Brenda Stewart is a Senior Consultant for Corporate Ladders and an in-demand author, speaker and consultant whose passion is creating success for her clients and teaching them to do the same. Brenda founded Stewart Marketing & Consulting in 2011 after nearly three decades of legal management experience. Her inside knowledge as a legal administrator, executive director and marketing and client services director for a large Southeastern firm helps her provide law firms, management, internal marketing departments and attorneys the keys to long-term growth.
A veteran marketing executive, Brenda breaks down the toughest challenges her clients face, making legal marketing feel accessible and goals within reach. Her signature services offer an outsourced marketing manager with involvement scaled to suit each practice; her clients benefit from CMO-level experience at just the level they require. Brenda’s speaking and training repertoire includes the basics of marketing and branding, the power of women in the workplace, how to work with and motivate millennials, developing your “elevator pitch” and more. Her most requested presentation is Brenda’s LinkedIn training for lawyers, which helps attendees maximize their online networking in an ethical way. With an intimate understanding of the legal world, as well as an outsider’s perspective of client firms, Brenda speaks as knowledgeably about office systems management and strategic planning as she does about best practices for marketing.
In addition to serving her client roster, Brenda is a sought-after speaker; she has moderated the South Carolina Bar Rainmaking Bootcamp for Attorneys program and was a faculty member for the South Carolina Bar Legal Ethics and Practice Program. Brenda serves as a member of the South Carolina Commission on Lawyer Conduct and the American Bar Association, and is active in the Legal Marketing Association’s Southeast region (LMASE) and the Association of Legal Administrators. She earned a Bachelor of Science from George Mason University’s School of Business.
Brenda’s first book, “Intentional Marketing: Building Your Legal Practice One Relationship at a Time,” was published in 2017 and is available on Amazon. Through Stewart Marketing & Consulting she provides strategic business development and marketing services, personal coaching, and administrative training to firms of any size. Brenda is available for speaking engagements nationwide.