EJ Stern

EJ Stern, MA

Senior Executive Coach

Career Coaching, Business Development Coaching

Consulting: Practice Development, Time Management, Partnership Track

EJ Stern focuses her coaching and consulting on working with lawyers and other professional services providers who want to grow their practices, build their books of business and improve their time management skills.

Her results-oriented business development approach helps her clients create best practices and provides the accountability necessary for success. EJ’s clients range from associates who are at the beginning of the business development process and want to learn the tools needed to create a thriving practice to established partners who are seeking to increase their books of business and broaden their client base.

EJ also works with law firm partners considering a lateral move. Her strategic guidance helps lateral candidates present a compelling story, prepare for the interview process, draft a persuasive lateral partner questionnaire, and negotiate a lucrative compensation package.

In addition, EJ has experience training and coaching professionals on time management. She has developed a systematic approach to effectively manage and maximize time, including prioritizing competing deadlines, communicating with partners and supervisors on the status of work in progress, planning workflow to ensure that deadlines are met, and proactively interacting with leadership to become a valued resource.

EJ has more than 17 years of experience offering training, strategic consulting, and individual coaching. Prior to joining Novateur Partners in 2019, she served as US Head of Client Development for Clyde & Co, an international law firm based in the UK. Prior to joining Clyde & Co, EJ spent nearly 10 years at Troutman Pepper (f/k/a Troutman Sanders), an Am Law 100 firm, where she held the position of Associate Director, Business Development Coaching. She also held marketing positions at Steptoe & Johnson and Proskauer Rose.

EJ is a graduate of the Skillful Means Coach the Coach® and GrowBIG® training programs. She received her Master’s degree from New York University, summa cum laude, and her Bachelor’s degree from American University, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.