We all stand on the shoulders of others.
Recently I was asked, “Why do you do what you do?” The question wasn’t really about being an attorney, but instead, “What drives you to create a business that focuses on employee development, job satisfaction, contribution to the community and mentoring?”
For one reason, I believe that personal development always precedes professional growth. Every employee needs development and growth as an individual beyond their job skills.
Further, I determined long ago that because we spend more time with work colleagues than any other people during our day, we must have highly productive teams that we can rely on, that are supportive and that we enjoy working with. In other words, the culture of the business must be the highest priority.
My top priority as a business owner is to help my employees become their personal
best. Whether in this business or in their future employment elsewhere. This focus transforms
the team into a growth-oriented group that sees people as the highest priority, where employees
feel valued and they contribute.
We award the person not the position. Each month we recognize and reward the
employee who most lived out one of the seven core values of the firm. Each employee helps
develop their own growth plan, each has a sponsor and receives a stipend for personally
chosen development courses.
We also empower our employees to choose local small businesses to support through
additional revenue, legal services, and publicity. Each employee can help strengthen our local
community in a fun and productive way. This is called our “Waves of Change” Program.
We honor our past. As a business owner I partner with other like-minded local leaders to
focus on historic preservation. I’ve been renovating historic homes across Richmond for several
years now, in love with their beautiful stories, wanting to share them with anyone we can.
Come meet me and some of my dynamic team on our first historic tour of homes that my
good friends and I have renovated on Sunday, December 12th, from 2:30-4:30 pm. There is no
charge, but donations are appreciated and will support the Mt. Pleasant Historic Preservation
Project. We’ll give you in-depth tours of historic Mt. Pleasant, the A.R. Burnam House and
Lynwood (the Pattie A. Clay House), with refreshments provided. For more information, call
(859) 893-3898. The tour will begin at 2:30 at Mt. Pleasant with parking at the Madison Middle
School Gym parking lot.
Please also reach out to me and my staff for your estate planning needs. We are ready
to serve you. Call (859) 800-2481.
UPDATE: Given the overwhelming interest of our December tour, we are planning another tour sometime in late Feb. 2022! If you would like to pre-register for that event, visit https://elderlawguidance.com/event-calendar. Details to follow.