John “The Purple Coach” Mitchell

The Lawyer's Edge

John Mitchell is a lawyer and a leader. He is committed to helping lawyers discover and maximize their leadership potential so that they continuously develop themselves and their organizations in pursuit of changing the world. John specializes in working with lawyers who are in formal roles like general counsel, managing partner, practice group leaders and committee chairs and those in informal leadership roles. He also supports in-house lawyers transitioning to business roles, junior associates, new partners, major rainmakers and senior lawyers considering their “second season” in life.

Helping leaders transition to new leadership positions is one area of John’s expertise. He also has extensive experience assisting women and attorneys of color successfully apply their talents in new roles and new environments. Mr. Mitchell’s unique background brings personal experience to these types of transitions and his educational experiences ground those first hand experiences with sound theory and applied research.

His experience is supplemented by his educational pursuits at Northwestern University that include a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications, a Juris Doctor degree, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the J.L. Kellogg School of Management.

My Sessions

How to Partner Like a Pro

Columbus EF

Finding a business partner is like choosing a life partner. It’s nice to have the company but it also takes ongoing commitment to learn one another’s communication styles and create a mutually beneficial working relationship.  Setting expectations up front and being flexible is key. How do you create this union? Are you prepared to navigate […]

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