New York, October 22, 2018
Volta Talent Strategies boasts one of the largest specialist attorney coaching teams in the US, working with law firms across the States. Volta is therefore pleased to announce that Whittney Beard has joined the team from Orrick Sutcliffe & Herrington LLP, a global law firm founded in San Francisco. Whittney brings additional depth and capacity to Volta where she will be the tenth coach on the team.
Having played a lead role for eight years in developing and providing coaching services at Orrick, Whittney will coach and train partners and lawyers across a wide range of issues with an emphasis on leadership, executive presence and business development. She is also a gifted career coach and presenter. Whittney will leverage her years of in-house experience as a law firm coach to spearhead Volta Academy’s initiatives working with law firms to create their own internal coaching programs and developing coaching cultures that support their organizational development.
Additional Notes for Editors:
Volta Talent Strategies was created by Sang J. Lee in 2013, when she acquired The Shannon Group (formerly Shannon & Manch), an industry leader in lawyer talent management, with offices in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Washington, DC. Volta advises and supports law firms across the U.S.
Volta provides consulting, coaching and training services to over 90 law firms, including over half of the Am Law 100, and the team has supported hundreds of lawyers over the last year through career coaching and leadership and executive coaching.
Volta has been recognized by the New York Law Journal for both business development coaching and outplacement and career transition coaching. This year, Volta was voted the Best ‘Lawyer/Law Firm Business Development Coaching’ of 2018. These rankings reflect the status of Volta as one of the leading talent management consultancies and coaching providers in the legal industry.
Volta boasts an impressive team of former lawyers, including law firm partners and professional development and HR experts, with advanced degrees and certifications in law, coaching, human resources and organizational psychology.
Volta is certified as a Minority-Owned Business by the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) and as a Women-Owned Business by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).