Category: Business of law

Coaching creates pathways to magic

Last week, I was the keynote speaker at the Law Society of Ontario’s Coach and Advisor Network first anniversary party – called “CANfest 2017”. I share my speaking notes in this blog so you can get a window into what can happen through coaching.  Enjoy! Coaching creates pathways to magic I want to begin my… Read more »

No need to be afraid of your lawyer this Halloween!

Today – I’m a unicorn. I have always loved Halloween.  Since I was a kid I loved getting dressed up and watching the imaginations of other people bringing amazing costumes to life. Do you remember a favourite costume someone wore? Some of mine: I remember seeing a little kid a few years ago who wore… Read more »

Are you having fun yet?

In February 2016, I was asked to do an exercise: What do you do for fun? I remember that day vividly because for the first time in my life I was stumped about fun. Upon reflection – I came up with a few things.  Playing with the kids (who were then 3 years old and… Read more »

As a lawyer, how should you choose your coach?

Note I didn’t ask the question “do you need a coach?” Because you do. We all do. I have been receiving business coaching for more than five years. Every quarter I go to Strategic Coach in Toronto and meet my tribe of entrepreneurs and we talk business, delegation, and utilizing our Unique Ability. We get coached… Read more »

It’s our anniversary! Our year by the numbers

August 1st marks our one-year anniversary. And it has been a good one … By the Numbers 1 new space in downtown Toronto that I can walk to from home 2 new team members: Melissa Martin, Office Magician and Alec Myers, Head of Scrutiny (and all things expanding the business) 5 areas of focus: privacy, physician… Read more »

What is health law?

When asked what I do, I say “I’m a health lawyer”.  Which always gets a head tilt response: What’s that? Q: Does that mean you sue doctors? A: Nope Q: Oh, so you sue hospitals? A: Nope Then they say – Ok. I don’t get it. I explain … I work for hospitals and doctors’ offices and… Read more »

Legal Innovation – Unlocking your creativity

The pressure to “innovate” is everywhere. Even though the practice of law is not exactly renowned for being cutting edge, as lawyers we aspire to create new ways of practice that improve the outcomes for our clients, increase our revenues, free us up for fun, add sex-appeal to our party introduction “I’m a lawyer”, and generally… Read more »

Legal Innovation – brainstorming for lawyers

Do you struggle as a lawyer for creative thinking time?  If you don’t schedule it in – it simply doesn’t happen.  Juggling client files and professional development may leave little time for innovation. I was interviewed by The Lawyers Weekly on  the art of brainstorming. Let me know what you think! Click here: Kate Dewhirst

Legal Innovation – broadening your services

From time to time I hear from lawyers that they feel “stuck”.  Stuck in a position that they don’t enjoy – but with a salary they feel they can’t match elsewhere. Here is an article to inspire you about how to take your legal training and expand your services into new territory. I was interviewed… Read more »