Jennifer Forester

Business Name: C-Suite Solutions / J FORESTER CONSULTING LLC
Services Offered: LinkedIn Training for individuals and groups in professional services; Business Development Coach for B2B lawyers.
Business Category: Marketing Consultant, LinkedIn Consultant & Trainer

Contact Information
Mailing Address: 
5170 Golden Foothill Parkway, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
Work: 
916-877-6715
Email: 
jen@c-suitesolutions.us
Website: 
www.c-suitesolutions.us

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Industry Sectors Served

  • Professional Services, Law Firms

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What led you to do the work you do?  I entered the world of law firms and legal marketing in 1996. Prior to launching my consultancy in 2017, I spent a decade+ inside large law firm business development departments. I now use my “lawyer whispering” superpowers to help attorneys avoid random acts of marketing. As a business development coach and trainer, I encourage clients to lean into their strengths, tune in to their calling, and build a practice with clients they love.

Describe your ideal client: I’m at my best when partnered with lawyers at any level who want (choose) to improve their performance in business and brand development. From seasoned sellers to emerging rainmakers, I help advisors rethink relationship building and refine business pursuit. I’m hired by individuals or firms who need business development training/coaching programs plus ongoing accountability. I also provide one-off trainings and talks for business retreats, affinity groups, and other professional development needs.

As a LinkedIn enthusiast, I’m passionate about helping others embrace the platform for relationship building, thought leadership, and personal branding. Your virtual persona is your new power suit. In that spirit, I advise clients on virtual presenting and presence to become more confident and dynamic over video. I also offer LinkedIn coaching to help advisors reboot a strategic presence on the platform.

What’s the best way for colleagues to refer prospective clients to you?  For starters, I love to connect with others on LinkedIn. Generally, an email introduction is a great way to get the conversation started. I have not yet adopted a public booking app/site as I prefer personal interaction.

How does a typical engagement begin?  It’s helpful to meet in-person or via video chat to determine if I am a good fit for a client’s personality, strengths, and goals. I’ll take some time to describe my hybrid consulting/coaching style, explain the onboarding process, and discuss my methods for holding coachees accountable to their desired outcomes. One of my mantras is Always. Be. Curious. And so, I do a lot of listening and ask What’s your story?

What services might a typical engagement include?  Business Development (Sales) Training and Coaching Programs for Groups & Individuals; Lateral Integration Coaching; Associate/NextGen Leader Development Programs; Firm Retreats, including Training, Presentations, Planning and Logistics; Representation at Conferences and Sponsored Events; Client Feedback/Service Initiatives; Content Marketing and Thought Leadership Campaigns; Social Media Strategy; Signature Event and Client Seminar Strategy & Oversight; LinkedIn Training; Virtual Event Planning; Virtual Presenting Advice; Zoom Facilitator

What do you enjoy doing most when you’re not serving your clients? Between and beyond my consulting practice, I’m helping my husband disrupt family law in a post-COVID world with his virtual divorce arbitration ventures. Together we are raising two Boxer dogs and dreaming of our next foodie get-aways (thinking Portland, Chicago, and Austin someday). Lately, I’ve been learning about the thrifting lifestyle for a new volunteer role. I’m a newsletter editor and social media manager for three second-hand shops that serve as the retail fundraising arm of WEAVE, the primary provider of crisis intervention services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Sacramento County. (@weave_fashion on IG)

What might you be doing if you hadn’t pursued this career? Possibly a girl’s sports coach (volleyball or basketball). My connection to performance coaching was likely seeded in my positive experiences with athletic coaches as a teenager.