“So…what exactly do you do?”
Ever been asked this question at a networking event and experienced total brain-freeze?
Or muttered something incomprehensible?
EEEEEEEEEK. I’ve been there.
And it’s a shame. Because if you can’t communicate what you...
If you’re going after a promotion or looking to get on the track for partnership (or whatever), one of the best pieces of advice I can give you is…
DO the job before you ask for it.
Making an investment in you before they know whether you can deliver, is a big risk to the...
What does a ‘successful’ career mean to you?
When I was a junior lawyer, I knew EXACTLY what it meant.
It was what the legal industry told me it was.
It meant qualifying as an associate at a ‘good’ firm, performing ‘above class’ then getting on the...
What’s your business development process?
How do you originate and grow work for yourself or your firm?
I ask because lots of my clients are sure they don’t have a ‘process’.
They tell me they just do things whenever they remember or have the time.
The problem with imposter syndrome is….
Even if we understand the concept - i.e. some people believe they are frauds, when objectively, they’re not….
Lots of us don’t recognise ourselves in that category.
We still think that WE are the ones who actually ARE...
What comes to mind when you think of the word ‘expert’?
Would you describe yourself as one?
If you’re not an expert in your field, who is?
I ask because it blows my mind how many experienced women lawyers DON’T consider themselves experts in their field....
If you’re struggling with self-doubt or imposter syndrome at work.
I have something to offer.
Stop taking your thoughts so seriously.
Look, our brains are our biggest asset.
And they're on our side
There’s still some crazy s**t going on in there.
Do you know the difference between a sponsor and a mentor?
Of course, these things are all just made up, but given the terms are used by firms these days, I want to give you a word of caution.
By my definition: