Developing a Thrive Mindset

This week I presented to summer associates at 8 law firms across the country. Having studied attorneys’ careers for the past 30+ years and written a book on the topic, Your Fairy Job Mentor’s Secrets for Success, my goal is to provide them with the habits and mindset that will move them from a “school mentality” … Continued

4 Tips & Practices for Well-being Week

For Well-being Week in Law, I want to share four well-being tips from our Make TIme for Well-being training program.  To maintain our well-being, we must make time for self-care every day. Please take a moment each day to ask yourself: “What will I do to fill my tank and show care for myself today?” … Continued

Interviewing Effectively: A Bigger Challenge Than We Believe

I am heading to Colorado this week to present the first of many Customized Interviewer Training programs before the on-campus recruiting season begins. I have done this for more than 80 law firms over the last 27 years and I truly believe it’s one of the most valuable training programs that we offer law firms. The reason … Continued

Time Spent Worrying has Skyrocketed

These are the results of the “Worry Poll” I ran on LinkedIn last week. I am deeply saddened to see that 59% of respondents said they spend 2-4 hours each day worrying. When I poll participants during my well-being trainings, 55-57% of lawyers and law firm professionals have consistently reported that they spend 2-4 hours each … Continued

What Could You Accomplish With Focused Flow Time?

Since January I have been hearing from PD & HR professionals across the country how anxious attorneys and business service professionals are, at all levels. This level of anxiety is oftentimes preventing professionals from focusing and being fully engaged at work. I have presented Time Management trainings every week this year. In the pre-program survey results, … Continued

Lessons From My Maternity Leave

By: Shannan Buckley Many of you know I’ve been out on maternity leave for the past two months after giving birth to my baby boy, Bram. I’ll be returning to work full-time next week!  Here are a few things I learned over the past few months that I’ll be bringing with me to the workplace.  When you … Continued

Who’s Taking Care of the Caretakers?

Although the worst of the pandemic may be over, law firm business services professionals need tools to manage their well-being so they can continue to support their attorneys and firms.  A few months ago, I wrote a LinkedIn post highlighting how many of the Recruiting, Marketing, PD, DEI and HR professionals I speak to at … Continued

What’s preventing you from achieving your 2023 goals?

You will overestimate what you can accomplish in one year and underestimate what you can accomplish in 10 years.  ~Tony Robbins 2022 was a great year and I am deeply grateful for the 30 placements we made and for the 25 firms that hired us to conduct training programs.  I have set goals every January … Continued

Insights from this year’s NALP PDI Conference

Last week I attended the NALP PDI conference in D.C. where 400 law firm and law school professional development experts shared ideas and discussed industry trends. I presented with Morgan Smith, Chief Talent Officer at Frost Brown Todd, on Recruiting & Retaining Team Members in a Shifting Landscape. Morgan and I met more than 25 … Continued