Focus Forward Consulting is a talent, business development and consulting firm founded by Sheila Murphy focused on unleashing each client’s unique strengths and talents so they can maximize their full potential.
Our goal is to raise each client up. We understand, honor and learn from their past and then focus forward on their future by transforming themselves and their businesses. Our passion is helping individuals and businesses realize their full potential.
For over 20 years, Sheila, as a former senior legal officer for a Fortune 50 company, successfully developed, coached and transformed talent in corporate America and law firms. As a former senior in-house attorney, Sheila understands what clients are seeking in the law firms they hire and retain.
As a leader, she works directly with clients and provides methodologies for entities to develop the necessary skills, attributes, and marketing capacities to create strong client relationships and drive revenue.
Focus Forward also works with firms to ensure their business and marketing plans are focused and can be fully executed and that those plans are cascaded to individual attorneys.
Focus Forward programs include how to build a strong network and memorable professional brand. Focus Forward will work with individuals at all levels of experience, including seasoned partners growing their practices or addressing mid-career challenges; young partners building a book of business and associates growing their professional networks, reputations, and client development skills, as well as corporate associates who want to develop their leadership skills and reach the next level.
Sheila has developed talent, strong leaders and teams. Focus Forward coaches individuals and firms on business and career development with particular attention in regards to lawyers and law firms.