In the high-stress, fast-paced law firm world, lawyers are known to be overwhelmed with the workload and yet ignoring their declining mental health. Winston & Strawn has taken an extremely proactive approach to employee well-being and is deeply committed to providing its team members with the resources they need to be healthy and to thrive. In this episode, Diane Costigan, director of coaching and well-being at Winston & Strawn, shares how the firm has helped raise awareness, increased support and introduced resources within the firm to improve the overall well-being of its lawyers and staff.
Diane Costigan serves as Winston & Strawn’s Director of Coaching and Well-Being. As a seasoned executive and career coach, Diane works with all levels of attorneys and senior professional staff to drive performance and career-related goals. Whether designing a coaching intervention at critical career points, such as a lateral integration or role elevation; creating strategies for identified areas for improvement; or simply providing support for a real-time challenge, Diane creates a culture of coaching and well-being that aligns the firm’s business objectives with individual career and performance goals.
Prior to joining Winston & Strawn, Diane was a partner and head of the coaching practice for a nationally recognized legal talent management consulting firm serving Global 100 law firms. She also spent 10 years at a Global 100 law firm overseeing professional development, recruiting, legal personnel and diversity.