Led by Naomi Beard, Naomi Beard & Associates (NB&A) provides consulting and coaching services to attorneys and law firm executives nationally and internationally. As consultants, Naomi and her team work with their clients to enhance talent development initiatives and promote institutional growth. As professional coaches, the NB&A team helps executives fulfill their potential and guides attorneys in career transitions (outplacement).
As NB&A’s President and CEO, Naomi Beard has over ten years of experience as a professional consultant and coach to attorneys and law firm executives. She draws on her decade of experience as a practicing attorney to incorporate a deep understanding of law firm life into her work with clients. NB&A has helped legal professionals at all levels map satisfying paths to career success.
In collaboration with law firm leadership, NB&A provides consultation in an array of areas:
- talent development initiatives
- mentoring programs
- performance reviews
- training programs
NB&A has particular expertise in the design, implementation and analysis of large-scale, multi-office law firm upward reviews, and in the development of talent development programs designed to address feedback derived from these reviews.
NB&A’s team coaches lawyers and law firm executives in all aspects of personal growth:
- leadership skills development
- communication skills enhancement
- stress and anxiety management
- career transitions
Education and Background
Naomi graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law, Order of the Coif, in 1997. She earned her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, magna cum laude, in 1993. She practiced law for nearly ten years with Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP (Los Angeles; Washington DC) and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP (Washington, DC).
Naomi is a fully certified and credentialed coach and a member of the bars of California, Virginia, and Washington, DC bars. She is a frequent presenter at law firm and professional association events, and has been published in the New York Law Journal.