Skip to content

Law Firms


External Impact: Maximizing Your Community & Professional Engagement Ascent

Mountaintop’s External Impact Coaching Ascent provides attorneys with a practical, proven approach for successfully becoming civic leaders and strengthening the external impact of their law practice. Through one-on-one coaching, we encourage an advanced, proactive approach to personal branding, executive presence, and strategic external marketing opportunities, including client development and community involvement.


  • Driven Attorneys
  • Aspiring Partners
  • Emerging Leaders
  • Partners
  • Law Firm Leaders


The External Impact Ascent includes one, live group training session, presented in a 60 to 90-minute format, followed by two 60-minute, one-on-one coaching sessions for each participant. These individual sessions are spaced approximately 30 days apart to ensure successful implementation. The Ascent includes a mix of formal presentation, group discussion, one-on-one coaching sessions, and homework for each participant to complete.


At the summit, each participant will be able to:

  • Identify their interests and what they have to offer a community or professional organization
  • Pinpoint several organizations that will boost their client development and community involvement efforts
  • Develop and execute a practical plan of action to pursue involvement and leadership roles in selected organizations

What’s Covered

External Impact: Maximizing Your Community & Professional Engagement

  • Prior to the session, Mountaintop will distribute an electronic survey to gather insights on the participants’ past and current civic and professional activities
  • External promotion of your firm
  • Identifying client development and community service activities that play to your strengths
  • Strategic targeting of professional and civic leadership roles
  • In-Session Exercise: External Impact Interest Worksheet (using Mountaintop’s proprietary template)
  • Homework for Participants: Organizational research

External Impact Coaching Session One

  • Discuss each participant’s individual survey responses (interests, goals, etc.)
  • Brainstorm about potential organizations and opportunities
  • Discuss how to customize each participant’s LinkedIn profile to convey their experience and interests
  • Homework for Participants: Streamline a list of organizations and opportunities (based on coaching discussion)

External Impact Coaching Session Two

  • Finalize each participant’s target list of organizations
  • Discuss participant’s approach and Action Plan for maximizing the opportunities within specific organizations
  • Homework for Participants: Attend meetings and events to ultimately select an organization to which to make a commitment

Trusted By

We help high-achieving professionals in the nation’s most recognized law firms, financial institutions, and businesses scale the heights of career success and personal fulfillment.

Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.

Michael Jordan


I found Mountaintop Consulting to be laser-focused in understanding our firm and what we had to offer and in helping us learn how best to communicate our expertise to our likeliest market.

— Founding Partner, Litigation Boutique

I participated in Mountaintop’s Leadership and Business Development Academy along with several partners at our firm, and we were not disappointed.  The Academy introduced the ideas and methods our young partners needed to feel confident about their business development efforts.  For more experienced partners like me, the Academy presented a more deliberate and thoughtful approach to leveraging existing contacts and successes.  My colleagues and I saw results almost immediately.  Mountaintop’s approach works as long as you work the plan.

— Partner, Top-Tier Litigation Firm

Ready for your Ascent?

Take the first steps. We can help you reach higher peaks in your career.