The Lawyer’s Guide To Thriving; Not Just Surviving
MAY 17-19, 2022
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VIRTUAL SUMMIT 2022
Does your life as a lawyer feel like an endless struggle? Would you like to have better and more effective tools to manage yourself so you can support and inspire others? If this sounds like you, join our global summit, designed exclusively by lawyers for lawyers, where you will learn to thrive; not just survive.
During the 3 days of 17, 18 and 19 May 2022, and as part of International Coaching Week 2022, Coaching Advocates is bringing together a stellar cast of lawyers, coaches, well-being experts and psychologists experienced in working with lawyers, to share tools and knowledge to help you get more out of your life as a lawyer.
We know you’re busy, so we’ve designed the Global Summit to work around your schedule. The event has been divided into three time zones so you can pick and choose from the 20 sessions and attend at times that best suit your pre-existing calendar commitments and developmental needs.
The sessions are between 15 minutes and 60 minutes long, allowing you to attend in between your other meetings and commitments.
Each of the three streams offers you a selection of individual presentations, fireside chats, well-being activities and panel discussions built around the following concepts:
- WHO am I ….. and am I being the very best version of me?
- WHAT am I dealing with …. and how is that impacting my bigger picture?
- WHERE to next …. and how do I move from surviving to thriving?
Your ticket to the Global Summit provides you with access to ALL of the sessions across all three streams and if you miss any session, on demand recordings will be available for you to watch at your convenience and viewing pleasure.
SUMMARY OF THE SESSIONS
Take a look at the schedule below and select the sessions that most appeal to you. It couldn’t be easier, right?!
UK, Europe & Middle East
Friendly Time Zones Tuesday, 17 May 2022
9.30am (London time):
“Clarity: Are you on the Right Train?” with Ryan Spence
10.00am (London time):
“Find Fifteen for your Wellness” with Ryan Spence
10.15am (London time):
“Time & Energy Management for Busy Lawyers” with Hannah Beko
10.30am (London time):
“A Practitioner’s Guide to Managing Stress” with Luke Menzies
11.30am (London time):
“My life was not always as it appeared” : Chris Parsons’ story of career success, mental ill health and addiction with Chris Parsons
12.00pm (London time):
“What is it REALLY like to go out on your own?” with Claire Bibby feat. Frieda Levycky, Hannah Beko, Luke Menzies & Ian McCann
1:00pm (London time):
“Surviving vs Thriving as a working parent” with Sarah Lyons
Friendly Time Zone Wednesday, 18 May 2022
09.00am (Sydney time):
"BARriers to Entry and Exit: what it's REALLY like before and after the Bar or the Bench" feat. The Hon Wayne Martin AC QC, Dr Michelle Sharpe, Katie Hogan &Emma Fitzgerald
10.00am (Sydney time):
“Understanding how the unconscious mind affects your behaviour” with Lara Wentworth
10.30am (Sydney time):
“Transformation through the lens of Values” with John Poulsen
11.00am (Sydney time):
"Work life harmony and the art of saying ‘No’" with Ruchi Parekh
11.30am (Sydney time):
“Adding Fuel to the Fire: the (sometimes) problematic connection between practising law and addiction” with Simone Barclay
12.00pm (Sydney time):
“Intention Tapping to Release Emotional Stress and Restore your Energy Flow” with Steve Wells
12.30pm (Sydney time):
“What does it feel like to be a lawyer?: EQ for the legal practitioner” with Katie Gray
The Americas & UK
Friendly Time Zone Wednesday, 18 May 2022
11.45am (New York time):
“Why did I do that? Building Awareness with the Enneagram” with Frieda Levycky
12.15pm (New York time):
“The New Era of Mental Health: Stress and Anxiety in the Workplace and How we Solve it” with Wilfred Krenn
12.45pm (New York time)
“Managing Imposter Syndrome by Confronting your Inner Critic, Tapping into your Strengths and Choosing Optimism” with Emily Hirsekorn
1.45pm (New York time)
“The Key to Discovering What You Do Want” with Philippe Danielides
2.45 pm (New York time)
“Planning for Success” with Katie Gray
3.00 pm (New York time)
“What’s really stopping you from making Partner or GC?” with Claire Rason
UK, Europe and Middle East Friendly Time ZonesTuesday, 17 May 2022
“Clarity: Are you on the Right Train?”
You’ve done everything you’re supposed to do. Good grades, the right firm, two feet firmly on the corporate ladder. But have you ever stopped and asked yourself if you’re heading to where you want to be? Have you taken the time to check in with yourself and get clear on what you do? In this talk, Ryan Spence will share why, for the sake of your career, your relationships and your wellbeing, you need to start doing so now! He’ll also share the three questions you need to ask yourself to gain the clarity you need to stop living the life you think you should want and start living the life you do want.
“Find Fifteen for your Wellness”
“If you don’t make time for your wellness, you’ll be forced to make time for your illness” – anon. We all know time is a precious resource for lawyers. And personal well-being is one of the first things to give way when work gets busy and time is short. But taking care of your wellbeing doesn’t have to be all or nothing. Consistency beats intensity in keeping the mind and body intact and is more important than ever when rates of lawyer burnout are rising.
In this well-being session, Ryan encourages you to ‘Find Fifteen’ as he guides you through a 15 minute series of breathwork, mindfulness and yoga exercises to help release tension and combat stress. You can do all the exercises from the confines of your office chair; no yoga mat or workout clothes required.
“Time & Energy Management for Busy Lawyers”
Unfortunately it’s not possible to create more hours in the day to get everything done. In this short and snappy session you will discover how to:
- Train yourself to be proactive rather than reactive.
- Create space for you to think about how you are spending your time rather than running on auto-pilot.
- Improve your productivity by focusing on the most important tasks, first.
- Reduce stress levels and cut down on procrastination.
- Improve work/life balance by ensuring time is used as efficiently as possible.
“A Practitioner’s Guide to Managing Stress”
In the legal profession across several leading nations, stress has reached crisis point and is making many of us ill, giving us unhelpful addictions, causing anxiety, depression and burn-out. You will be a very rare lawyer if you feel you don’t get stressed by your work.
By attending this workshop you will:
- discover what “stress” really is and be able to identify what happens in your mind and body when you are stressed
- explore the Goldilocks zone, where the level of stress is good for you
- uncover your own stress profile and learn effective steps to manage stress
- consider the role of a responsible leader in these stressful times
“My life was not always as it appeared” : Chris Parsons’ story of career success, mental ill health and addiction
From the outside it appeared Chris Parsons had it all. A quick rise to partner at a leading law firm in London, overseas assignments to Italy, Hong Kong, India and Singapore and all the sunshine, swimming pools and bright city lights that signify the expat lifestyle. On the inside however, it was a different story. Underneath the scaffold of his goals, promotions and career success, Chris experienced self-doubt, anxiety and stress that led him to self-medicate with alcohol and become an alcoholic. Thankfully this was not the end for Chris – or his career. In this session Chris tells of how his “brokenness” became his strength and provides his advice to other lawyers who are suffering from mental ill health or addiction.
“What is it REALLY like to go out on your own?"
If you’ve considered working as a legal consultant, or even starting your own firm, join this panel discussion to find out the TRUTH. Because, let’s face it, before you take the leap, you want to know whether you can handle the truth!
Will you have more flexibility REALLY? How can you manage financial uncertainty? How do you survive a tech glitch with no IT department on call?
Frieda, Luke, Hannah, Claire and Ian (who each transitioned from working as employed lawyers to running their own legal practices) will share their candid stories in this session that’s sure to leave you better informed and on the path to figuring out whether this is an option for you.
“Surviving vs Thriving as a working parent”
The pandemic hit working parents hard but it has also brought into the spotlight how workplaces need to support parents. This session will explore how as working parents we continually adapt to change, consider our evolving identity and we will learn some strategies for managing our energy. We will also look at the importance of (and devise your own) personal board of advisors and get started on some action planning.
Asia Pacific Friendly Time ZoneWednesday, 18 May 2022
"BARriers to Entry and Exit: what it's REALLY like before and after the Bar or the Bench"
Have you ever wondered what it’s really like to transition from practising as a solicitor and going to the Bar? What about a move from the Bar to the Bench?
During the lockdowns of the last couple of years, where have some barristers redirected their attention? Are they returning to private practice, practising now in different ways, taking on a life in politics or going into commercial roles? If you’re already a barrister, or perhaps you’re considering a move to (or from) the Bar or Bench, this panel session is especially for you. John Poulsen will lead this experienced panel consisting of The Hon Wayne Martin AC QC, Dr Michelle Sharpe, Katie Hogan and Emma Fitzgerald as they discuss:
- the realities of a move to or away from the Bar or the Bench
- the challenges barristers are currently facing and ways to overcome them
- the journey to taking silk and a judicial appointment
Join this panel discussion to be inspired by the stories and reflections of this experienced, warm and engaging panel.
“Understanding how the Unconscious Mind Affects your Behaviour”
Build a deeper level of self-awareness by understanding the relationship between your conscious mind and the unconscious patterns, beliefs, values and programming that impact and inform your behaviour. The first step is awareness from there change is always possible.
“Transformation through the lens of Values”
John Poulsen will help you understand how you can transform your life by letting go of fear and stepping into your values and provide you with a plan to help you on your journey.
“Work life harmony and the art of saying “No””
If you have always strived for the elusive work life balance but struggled to achieve it, then this session is for you. Ruchi will share with you the important difference between work life balance and work life harmony, with tips on how to achieve harmony. The session will also delve deeper into how important it is to stand up for yourself and provide practical strategies that can be implemented effectively.
“Adding Fuel to the Fire: the (sometimes) problematic connection between practising law and addiction”
In this fireside chat, addictions clinician Simone Barclay speaks to the high-pressure, high-performance environment that creates a perfect storm for problematic drinking and drug problems. Simone’s philosophy is that most addictions or other harmful substance use patterns are rarely the primary problem. Rather they have become a (not very effective) ‘solution’ to the underlying issues from which they stem. Simone shares the warning signs to look out for in yourself and others, and how you can change your behaviour and support those around you who want to do the same.
“Intention Tapping to Release Emotional Stress and Restore your Energy Flow”
Tapping is a simple process of stimulating energy points on the body for emotional and physical relief. These are the same points used in acupuncture and acupressure. By gently tapping on these points using our fingers we can often create significant shifts in how we feel and gain relief on emotional problems.
“What does it feel like to be a lawyer?: EQ for the legal practitioner”
Two moods that feature in legal practice are resentment and cynicism. These feelings can be so prevalent that, if we’re not careful, they become our “personality” increasing our chances of developing burnout and negatively impacting our wellbeing and the wellbeing of those around us.
In this session you will explore how to use emotional intelligence to feel better at work and create stronger and more meaningful connections with others.
The Americas & UK Friendly Time ZoneWednesday, 18 May 2022
“Why did I do that? Building Awareness with the Enneagram”
Awareness and self-awareness are key to succeeding in the legal environment. Having a better understanding of people—what motivates them, what fears hold them back, what triggers them—can improve communication within teams. It brings compassion, understanding and awareness into the workplace. It improves collaboration and helps teams to work more effectively. And it helps people deal more effectively with conflict and give feedback in more useful ways. Join Frieda for a short session to explore the basics of the Enneagram and start to gain an awareness around why we behave in the way that we do.
“The New Era of Mental Health: Stress and Anxiety in the Workplace and How we Solve it”
What is the change you want to see in the world? Using his extensive background in mental health first as a clinician and then as a startup founder, Wilfred brings a unique perspective that moves beyond talking about problems to finding disruptive solutions. Being a therapist and mental health professional gives him insights into the experiences of everyday people just trying to hold on in a broken system. Wilfred has brought those insights to experiences throughout the worlds of healthcare, business, and technology. Most importantly, he champions the message that our shared humanity and connection to each other is what solves problems and serves as a foundation for building strategies that drive success.
“Managing Imposter Syndrome by Confronting your Inner Critic, Tapping into your Strengths and Choosing Optimism”
Imposter syndrome can impact one’s law career at every stage. While lawyers starting in a new role question their capacity to do the job, lawyers taking on a leadership role often question their capacity to lead. Career Confidence Coach Emily Hirsekorn is going to share three specific tools designed to help manage imposter syndrome by (i) talking back to that inner critic, (ii) calling upon personal strengths, and (iii) choosing optimism to enhance self-advocacy, engagement, and career navigation. Attendees will leave the discussion with new perspectives and actionable tools to put to use right away.
“The Key to Discovering What You Do Want”
When asked, most lawyers can easily rattle off a detailed “issues list” of what they don’t want, but struggle, if pressed, to declare what they actually do. We might attribute this to our issue-spotting education or to other commonly shared lawyer qualities, but the truth is that the source of our I-Know-What-I-Don’t-Want dilemma is much simpler and easier to “fix.” We struggle because determining what we actually want is a process – and most lawyers keep skipping one essential step. In this session, you’ll learn what that step is and how to complete it so that you can start moving in the direction of what you do want. Today.
“Planning for Success”
In this short demonstration, you will explore how to use one piece of paper (that’s all it takes!) to encapsulate and record your personal recipe for leadership and your unique plan for success, whatever that may be.
"What’s really stopping you from making Partner or GC?"
Senior Partner Herbert Smith Freehills
Psychologist and Addictions Clinician
International Leadership Coach Peak Performance Consultant
Licensed Professional Counsellor
Law Firm Owner, Former GC, & Coach
Law Firm Owner, Former Global Law Firm Partner and Coach
Former Lawfirm Partner Wellness & Performance Coach
Former Global Law firm partner and Executive Coach
Lawyer, Life Coach, Author, Yoga Instructor & Speaker
Law Firm Partner, Coach and Award Winning Law Firm Owner
Lawyer, Corporate Trainer, Speaker Coach and Legal Business Owner
Former Lawyer & Senior Lecturer, Executive Coach with a specialism in supporting working parents
Former Finance Lawyer and Global Law Firm Managing Partner, Barrett Values Centre Coach, Mentor and Strategist
Former Lawyer, Executive and Life Coach
Former Defence Lawyer, Career Confidence Coach
Former BigLaw associate (Milbank LLP and White & Case LLP) and founder of The Blue Pen Project
Director and shareholder of Legal Studio
The Hon Wayne Martin AC QC
Senior Counsel - Francis Burt Chambers
Dr Michelle Sharpe
Barrister – Sir Own Dixon Chambers East.
Barrister - Jeddart Chambers
Barrister - City Chambers
Founder - Client Talk
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AUD $ 41.63
AUD $ 40.50
Each ticket entitles the holder to:
Attend each and any of the LIVE virtual sessions scheduled for all of the three blocks
Discounted Enneagram Assessment and Private Coaching Session with Frieda Levycky
Access to recordings to all of the sessions
Access to Ryan Spence's E-book and Yoga Flow
Every individual ticket holder goes into the draw to win 1 of eleven 1-hour coaching sessions with a Coaching Advocate coach.
Every bundle ticket purchased goes into the draw to win a 90-minute ‘Happiness Workshop’ for 4 people, delivered by Hannah Beko.
The draw for each of these prizes shall take place on 20 May 2022.