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Becoming a Trusted Business Advisor Ascent

Expectations for in-house attorneys have changed. Every Company and Business Executive wants a strategic business partner at their side to successfully scale their operational objectives. Mountaintop’s Becoming A Trusted Business Advisor Ascent empowers in-house lawyers and teams to enhance their role from just a Legal function to a Business Strategist and Partner. We train attorneys to go beyond great lawyering by adopting a commercial mindset and thinking like strategic, solution-oriented business advisors to give your team the skills and confidence they need to become effective team members and enhance performance.


  • Legal Department Teams
  • Driven Attorneys
  • Emerging Leaders
  • In-House Counsel


The Becoming a Trusted Business Advisor Training Ascent includes one live training session, conducted in a 90 to 120-minute format, that will incorporate a formal presentation, group discussion, interactive group exercises, and valuable follow-up for each participant to complete. During the session, each participant will gain practical, actionable strategies related to three success factors:

  • Client-focused service delivery model
  • Problem-solving like a Business Advisor
  • Building effective client relationships and trust


At the summit, each participant will be able to:

  • Align their strategies to deliver advice in a way that manages risk while pursuing opportunity
  • Communicate, collaborate, and innovate with the business to drive business outcomes and contribute to your Company’s profitable growth
  • Develop and execute a customized, strategic Action Plan for the Legal Department’s continued success

What’s Covered

Our Becoming A Trusted Business Advisor training will empower your team to leverage the following competencies:

Thinking Like A Strategic Business Partner

  • Cultivating a commercial mindset that aligns with Company business goals
  • Using your skills and influence to create value for your business clients
  • Problem solving in a way that advances business objectives
  • Planning and executing to drive the Legal Department’s performance and accountability
  • In-Session Exercise: Action Planning Exercise
  • Homework for Participants: Action Plan Development

Building Effective & Trust-Based Client Relationships

  • Using trust as the foundation of successful client partnerships
  • Getting to know your clients by stepping into their shoes
  • How to show your client focus
  • Communicating your expertise and the value you bring to the business
  • In-Session Exercise: Client Profile (using Mountaintop’s proprietary templates)
  • Homework for Participants: Client engagement activities

One-On-One Coaching Sessions are available, at an additional cost, to reinforce this Ascent. Please contact us for more information.

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.