In today’s episode I talk with two awesome guests – Donna Sewell and Helen Goldberg. They both share their journeys, what led them to leave the traditional legal route and start the business which is called LegalEdge. They share what they are doing now to facilitate flexible working and opportunities for lawyers to work in a way that’s different, and impactful.
What you will learn:
- It takes time to create the ideal business model
- There’s no such thing as failure – you either win or you learn
- Making sure your team is happy will lead to faster growth as a company
Donna shares, they set up LegalEdge to help businesses who needed an in-house lawyer on a flexible basis and didn’t want to hire. Donna was working In-house for a number of tech companies over several years. During that period of time began to think about a business model to facilitate flexible working and opportunities for lawyers.
After being terminated during maternity leave, Helen was keen to do something different so joined Donna to help her grow the business.
I asked Donna and Helen “how challenging was it to develop a model that wasn’t the traditional law firm model that everybody was following?”
Donna highlights “it was quite challenging as it took some time to think through the model and how it would work and to not be just doing things the same way as every law firm was doing at the time. It got easier as time passed on and it feels like less of an uphill battle in terms of the education process.”
LegalEdge was a fully functioning remote company that championed flexible working way before Covid and is continuing to lead the way with their people first culture.
Donna says they have been committed to finding different ways of doing things and making people aware that if they’re not happy, they can do something about…13 years later and they are still making an impact and enjoying it.
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