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#26 Prepare for A First Class Return To Work

Returning to work after maternity leave / career break is a hot topic at the moment. Why? Because governments and organisations are realising that more needs to be done to retain talented professional women in the workforce. Taking part in a formal return to work program is great when you have had an extended career break. What about those turning to work after maternity leave? The transition can be tough and more women need to be supported through the process. In today's episode, we...

Duration: 00:14:20

#25 Murphy Daley - Pregnant Professionals

In this episode, I speak to Murphy Daley who is the founder of the pregnant professional. We talk about: - Stepping away from her corporate career to start a family. - The difficulties with navigating maternity rights - Writing a book as a resource for other mothers facing similar challenges - Taking control of your maternity leave process (especially when employers don't have it all...

Duration: 00:31:10

#24 Flexibility in your legal career

I talk about flexibility in your legal career and three approaches you can take to move away from the traditional model for working life as a lawyer to a more flexible approach. For more assistance with mapping out your plan for achieving more flexibility, register your interest for The Smooth Return Course. We get started on 29 October 2017. Email me: Click to view: show page on Awesound

Duration: 00:12:23

#23 Caroline Flanagan - Babyproof Your Career

Caroline Flanagan shares what it means to "Have it All" as a woman. She is an ex-lawyer and fellow coach who is dedicated to helping women to figure out how to have fulfilling lives whilst still having their career. We discuss unplanned her unplanned pregnancy, saying no to perfection, being intentional with your boundaries and being a mother of 4. **** Access my free resource library Click to view: show page on Awesound

Duration: 00:32:13

#22 Funke Abimbola MBE - Diversity in the Law

Diversity in the Law I speak to Funked Abimbola MBE about her journey into the law and the challenges she came up against in the early years. She made 150 cold calls in a 2 week period to secure her first legal role. She shares how clear boundaries are key to her managing her life as a lawyer, mother, public speaker, board member and so much more. Join the Being More Than A Lawyer Facebook Group Sign up to the free resource...

Duration: 00:37:46

#20 Making partner whilst raising a family with Jayne Backett

On today’s episode I speak to Jayne Backett, a partner at international law firm Fieldfisher and mother of two. She shares with us her journey to becoming a mother and her recent promotion to partnership. Our conversation offers great insight to anyone wanting to work towards partnership whilst raising a family. Click to view: show page on Awesound

Duration: 00:33:20

#18 Create a role that works for you with Robin Kegerise

On today’s show. I talk to a lovely mum called Robin Kergerise about what it means to job craft. We talk about how to create a role that works for you in your current stage of life. We discuss how you to deal with having an identity crisis in motherhood, ways to explore alternative career options and more. Join us and learn about how she gained more autonomy and control over her work day. Head over to /episode18 to connect with Robin and find out more about...

Duration: 00:31:22

#16 Your year in review

In today's episode we are reflecting on the past year; the highs, the lows, the things we enjoyed, the things we learned. Looking back over the year helps to focus our minds as we prepare to enter into 2017. It is so useful to look back before setting your goals for the future. Join me as I share 10 reflective questions that will help to structure that all important reflection time. Visit to get the 10 questions. Click to view: show notes and transcript

Duration: 00:15:33

#13 Literacy, Courage and Facing Your Fears with Tara Clancy

In today's episode I speak to Tara Clancy of Nurturing Literacy. We talk about a range of topics including why it is important to read with your children from a young age right through to teenage years, having the courage to get divorced, becoming a single parent, finding your genius, facing fears and making difficult decisions. Click to view: show notes and transcript

Duration: 00:30:47

#7 Finding and nurturing your passions with Lilah Higgins

In this episode I speak to Lilah Higgins of The Higgins Creative about finding and nurturing your passions, strengthening your relationship with your spouse after children and letting go of the motherhood related expectations that can drive you crazy. If you would like to be more creative and embrace passions outside of the law, this episode is for you. Click to view: show notes and transcript

Duration: 00:26:34

#2 How systems and automation will change your life with Katie Jay

In this episode Katy Jay from talks about how busy career women and mums can use automation to reduce stress and manage their time more effectively. Katy talks about how taking a systemised approach to things like choosing your outfit for the day can be a "game changer" and save you so much time. Katy also shares how challenging she found motherhood in the early days. If you are trying to figure out how to manage your full life more effectively this episode is for you. Click...

Duration: 00:35:36

#3 Find time to do more of what you love with Marissa Lawton

In this episode Marissa Lawton of the The Riss Lawton Company talks to us about our most valuable resource...TIME! She has a unique approach to time management that you do not want to miss. Marissa talks about how busy working mums can find time in their schedule for things that they love. She also talks about her journey into motherhood and the challenges she faced as she experienced post-natal depression and nurtured her daughter through some health issues when she was an infant. If time...

Duration: 00:37:41

#1 How your career prepared you for motherhood

Welcome to the first episode of the More Than a Lawyer Podcast. A podcast for lawyer mums who want to build a successful legal career whilst raising a family. In today's episode you will meet the host of the show and learn about how skills you developed in your legal career can help you in motherhood. Click to view: show notes and transcript

Duration: 00:14:20