Founder and CEO
Kendra Brodin is the Founder and CEO of EsquireWell, a lawyer well-being and professional development company, providing speaking, coaching, consulting, and online learning tools. Prior to founding her company, Kendra was Chief Attorney Development Officer at a large national law firm where she managed firm-wide lawyer training and development as well as well-being initiatives. Kendra has also served as Manager of Business Development at an intellectual property law firm, Director of Career and Professional Development at the University of St. Thomas School of Law, and Executive Director of a leading attorney search and staffing firm.
Kendra is a frequent presenter on topics related to law student and lawyer well-being and career, leadership, professional, personal, and business development, and she teaches a course called “Well-Being and Professional Formation” at the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis. Kendra is the chairperson of the steering committee for the Institute for Leadership in the Legal Profession signature program of the Hennepin County Bar Association and is a Past-President of Minnesota Women Lawyers. Kendra serves on the Board of Directors of Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers of Minnesota and is a member of the ABA Law Practice Division Well-Being Committee, the ABA Well-Being Pledge Signatory Committee, and several other committees devoted to lawyer and law student well-being and professional development.
Kendra is a certified coach and holds a certificate in Advanced Leadership Studies from the University of St. Catherine, a master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania, and a law degree from the University of Minnesota School of Law.
Kendra lives near Minneapolis, Minnesota with her husband and three teenage children.