ILANZ, In-House Lawyers Association of New Zealand


The critical conversations your legal team needs to have to unlock its potential and stand tall together

The critical conversations your legal team needs to have to unlock its potential and stand tall together

Legal teams face the challenge of managing heavy workloads, navigating competing deadlines, and dealing with various pressures. Amidst these demands, they often overlook the opportunity to optimise performance and achieve better results through enhanced teamwork. Frequently legal teams limit their team dialogue to discussions around work allocation and information sharing, neglecting the key conversations that are crucial for high-performing teams.

In this engaging presentation, Katie Gray, a seasoned lawyer, executive and team coach, shares practical strategies to help your legal team achieve collective results that surpass the sum of each individual lawyer’s contributions. By engaging in these critical conversations, you can unlock your team’s potential and foster a collaborative environment where success is not only attainable but sustainable.


Katie Gray

Katie Gray is an ICF-accredited executive coach and certified team coach, distinguished by her international top-tier legal training and experience. As a director and co-founder of Coaching Advocates, she has made significant contributions to coaching and leadership development in the legal profession.

Prior to her coaching career, Katie was an award winning banking and finance lawyer, having served as a partner at global law firm, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP. Throughout her legal journey, she practised law in Australia, London, and Singapore, garnering invaluable insights from diverse legal landscapes. Eventually she settled in Auckland, New Zealand, where she established her internationally recognised coaching practice.

Katie strives to cultivate current and future leaders who are committed to creating sustainable, diverse and high-performing teams and workplaces. She is passionate about eradicating toxic workplace cultures and fostering environments where individuals can truly thrive in their professional lives.

Katie’s coaching approach is transformational in nature, rooted in her extensive training in ontological coaching. This powerful methodology empowers individuals, teams and organisations to effect profound and lasting change. Through her expertise and guidance, Katie facilitates impactful transformations, encouraging individuals and teams to unlock their full potential and achieve extraordinary results.