• Story by Story

    Whether writing, speaking or teaching, I tell stories that inform, influence, inspire.

    Story by Story

    I help move conversations &

    relationships forward.

  • Rose Ors | ClientSmart

    Rose Ors

    Whether writing, teaching or giving talks,

    I help tell stories. Stories that inform, influence, inspire.

     

    Here's my (pivot) story.

    "Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your wild & precious life?"

    Mary Oliver, Poet

     

    It all started in 2017 when I got a crazy and wonderful idea to create a column where I interview influential members of the legal community and ask them questions that bring to the forefront what I call, "the person behind the title." The idea became a reality when Thomson Reuters said "yes" to publishing my first interview with the always insightful Mark Chandler, CLO of Cisco. The interview became the monthly column, Upfront & Personal.

     

    I had been noodling with the idea for Upfront & Personal for several years. I would pick it up, and I would put it down. Then one day I decided to turn my idea into reality. So, I opened my stories folder and began writing. This time with focus, intention, and with something I had stopped feeling and wanted back: flow.

     

    I bring to this adventure over 25 years of building relationships in the legal industry and providing creative approaches to the business of law. I bring my experience as a serial entrepreneur inside and outside the world of law. I bring a love for telling stories that celebrate people, ideas, and movements.

     

    rose@clientsmart.net | 310.998.7630 | LinkedIn | Twitter

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    WHAT NOW?

    How will we navigate this staggeringly difficult time?

    What can each of us do to more than survive it?

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    In my June 4 talk, What Now, I offer six strategies to help you not just

    survive, but thrive in a crisis.

     

    View the talk here.

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    WHAT NOW? is one of a series of webinars presented by the Community of Legal Interns (CLI) "Tipping the Scales" 2020 summer program.

     

    OFFICE HOURS

    The feedback CLI & I received after What Now signaled that we needed to do more. So, we are holding three "Office Hours" where you can ask me questions on the strategies I covered in my talk

    or on other personal & career development topics.
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    I'll begin each Zoom session

    with a short talk on the following:

    6/19: Mentors & Sponsors

    7/31: Finding Your Voice

    7/17: Executive Presence
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    Office Hours: 11 am–12 pm (Pacific)

    More details on CLI's website.

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    SERVICES

     

     

    INTERVIEWER &

    MODERATOR

    I conduct one-on-one interviews & moderate panels at retreats & conferences.

    COLUMNS & ARTICLES

    I conduct interviews with legal industry leaders for print & online publication.

     

    I write articles & papers on hot-button legal topics.

    SPEAKER

    • Power of Stories
    • Personal Leadership
    • Executive Presence
    • Rising in a Crisis

    BEST OF ALL

    In all I do, I help move conversations &

    relationships forward.

  • PORTFOLIO

    Column: Upfront & Personal

    Learn about the person behind the title.

    Click here to read the profiles. Scroll down to the Photo Gallery to see the individuals who have shared their personal stories.

    Series: Curious Minds

    Learn what influences & inspires legal change makers.

    Click here to read the profiles. Scroll down to the Photo Gallery to see the individuals who have shared what inspires and influences.

    Column: Voices In Sustainability

    Learn from sustainability & ESG leaders.

    Click here to read the interviews. Scroll down to the Photo Gallery to see the individuals who've shared their insights.

    Column: On Leadership

    Conversations with law firm leaders.

    Click here to read the interviews. Scroll down to the Photo Gallery to see the individuals who are leading their law firms in this fast-paced environment.

    Hot Button Topics

    Berkeley Law | Women in Law Initiative

    Click here to download the memoranda of recommendations on wellness and gender parity.

    Blog: LOOK ...

    More articles, musings & ruminations.

    Click here to read articles on CLOC, Artificial Intelligence, Leadership, Knowing Your Clients, Winning the RFP, Operational Excellence, Design Thinking, Procurement, Law Firm Pricing Officers, Key Client Programs.

  • TESTIMONIALS

    Connie Brenton | Director of Legal Operations, NetApp

    "You have an intuition and a style that brings out the soul of those you connect with and write about. It's an amazing talent. I was honored to have been part of your contributions and insights into leaders in the legal community."

    Adam Sterling | Executive Director of the Berkeley Center for Law & Business

    "We've had the pleasure of working with Rose for the last couple of years. She is a phenomenal writer, interviewer, and colleague."

    William Henderson | Law Professor | Editor, Legal Evolution

    "I recently worked with Rose on a Q&A session for Curious Minds. This is how it worked: Rose asked good, hard questions; I rambled and ruminated; Rose listened, distilled and edited; and something elegant and useful came out the other side. What a talent! I would love to work with Rose again."

    Rosanna Neagle | VP for Legal Affairs, Nestlé Dreyer’s Ice Cream/Nespresso

    "Thank you Rose for creating this platform [Upfront & Personal] to share our stories. Your questions were insightful and-- for me--perfectly timed as I close out a long chapter as a corporate lawyer and embark on the next adventure(s). Your creative energy and enthusiasm will be an inspiration!"

    Mark Chandler | Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, Cisco

    "Rose Ors is a smart, sophisticated and highly professional journalist who knows the legal space backward and forward. I've worked with her on a couple of stories. In both cases, she was able to capture not just the words (which she did concisely and accurately), but the spirit as well -- so that the reader could understand context. She's great to work with, and her ability to relate well to the people she interviews does not interfere with the independence, judgment, and objectivity required to create credible stories. I don't hesitate to work with her on any story where we have a desire to participate."

    Mark Smolik | General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer,

    DHL Supply Chain Americas

    "Rose you are an inspiring and creative writer. Although I can surely only speak for myself and my team, we oftentimes go about our daily routines so focused on seeking opportunities to continuously drive meaningful value to the organizations we serve that we have little time to learn about others in the industry in a way portrayed by Rose. Many thanks Rose for your unique and fresh approach with your Upfront & Personal stories. I thoroughly enjoyed reading each story. Very well done!"

    Jennifer Warner | Vice President Legal, Columbia Sportswear

    "I recently had the chance to be interviewed by Rose for her Upfront & Personal series. It was a great experience. Rose was able to inspire a level of genuine self-reflection that I would never have expected. Such a pleasure to work with her!"

  • HOT BUTTON TOPICS

    In collaboration with Delia Violante, Director

    Women in Business Law Initiative

    Berkeley Center for Law & Business | Berkeley Law

    WELLNESS

    MAINTAINING WELLNESS

    in the Legal Industry:

    SUCCESS

    CRACKING THE GLASS CEILING

    GENDER PARITY

    GENDER PARITY

    in U.S. Law Firms

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  • THE BOOK CLUB

    WHAT CURIOUS MINDS READ

    What books have influenced you and
    your work?

    Here are the books that have influenced legal change-makers.

    Firoz Dattu | Advance Law

    Click a book to read Goodreads summary.

    Jae Um | Baker McKenzie

    Click a book to read Goodreads summary.

    Dan Katz | Elevate

    Click a book to read Goodreads summary.

    Bill Henderson | Indiana University

    Click a book to read Goodreads summary.

    Maya Markovich | NextLaw

    Click a book to read Goodreads summary.

    Rochael Andraly | IDEO

    Click a book to read Goodreads summary.

     

    Andrew Arruda | ROSS Intelligence

    Click a book to read Goodreads summary.

    Adam Sterling |

    Berkeley Center for Law & Business

    Click a book to read Goodreads summary.

    Jason Barnwell | Microsoft

    Click a book to read Goodreads summary.

    Veta T. Richardson | Association of Corporate Counsel

    Click a book to read Goodreads summary.

    Liam Brown | Elevate

    Click a book to read Goodreads summary.

  • BIOGRAPHY

    Details here

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