Coaching for Legal Changemakers

I coach lawyers who are serious about integrating their values, lives, and careers. Some are building new paradigm law firms. Some are in transition to new positions or figuring out what path to take. I work with trailblazers and pioneers who are courageously moving law forward.  Sometimes lawyers call me for support or integrity coaching when the people around them don’t understand them and they need to have their values-based choices bolstered. To learn more about Kim’s coaching practice, visit

J Kim Wright – Now is the time to design the new legal system | Episode 1   May 8, 2021. Kim Wright and former client Geraldine Grace of The New Earth Law  podcast

What some of my clients have had to say:

Annabelle Berrios
Annabelle BerriosSan Francisco, CA
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The Kim experience is the experience of attuning to the energy of a person who consistently consults and trusts her intuitive guidance. She models the way. She inspired me to look out with curiosity and to look for opportunities to practice embodying my values rather than to wait for someone else to do it. The results? I am daring more, to show myself, to ask for what I want. I feel more alive.
Ken Haldenstein
Ken Haldenstein New York, NY
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The contacts I made through Kim included collaborative law practitioners and social justice activists, including pioneering entrepreneurs in such areas as Sharing Law, Understanding-Based Mediation and Conscious Contracting. I have since started a monthly phone support group for lawyers interested in developing more collaborative and “cutting edge” practices. The group is small but continues to this day. We help each other proofreading and referrals. Recently, I wrote an introductory article about the field of Integrative Law that is being published in my local Bar Journal. I appreciate that Kim continues to support and advise me even though we now longer have a formal coaching relationship. I am, indeed, in a whole new place in my life because of Kim Wright.
Glenn Meier
Glenn MeierLas Vegas, NV
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The Kim Experience gives you a strong dose of three Cs – Connection, Creativity, and Consciousness. Connection- Kim opened her vast network to me. I was not alone after all. Creativity- Kim loves to help people with creating new approaches to our work. Consciousness – Kim will show you that you do not need to fit who you are into someone else’s idea of a lawyer. By doing this she helps us live authentically and in integrity with our true selves.
Ngoc H. Nguyen Weiner
Ngoc H. Nguyen WeinerNew York, NY
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At the immediate outset, Kim put me at ease in speaking with her about the issues that I wanted to gain focus on in my life. She helped me through some of the biggest growing pains in my professional career by giving me a fresh perspective that honored who I was while supporting me along my journey. Most importantly, she reflected my truest needs and desires and helped me to navigate decision-making from that place.
Mariette Geldenhuys, Ithaca, Founder, Ithaca Area Collaborative Law Professionals
Mariette Geldenhuys, Ithaca, Founder, Ithaca Area Collaborative Law ProfessionalsNew York, NY
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Several years ago, I was a burned-out, frustrated family lawyer. I was disillusioned with the court system and the damage it does to families that are already in distress. Fortunately, I met Kim and sometime after that, Kim became my professional coach. Now, my family law practice is almost exclusively focused on collaborative law and mediation. I have not had a custody or divorce trial in years. I have become a collaborative law trainer and have made presentations about collaborative law internationally. I have a thriving solo practice and my personal ethics and values are perfectly aligned with my professional work. My life is in balance in a way that seemed impossible before I started working with Kim. How did all this happen? Kim led me to the answers by her unwavering support, inspiration and a lot of humor. My inclination towards self-doubt disappeared as Kim first helped me dream and then helped me, step by step, to start living the dream. I still call on Kim from time to time for a “tune-up” when I need direction and inspiration. If you want to undertake a transformational journey with the best possible guide, Kim is the person you are looking for.
Hema Sarang-Sieminski
Hema Sarang-SieminskiBoston
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This past year, after 10 years in the field, I sincerely began to question whether the practice of law was really for me. I felt disheartened, angry, helpless, and so deeply heartbroken at witnessing the way in which our immigration system harms our communities. I wondered whether my talents and spirit would be of better use in another profession or venue altogether. Through a series of fortunate events, I was connected to the coaching work of peacemaker, transformative lawyer, and fabulously warm, loving, and joyful Kim Wright. Best decision ever. Over six months, Kim helped me give new life and shape to the values and vision I had always held onto as my purpose in life and in the practice of law. Here’s one thing that came out of our work together…My very own living document or touchstone statement that I have already come back to time and time again to stay true to my values and vision for how and who I want to be in the world. “I envision a world where love and the wholeness of spirit are principles that inform how we walk and speak and act in our world. This vision includes a legal system that acknowledges and is in fact charged with dismantling systems that have oppressed, and acknowledges the wounds we collectively and individually hold as a result of oppression. I envision a world where each of us has meaningful access to healing and wholeness where individuals, organizations, and communities act in alignment with values of love, wholeness of spirit, respect, dignity, and compassion. Mission : My life’s purpose and mission is to facilitate healing and wholeness by being a welcoming and loving presence in the world committed to 1) honoring and holding sacred people’s experiences with a focus on survivors of domestic violence, sexual abuse, and other oppression-based violence 2) drawing out and reflecting back individual and collective strengths and resilience 3) challenging oppression of our bodies and spirits by bringing voices of those that would otherwise remain unheard or ignored into the light in a loving but unapologetic demand to be heard and seen and 4) utilizing my knowledge and wisdom to offer individuals some measure of comfort or relief as they heal.
Ruth Faragher
Ruth FaragherNew South Wales, Australia
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A: So what do you do? (politely interested)
Ruth: I work in legal organisations, I am not a lawyer, … (clearly embarrassed)
A: Oh really where? (little confused)
Ruth: The Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the Constitutional Court and the Asset Forfeiture Unit in South Africa… (rushing now, how to get out of this awkward spot?)
A: Oh, so you are a lawyer.
Ruth: No, I’m passionate about peacebuilding, mediating conflict, working collaboratively ….ah uh I studied law and didn’t make a career out of it…
Then I engaged with Kim – aha moment – lawyers can be peacebuilders and mediators and conscious collaborators! After more than 10 years of these awkward exchanges Kim helped me to a clear, confident place! A light went on, all these hats were available to me. Kim’s teaching. coaching and example represent a path that is available to many of us, an integrated, healthy, life affirming expression of our energy and skills. (Phew!)