How Coaching Advice Advances Career
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In Chapter 17 of 18 in his 2012 Capture Your Flag interview, legal career advisor James McCormick shares how his fellow partners and business colleagues provide him experienced insight into new perspectives and points of view and how his approach is transferable into personal matters such as living fully and raising a family. James McCormick is a Partner at Empire Search Partners in New York City.


Erik: At this moment in your life, where are you seeking advice and coaching? James: In a professional context, I’m constantly looking to those around me. And whether it’s my business partners, who have had more experience doing what I’ve done, you know, thus far. Or it’s my colleagues, those that are, you know, not as experienced but bring a very different viewpoint or vantage point to, you know, our business. I value it. I think it helps me see things in ways that I didn’t necessarily see beforehand. I’m constantly interested in what others have to say about, you know, what’s driving their parenting sort of process. And then lastly, you know, just always being conscious of how other people are – I suspect, at the end of the day, enjoying their lives. And whether there’s anything that can be taken from those experiences and applied to my own.