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Free CLE - Law and the Good Life: How to Be a Productive and Happy Attorney
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 Export to Your Calendar 11/18/2020
When: November 18, 2020
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Where: Zoom Webinar
United States
Contact: Sam Alpert
406 447 2213

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Cost - Free

While many professional occupations come with pressure, attorneys face uncommonly tough challenges that lead to unhappiness and burnout.  Stress experienced by legal professionals is so far above the norm that it can only be described as “outlier stress.” 

Based on the facilitator’s recent research study, this webinar covers the three components of “outlier stress” and summarizes her unique system for addressing this stress and promoting well-being.

The webinar begins by outlining these specific stressors cited most frequently by legal professionals in the facilitator’s study:

  • A sense of having no control over work/life
  • Frustration with not being able to sufficiently help clients or make a difference
  • Excessively demanding and often adversarial work

Once “outlier stress” is outlined, the webinar moves into associated strategies for targeting “outlier stress” and heightening life and work satisfaction:

Vitality lays a foundation for well-being by optimizing the physical, psychological and mental resiliency integral to feeling in command – no matter what is happening externally. 

The focus is on:

  • Thinking and behaving in ways that stimulate confidence, commitment and endurance
  • Clarifying values and priorities so the most important, highest level work gets done
  • Galvanizing the energy and focus for thriving in the face of unpredictable demands
Connectivity builds on vitality by enhancing alliances and creating feelings of contribution and camaraderie.

Emphasis is placed on:

  • Establishing satisfying client relationships despite inevitable obstacles
  • Increasing personal and professional fulfillment through social involvement
  • Communicating more artfully to get results more quickly
Sustainability maximizes attorney stamina in the face of monumental workloads and extraordinary expectations.

The goal here is:

  • Creating structures that foster smart decision-making and innovating problem-solving
  • Asserting with diplomacy, whether with difficult colleagues or challenging clients
  • Emulating the habits of career athletes and other peak performers – despite constant distractions, demands and deadlines.

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Through executive coaching and training, Portland, Maine-based psychologist Amy Wood helps attorneys to reach greater levels of achievement and fulfillment.  She is the author of  Life Your Way: Refresh Your Approach to Success and Breathe Easier in a Fast-paced World ,  and is often called on for her expert opinion by media ranging from Maine Public Radio to Parade Magazine.   Dr. Wood earned her doctorate at Adler University, is certified by the College of Executive Coaching, and teaches cognitive-behavioral psychology at the Simmons Graduate School of Social Work.