Candice Reed Consulting

Helping Professionals and Businesses Thrive
 

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About Candice

 

Education
The University of Tennessee, J.D., 2000
The University of Pennsylvania, M.A.P.P., 2009
The University of Tennessee, B.A., 1996

Memberships

American Bar Association
Tennessee Bar Association
Nashville Bar Association
Lawyers' Association for Women
International Positive Psychology Association

Community

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Development Chair & Board Member
Tennessee Bar Association, Attorney Well-being Committee
Lawyers' Association for Women, Newsletter Columnist & Past President

Honors & Distinctions

Nashville Business Journal's 40 Under 40
50 Women You Need To Meet
Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law Class of 2008
Summa Cum Laude (UT) & Magna Cum Laude (UT College of Law)
Dean's Citation for Service
Torchbearer Award

In addition to serving as a consultant and coach, Candice Reed is a lawyer and businesswoman. She graduated from The University of Tennessee College of Law, with high honors, in 2000 and practiced business litigation and commercial bankruptcy law with the firm of Miller & Martin PLLC for five years. In 2005, she accepted a management position with Counsel On Call, a legal services firm which places highly skilled attorneys into contract and non-traditional positions with some of the nation’s top law firms and legal departments. 

 

In the nearly six years that she worked at Counsel On Call, Candice had the opportunity to learn and cultivate a variety of business skills.  As Executive Director, she directed and managed the daily operations of the company’s home office in Nashville and was primarily responsible for all sales and client development.  As the company grew, Candice also began simultaneously serving as the Vice President for Recruitment and Placement.  In this role, Candice trained and oversaw all corporate employees (across five offices nationwide) working in the company’s Candidate Recruitment and Placement Division.  She developed objective and subjective measures for employee performance; designed and led new employee orientation and continuing education and training programs for all staff; and cultivated and tracked employees’ professional development and performance.

 

In 2008, while continuing to work full-time, Candice also began studying positive psychology at the University of Pennsylvania.  For years, she had listened to colleagues and other lawyers complain about their jobs.  They often talked about what they thought would make them happy.  “If only I could find a job that allowed me to work just 30 or 40 hours a week, I would be so happy.”  “If only I could go in-house . . . .”  “If only I could find a job with a set schedule . . . .”   “If only I didn’t have to bill my time in six-minute increments . . . .”  “If only my clients would pay their bills on time . . . .”  The overwhelming majority of people seemed to believe that a new job would solve all of their problems.  And for some, it did.  But for many, their unhappiness followed them into their new positions, because while their surroundings or circumstances changed, their thinking and view of the world (as well as themselves) did not.  Candice wanted to help her colleagues see beyond their jobs and become reengaged in their professions . . . and their lives. 

 

She graduated from Penn with a Master of Applied Positive Psychology degree in 2009.  And in early 2011, she founded Candice Reed Consulting to work with lawyers and other professionals on topics related to professional development and well-being. 

 

Candice also returned to her professional roots the same year and served as Chief Ethics Officer and in-house counsel for a large corporation until 2015, when she joined former law school classmate and friend Ross Booher in a new business venture. In addition to consulting, Candice now serves as Senior Vice President at Latitude, which provides experienced attorneys to corporate legal departments and law firms for engagements or permanent positions.  

 

Her top five signature strengths (as measured by the VIA Survey of Character Strengths) are:  (1) Curiosity and Interest in the World; (2) Judgment, Critical Thinking, and Open-Mindedness; (3) Social Intelligence; (4) Humor and Playfulness; and (5) Perspective (Wisdom).  (And the capacity to love and be loved is a close sixth.

According to the 
StrengthsFinder 2.0 survey, they are (1) Learner, (2) Achiever, (3) Strategic, (4) Intellection, and (5) Futuristic.

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