Giving constructive and sometimes critical feedback can be a real challenge!

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Even for the most seasoned of leaders. 🥪 We’ve all heard of “the sandwich”But what else? 🤦‍♀️ One of the things I value the most in masterminding is the share of knowledge and experience, peer to peer. In a recent, mastermind session with experienced leaders in the in-house legal space, the topic of end-of-year performance reviews came up. Several brilliant …

I turned down partnership

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I turned down Partnership.Quit my job. I traded Leeds, England 🌂For Silicon Valley, California ☀️ Handing in my notice —I didn’t feel fear or a sense of loss. I was bursting with EXCITEMENT and possibility.I had a vision. I’d created a successful career in the UK.I could do it again. I arrived in the US, with no network.I had no …

I left an award-winning legal career

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Because I went foraging for wild garlic. Sounds crazy but stay with me. I had a job at a top law firm, won awards, and made partner before I was 30. But I worked so hard I had to sacrifice my health. And at the end of the day— I felt empty inside. So on the side:– I joined a …

I left practicing as a lawyer

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7 years ago this month I left the UK.I left practicing as a lawyer.I walked away from partnership. My husband had a job opportunity in Silicon Valley, California.We were ready for an adventure. I bought a MacBook.I dreamed of creating a virtual business with international clients, so I could work anywhere in the world. We sold our things.With a couple …

Personal Branding For Lawyers

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Hey Charlotte, I understand why attorneys in private practice need a strong personal brand, but I’m an in-house lawyer. Why does it matter to me?” Creating a strong personal brand is crucial to career success. Period. Whatever the economic climate. Even if you are happy, motivated, safe and secure in your role – personal branding is relevant. Personal branding will …

LinkedIn for Lawyers

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In my work as an Executive Coach for lawyers, I support talent from around the globe with creating more purposeful and effective ways of doing business and practicing the law. My intention is to inspire the next generation of “lawyer leaders,” and play an incremental role in the shifting of the legal landscape into a new era.  2020 (and we …

Inspired Leadership for Lawyers

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Many lawyers and other professionals with the ability to work from home have settled or have started to settle into a new routine – juggling work with childcare, homeschooling, and other familial responsibilities. There’s plenty of advice on the internet and social media saying we should be grateful for what is available in this time of uncertainty and scarcity – …

How to Cultivate Resilience in Challenging Times?

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Since the COVID-19 lockdown, I have seen an influx of lawyers reach out, and they are choosing to take the opportunity, in this strange new world to start evaluating how to structure their lives moving forward. “Inspired leadership” is how I would describe it. They are consciously tapping into the energy of vision, possibility, and opportunity, and are using to …

Stress Over The Holidays

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December can be a crazy time of year.  Lots of loose ends to tie up before finishing work, shopping, planning and at times, a certain degree of expectation from those around us. I also think it’s important to remember that the Holidays are different for everyone.  For some it’s a wonderfully joyous time of year, for others it’s nothing special and for …

Coaching vs Therapy

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Coaching vs Therapy – What’s the difference? I’m often asked by people what the difference is between life coaching and counseling or therapy. While there are some commonalities, we get to know your intimate details of your life, therapy and coaching are for the most part quite different. Therapists typically work with individuals to help them process painful memories or events, reflect on past …