Traveling Coaches Named Innovative Consultant of the Year

DALLAS – August 10, 2018 – Traveling Coaches, experts in effective security awareness, learning programs and user adoption, has been recognized by the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) as the 2018 Innovative Consultant of the Year. This award is part of ILTA’s annual Distinguished Peer Awards program and is given to the consultant or consulting company that has had outstanding achievements in the provision of technology services in the legal environment.

Traveling Coaches was chosen Innovative Consultant of the Year in recognition of the company’s OnGuard Consulting Team, which includes team members Kenny Leckie, Sr. Technology & Change Management Consultant, Eileen Whitaker, Sr. Learning & Change Management Consultant, and Russ Mullins, Sr. Change Management Consultant. The team developed a uniquely packaged consulting service that enables legal organizations to successfully implement a programmatic approach to security awareness. The OnGuard consulting services utilize a proven methodology, tools and best practices needed to get clients’ information security programs off the ground and relevant to all firm personnel. These services coupled with our OnGuard program provide the necessary elements for a sustainable culture of security. The OnGuard Consulting Team has worked with clients all over the world to customize strategies for their information security programs and the change management plans used to implement them.

"Just knowing about security issues is not enough. Security Awareness is all about culture change, and we are passionate about helping law firms convey how firm personnel at all levels are important to the firm's security initiative," notes Leckie. "We've worked with hundreds of firms and thousands of firm personnel and continuously assess how to tie personal awareness to the firm's ethical responsibility to secure the information they've been entrusted to protect."

In 2013, Traveling Coaches was named Innovative Solution Provider for their OnGuard® Information Security Awareness Program, which helps law firms and corporate legal departments create and sustain a culture of security. Now used by over 100,000 lawyers and legal professionals, the program provides a mixture of engaging and effective communications, education, and assessment and reinforcement tools, and is available anytime, anywhere, from any device.

“Combining the expertise of the OnGuard Consulting Team with the programmatic approach of the OnGuard Information Security Awareness Program has been a win-win for clients and our team,” said Gina Buser, Chief Executive Officer for Traveling Coaches. “I am so proud of the work Kenny, Eileen and Russ are doing, and we’re honored to be recognized by ILTA.”

This is the fifth time in the nine-year history of the Distinguished Peer Awards that Traveling Coaches has received an award. In 2016 and 2012, Traveling Coaches was selected Innovative Consultant of the Year. Also in 2012, the company took home top honors as Vendor Thought Leader of the Year.

All 2018 winners will be celebrated at ILTA’s award gala on August 21 at the Gaylord National Resort outside of Washington DC.

About Traveling Coaches
Traveling Coaches is the premiere partner and largest provider of change management, user adoption and technology training services in the legal industry. Since 1995, we have partnered with over 1,000 law firms and corporate legal departments, including Canadian and UK Magic Circle firms and 83 of the Am Law 100, to increase returns on technology investments and to help develop the technical and professional skills of lawyers and staff. Traveling Coaches is the first and only company to have been awarded Consultant of the Year, Thought Leader of the Year and twice named Innovative Solution Provider by the International Legal Technology Association. Our innovative, award-winning solutions include the OnGuard® Information Security Awareness Program, LegalMind® Personal Learning Portal, Springboard™ Elevated Learning Program and Certified Legal Trainer Program

About ILTA
The International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) is an association of law firms, government and corporate legal departments founded to explore and share information on the effective use of technology in the legal profession. Members include firms of all sizes, state and federal agencies, military JAG, and in-house legal departments. ILTA has a strong reputation for delivering relevant, peer-developed programming to its constituents around the globe. The expertise and real-world experiences shared by the community provide ongoing learning and support for every professional who works in the legal sector. Find about more about ILTA at


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