Oliver Hansard and Claire Rason are both ex-City lawyers. That is not the only thing that unites them. They are also both coaches and share a passion for people. This desire to see people perform at their best was the inspiration for Lawyer's Coach. Drawing from the themes that they commonly see when coaching lawyers, they are seeking to create a community for lawyers to share their stories, journeys and motivations.
SERIES 2: SUCCESS
Lawyer's Coach is a series of podcasts that aims to find out what makes lawyers tick. Claire Rason and Oliver Hansard harness their unique skill sets to interview a range of legal leaders. Lawyer's Coach challenges lawyers to think differently and be inspired by their colleagues and peers.
In Series 2, Claire and Oliver interview a range of inspirational figures in law, all with different stories and journeys, to explore what success means and looks like in law. They discover that ultimately success is not what someone else defines for you, but what you chose for yourself.
EP1: TALENT IN LEGAL
Sarah Hawes is Head of Corporate Knowledge at Herbert Smith Freehills. She talks about her journey, seizing opportunities as they were presented and forging her own path in the City. She speaks of her passion for social mobility, how HSF are championing diversity and how she demonstrates leadership in difficult times.
EP2: THE ROAD TO PARTNERSHIP
Andrew Hutchings is a partner and the co-head of the Financial Institutions Group at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP. He talks to us about his journey to partnership, why he hasn't paused to think about success and how being a lawyer is more than just the technical.
EP3: A MINDFUL LAWYER
Eloise Skinner is a senior lawyer. She is also the host of a podcast, an author, and a pilates and yoga instructor! We caught up with her to speak about Mindfulness in Law and her portfolio career. We also found out why, although she is proud of her conventional achievements, she believes true success is something else entirely.
Ep4: WELLBEING AND RESILIANCE
Susan Lamb leads the global information management compliance programme for all Shell Group information. However, it is her second role at Shell, championing the care and wellbeing programme for Group Legal, which has provided her with her biggest sense of achievement.
Ep5: A FIGHT FOR JUSTICE
Natalie Salunke is Head of Legal at RVU and also a committee member of O shaped lawyer. She speaks about adding value as a GC, her career and how being a lawyer is not just about the technical. She also speaks about her very unique fight for justice.
Ep6: DEFINING SUCCESS
James Lewindon is Head of Legal Resourcing UK, at Konexo. We reflect on series 2. We discuss the different ways lawyers are defining their own success and talk about the need for agility for the future.
BONUS: MORE FROM LAWYER'S COACH
Claire Rason speaks to Harry Clark in this special crossover podcast between Lawyer’s Coach and More From Law. Claire and Harry explore the concept of success, personal branding and how firms should be embracing social media to attract new recruits. Harry is the host of More from Law and will soon be embarking on his training contract with a leading international law firm.
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