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Naomi Beard Nelson, Esq., PCC Founder & CEO

“My passion is facilitating growth at every level within a firm. From helping leaders develop and enact transformative firm strategies to supporting individuals in achieving their career goals, my focus is on fueling success, inclusiveness and a forward-thinking culture in BigLaw at large.”


Naomi has been a leader in executive coaching and law firm consulting for over 16 years. Following a decade of practicing law in large firms, she shifted focus to consulting and coaching. Naomi helps firms optimize their talent development, engagement and retention strategies. With deep insight into the shared challenges faced by today’s top law firms, she advances change at the individual and organizational level. Her instinct for tapping into each client’s strengths and needs propels them through seemingly impassable obstacles to realize ambitious goals.

Naomi is immersed in cutting-edge topics like remote/hybrid work, building resilient firm cultures, developing leaders and designing retention strategies. Her approach is collegial, thorough and rooted in up-to-the-minute market intelligence and ever-evolving best practices. Her clients count on her to go the extra mile and attain world-class outcomes.

Education & credentials

  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., Order of the Coif
  • Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, B.S., magna cum laude
  • International Coaching Federation, Professional Certified Coach (PCC)
  • MentorCoach®, Certified Mentor Coach

Professional background

  • Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP, Associate Attorney
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, Associate Attorney

Memberships & publications

  • California, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., Bar Associations
  • National Association for Law Placement (NALP)
  • International Coaching Federation (ICF)
  • Women Presidents Organization (WPO)
  • Contributing author, Accelerating Trends in Law Firms, Globe Law and Business, 2021

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