Toya Gavin | Don’t Go It Alone: How To Set and Achieve Goals With the Support of a Professional Coach

Toya GavinToya Gavin is the Founder of Legally Bold, a coaching and consulting firm for lawyers, and she’s the Founder of Woke Up Worthy, a life coaching firm for women of color. Toya is also part of The Lawyer’s Edge coaching team. On top of these accomplishments, Toya is the Founder of the Law Office of Toya Gavin, which serves the needs of micro-businesses.

In 2014, Toya attended a conference that helped push her to live her dreams. She describes this conference as “a leap of faith,” which led to her quitting her job, starting her own law practice, and becoming a certified coach. Through the years, Toya realized just how momentous that leap was and now helps others do the same. According to Toya, it’s important to seek support in navigating your goals, working through your fears, and taking that leap (even if you don’t know all the steps in between).

Toya holds a JD from the George Washington University Law School and a Bachelor of Science in industrial engineering from Rutgers University. She’s licensed to practice law in New York and New Jersey and has been featured in outlets such as ABA Magazine, DC Entrepreneur, the Generation Why Podcast, and the Former Lawyer Podcast.

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

  • Toya Gavin shares why she transitioned from practicing law to coaching
  • The unique obstacles that women of color face in the workplace
  • Toya explains how her clients’ goal-setting has changed in recent years
  • Why lawyers should use a coach to help them work through challenges and set goals
  • What gets in the way of achieving your goals?
  • Toya’s advice for anyone that wants to make a change and live their best life
  • Committing to the “what” before the “how”

In this episode…

Many lawyers know what they want — whether it’s making partner, changing firms, or finding harmony between their personal and professional lives. However, lawyers can get stuck in the “how” phase, wondering what steps they need to take to reach their goals. Caught in the fear of the unknown, people might find themselves stuck in a rut and no closer to achieving their objectives. So how do you work through it?  

Toya Gavin is here to share her expert tips on navigating your goals and reaching your biggest dreams without getting caught up in the “how.” According to Toya, you don’t need to work towards your goals alone. Hiring a coach is one of the best ways to follow through on your plans, hold yourself accountable, and see progress in achieving your objectives. Working with a coach gives you the space and time to focus on yourself and build a fulfilling career that aligns with your personal values.

In this episode of The Lawyer’s Edge Podcast, Elise Holtzman is joined by Toya Gavin, Founder of Legally Bold and Woke Up Worthy, to talk about the benefits of hiring a coach. Toya describes her transition into coaching, why lawyers should use a coach to set goals and work through challenges, and why you don’t need to have every step planned out before taking a leap of faith.    

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