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Professor Michele DeStefano has interviewed 100s of General Counsels, Law Firm Partners, Heads of Innovation, and Clients of Legal Professionals to explore the new expectations of legal professionals. Today, the focus is changing from what services and expertise professionals provide to how they provide them—to the experience. Today, the focus is on proactive-collaboration with clients and client-centricity. To meet these expectations and the new demands of the the complex, global, glocal, legal marketplace, legal professionals need new mindsets and skillsets so they can transform relationships with clients, better lead and manage multidisciplinary teams, and create a climate where a culture of creativity, collaboration, and innovation can thrive.

Having led over 235 multidisciplinary teams on a four month, collaborative, innovation journey from a problem an actionable solution and delivered keynotes and workshops to law firms and corporate legal departments around the world, Professor DeStefano's MOVELAW offers the following services:

Interactive Keynotes & Workshops on Client Centricity, Collaboration, & Innovation

Shift mindsets, transform leadership and communication style, and inspire a culture of client-centricity, creativity, collaboration, and innovation with high energy, research-backed, interactive keynotes and workshops customized to your organization's needs and culture based on tailored insights from pre-event interviews with clients/customers and internal professionals of varying expertise.

2-3 Day Design Thinking Sprints to Tackle Any Challenge and Hone New Skillsets and Mindsets

Learn new, collaborative approaches to problem finding and solving and reimagine and redesign products, services, and processes to better address clients' needs, enhance user experience, and improve presentation and pitch style. 

Project Planning & KickOff Facilitation to Inspire Team Building and Create Alignment

Achieve actionable results with a facilitated process designed to set expectations, develop rules of engagement for effective teaming, and ensure key stakeholders are aligned on goals, means, and purpose (the what, the how, the when, and importantly, the why,) for any team project—especially if it involves more than one company, department, or practice group.

Innovation & Collaboration Journeys to Create Innovative, Viable Solutions & Hone New Mindsets & Skillsets (1-16 weeks)

Collaborate to solve a problem or seize an opportunity of any kind whether it is to create a new product or service, enhance a process, or develop a 3 year strategic plan for the company or firm. Utilizing the The 3-4-5 Method of Collaboration and Innovation (tested on over 235 teams), learn how chunk and map a problem into discrete solvable parts, separate symptoms from root causes, empathize with key stakeholders, create user stories, ideate inside and outside the box, create viable solutions, build prototypes, develop business plans, and craft and deliver a dynamic pitch that motivates key stakeholders to take action. In the process, hone new mindsets, skillsets and behaviors that can be leveraged to enhance client-centricity, invigorate collaborative problem finding and solving, and drive change.

Train-the-Trainers Training on Leading & Managing Collaboration and Innovation Efforts 

Learn techniques and tools for leading and managing collaborative, innovation efforts so that teams develop the right processes and procedures for a culture of collaboration to thrive and successfully move from problem to creative, viable solution without burnout. 

Presentation, Personal Branding, Communication, & Pitch Coaching for Better Buy-In

Increase influence, impact, and engagement with clients, colleagues, and other key stakeholders by understanding how to leverage your personal brand and enhance your communication, presentation and pitching style in a way that resonates with your audience, builds buy-in,  and drives better business outcomes.

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Testimonials

"Michele's leadership, incredible personality, and deep industry knowledge shine through each and every time she is on the stage. I have had the pleasure to work with incredible speakers and thought-leaders in my career, and Michele is one of those special talents that ignites audience's minds and leaves audiences wanting more."
 

Andrew Arruda, CEO, ROSS Intelligence

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"Michele was amazing. What an impressive woman. I would go as far as to say she is the best presenter I have encountered.” 

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Michele Destefano

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Professional Service Providers

  • Linklaters

  • Matthos Filho

  • McDermott

  • Miranda & Amado

  • Proskauer Rose

  • PWC's Legal Lounge

  • Thomson Reuters

  • White & Case

  • VDA

  • Arnold Porter Kaye Scholer

  • Bowmans

  • Dentons

  • DLA Piper

  • Goodwin Proctor

  • Holland & Knight

  • K&L Gates

  • KPMG

  • Latham & Watkins

  • Linklaters

Corporate Legal Depts 

  • Blackstone

  • DXC

  • Microsoft

  • Spotify

Associations 

  • AALS (American Association of Law Schools)

  • AALL (American Association. of Law Libraries)

  • ABA

  • ACC Chief Legal Officer Roundtable

  • Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Conferences

  • The Forum for Florida General Counsel

  • The GLL Global General Counsel Forum

  • The Global Independent Law FirmS Forum

  • IBA

  • Interlaw

  • Law Tech Fest (SAL)

  • Law Firm Marketing Summit

  • Legal Marketing Association

  • Legal Management Forum

  • Lex Mundi

  • NAFSA

  • Private Client Forum Americas ALM

  • Wisconsin State Bar

Schools

  • Dartmouth College

  • Fordham Law School

  • Georgetown Law School

  • Gonzaga Law School

  • Harvard Law School

  • IE Business School

  • IE Law School

  • University of Pavia (Department of Law)

  • University of St. Gallen

  • University of Switzerland

  • Stanford Law School

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Clients

We customize our offerings based on our clients needs and goals. Clients include:
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