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August 23, 2021 | 8:30 AM - October 11, 2021 | 6:30 PM AEST

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Members: $390
Non-members: N/A
Practice Management and Business Skills

Overview (Program Summary)

A program hosted by:

ACC Australia

Can I be happy and a lawyer?
Why does a thriving professional career as a lawyer so often seem to be mutually exclusive with little things like… time with your family and friends, a good night’s sleep, feeling calm, enjoying your day, feeling confident and on top of things, doing work you enjoy, being able to speak up at work, progressing up the career chain without needing to give up the rest of your life, feeling constant guilt whatever you choose…

If all it took was brains to solve that problem, you’d have done it long ago. So what now?

Common unhelpful patterns for lawyers include
·      Perfectionism
·      People pleasing
·      Conflict avoidance, or frequent conflict
·      Difficulty making decisions
·      Overwork and burnout
·      Micromanaging and difficulty delegating
·      Clashing demands in different areas of life

Paradoxically, it’s likely some of these patterns helped you succeed – but now they are holding you back. Rather than eliminate then, learn to harness and work with them.

Join Madeleine Shaw and ACC Australia for Thriving as a Lawyer. In this powerful, 8 week coaching program you will gain some quick wins and explore the deeper patterns, habits and subconscious beliefs that may be holding you back from setting up your work and life so you can thrive in both. 

Please click here if you would like to know more information about the course. 

“Madeleine being a lawyer made a huge difference. She really understood my world and how I could - and couldn’t - change it. It meant I could explore possibilities in ways that were actually practical and achievable.”
Rebecca – Corporate Counsel
“The best thing about this program was the sense of calm empowerment Madeleine was able to unlock for me. I was able to bring a sense of control and calm to a tumultuous year because of the work with Madeleine and especially the tools we used.”
Elise – Special Counsel

This is a 8 week program, comprising 4 x weekly and 2 x fortnightly 1 hour workshops (in small groups of up to 10). ACC Australia is delighted to offer this exciting program to members for the subsidised rate of only $390 per person.


Madeleine Shaw

Madeleine Shaw

Madeleine Shaw is an in-demand executive coach, speaker and facilitator with over two decades of experience working with lawyers: the first as one of them (including 5 years as corporate counsel) and the second as a coach, helping them work through difficult career questions and find progress and satisfaction again. For over 12 years now she has worked at the intersection of mindset and evidence-based resilience and wellbeing, including several very well received sessions for ACC. She is interested in helping people be great leaders and leaders be great people.

Madeleine’s clients include top tier legal, professional services and consulting firms, financial services organisations and a number of large listed companies and government departments and agencies.
Madeleine is accredited with the Institute of Executive Coaching & Leadership. She is a professional credentialed coach (PCC) with the International Coach Federation (ICF), is an accredited Mental Health First Aider and is board director and secretary of the ICF’s Australasia Chapter. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD). Madeleine holds a Bachelor of Arts (Jurisprudence) and Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the University of Adelaide, and was admitted to practice in NSW and California. She also holds a Graduate Certificate in Film & Video, but that’s another story!


Credits: 6 CPD Points
Category: Practice Management and Business Skills