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Learn about Heidi’s background on how a quiet person can have introverted strength

Heidi Brown

Heidi Brown is one of our most senior coaches and consultants, working with our more introverted advisors, attorneys and CPA’s who want to grow their practice, bring in business, negotiate, speak publicly, and expand their network, despite their innate personality of being naturally quiet or anxious and uncomfortable in social settings.

Having suffered from extreme public speaking anxiety throughout law school and law practice, Heidi’s passion lies in researching, studying, and writing about introversion, shyness, social anxiety, and extreme public speaking anxiety in the legal context—and helping quiet lawyers, CPA’s and advisors amplify their authentic voices. Based on her research, she was appointed to serve as a Board Member on the Association of American Law Schools' Committee on Balance in Legal Education.

She also won the Global Legal Skills Award at the Global Legal Skills Conference at the Collegio di Giurisprudenza at the Università degli Studi di Verona, in Verona, Italy in 2014, for “excellence in the advancement of global legal skills education around the world.” In 2014, Heidi was appointed to the Fulbright Specialist Roster, by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and the Institute of International Education’s Council for International Exchange of Scholars. In March 2016, she was a visiting professor at the University of Trento’s Faculty of Law, in Trento, Italy, teaching a course on predictive, persuasive, and academic legal writing. 

Heidi is the author of four other books on federal litigation and legal writing. She resides in Brooklyn, New York and when she is not teaching or writing, she loves working out at Soul Cycle, studying Italian, and accumulating stamps in her passport. Her newest book, Untangling Fear in Lawyering: A Four-Step Journey Toward Powerful Advocacy, will be released by ABA Publishing in April 2019.