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During the COVID-19 pandemic, Marilyn is conducting all training and coaching remotely.
During COVID, all training conducted remotely.
Marilyn Bush LeLeiko
Training | Coaching

Coaching

In-person and remote one-on-one sessions

In Marilyn’s one-on-one coaching sessions, available in person or remotely, she works with each individual on his or her own writing to address writing strengths and problems.

One-on-one coaching is available in two ways: as follow-up coaching after a writing skills training program and as individual coaching without a preceding training program.

Follow-Up Coaching

Law Writing Coaching

After a writing skills training program, some clients schedule follow-up one-on-one coaching sessions for some or all of the program participants.

During these one-on-one sessions, Marilyn and each participant, working together, edit a sample of the participant’s writing and discuss writing strengths and issues.

When the one-on-one is in person, Marilyn and each participant work side by side on the participant’s writing sample. When the one-on-one is remote, Marilyn and each participant work together on line, using Google Docs or a similar platform along with telephone or web conferencing.

These one-on-one sessions reinforce the group session, allowing participants to apply the lessons learned during the group session to their own writing.

Individual Coaching

Individual Coaching
Coaching is also available individually without a preceding training program. These sessions are conducted remotely via telephone or web conferencing.

After an initial conversation, Marilyn receives a sample of the participant’s writing, edits it, and emails the Track Changes document back. The participant and Marilyn then arrange a time for a telephone or web conference coaching session to discuss the edited writing sample and steps to take to improve the writing. 

This coaching process can continue with additional writing samples. Some time between cycles is helpful—it allows the participant time to apply what is learned to new writing projects.

Very helpful—pragmatic feedback on real-world writing sample.

Kathy Milam

IP Counsel, Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Using my writing to demonstrate the concepts taught in class was very helpful. I found Marilyn’s approach to teaching very effective and pragmatic.

Anthony F. Archeval

Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division

Ability to look over and receive feedback on my own writing was very valuable. Will be helpful for future products.

Emily Burgis

Associate Counsel, North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC)

It was very helpful to take a piece of writing I had just completed, actually go through it line-by-line, and hear Marilyn’s thoughts and feedback. It identified some consistent patterns in my writing that could stand to be altered.

Craig Davis

Drinker Biddle & Reath

It was a lot like getting a stronger eye glass prescription: I could see before but now I have new clarity that lets me see the familiar in a new way. [Most valuable:] Discussion about alternative approaches, rather than dogmatic ‘this is right’ vs. ‘this is wrong’.

Carmelo G. Chimera

Ungaretti & Harris (now Nixon Peabody International LLP)

Since 1987, improving writing skills in law firms and in corporate and government offices.
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