Amy M. Gardner

Executive Coach, Career Coach, Leadership Development Coach


I bring to coaching a unique track record of working with law students as dean of students at a top 5 law school and a successful career practicing law, first as a Skadden litigation associate and later as an associate and then partner at a mid-size Chicago firm.  In addition to countless hours completing stand-alone coaching trainings, I am certified by the Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching. I earned my B.A. from Luther College in English and political science, my J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School, and a Master's degree in Public Policy and Administration from Northwestern University. Please visit to view a full bio.

How I can help

I work with clients on a range of issues, including career development, career transitions, leadership, time management, and other topics. I help clients focus to create a career and life they love rather than tolerate. I also offer group workshops and seminars (including for CLE); please see for more information.

Who I work with

Attorneys, executives, and other professionals around the globe.


[Amy] kept me accountable and gave me a different perspective. She is a wonderful coach who skillfully combines her intelligence, enthusiasm and humor to tackle any topic. She helped me identify what is important in my life and gave me tools to move forward with my personal development. Amy’s coaching truly improved my life.

- Tracy Yip

I would recommend [Amy] because I know that [she] would make sure that my friend or colleague would find the answers within them and [Amy] would team up with them and guide them to the success they are looking for. I felt very honored to have had the opportunity to work with [Amy]. Amy, you are a strong coach and will bring amazing results to all of your clients.

- Anonymous

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