Sheila Murphy

For over 20 years, as a former senior legal officer for a Fortune 50 company, I successfully developed, coached, and transformed talent in corporate America, and law firms. I understand what clients are seeking in the lawyers, leaders, and law firms they hire, retain, and promote.

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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 legal career 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.


  • Life Time Achievement Award, Women Influence & Power inLaw- 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)


Associate Certified Coachcertified professional co-active coach
I am a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion and frequently speak on this topic, as well as on leadership, career, and business development.

Accelerate your business and career growth

Hiring a coach-consultant is an investment in you, your team, and your business that can lead to a rewarding and prosperous career and business.

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