    The truth is that there’s no magic bullet. Your results are dependent on the work you put in.

    While I can’t guarantee specific results, what I can promise is that I’m 100% committed to you and will always bring my best to our coaching.

    But know that the framework works. Not only has it worked for past mastermind members but it has worked for my 1:1 business clients too (who pay $7,500+ to work with me).

    Is your business where you want it to be? Do you have a clear roadmap for how to get it to where you want it? Are you making the money you want? Do you feel comfortable and confident when marketing, networking and selling?

    If the answer is “no” to any/all of the above, ask whether you can afford NOT to join.

    I’d rather put my money on a proven coach and attorney who built a $2.5MM+ business of her own and helps her clients do the same using a proven framework vs. hoping “IT” happens on its own soon.

    I'm not sure whether I'm ready for this. How do I know?

    I understand how this feels (as I’ve been there several times). Don’t confuse discomfort with not being ready.

    Building your own business is uncomfortable because it’s vulnerable. Yet it’s worth it. See all the testimonials on this page for proof.

    And yes, it’s hard work. But it’s also hard work to not have:

    • Your own book of business (needing to rely on others to give you work) OR
    • Enough clients/workflow to support your team and/or lifestyle without worry.

    Your mind doesn’t like work (or change). And so, it wants to convince you that it’s easier to keep going as-is without giving much thought to the hard work involved in that.

    Get clear around the hard work of going along as-is so you can ask yourself which “hard” you prefer (and know for certain it’s the right answer).

    Know that if you:

    • Are a partner/shareholder in a law firm or owner of your own firm wanting business growth, or
    • Are a senior or of counsel attorney wanting to show you can bring in your own business & be promoted to partnership,

    ELEVATE was designed specifically for you.

    Maybe it's best to do more on my own first (and join next year)?

    I know that voice inside your head is telling you it’s ridiculous to need help. It doesn’t like admitting you need help. And it also doesn’t like change, so is trying to convince you to stay static.

    Thinking isn’t doing. The mastermind is built to help you take regular intentional action so you actually achieve the things you want in your business.

    And question whether you’ve been trying to do this on your own already (maybe it is time to get some help instead of waiting another year).

    How do Mastermind meetings work? What if I have to miss a few?

    I’ve been there, so understand how hard it is to commit to regular meetings. Clients spring new emergencies on you daily. But I do expect you to show up to 90% of your mastermind meetings (and to let me know well ahead of time if you cannot make one).

    Masterminds work incredibly well so long as all members attend regularly. We’ll set up a regular time/date that works for everyone at the outset so that you can block off that time and guard it as if your practice depends upon it (because it does).

    What's your refund policy?

    You’re committing to serve the other members of your group. This also affects how many spots are available. For these reasons, there are no refunds for ELEVATE once you’ve joined (other than if I cancel).

    No one has ever requested a refund and I don’t expect you to. That’s why we must chat first. It will allow:

    • Me to adequately determine whether (and how) I can help you,
    • You to get your questions answered, and
    • Both of us to determine whether this would be a fit.
    Is this right for me if I'm not sure I want to stay in private practice?

    If you’re at the point where you’re not sure that you want to stay in private practice (or even the legal profession) or are too burned out to know what you want, the Mastermind IS NOT a fit.

    What is a fit?

    Inside-Out Success Coaching. Go here for more about Inside-Out Success Coaching.

    What about confidentiality (especially if my firm pays)?

    I take my clients’ privacy and confidentiality seriously, and am subject to the ICF Code of Ethics (which can be found here).

    Before we begin working together, we’ll sign a coaching agreement that contains specific provisions around confidentiality (that will apply to our arrangement regardless of who pays).

    Still have unanswered questions? Email me at heather@heathermoulder.com.

    The truth is…

    You chose to be a lawyer for a reason. You deserve the values-based practice you crave so you can make an impact through your work without sacrificing YOU in the process.

    And although you could probably figure out how to do it on your own eventually, going solo hasn’t yet gotten you where you wanted to be (otherwise you wouldn’t be here). What will get you there (better, faster)?

    • A simple, strengths-based plan,
    • Plus strategic peer support,
    • Plus customized guidance from an expert.
    • Plus structured accountability,
    • Plus systems that save you time.

    All the things ELEVATE is designed to give you.

    Having this type of strategy and support might not sound all that exciting but it’s the BEST way to get to the next level without burning out.

    Which leaves you with 3 options…

    (1) Continue on as-is, risking that you’ll continue to waste valuable time + energy (and never see the results you want).

    (2) Invest more time and energy to figure out your missing piece on your own (hoping you don’t burn out in the process).

    (3) Get the support you crave through the Mastermind that’s designed to help you avoid common traps so you can achieve what you want more quickly.

    If you’re ready to elevate your practice and leadership, and #3 is calling out to you. . .

    …then I’d be thrilled to help you get to that next level (and beyond) with confidence and grace (plus some fun!).

    I can’t wait to celebrate your skyrocketing success + impact with you.