Murphy Evans

Great things in business are never done by one person. They're done by a team of people.” -Steve Jobs, Founder, Apple Inc.



I have been practising as a Solicitor for 25 years. After qualifying I spent 10 years working for firms owned by other Solicitors. For the past 16 years I have been practising as a Solicitor on my own account. After such a period of time you get into a mould of doing things which is very much dictated by your own experience and fairly narrow vision. It can be quite a struggle to keep going never mind concentrating on changes and investing in the future.

At the beginning of 2006, I felt strongly that I wanted to go for change and to see myself breaking out of the mould that I was in, however I did not know how to go about it. As I was thinking about planning to build up a more vibrant and profitable business in a market which is very competitive, I met, Helen Burns of Action International (ActionCOACH) at a presentation on business coaching. The message she was giving seemed to be a response to my questions and need to expand my vision of my business.

The experience of having a business coach in a period of transition has been successful for me I think for two reasons;

Within a short period of six months, I have succeeded in completing a merger with another legal practitioner expanding to a firm of 10 people altogether and purchasing a new premises in a vibrant new suburban business location for an investment of approximately 1 million Euro.

A solicitors core business involves retaining the trust of clients who have been carefully nurtured over the years however who says you can’t be a little adventurous in life, it’s never too late!