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On The Lawyer's Edge podcast, attorney and professional business coach Elise Holtzman sits down with successful lawyers, legal marketing specialists, business leaders and authors to talk about how lawyers and law firms can grow and sustain healthy, profitable businesses.

On The Lawyer's Edge podcast, attorney and professional business coach Elise Holtzman sits down with successful lawyers, legal marketing specialists, business leaders and authors to talk about how lawyers and law firms can grow and sustain healthy, profitable businesses.


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On The Lawyer's Edge podcast, attorney and professional business coach Elise Holtzman sits down with successful lawyers, legal marketing specialists, business leaders and authors to talk about how lawyers and law firms can grow and sustain healthy, profitable businesses.




Amanda Schneider | Retain Your Talent: How To Inspire Lawyers To Stay With Your Firm for the Long Term

Amanda Schneider is the Chief Marketing Officer at Epstein Becker Green (EBG), a national law firm focused on healthcare, life sciences, and labor and employment law. She has been with the company for nearly 15 years, starting out as the Director of Strategic Initiatives before moving up the ranks. As the CMO, Amanda oversees a team of 25 business development, communications, and marketing operations professionals. Additionally, she staffs EBG’s board of directors and focuses on meeting the...


Robert Algeri | Avoid a Train Wreck! Expert Tips for a Smooth Website Design Process

Robert Algeri is a Co-founder of Great Jakes, a company that builds the world’s most advanced and effective websites for large, forward-thinking law firms. In this role, Robert personally attends to all client engagements and is responsible for ensuring that the company exceeds its clients’ expectations. Robert is an accomplished writer and speaker, and his work has been featured in publications like LMA’s Strategies Magazine, ALM’s Marketing the Law Firm, and the National Law Journal. He’s...


Mariana Loose | How To Partner With Your Firm’s Marketing and BD Professionals To Bring In More Business

Mariana Loose is the Chief Marketing Officer at Alston & Bird Law Firm. The firm develops, nurtures, and assembles the strongest legal talent to meet client needs in an ever-changing and fast-paced environment. Alston & Bird has been recognized as one of the nation’s top law firms in the 2023 edition of U.S. News Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.” As Alston & Bird’s Chief Marketing Officer, Mariana leads the strategy and execution of the firm’s marketing, branding, and business development...


Nir Yerushalmi | How To Increase Revenue by Making Better Financial Decisions for Your Law Firm

Nir Yerushalmi is the Founder and Co-managing Partner at Precise, the leading financial management and control service provider for architectural and engineering firms and law firms. Precise has 300 employees, operates in four countries, and works with 70 law firms around the world. For over 25 years, Nir has established Precise as a lifelong financial partner, as demonstrated by its 98% customer loyalty rate and a range of in-sourcing, out-sourcing, and consulting options available to suit...


Lynn Tellefsen-Stehle | Expert Tips To Increase Your Firm's Digital Marketing Success

Lynn Tellefsen-Stehle is the Co-founder and Chief Strategist at Structura Strategy Group, a professional services marketing advisory. In this role, Lynn helps firms create plans to actualize their growth goals, implement business development strategies, assess marketing technology stacks, and more. Lynn also serves as the treasurer of the Legal Marketing Association’s Northeastern Regional Executive Board of Directors and is a Member of the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium (CLOC). When...


Dr. Chloe Carmichael | Expert Tips for Tackling Anxiety and Increasing Happiness and Productivity

Dr. Chloe Carmichael is a leading expert on anxiety and stress management. Her private practice focuses on relationship issues, self-esteem, stress management, and coaching. Dr. Carmichael is the Author of Nervous Energy: Harness the Power of Your Anxiety, which was endorsed by Deepak Chopra. Dr. Carmichael received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Columbia University and her doctorate in clinical psychology from Long Island University. She has been featured on VH1, Inside Edition,...


Guy Alvarez | How To Use Social Media for Business Development

Guy Alvarez is the Founder and Chief Engagement Officer of Good2BSocial, a leading law firm marketing company that helps national and international lawyers, law firms, and companies in the legal industry generate more leads and acquire new business. They offer a range of inbound marketing services such as digital strategy, social media management and monitoring, pay-per-click advertising, SEO, content marketing and content creation, email marketing, and video and podcast production. Guy...


David Schnurman | How To Be More Fearless and Focused To Accelerate Your Success

David Schnurman is the CEO of Lawline, the leading provider of online Continuing Legal Education (CLE) in the country. He’s also an author, speaker, and the past President of Entrepreneurs’ Organization New York. David authored the book The Fast Forward Mindset: How to Be Fearless & Focused to Accelerate Your Success, which shares the simple formula to break through walls and fast forward your entrepreneurial success and happiness. Recently, David gave a TEDxYouth talk to inspire high...


Toya Gavin | Don’t Go It Alone: How To Set and Achieve Goals With the Support of a Professional Coach

Toya Gavin is the Founder of Legally Bold, a coaching and consulting firm for lawyers, and she’s the Founder of Woke Up Worthy, a life coaching firm for women of color. Toya is also part of The Lawyer’s Edge coaching team. On top of these accomplishments, Toya is the Founder of the Law Office of Toya Gavin, which serves the needs of micro-businesses. In 2014, Toya attended a conference that helped push her to live her dreams. She describes this conference as “a leap of faith,” which led to...


Melanie Lippman | A Style Consultant’s Perspective on How To Dress With Clarity and Confidence

Melanie Lippman is a New York-based image coach and personal branding consultant. She’s also the Founder and CEO of Melanie Lippman Style Consulting, where she helps people express confidence with style. Melanie has received multiple degrees from the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), and she studied fashion merchandising and cosmetic fragrance marketing in college. Later in life, she had a transformative internship in Marie Claire’s fashion closet and a successful career selling fine...


Lori Mihalich-Levin | Parents at Work: Navigating a Return to the Law After Baby

Lori Mihalich-Levin is the Founder and CEO of Mindful Return, a movement that helps new parents navigate the uncertain terrain of working parenthood. Currently, 92 employers offer the Mindful Return program to support employees in their transition to working parenthood. Additionally, Lori is the author of Back to Work After Baby: How to Plan and Navigate a Mindful Return from Maternity Leave and created the Mindful Return Maternity Leave E-Course. She also co-hosts the Parents At Work...


Kori Carew | How and Why To Have Courageous Conversations About Race and Differences

Kori Carew is the Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer at Seyfarth, an international Am Law 100 firm with more than 900 attorneys. In this role, she leads efforts to expand the firm’s culture of inclusion and advance diversity within their partnership. Using advocacy and organizational strategy to address structural barriers to diversity in the workplace, Kori brings an incisive voice, unapologetic questioning of the status quo, and a lifelong fascination with human potential to her work....


Roy Sexton | A Magical Combination: Law Firm Branding & Culture Development

Roy Sexton is the Director of Marketing at Clark Hill, a law firm with more than 650 lawyers spread across 27 offices in the US, Ireland, and Mexico. Roy is also the 2022 President-Elect of the Legal Marketing Association (LMA) and will become the President in 2023, previously serving as a board member, content expert, and presenter. Roy has a passion for solving problems, improving culture, facilitating business growth, and collaborating on long-term strategies. He has nearly 20 years of...


Nora Riva Bergman and Chelsy Castro | Research-Based Strategies To Boost Wellness and Build Resilience

Nora Riva Bergman is a business coach, Certified Practice Advisor at Atticus, and the Founder of Real Life Practice, where she helps attorneys balance their life and law practice. Nora has practiced as an employment law attorney and certified mediator and has served as a Professor at both Stetson University College of Law and the University of South Florida, teaching courses in alternative dispute resolution and negotiation. As a licensed attorney for more than 25 years, she understands the...


Mary Balistreri | Does Professional Coaching Really Work? How Lawyers Become Business Developers and Leaders

Mary Balistreri is the President and CEO of More Business Today (MBT), ​​which offers coaching, professional development programs, and facilitation services. Mary is a certified Conversational Intelligence (C-IQ) Coach, a Diversity to Belonging Facilitator, and a key member of the coaching team at The Lawyer’s Edge. Mary has more than 20 years of experience in law as an internal business development and leadership coach. She was the first Director of Business Development at an AmLaw 200...


Kimya Johnson | Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives: What Works, What Doesn’t, and Why It All Matters

Kimya Johnson is the Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer and Principal of the Corporate Diversity Counseling Practice Group at Jackson Lewis. With nearly 1,000 lawyers across 63 offices, Jackson Lewis is one of the largest national law firms specializing in the practice of labor and employment law. As the firm’s Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer, Kimya leads DEI efforts in alignment with the firm’s strategic plan and the realization of DEI as a core firm value. With...


Jim Persing | How Law Firm Owners and Emerging Leaders Accelerate Success With Professional Coaching

James (Jim) Persing is a former practicing lawyer who has been coaching professionals for more than 20 years. He supports clients through a collaborative process of designing, effectuating, and sustaining change. Jim married his law experience with his passion for coaching clients in a variety of professions to help others envision, achieve, and maintain success. Much of his work focuses on helping early and mid-career professionals develop their leadership vision and produce positive...


Stefanie Marrone | How Small and Mid-Sized Law Firms Can Elevate Their Visibility and Brand

Stefanie Marrone is the Fractional Marketing Director of Social Media and Marketing and Business Development Strategist at The Social Media Butterfly. In these roles, she helps law firms, individual lawyers, accounting and recruiting firms, and other business professionals build their brands and generate revenue. As an outsourced Chief Marketing Officer and Social Media Consultant, Stefanie helps small and mid-sized law firms find their unique voices and tell their story. Her expertise...


Constance Beverley | How To Use Your Legal Skills to Impact Societal Change

Constance Beverley is the CEO of the Share Winter Foundation, a grantmaking organization working to improve the lives, health, and fitness of youth through winter sports. Share Winter Foundation is also working to create a more diverse, inclusive, and welcoming winter sports community. Before joining the Share Winter Foundation, Constance was an attorney on Wall Street, representing large financial firms for more than six years. She then went on to work with other snow sports organizations,...


Robert Ingalls | How Your Law Firm Can Use Podcasting To Attract and Retain Clients

Robert Ingalls is a recovering attorney, speaker, and the Founder and Chief Podcast Strategist at LawPods. LawPods helps busy attorneys create world-class podcast content that boosts SEO, builds relationships, and drives revenue. They’ve worked with premier law firms including McGuireWoods, Blank Rome, and the Law Offices of John T. Orcutt. Before founding LawPods, Robert battled anxiety from the pressure, long hours, and constant conflict of a litigation career. After creating podcasts for...