A place for the modern lawyer to find insight, resources and clarity on all aspects of life as a a lawyer….
September always feels like the official end to the craziness of the summer months. This time of year evokes memories of sensible black polished shoes, bright white shirts, and the inevitable start of the new school year. It’s been many years since my time at school...read more
Speak to any new mother and she will tell you that the first three months of motherhood were tough. There were immense highs (baby's arrival, baby's first smile, baby's first babble) but also intense lows (tiredness so extreme you want to cry, being on call...read more
When you think about flexible working, professional roles are not the first to come to mind. Work as a lawyer (or other professional) does not conjure up connotations of a flexible working lifestyle that allows for time and space for an enjoyable family life. However,...read more
We all know that being a lawyer can be a pretty stressful job. You deal with challenging situations on a regular basis and operate in a high pressured environment. In addition, the demands of your personal life can equate to having a second job. If you...read more
15 RESOURCES EVERY LAWYER MUM SHOULD KNOW ABOUT Being a working parent is both challenging and rewarding. It is easy to get overwhelmed by the many things one needs to juggle on a daily basis. There is managing the home, the spouse, the children, your clients, your...read more
Work life balance is a term that is used a lot among professionals. People talk about wanting more work-life balance, potential employers promise better work-life balance...but what does it actually mean when you say “I am looking for more work-life balance?” It is a...read more
“What do you want to be when you grow up?” is a question that many 8 year olds are asked. Such a common question is met with a wide range of responses; some want to be artists, astronauts and musicians, whilst others aspire to be doctors, dentists and brain surgeons....read more
When did you last experience rejection? Was it last week when your toddler pushed you away and said “no kisses mummy” or when you were turned down for that promotion to senior associate or when your application for flexible working was turned down? For me, it was...read more
Many ambitious female lawyers reaching the end of the long road to qualification and having settled into her legal career as a junior lawyer, may then face the question of motherhood. This throws up a lot of questions: ‘When is the best time to take a career break?’,...read more
Before I went on maternity leave, I thought I had everything planned out perfectly. When it was time for me to go back to work, all the pieces would just fall back into place and I would be ready. Right?! I couldn’t have been more wrong! I often say "if you fail to...read more
Hi, I’m Janine, the life / career coach behind the words on this blog. I help ambitious lawyers create a work – life balance that allows them to build a career they love whilst making time for the other important things in life.
When I am not writing blogs or coaching clients, you can find me hanging out with my husband and son, practicing law as an in-house lawyer or generally taking part in some fun-filled activity.