Speaker Profile: Patricia Hennessy, Founder – Hennessy Consulting Group

patricia-hennessyA dynamic and powerful coach and advocate, Tricia brings her uniquely varied career as a litigator, coach, strategist and management executive to her clients. Tricia’s experience spans both non-profit and corporate worlds, from private firm practice to
in-house counsel. She has coached hundreds of individual attorneys and law students, including many from traditionally under-represented groups, through career change and business and career development strategies.

Tricia works to understand the challenges that each client faces and creates thoughtful, dynamic strategies and plans to help organizations and leaders achieve their goals, including with regard to greater diversity and inclusion. She conducts a variety of trainings and, as a seasoned coach, works with executives, managers and individuals so that they can be their best selves in the workplace.

What’s the most surprising thing you’ve learned in your career?

When I graduated from law school and started practicing law, I had no idea of the impact of bias in the legal workplace.  My lens at the time did not appreciate how being different from those traditionally in power in a law firm could impact a career.  I am thrilled to now be part of working to unearth and interrupt those biases wherever we can.

If you had to do something else for a living, what would it be?

I would become a yoga teacher.  Each day, I become more and more grateful for the impact of a yoga practice on my life and the lives of those I know who have embraced it and I would like to be in a position that would allow me to spread that impact to others.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

Particularly as I come to the end of the traditional growing season here in New England, I note how much I enjoy my vegetable garden!

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