Life With Law is a series of FREE talks offering inspiration and ideas for living a good, happy and satisfying life (whilst practising law)

London

Wed
Jun
13
th
6:30 pm

Telling stories

to get things done:

How to inspire others

in an uncertain world

Speakers

Polly Morland

On 'The power of stories to open up new ways of thinking'

This talk explores the power of true stories in turbulent times to open up new ways of thinking about how and why we change. Polly Morland is an award-winning writer and former documentary-maker who blends ideas from psychology, philosophy and literature. Her books blend remarkable human stories with reflections on how we live today – and how we can live better.

James Evans

On 'I Promise I'm Not Imagining You Naked'

To most people, there is nothing funny about public speaking – which is why the fear of speaking in public ranks higher than the fear of death, disease and being buried alive. Drawing on his experience as a stand-up comic, public speaking coach James Evans will dispel common myths and share his secrets on how to engage, and even delight, your next audience.

Melbourne

Wed
Jun
06
th
12:30 pm

Good, great & unstoppable: what you can learn from your favourite teams

Speakers

Garie Dooley

On 'Good, great & unstoppable: what you can learn from your favourite teams'

You cannot underestimate the power of successful teams and what they can achieve, both in a work and life context. This event will focus on lessons learnt from sporting teams and other environments. We’ll explore what makes a good team, a great team and an unstoppable team.  Starting from ‘why bother?’ and ‘where do we start?’ and knowing where you and your team are at, you will walk away with some useful tips and an enthusiasm for what can be achieved

 

Day to day, you will find Garie speaking and writing about what drives high performing teams. He also facilitates workshops, regular team and business reviews and mentors leaders for a broad range of clients’ teams which have included Credit Suisse, Rabobank, Sydney Collective, Dymocks, Merivale, Lion, Foxtel, Flexigroup, South Sydney Rabbitohs, NSW Rugby League Executive Team, Australian Opals Basketball Team, Atomic Search, and Zoetis (Pfizer).

Brisbane

Tue
May
22
nd
12:30 pm

Good, great & unstoppable: what you can learn from your favourite teams

Speakers

Garie Dooley

On 'Good, great & unstoppable: What you can learn from your favourite teams'

You cannot underestimate the power of successful teams and what they can achieve, both in a work and life context. This event will focus on lessons learnt from sporting teams and other environments. We’ll explore what makes a good team, a great team and an unstoppable team. Starting from ‘why bother?’ and ‘where do we start?’ and knowing where you and your team are at, you will walk away with some useful tips and an enthusiasm for what can be achieved.

 

Day to day, you will find Garie speaking and writing about what drives high performing teams. He also facilitates workshops, regular team and business reviews and mentors leaders for a broad range of clients’ teams which have included Credit Suisse, Rabobank, Sydney Collective, Dymocks, Merivale, Lion, Foxtel, Flexigroup, South Sydney Rabbitohs, NSW Rugby League Executive Team, Australian Opals Basketball Team, Atomic Search, and Zoetis (Pfizer).

 

Munich

Tue
Jun
12
th
6:30 pm

„Fit for business -

Geheimnisse

mentaler Stärke“

Speakers

Alexandra Kröger

On 'Intelligenz und Wahrnehmung'

Wir beschäftigen uns viel mit unserer Intelligenz und sind stolz darauf, diese auf den ersten Blick auch zielstrebig und bewusst einzusetzen. Tatsächlich werden wir oftmals stärker durch unser Un-Bewusstsein geleitet, als durch unser Bewusstsein. Als intelligente Wesen handeln wir oft vorhersehbar irrational. Frau Alexandra Kröger, Inhaberin des Executive Coaching Institutes Powerful Minds, verrät in Ihrem Impulsvortrag Spannendes über unseren Geist und unsere eingeschränkte und leicht zu manipulierende Wahrnehmung.

Philip Werner

On 'Stressresistenz und Dankbarkeit'

Das Thema Glück und Zufriedenheit ist präsenter denn je, in den sozialen Medien präsentiert scheinbar jeder sein erfülltes Leben. Tatsächlich ist es aber so, dass Stress und Überforderung auf dem Vormarsch sind und gravierende gesundheitliche Folgen haben. Dankbarkeit ist ein Tool, dass nachweislich positive Auswirkungen auf die körperliche und emotionale Gesundheit hat. Der erfahrene Business- und Life-Coach Philip Werner geht darauf ein, warum Dankbarkeit so wichtig ist, welche Ansätze es gibt und zeigt Wege auf, wie Sie Dankbarkeit für sich, Ihre Ziele und Ihre Gesundheit nutzen können.

London

Thu
Nov
16
th
6:30 pm

Who do you

THINK YOU ARE?

Speakers

Luisa Baldini

On 'Building a Personal Brand'

Do we now live in a society where personal brand is more important than ever? What does it actually mean to have a personal brand? As a news correspondent for over 15 years
(most recently with the BBC), Luisa Baldini has experienced how colleagues in the media and people that she has interviewed have worked to define themselves. In this talk she will discuss her own brand and look at the importance of understanding the value of a personal brand and how it can be used to influence and make an impact.

Dr. Brennan Jacoby

On 'Building Trust'

The ability to build trust between ourselves, colleagues and clients is invaluable. But matters of trust are also complex. Dr. Brennan Jacoby is a philosopher who believes that in order to build trust well, you first must think carefully about the trust you aim to cultivate. In this talk, Brennan will share insight that both clarifies how trust works and reveals how best to go about building it.

London

Mon
Feb
20
th
6:30 pm

How to

love and

lead change

Speakers

Samantha Clarke

On 'Loving change'

We can all agree that 2016 was a year of change on many levels. Samantha will address how to deal with change in a positive way; be it at work, at home or on a larger scale. As change happens at an ever increasing rate, Samantha will look at strategies to embrace the opportunities it brings.

John-Paul Flintoff

On 'How to change the world'

Writer of How To Change The World, John-Paul returns to Life With Law to discuss how to identify what is most important to you and ways to overcome the obstacles that may hold you back. He comes to us to ask “How can I, one individual in a world of billions, change things?”.

London

Mon
Jul
11
th
6:00 pm

Be less busy:

how to find

time for what

really matters

Speakers

Tom Chatfield

On 'How to focus on what really matters'

This talk explores what it means to live deep and focus on what really matters amid distractions. Tom Chatfield is an author, BBC columnist, TED Global speaker and authority on technology and digital culture.

Tony Crabbe

On 'How to thrive in a world of too much'

Business psychologist and author Tony Crabbe will draw on solid psychological research to address one of the great problems of modern life: we’re too busy. He’ll show how busyness is a normal response to a world of too much, but it isn’t the only response. Practical strategies can help us to regain a sense of control.

London

Tue
Nov
17
th
6:30 pm

The secret power

of risk-taking

and curiosity

Speakers

Ian Leslie

On 'Curiosity: Why Our Future Depends On It'

Everyone is born curious, but only some retain the habits of exploring, learning and discovering as they grow older. This talk will explore why curious people tend to be smarter, more creative and more successful, and what feeds curiosity and what starves it. Ian Leslie is a highly regarded author, speaker and consultant who combines careers in writing and advertising.

Polly Morland

On 'Risk Wise'

Risk often gets a bad press. From the seemingly unnecessary actions of extreme sportspeople to the excessive risk appetites of stockbrokers the world over, the term ‘risky’ is often seen as synonymous with ‘reckless’, ‘foolhardy’ or even downright dangerous. This talk will explore whether any of us can live in a world without risk, and would it be desirable to do so? Polly Morland is an award-winning documentarian and writer.

London

Wed
Apr
29
th
6:30 pm

WORKING FAST &

SLOW-FINDING

BALANCE

Speakers

Carl Honoré

On 'The Slow Revolution'

When life is a never-ending race against the clock, everything suffers – our diet and health, our relationships, even our ability to think and work. The solution: slow down. Decelerating at the right moments can bring more depth, pleasure and meaning to our lives. It can boost our health and make us more efficient, creative and productive. In this talk, Carl will show how we can all work, play and live better by unleashing our inner tortoise.

John-Paul Flintoff

On 'Strategies for Taking Control'

How often, in daily life, do you really feel like you are in charge? And if it’s not you, who is? In the busy world we live in, it’s all too easy to believe that the demands of others – particularly in the sphere of work – must always take priority over our own wishes. This talk will help you see the ways in which you routinely hand over responsibility for your life – and practical strategies and tips to take back control.

London

Tue
Oct
07
th
6:30 pm

Making the most

of the moment:

planning less &

noticing more

Speakers

Ed Halliwell

On 'What is mindfulness?'

This session will look at the history and current understandings of mindfulness, and offer an introduction to some key mindfulness practices. Ed will outline the state of the science of mindfulness, showing how it might help us in managing stress, cultivating well-being and developing effectiveness, both personally and professionally.

Dr. Kate Hefferon

On 'Flow: What it is and what we can do to get more of it'

Have you ever been ‘in the zone’? Researchers call this state of optimal functioning: ‘Flow’. Kate will explain what exactly flow is, when we have it, why it is good and what we can do to get more of it. This talk will explore how Flow can help you live in the present, produce well-being and progress personal development.

London

Tue
Apr
29
th
6:30 pm

How to tap

into your

creative mind

Speakers

Cathy Haynes

On 'Reclaiming Creativity'

Our culture wrongly tells us that some people are creative and others (like lawyers?) aren’t. We can all learn to be more creative. It’s also essential for making the most out of life. This talk will help develop strategies, confidence and inspiration to take a more creative approach to whatever we do.

Prof. Vincent Walsh

On 'All in your Head - the Neuroscience Behind Creativity'

By understanding what happens in the brain, we can try to set up the best conditions for solving problems in a creative way and being innovative in how we think. This talk turns insights from neuroscience into practical ways to tap into the full potential of our minds.

London

Wed
Apr
17
th
6:30 pm

How to make

time work

for you

Speakers

Tom Chatfield

On 'Making time in the digital age'

This talk looks at how to avoid being ensnared by technology in an always-on world. Tom Chatfield is a columnist for the BBC, TED Global speaker, consultant, broadcaster and author.

Claudia Hammond

On 'How to perceive and control our time'

This talk looks at the nature at time and some practical ideas for improving our relationship with it. Claudia Hammond is an award winning BBC broadcaster, author and psychology lecturer.

London

Wed
Oct
10
th
6:30 pm

Finding Your

Path & Making

Things Happen

Speakers

Nick Southgate

On 'The surprising science of better decision making'

This talk will delve into the surprising science about how we really make decisions and suggest practical strategies and tips to shape our own behaviours and become the people we want to be.

John Purkiss

On 'Discovering the life that you want'

This talk will help you to discover your talents, values and mission in life – and to connect with people who appreciate what you do and are on your wavelength.