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Sheila Murphy

My passion is helping lawyers, leaders, and law firms realize their career and life ambitions. In my coaching sessions, presentations, and workshops, I focus on pragmatic ways to build a career or business without feeling inauthentic, inadequate or powerless.

Common challenges my clients often face include:
·      Grappling with the practice and business of law
·      Building a book of business without feeling "salesy” ·      Converting contacts into clients without feeling "pushy”
·      Leveling up their careers when they feel stalled
·      Building a professional profile to propel their careers
·      Tooting their own horn without feeling like a bragger
·      Creating a network that increases their net worth
·      Enhancing their leadership and management skills

As a trained coach, I ask powerful and probing questions and work with clients to address their inner voices that undermine their efforts, create effective habits, and leave their comfort zones.

I am a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion and frequently speaks on this topic, as well as on leadership, career, and business development.



  • Life Time Achievement Award, Women Influence & Power in Law- In-house Counsel  (2019)
  • 250 Inspiring Female Entrepreneurs- DataBird Business Journal (2019)
  • Business 100 Honoree - Irish America (2018)
  • Leading Women Lawyers in NYC - Crain’s New York Business (2017)
  • Top Assistant / Associate General Counsel - First Chair Awards (2017)
  • Benchmark Litigation In-house Award - America’s Women in Business Law Awards (2015)
  • Virginia S. Mueller Outstanding Member Award -National Association of Women Lawyers (2015)
  • Most Influential Irish Woman Award - The Irish Voice (2011)
  • Highest Leaf Award - Women’s Venture Fund (2010)


The negotiation tips and market information we discussed allowed me to more than double my salary.

Mid-Atlantic In-House Counsel

"Sheila has an actively growing network which means she has the pulse of what is going on in the legal industry."

Southern In-House Counsel

"As a former senior executive leader with a strong legal network, Sheila knows how people are getting hired...."

Mid-Atlantic- Corporate Legal Group Head
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