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July 30, 2021 | 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM AEST

Virtual event |

ACC Australia virtual office

Members: $0
Non-members: Member Only Event
Practice Management and Business Skills

Overview (Program Summary)

ACC Australia is delighted to offer a powerful, practical interview with Madeleine Shaw, following her session which received outstanding feedback at the recent NSW In-House Counsel Day. 

Do you proof-read your sent emails?

It’s no secret that burnout, dissatisfaction and overwork are rife within legal practice. If it just took brains to solve that problem, you would have done that by now. Yet smart lawyers end up held back by many of the habits that, in some ways, are also what made them successful:

  • Perfectionism
  • Strong work ethic
  • People pleasing
  • Detail focus, micromanaging and difficulty delegating
  • Conflict avoidance, or frequent conflict
  • Difficulty making decisions
  • Overwork and burnout

In this session, you will take a new perspective on this paradox and hear about practical action steps for getting back to solid ground while retaining the traits that make you a great lawyer. 

ACC Australia and Madeleine will also be offering an 8 week program to guide you through this process in depth, launching in August, and will share details with you on this webinar.


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!


*Please note this is a members only event. 


Credits: 1 CPD Point
Category: Practice Management and Business Skills

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