Performance Psychologist and Organizational Development Coach Job at Sweet James LLP, Newport Beach, CA

  • Sweet James LLP
  • Newport Beach, CA

Job Description

Are you experienced in guiding teams through performance challenges and driving organizational growth with a strategic mindset? Do you have the expertise to integrate psychological principles with organizational development strategies to optimize team dynamics, performance, and enact true change? Can you manage the complexities of a large, continually growing legal firm, ensuring teams are aligned with revenue goals and operating efficiently? Is your approach to team development characterized by a blend of empathy, strategic thinking, and innovative problem-solving? Final question: When faced with a challenge, do you get excited or run away?


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At Sweet James, our journey is more than a narrative of legal victories; it’s a testament to our dedication to justice and excellence in client service. Founded on the principles of integrity, compassion, and tenacity, Sweet James has rapidly expanded its footprint, helping thousands of clients achieve the justice they deserve. Our commitment to excellence has not only fueled our growth but also positioned us as a leader in personal injury law across multiple states. In a rapidly growing legal firm like Sweet James, the need for a Performance Psychologist and Organizational Development Coach has become increasingly critical. As the firm scales, aligning teams with revenue goals and managing an expanding pipeline of cases has become more challenging. This role is essential in ensuring that our team interactions and experiences are efficient, empathetic, and effective. The Performance Psychologist and Organizational Development Coach will be the architect of our team's journey, driving strategic insights and leadership to enhance operational processes and support team performance. By fostering a culture of growth, empathy, and excellence, this role will help Sweet James maintain its high standards of client service and broaden its impact in the community. Your innovative approach to team engagement and service will be instrumental in developing processes that exceed expectations, ensuring that Sweet James continues to lead in personal injury law with compassion, respect, and unparalleled legal service. What you'll do: Cross-Organizational Collaboration/Unlocking Potential: Engage with all levels of the organization, including executives, to facilitate change and growth. Use your expertise in psychology to uncover and address roadblocks, helping teams and leaders run the organization optimally. By identifying performance barriers and implementing strategic interventions, you will unlock the full potential of individuals and teams. Your role is crucial in optimizing performance, fostering a culture of continuous improvement, and ensuring the organization operates at its highest efficiency. This involves working closely with various departments to align their goals with the company's overarching objectives, ensuring a cohesive and effective approach to organizational development. Performance Coaching: Regularly check in with teams to review progress, provide feedback, and implement strategies to overcome obstacles. This includes a blend of psychological support and practical exercises. Team Alignment on Revenue Goals: Optimize the alignment of all teams with revenue goals, ensuring effective management of a large and dynamic team structure, and addressing any existing challenges, ensuring no team is left behind. Pipeline Management: Enable teams to develop and implement strategies to manage and optimize their pipeline (currently, hundreds of team members across 45 teams), ensuring teams stay on track and meet their KPIs. Strategic and Organizational Development: Help teams set and achieve long-term goals, ensuring their current activities contribute to future success. Foster a strategic mindset and organizational alignment. Psychological Support and Empowerment: Address psychological barriers to performance, offering one-on-one coaching, workshops, and other forms of support to help team members realize their potential. Talent Attraction and Development: Create a positive and growth-oriented culture to attract new talent and empower existing teams, fostering professional maturity and leadership development. What we're looking for: Experience: At least 10+ years in performance coaching, organizational development, or a related field, with at least 5+ years in an executive-level leadership or coaching role, preferably in a legal setting. Educational Background: Master’s or PhD in Psychology (preferably clinical, counseling, or industrial-organizational psychology), or an MBA with a focus on organizational behavior, leadership, or strategy. Certifications: Candidates with certifications such as Certified Professional Coach (CPC), Certified Performance Technologist (CPT), Certified Organizational Development Professional (CODP), Licensed Psychologist, or Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC) are strong candidates. These certifications demonstrate a high level of expertise and commitment to the field, but we welcome applicants with other relevant certifications and experience as well. Tangible Results : Someone who can point to bottom-line improvements to the revenue, profitability %, net new clients, or similar metrics, tied back to the organizational development and change management efforts. Skills and Expertise: Strong understanding of performance psychology and its application in a corporate environment, enhancing team effectiveness and performance improvement. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills for effective mentoring, workshop facilitation, and fostering teamwork. Strategic thinking and problem-solving abilities to drive business development and leadership development. Proficiency in data analysis and performance metrics to support people development and business coaching. Expertise in change management, team building, and optimizing organizational dynamics to ensure sustained success. Cultural Fit: Align with the firm’s values of continuous improvement, growth mindset, and results-driven approach. Why you should work here: Empowering Culture: Be part of a team that values growth and nurtures every member, from interns to executives. Diverse Team: Join a team that values diversity, with staff members fluent in multiple languages. Community Involvement: Engage in meaningful work that extends beyond legal representation, impacting lives through various charitable activities. Dynamic Growth and Innovation: Experience the thrill of being part of a firm in a significant phase of growth and scaling. This period of expansion offers boundless internal opportunities, providing a platform for personal and professional development in a rapidly evolving environment. Benefits and Perks: Retirement Savings: Enjoy the security of our 401(k) plan. Paid Time Off (PTO) Plan: Take advantage of our generous paid time off, allowing you to recharge and maintain a healthy work-life balance. Health, Vision, and Dental Insurance: Benefit from comprehensive employer-sponsored health, vision, and dental insurance, ensuring you and your family are well-protected. Competitive Salary: We are committed to offering competitive compensation that aligns with the expertise and experience our candidates bring to the table. For the role of Performance Psychologist and Organizational Development Coach, the salary is $180,000 - $220,000 annually, commensurate with experience and qualifications. At Sweet James, your role as Performance Psychologist and Organizational Development Coach transcends traditional job definition; it's a pivotal opportunity to influence and shape the very heart of our team interactions and experiences. In this role, you're not merely overseeing team performance; you are actively crafting a journey that is both transformational and empathetic. Your expertise and dedication will be the foundation upon which our team members build their trust in us, turning their professional challenges into victories marked by dignity and respect. Your work is essential to our ethos, intertwining meticulous strategy with a deep commitment to team service, paving the way for exceptional legal outcomes and profound team relationships. #J-18808-Ljbffr

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