Lawyers, Lawyering, and Law Coaching - Part 5
Charlotte Lawyer and Master Coach Chris Connelly joins Law Talk with Bill Powers to discuss reviewing your law practice, life, and profession during the Coronavirus Outbreak.
Chris Connelly: Very north.
Bill Powers: Where are you from originally Chris?
Chris Connelly: New York City.
Bill Powers: Okay. And I'm assuming you didn't do a lot of hold on a dressage up in New York City?
Chris Connelly: No, we did not. We didn't even do a whole lot of horses up in New York City. That's about the only time you saw horses in New York City was when the police officers were riding them. But it was just something that I always liked. I like watching Western movies when I was a kid and just something about it made me always want to do that. And lo and behold, here I am and this is kind of horse country. So it's a perfect fit.
Bill Powers: Right. And horses are work. And a loving work. Do you have one or two more horses?
Chris Connelly: I've got one. I keep him down on the Greenway, the Anne Springs Close Greenway down in Fort Mill. And yeah, they're a lot of work. You can't just throw a saddle on them and go ride them. You got to clean them and groom them and take care of them and catch them and figure out where they are. It's kind of like riding a motorcycle except this motorcycle has a mind of its own and if he's having a bad day, it's going to be quite the thrill ride.
Bill Powers: Right. And what's his name?
Chris Connelly: His name is Dusty.
Bill Powers: Dusty. Dusty and Chris. And where you keep your horse is beautiful. It's across the border in South Carolina. And if you ever get a chance to go down there, they have a neat little lake and they've got a place where ... Well, I don't know if it's open right now, but you can walk the pathways down there, during the summertime they have kayaks, there're a lot of people running, there are horse paths around there.
Chris Connelly: Bike paths.
Bill Powers: Bike paths, right. There's even a path called ... Is it Billy's path or Billy's ... I remember you-
Chris Connelly: Billy's Walk.
Bill Powers: Billy's Walk. I was out there-
Chris Connelly: I just saw it a couple of days ago, yeah.
Bill Powers: Right. I went up there with my family. This is my daughter's last year in high school and she's about to go off to college and we made a conscious decision to spend as much time as we can together, but together outside. And we've done a lot of different paths and that Anne Springs Close-
Chris Connelly: Greenway.
Bill Powers: Greenway is amazing. And it's in ... Is it technically Fort Mill or is that considered Rock Hill?
Chris Connelly: That's Fort Mill. It's 2,000 acres and it's about 20 miles of trails.
Bill Powers: It's neat. And there's a little river that runs through it and there's some houses.
Chris Connelly: There is a couple lakes too, and a nice little restaurant.
Bill Powers: Right. And on the backside where Peachtree side is ... I don't know if that's 521 or the road that goes in the backside of Cherry Road, Rock Hill. They have a family area and there's lots of outside seating and it's on the backside of a peach orchard. It's really a neat place to go. Just hang out. Again, this was before the corona so I can't say things are open now. Are things open? I mean, obviously you're riding every day.
Chris Connelly: The trailways are open now, but the restaurant is closed except for takeout or phone in orders. So it's kind of different, but it's a lot better than being closed altogether.
Bill Powers: Right. Well Chris, I do want to thank you so much for your gift of time and we'll put a pin in it there because I do want to ask you more questions. I had all kinds of questions about how you start the relationship up on this career coaching and what are the steps you take. I wanted to talk to you about how you became a lawyer and so I've got a lot of other questions to ask you. But Chris, thank you so much for joining us.
Chris Connelly: Well, thank you for having me. It was great talking to you. And we all miss each other.
Bill Powers: Yeah, I hope to see you soon.
Chris Connelly: All right, good talking to you Bill.
Bill Powers: You too Chris.
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