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Anna Rappaport, JD, PCC, is a former lawyer with 15 years experience coaching attorneys and 11 years experience mentoring and training other coaches. As an executive coach, Anna serves as a sounding board, focusing partner and strategic resource. She assists clients to create strategic, business and career plans suited to their strengths and preferences; find the time and energy to implement these plans; and enhance business communications.  Anna has spoken at numerous conferences and provided workshops to law firms both in the U.S. and abroad.  She is a contributor to The National Law Review and Law Practice Today.  Anna’s leadership activities include:

  • Co-Founding Lale Connections, a networking group for business leaders in Istanbul;
  • Developing curriculum for Women Rainmakers local programs, which are offered twice yearly in 40 cities around the United States;
  • Serving as a Board Member for the ABA’s Law Practice magazine;
  • Serving as a Board Member for the ABA’s Women Rainmakers Group;
  • Serving as a Board Member for the ABA’s Law Practice Today magazine;
  • Serving as a Board Member for the Professional American Women of Istanbul (PAWI) 
  • Serving as a Board Member for the International Women of Istanbul (IWI); 
  • Moderating the ABA Women in Dispute Resolution (WIDR) monthly meetings; 
  • Serving as head coach for a leadership program that was the most successful of its kind on the Eastern Seaboard in over 10 years;
  • Developing a head coach training program for an international leadership development program; and
  • Training coaches through the Accomplishment Coaching Coach Training program, an International Coach Federation (ICF) accredited program.

Anna has a strong international background, having lived abroad for over 9 years, in total, including in Japan, Thailand, Canada and most recently Turkey, where she where she coached Turkish lawyers on business development and taught corporate law at Yeditepe University.  She has also worked in Trinidad and Tobago and the country of Georgia. 

Prior to becoming a professional coach, Anna had a varied career. As a lawyer, Anna’s main focus was litigation, though she also managed international nonproliferation programs for the U.S. Department of Commerce, coordinated with foreign governments, worked as a consultant analyzing U.S. policy, and was a snowboarding instructor in Tahoe.  

Anna received a J.D. from The George Washington University Law School, a B.A. in Political Science from Tufts University and is a member of the Maryland and Washington, D.C. bars.  Anna is located in Washington, D.C. but coaches lawyers, neutrals and other professionals around the U.S. and abroad.