Brendan Cournane is a retired public finance attorney with over 40 years of experience in both the public and private sector, having been a partner in a national law firm and General Counsel of a state Authority. He is also an endurance athlete, having completed 100 marathons around the world including a marathon in each of the 50 states and each of the 7 continents. Cournane has also dealt with stressors in his personal life; he is a Personal Development Coach who uses his combination of skills to help attorneys and other professionals identify their core values, develop better leadership and performance metrics and lead a healthier lifestyle. Cournane is a mindfulness practitioner who has practiced daily mindfulness techniques since getting sober in 1989. He brings a confluence of experience from his background as a lawyer, personal development coach, endurance athlete and person in recovery and now shares that collection of experience, strength and hope with fellow attorneys and other professionals.
Brendan’s core values of empathy, compassion, connection and service are practiced daily, and he helps his clients identify internal and external blocks which inhibit personal growth and happiness. He has taken to heart life lessons learned and works with lawyers to identify and alleviate fears, anxieties and disorders. He is currently the Co-Chair of the Chicago Bar Association Lawyer Well-Being and Mindfulness Committee and has spoken to many groups on how to identify stressful conditions and how to work through personal issues. His presentations have been accepted in Illinois for CLE accreditation.
He can be reached through his website: CoachBrendan.com or by email:
By: Brendan Cournane, J.D.; Certified Professional Coach (CPC); Energy Leadership Index Master
Practitioner; COR.E Dynamics Specialist – Leadership, Performance, Wellbeing and Transitions.