Are you a purple squirrel?
Finding a job often isn’t the biggest challenge for top-level attorneys. Instead, C-suite lawyers and equity partners are often more concerned about finding the right fit. They may be exploring their options in law and adjacent business and executive spaces.
Top-level lawyers often have non-linear career paths that create highly individualized backgrounds, achievements, and career interests.
Those non-linear career paths aren’t a liability; they often lead to the creation of “purple squirrels,” an executive and legal search term used to refer to candidates with a hard to find combination of qualifications. Purple squirrels are highly valued by corporate boards of directors, executive leadership teams, and retained recruiters.
We help you re-imagine what opportunities might be available to you. Our goal is to help you explore, articulate, and leverage your value in the marketplace—and to help you become a target of acquisition. For most clients, this means scrapping old career documents they’ve been cobbling together for decades. We replace them with an elegant career portfolio designed to appeal to the highest levels of organizational leadership, including boards of directors and management committees.
In a handful of cases, these lawyers are looking to downshift, wrap up their careers, or switch to a rewarding encore career before retirement. We can help you with that too.
We’ve been privileged to partner on career coaching and writing projects with some of the top attorneys in country. Many of Bryce Legal’s clients have:
15 to 35 years of experience
Annual base salaries ranging from $350,000 to $1,000,000, with some having multimillion-dollar total compensation packages
Corporate leadership roles such as chief legal officer (CLO) or general counsel (GC), chief operations officer (COO), chief compliance officer (CCO), head of business development, and deputy general counsel (DGC) at Global 100 / Fortune 500 companies or their divisions, major subsidiaries, and business lines
Law firm leadership roles such managing partners, practice group leaders, and equity partners in AmLaw 200, Magic Circle, elite boutique practices, and other law firms of all sizes
Government, agency, or institutional leadership roles in organizations such as the military, federal agencies, state government, universities and colleges, and global or national non-profits
Just a few of the areas we can help you with are...
Writing and Branding
Résumés and CVs
Cover letters and correspondence
Deal sheets, representative matters, and sample projects
Listings of presentations, speaking engagements, and media mentions
Marketing and website copy
30-60-90 day plans
Identification of value and impact
Immediate Career Decision-Making
Exploring multiple career paths
Working with retained legal and executive search consultants
Moving in-house from a law firm
Demonstrating industry-specific or problem-specific track records
Building career narratives around non-linear work experience
Leveraging early career or military experience
Getting credit for language and cultural fluencies
Changing job markets
Deciding among job offers
Long-Term Career Planning
Networking and relationship building
Building and showcasing thought leadership
Positioning for corporate or nonprofit boards
Identifying your best fit roles and employers
Identifying technical or experiential soft spots, as well as building plans to beef them up
Creating and moving toward end-goals
Planning for retirement
Looking forward to giving back and post-retirement fulfillment
Although we have developed long-term relationships with many of our clients, most of our C-suite and equity partner clients don’t want long-term coaching packages. Instead, they have specific, periodic need for a strategic career adviser and partner. Our career coaching is designed as a simple, elegant solution: just tell us the issues you’d like to discuss, and send us your current résumé, bio, or profile so that we have some context.
On-Demand Résumé Writing
Our on-demand writing services let you get the help you want, when you want, at a lower price point. For example, we offer real-time résumé writing via screen share. The Résumé Cram with Live Edit can be a critical tool for C-suite lawyers and equity partners in a hurry to improve their documents quickly and dramatically.
Because we need time to discuss positioning, branding, and overall career narrative, we find c-suite and equity partners prefer the 120-Min Résumé Cram with Live Edit in order to make substantial progress on their documents. We also have a 1/2 Day Résumé Cram with Live Edit option.
Bespoke Résumé Writing
If you need an intensive, deep dive into your career or a more holistic approach to your career narrative / branding, then the bespoke track may be a better option. Our multi-step bespoke process gives us more time to position you for the future.
Sample Client Testimonials from Top-Tier Lawyers
Why work with Bryce Legal? How can you choose the best lawyer career coach and legal résumé writer for you? Here’s what just a few our clients say. To read hundreds of client reviews and testimonials from attorneys, please see Our Client Testimonials.