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Sheila Murphy

Today, as a certified coach and career and business consultant, Sheila partners with lawyers, leaders, and legal organizations to design careers, build skills, and develop business. In her individual and group coaching, presentations, and workshops, Sheila focuses on the building blocks for career and business development: exceptional service, strong strategic relationships, a robust, authentic brand, and powerful management and leadership skills.

Sheila's passion is helping lawyers, leaders, and law firms realize their full potential and career and life ambitions. This is whether they are grappling with the practice and business of law, navigating politics, beginning or reinvigorating their business development efforts, or enhancing their leadership and management skills. Sheila also coaches corporate managers and leaders to achieve the career success they desire, whether it is a promotion or a new opportunity. As a trained coach, Sheila asks powerful and probing questions and works with clients to address their inner voices that undermine their efforts, create effective habits, and leave their comfort zones.

As a consultant, Sheila provides methodologies and training for entities to develop the necessary skills, attributes, and marketing capacities to create strong teams and client relationships and drive revenue. She also partners with firms to build focused and realistic business and marketing plans to be cascaded to individual professionals.

Sheila is 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)


With Sheila's insights and experience, she has helped me craft a step by step process for achieving these goals that seemed overwhelming...

Jodie, Partner
NYC Law Firm

With her deep experience in a large complex corporate environment...l feel extremely fortunate to have Sheila on our side.

Kim, Partner
New York Women Owned Law Firm

Sheila's experience as an in-house counsel gives her a unique perspective on the challenges facing women lawyers today.

Beth, Partner
East Coast Law Firm
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