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Strategic Career Management Ascent

In Mountaintop’s Strategic Career Management Ascent, participants will have fun and get to know each other while also gaining powerful, practical strategies for building strong careers at their company. Informed by the adage that “if you fail to plan, you plan to fail,” this Ascent motivates attorneys to thoughtfully map out the important next phases of their careers. We employ an interactive presentation style and hands-on exercises to equip each attorney with tactics for effectively becoming a “go to” attorney within their office, practice area, and across the company. We also demystify the process of cultivating internal sponsors and advocates. Most importantly, we walk each attorney through the creation of a personalized plan for strategically managing his or her career.


  • Driven Attorneys
  • Emerging Leaders
  • In-House Counsel


The Strategic Career Management Ascent includes one, live training session, presented in a 60 to 90-minute format, that will incorporate a formal presentation, group discussion, an interactive group exercise, and homework for each participant to complete.


At the summit, each participant will be able to:

  • Articulate their personal brand and the professional value they bring
  • Identify and cultivate relationships with colleagues as internal advocates and advisors
  • Create and execute a practical Personal Action Plan for successful career management

What’s Covered

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

Personal Branding

  • Communicating your expertise and the value you bring to the team
  • Positioning yourself as a “go to” attorney internally and externally
  • In-Session Exercise: Elevator Speech Role Play

Strategic Career Management

  • Understanding the company’s expectations for promotion
  • Developing strong relationships within your practice area, in your office, and company-wide
  • Playing to your strengths to build your differentiated “platform” for advancement
  • In-Session Exercise: SMART Goals

Developing and Implementing a Career Development Plan

  • Crafting a simple, personalized action plan to manage the next phase(s) of your career
  • Identifying appropriate internal and external profile-building activities
  • Creating support systems and accountability
  • In-Session Exercise: Action Planning Exercise
  • Homework for Participants: Personal Action Plan Refinement

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.