Sheena MacAskill | Coaching Lawyers for Success
Sheena MacAskill


I've had the pleasure of working with many partners, associates and legal professionals. Here's what they had to say:

"A great coach is able to strike that delicate balance between a) getting a player to recognize his/her weaknesses; and b) getting a player to believe in his/her capabilities. Sheena did both for me and I am so grateful for her support and guidance."

Litigation Associate
"Coaching gave me a much need jump start to my career which had been stalled for a few years. Sheena helped me to believe in myself again and get excited about my practice. Through coaching, I learned to enjoy business development and now I have a busy and successful practice. I am so much happier as a result."

Partner, National Law Firm, Toronto
"While Sheena's background is impressive – the truly impressive thing about her is she can command respect from the most difficult audiences – lawyers. When she coaches individuals, they respond to her directness and her advice and actually enjoy the coaching experience. When she presents to a group, she makes an effort to learn the culture of the firm and connect to the audience to provide clear and useful advice. She is outstanding – a pleasure to work with."

Mary Jackson, Chief Officer, Legal Personnel & Professional Development, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
"Sheena brings years of experience, as a practicing lawyer and a lawyer involved in law firm management, to her role as coach. As a result, she understands both the challenges of practicing law and the challenges involved in running a successful business. Equally important, however, is the genuine warmth and sensitivity that Sheena brings to the table. This combination of attributes makes Sheena a coach of choice for us."

Laleh Moshiri, Director of Professional Development, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
"Coaching provided me with valuable personal insights and tools to move forward successfully in my career. It was a rewarding and enjoyable experience working with Sheena."

Lawyer, National Law Firm, Toronto.
"Sheena helped me to develop a different perspective for thinking, which assists me tremendously both in terms of my professional and personal life."

In-House Counsel, Toronto.
"Sheena did a presentation on mentorship for our Firm. The presentation was excellent; Sheena took the time to review our mentorship policy and to speak with some of our Associates before the actual presentation in order to make sure it was tailored to our needs. The session itself included some interactive components, which prompted some good discussions. We greatly appreciated the fact that the presentation was designed to benefit both mentees and mentors. Sheena is a great presenter and facilitator, and her presentation was extremely well received by mentees and mentors alike. We will definitely be asking Sheena back to present on other topics."

Suzanne Thomas
Director of Professional Development
Field Law LLP
"My career transition to a new firm in a different practice area was easy with Sheena's guidance. She helped me to focus on exactly what I wanted for the development of my legal practice, and provided a clear path to achieving it."

Associate, National law Firm, Toronto
"Sheena really helped me to make some much needed changes in my working life. She brings a wealth of professional and life experience to the work she does with clients and is positive, supportive and constructive."

Legal Director, Ontario Government
"Sheena's 'Interview Skills' presentation was a nice blend of positive reinforcement, constructive advice, and behavioural training all wrapped up in a friendly concise package. She is awesome and the feedback was really good from both new and seasoned interviewers."

Anne Ristic, Assistant Managing Partner, Stikeman Elliott LLP
"Sheena provided me with invaluable advice when it came to drafting my resume, networking and interviewing with prospective employers. It had been a number of years since I'd last embarked on a formal job search, and Sheena's presence meant that I had structure and support throughout the process so that I could effectively pursue the opportunities that best suited my career goals."

Labour & Employment Associate
"I was at an important crossroads in my career when I sought Sheena's services. At that time, my career path was at best cloudy. Through her unique experience, insight and wisdom, Sheena assisted me in finding the right career path and provided me with valuable and timely support along the way. Through Sheena I was able to properly evaluate my strengths and weaknesses and identify and weigh existing and new opportunities in a setting of complete candour and trust, which was much appreciated. I feel fortunate to have worked with Sheena and I would strongly recommend her services."

Partner, National Law Firm

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