You work hard on your legal skills. What will happen if you invest in the rest of the story?

Welcome to Themelios Coaching LLC.

We’re Curtis and Karen Herbert, and we founded Themelios in 2018 with one goal: to help the legal profession embrace leadership coaching as a tool that is critical to their success.

After living with the law for 20 years, we know all about relentless deadlines, meeting payroll, pressures to bill more, pressures to bill clients less, staff issues, partner conflicts, billing hassles, accounting headaches, collecting for work performed, conflict, avoidance of the conflict, and the many other challenges of the profession, both good and bad.

And we’ve discovered that once you are competent as a professional (which you already are), it’s your leadership skills that control how successful and how happy you will be.

Karen and Curtis Herbert- Themelios Coaching

Yet, when it comes to leadership, most lawyers simply fall back on instinct or osmosis for key, career-changing elements such as:

  • motivating teams of clients or lawyers
  • getting efficient cooperation
  • pursuing client development
  • addressing conflict
  • strategically guiding the business
  • practicing empathy and communication
  • setting multi-faceted goals
  • and more!

At Themelios, we practice the intentional creation of leadership mastery with the Dynamic Lawyering™ Leadership Program.

You won’t find any gimmicks or band-aids here. There are no “5-Easy Steps” or “magic solutions” for making lawyering easy.

But, we can help you create a sane, humane, and sustainable practice. At Themelios, we believe every lawyer deserves coaching — and we're ready to guide you toward success.

Meet the Themelios Coaches

Curtis Herbert

Background and Certifications:

  • Texas A&M, B.S., Petroleum Engineering
  • University of Texas, Austin, Ph.D., Chemical Engineering
  • William Mitchell College of Law, J.D.
  • 20 years of patent law in private practice serving high-tech growth companies
  • Bar Admissions: Minnesota State Bar, Supreme Court of Minnesota, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching, CPC, ELI-MP

Karen Herbert

Background and Certifications:

  • Wake Forest University, B.A., Philosophy and Religion
  • University of Notre Dame, M.A., Systematic Theology
  • North American Montessori Center, Montessori Diploma Early Childhood (3-6) and Lower Elementary (6-9)
  • Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching, CPC, ELI-MP
  • Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching, COR.E Leadership Dynamics Specialist (CLDS)