Although we are dealing with a world pandemic, March is Women’s History Month – that has fallen by the wayside of course with the more important news of the coronavirus. I still wanted to continue this series beyond March and throughout the year, because I think we can all use some non-COVID-19 news.

The next person in the Women Who Wow series is Deborah Scaringi. I met Deb through my work with the Legal Marketing Association when we both served on the first northeast region board together. I have long admired Deb for her poise, thoughtfulness and ability to see a situation from 10,000 feet. I asked her to be a part of the LMA Northeast Regional Conference planning committee last year because I tremendously value her input, and she provided so many great insights. I would always want Deb on my team. Deb is based in Boston and consults for law firms on a wide range of marketing and business development issues. Learn more about her.

What do you love most about what you do?

I love what I do! There are many reasons why I feel this way, but mostly because of the people with whom I get to work. As a marketing and business development consultant, I am so lucky to work with people who want to improve their MBD skills, understand how they may make positive impacts, and take advantage of the opportunities that help them reach their definition of successful.

What do you wish you could tell your younger self?

Stay calm, believe in myself and trust my gut. Often extra hard on myself, it’s easy for me to get worked up about things that just aren’t worthy of the negative energy. Reflecting on my career, I see that when I trust my gut, I don’t go often go wrong.

What is the best career advice you’ve ever received?

“Surround yourself with the best possible people out there.” This advice was provided to me as I stepped into a leadership position within the Legal Marketing Association. As the president of the local chapter of that time, it couldn’t have been more true. Through that position, and now through running my own business, I have confirmed that collaboration with smart, kind people who value relationships will provide all that I need to thrive.