Stephen Fairley, the Rainmaker Institute's CEO, is a master business coach and also a bestselling author of several titles on business coaching and law firm marketing. Stephen Fairley has formal educational training as a Clinical Psychologist and a background of professional practice as a therapist.
In 2004, Stephen Fairley of the Rainmaker Institute was named ''America's Top Marketing Coach,'' by the world's largest professional coaching association – Coachville. A registered corporate coach, Stephen Fairley has been covered by prestigious publications like the American Bar Association Journal. Entrepreneur Inc., Harvard Management Update, Chicago Tribune, Fortune Small Business, Business Advisor, and Crain's Chicago Business. He has also had the honor of adorning the front covers of AdvantEdge and Choice magazines.
More than 20 of biggest local and State bar associations of US have sponsored Stephen Fairley and his Rainmaker seminars. As law firm marketing consultants, Stephen Fairley and his Rainmaker Institute claim to have helped over 7000 attorneys to create sustainable practices.
Bar Associations which have sponsored Stephen Fairley and his Rainmaker seminars include: New Jersey State Bar Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, San Diego County Bar Association, New Mexico State Bar Association, Colorado State Bar Association, New Mexico State Bar Association, Nebraska State Bar Association, DC Bar Association, Indiana State Bar Association, Maryland State Bar Association, Massachusetts State Bar Association, Michigan State Bar Association, Pennsylvania State Bar Association, Texas Young Lawyers Association, National Association of Consumer Attorneys, and Florida State Bar Association, among others.
Stephen Fairley of the Rainmaker Institute is also a leading author in his field. He is credited with having authored the following insightful books, many of which have become bestsellers:
- Becoming a Rainmaker: Business Building Strategies for Lawyers
- Rainmaker Retreat Live
- Rainmaker in a Box
- The Business Coaching Toolkit (2007) - obtained Amazon.com best-seller status 2 weeks after publication
- Practice Made Perfect for Lawyers: 10 Principles for Marketing Your Legal Services (2006)
- How to Create an Information Product in 30 Days (2005)
- Plan, Promote and Profit from Your Small Business (2005)
- 7 Proven Strategies for Finding New Clients Now (2005)
- 6 Keys for Successful Leaders (2004)
- Top 10 Marketing Mistakes Business Owners Make (2004)
- 6 Secrets of Highly Successful Entrepreneurs (2004)
- Getting Started in Personal and Executive Coaching (2003) - the #1 best-selling book in the field of professional coaching in the USA, Canada, the UK, and Australia)
- Practice Made Perfect for Small Business Owners (2001)
Without controversy, Stephen Fairley and his Rainmaker seminars have brought insights into the lives of solo practitioners, and small law firms, that have helped them to develop immensely.