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How EQ vs. IQ Impacts Law Firms - What Lawyers Need to Know About Emotional Intelligence


Speaker(s): David B. Sarnoff, Natalie Loeb
Recorded on: Oct. 29, 2019
PLI Program #: 279469

David B. Sarnoff, Esq., is an ICF Certified Executive Coach and leadership trainer with Loeb Leadership. As a former paralegal, attorney, experienced executive search consultant, business owner, and former board of education president, David is uniquely qualified and experienced to understand the mindset, demands and challenges of attorneys, corporate executives, managers and individual contributors.

David utilizes his strengths as an executive coach to elevate the professional performance, mindset, emotional intelligence, soft skills, leadership potential and team building skills of his clients.  David is committed to raising awareness about allyship. In September 2020, he was appointed to serve a three-year term on the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee of the New York City Bar Association.  He is also an effective speaker and connects with his audience on a personal level.  David has presented on numerous topics to a variety of organizations, including several PLI One Hour Briefings.  These topics include, emotional intelligence, leadership skills, active listening, workplace conflict, allyship, corporate culture, shared mission, presentation skills and interviewing skills, among others.   Additionally, David is certified in the emotional intelligence assessment EQ-i 2.0.


Natalie Loeb is the founder of a certified woman owner business, Loeb Leadership: a management and leadership development company headquartered in the USA for over 20 years.  With over 25 years of experience in professional development facilitation and executive coaching, Natalie is known as an innovative business leader, strategic partner, and leadership development coach to her clients. Recognized as a thought leader on leadership Natalie is regularly approached for her developed expertise by small, medium and Amlaw 100 firms, non-profits, technology start-ups and a variety of other industries.  Natalie and her team help their clients succeed by creating and executing flexible programming with a goal of supporting the growth of high trust work cultures.  Coaching and training programs include increased self-awareness, developing agility and building leadership capacity to provide participants with the ability to gain the extra discretionary effort required from today’s workforce as the combination of   “live” and “remote” work environments accelerates.   An abundance of research along with practical experience continues to prove that today’s leaders need a sophisticated ability to effectively connect and engage with others.

Natalie is a trained executive coach through the Zicklin Business School in New York City.  She received her Master of Science in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at Baruch College in New York City and is certified in over 15 leadership assessment tools.  Natalie has authored numerous articles on law firm leadership.  In addition, Natalie is a sought after speaker for legal conferences and a faculty member for the Practising Law Institute (PLI).  Recent webinar briefings for the PLI include IQ vs EQ; What Lawyers Need to Know About Emotional Intelligence, Active Listening for Lawyers, Law Firm Workplace Culture – Be Smart, Build a Healthy Culture and Generational Challenges Between Law Firm Partners and Associates.