Carrie Fletcher | An American Lawyer in London: Creating Opportunities for Growth by Embracing Continuous Learning

Carrie-fletcherCarrie Fletcher is a leadership and strategy coach with unmatched experience at the intersection of law and leadership. After receiving her law degree from the University of Michigan Law School and practicing at major law firms for 12 years, Carrie decided to switch gears and pursue professional development. She joined Harvard Law School Executive Education, where she was the executive director.

Now, Carrie splits her time between the US and the UK, where she recently earned her Master’s in Leadership and Strategy at The London School of Business. Carrie currently works with law firms, corporate legal departments, and other organizations on their leadership and strategic goals.


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Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • Why Carrie Fletcher decided to transition from law to leadership, training, and coaching
  • What Carrie does for Harvard Law School Executive Education
  • Carrie talks about why leadership skills have increased in demand within the field of law
  • The three different categories that Carrie’s clients are most often looking to improve
  • What brought about Carrie’s move to London, and how her daughters finally warmed up to the idea
  • The challenges and benefits of living, working, and studying abroad
  • The difference between taking risks and having a willingness to make big moves
  • How to get in touch with Carrie Fletcher

In this episode…

When was the last time you met a challenge with an open mind and relinquished your attachment to control? Even if you don’t consider yourself a risk taker—and most lawyers don’t—there can be serious benefits to stepping outside of your comfort zone and embracing new opportunities.

Leadership and strategy coach Carrie Fletcher has experienced these benefits first hand. After transitioning from a decade-long career in law to a new path in professional development, Carrie has learned how to embrace new opportunities. Now, these opportunities have taken her across the pond, and she is currently living, working, and studying with her family in London.

On this episode of The Lawyer’s Edge, host Elise Holtzman sits down with longtime friend and leadership development rockstar Carrie Fletcher to discuss the importance of keeping an open mind when it comes to your career. Carrie talks about the benefits and challenges that have come with pivoting from law to leadership coaching, uprooting her life from the US to the UK, and stepping out of her comfort zone. Stay tuned.

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