Partnering with you to cultivate a resilient culture
Working to integrate well-being and resilience into your organization.
Law firms’ biggest investment are their people. When those people struggle with burnout, addictions, chronic stress, and other mental health challenges, it impacts the quality of work. Rates of attrition as well as rates of disciplinary and malpractice issue rise when well-being declines. The solution goes beyond a chair massage in the lobby or free yoga classes. We will work together to build well-being initiatives that are integrated throughout the organization, based on assessed needs and building on existing strengths.
Fractional Chief Well-Being Officer
As more law firms are signing on to the American Bar Association’s Well-Being Pledge, the next logical question arises: “Now what?” How are these ideals operationalized? Who takes on the responsibility to assess the needs of the firm, create programming, design outcomes, and measure growth? Not every firm has the ability to bring on a full time Chief Well-being Officer. As a fractional Chief Well-being Officer, I have the subject matter expertise on mental health and well-being as well as the insight into the unique mindsets of attorneys and law firms. A fractional CWO allows law firms the ability to bring in a subject matter expert and C-Suite level involvement, without incurring the cost of a full-time executive. More importantly than cost savings, however, a fractional CWO provides on-demand assessment, program development, training, and crisis response.
Resilient | Bounty™ Consultant on Retainer
RB Consulting can also provide additional monthly consultative services on a retainer basis for longer-term initiatives such as:
- Building and maintaining a well-being webpage and resource library,
- Resilient leadership coaching,
- Provide referrals to lawyers and professional staff seeking outside mental health and well-being services,
- Resilience Champions training/Mental Health First Aid training,
- Critical incident mental health response
- ABA Well-Being Pledge implementation and compliance
Resilient | Bounty™ Well-Being Assessment
RB Consulting meets with the firm’s key stakeholders, e.g. executive committee, practice and business management, HR departments, well-being committee, to identify priorities and define the scope of service. I combine interviews with baseline surveys to assess indicators of well-being, e.g., resilience, burnout, structures of support, etc., and to fully understand challenges to establishing a well-being culture within the firm. The assessment includes an audit of policies and practices that influence lawyers’ well-being. These assessments and audits align with recommendations made by the American Bar Association Well-Being Taskforce.
Based on the assessment findings, together we create an action plan and a well-being policy that reflects the needs, priority, and scope of the day-to-day work.
Leaders must either invest a reasonable amount of time attending to fears and feelings, or squander an unreasonable amount of time trying to manage ineffective and unproductive behavior.
Brene Brown, PhD, LMSW