Resources to Fast Track Your Career
Although it goes without saying, an in-house career these days comes with no shortage of personal challenges: changing jobs, being promoted and taking on added responsibilities lead to stress; mergers and acquisitions prompt concerns about legal department downsizing and outsourcing; tedious work day after day brings up issues of career dissatisfaction and disillusionment. As a way of helping members connect with one another and navigate the often stormy sea of career management, the Colorado Chapter has launched the Career Development & Transitions Network. With the assistance of a grant awarded by the ACC National Board of Directors, this initiative has met with enthusiastic response from Chapter members.
Beginning in September, Dr. Suzanne Holmes, will be facilitating a series of programs on maintaining some semblance of sanity while managing the challenges of an in-house career. A "hands-on" resume work-shop led by Leslie Hilton, J.D. of SuccessPartner will be the focus of a lunchtime program on Wednesday, September 7. Further information on Career Development programs can be found on the Chapter's website.
As always, we welcome your input on how the Career Development Network can best serve you. Anyone with comments, or who would like to be involved with Network program planning and logistics should contact Jean Robertson, Chair of the Network, (303) 680-9006 or at email@example.com.
Several of our presenters – past, present, and future -- are available to share their expertise one-on-one with Chapter members seeking help with career development and transitions issues. The resource list below includes background and contact information.
Leslie Hilton, J.D., MCC
Success Partner, LLC
The founder and president of SuccessPartner LLC, the pioneering career and executive coaching firm in Colorado, Leslie provides support to lawyers evaluating the direction of their career. Her approach includes helping lawyers maximize their effectiveness and find success in their jobs. After a successful career in both private and in-house law practice (Fortune 500), and as a business executive, Leslie established SuccessPartner in 1991 to help lawyers and executives get the jobs they want and be more successful in their firms and work. Her legal clients include hundreds of lawyers in private and in-house practice, and firms such as Davis, Graham & Stubbs.
Dr. Suzanne Holmes
Dr. Holmes has an Ed.D. in counselor education/counseling psychology. Through her private counseling practice, she offers a psychotherapeutic approach to career transition, personal growth and development, and dealing with loss associated with career change. She has worked as director and/or associate director of career services at two nationally ranked law schools, has served as career consultant at a third law school, and has acted as mental health consultant in each of these settings.
Anne Angerman, MSW
Ms. Angerman is an organizational consultant, specializing in career, stress management, and team building. Her firm has helped 1000's of individuals maximize use of their skills, talents, and innate abilities. Anne is the Director of the Highlands Program in Denver, a national company which has developed a unique assessment that measures abilities to help with career transition and management. In addition to the Highlands, she is a certified provider of the Myers Briggs and the 360 Profile.
Richard DelliVeneri, J.D.
University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Mr. DelliVeneri is a career consultant at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law’s Career Services office and at Regis University. He is a member of the Colorado and California bars and practiced law for twenty-six years, working as in-house counsel in leadership roles at major banking institutions. Richard also distinguished himself in high profile proceedings of local and national importance as a Regional Counsel of the U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Thrift Supervision and as an Assistant Attorney General for the Colorado Attorney General's Office. Fulfilling an interest he has long held in the area of career development, Richard now provides consulting services in career management and transition to students and alumni of the DU law school and Regis University.