100 episodes

Want to know how to scale your law firm without burnout?

Join Caralee Fontenele, a successful law firm owner and the leader of an incredible global community full of ambitious law firm owners, to discover the systems and strategies that work to scale your own legal business.

From offline and online marketing to team, scaling, mindset and more, you’ll learn the essential elements for building a massively profitable law firm and hugely happy life where you get to do more of what you love. For more help in scaling your law firm and creating more freedom visit caraleefontenele.com.

Being Unstoppable For Law Firm Owners Caralee Fontenele

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Want to know how to scale your law firm without burnout?

Join Caralee Fontenele, a successful law firm owner and the leader of an incredible global community full of ambitious law firm owners, to discover the systems and strategies that work to scale your own legal business.

From offline and online marketing to team, scaling, mindset and more, you’ll learn the essential elements for building a massively profitable law firm and hugely happy life where you get to do more of what you love. For more help in scaling your law firm and creating more freedom visit caraleefontenele.com.

    The Importance of Growing Your Personal Legal Brand (Ep 100)

    The Importance of Growing Your Personal Legal Brand (Ep 100)

    As a lawyer, your reputation is based on collective actions, behaviors, opinions, and beliefs. Your personal brand, however, is intentional. It is about visibility and values that you outwardly represent. Your personal brand plays a crucial role in your success. 

     

    Why else does your personal brand as a lawyer matter? 


    It represents who you are in public, professionally;
    It allows you to stand out from the crowd;
    You will gain referrals;
    You can bring more value as an employee;
    You will have more and better opportunities;
    Be in control of your brand and reputation; and
    You can take your brand wherever you go!

    Competition is fierce in the legal industry - It is essential to recognise that people buy from people, not law firms! 

    In the Scalable Business Lounge, we focus on how to elevate your personal brand to make people want to work with you and for you. There is such a massive opportunity to fulfill by having a personal brand, so make sure you do it right! To find out more about the Lounge, click here.

    Listen to the full podcast now to find out more! 

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    • 13 min
    How To Make Decision Making In Your Law Firm Super Easy (Ep 99)

    How To Make Decision Making In Your Law Firm Super Easy (Ep 99)

    This week on the podcast, Caralee talks about the importance of knowing and living by your core values as a law firm owner. Last week she was invited to revisit her core values again, and it was an interesting exercise to see if her core values had shifted or not.

    Running a law firm and being faced with the hundreds of decisions a day that you have to make can be difficult, but as Caralee explains, when you are aligned to your core values, it becomes easier to make tough decisions.

    Core values are deeply held beliefs that help guide you in life and in business. They are often one-word qualities that you want to run your life by which includes your law practice as a firm owner.

    There are many benefits of knowing your core values, including:

    1. You will experience easier decision making, just as stated by Roy Disney;

    2. You will identify if you or your business isn’t aligned; Your law firm goals will be easier to determine if you know your foundational core values;

    3. You will establish law firm individuality, which is required in our competitive market; and

    4. Your law firm will be both anchored and have a robust engine for success.

    In this podcast, listen to Caralee's tips to explain why you should identify your firm's core values and live by them. Create raving fans and keep complaints to a minimum.

    As mentioned in the podcast, head to www.scalablelaw.com to download free resources, templates, and you will find Caralee’s mastermind membership - the Scalable Business Lounge. This is a program where Caralee breaks down how to scale your law firm in 4 easy strategies!

    See the links below for more info!

    CONNECT WITH Caralee:

    Instagram @caralee.fontenele

    Facebook: @caraleefontenele

    LinkedIn: @caraleefontenele

    Scalable: @scalablelaw.com

     

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    • 17 min
    The 4 Things You Should Be Doing Before EOFY In Your Law Firm (Ep 98)

    The 4 Things You Should Be Doing Before EOFY In Your Law Firm (Ep 98)

    It is only six weeks until the end of the financial year, so today on the podcast Caralee discusses the four things that you should be doing in your law firm between now and then to get your firm in the best position for the new financial year. 

     

    You will learn what you need to do in your firm to make this EOFY happen and how you prepare to make 2022-2023 your best financial year yet! 

     

    Depending on where you are located in the world may affect how much of a priority EOFY is for you. Here in Australia, June 30th is the last day of our financial year. Don’t wait for the two weeks before EOFY - get started now, no matter where you are!

     

    Remember, in business you want you to be proactive rather than reactive! 

     

    So, what do you need to get ready for EOFY? Caralee dives into the importance of the below: 

    1. Contact your Accountant & look at your figures! 

    You need to plan; we have six weeks until EOFY - Think, what invoices do you have coming in? What will you be billing? Is everything up to date and reconciled? Have you contributed to Super this year, and if not, can you contribute to your super fund? If you haven’t had this conversation with your accountant - go now! 

    2. Plan your goals for the next financial year! 

    If you haven’t had time to do your planning or filter your goals for the new financial year, now is your time. Not in July, this needs to be done this side of the year. Stay proactive rather than reactive.  

    3. Create a marketing plan that will support your law firm's goals

    In order to grow and reach your goals, you must have the proper marketing to support them! Your marketing plan may start small and grow more extensive throughout the year - depending on your goals. 

    4. Create a content plan to support organic growth

    What will you break down to promote your law firm on social media in the new financial year? You can watch Caralee’s FREE Social Media Workshop to digest precisely how you can plan your social media content. Social media is the best form of organic marketing, so set aside some time to do this workshop. 

     

    If you would love to do an entire planning session with me, now is the time! In the Scalable Business Lounge, we will have a Masterclass in June on exactly how you can get organising and prepare for your 2022-2023 financial year! 

     

    To apply to be a part of the lounge, you can do so by visiting scalablelaw.com



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    • 20 min
    Tips For Lowering Client Complaints In Your Law Firm (Ep 97)

    Tips For Lowering Client Complaints In Your Law Firm (Ep 97)

    This week on the podcast, Caralee dives into how you can minimise client complaints by having excellent but simple best practices for the service that you offer. Getting client complaints is time-consuming, frustrating, energy-zapping, and avoidable! 

    Excellent customer service is something that Caralee’s firm, Collective Family Law, constantly strives to improve, and now Caralee wants to share her tips with you! She recognises that no matter how good your business is, there is always room to improve. 

    As law firm owners, we often know how to give excellent service to the clients ourselves,  however, we can forget to train our team on how to do the same! Remember they are great lawyers, and they not have ever considered how to give a five-star service to the clients that walk through your law firm doors.

    We all know what it is like to be a client, and we all know what it is like to be on the receiving end of a bad or poor service experience. It is frustrating and often can result in bad reviews.

    At Collective Family Law, Caralee and her team aren’t unicorns so of course, they receive complaints from time to time. However, they work on as a team how to minimise those complaints by giving excellent customer service using a few simple strategies.

    So, what does the ultimate service look like to minimise client complaints in your law firm?

    In this podcast, listen to Caralee's tips to provide the best practices when it comes to service in your law firm. Create raving fans and keep complaints to a minimum. 

    As mentioned in the podcast, head to ScalableLaw.com to download free resources, templates, and you will find Caralee’s mastermind membership - the Scalable Business Lounge. This is a program whereby Caralee breaks down how to scale your law firm in 4 easy strategies!

    See the links below for more info! 

    CONNECT WITH Caralee:



    Instagram @caralee.fontenele
    Facebook: @caraleefontenele
    LinkedIn: @caraleefontenele 
    Scalable: @scalablelaw.com


     

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    • 18 min
    Zero to Hero in 18-Months with Adele Anthony from Your Legacy Lawyer (Ep 96)

    Zero to Hero in 18-Months with Adele Anthony from Your Legacy Lawyer (Ep 96)

    On the podcast today, Caralee interviews Adele Anthony from Your Legacy Lawyer! Your Legacy Lawyer specialises in Wills & Estates, Superannuation, Power of Attorney, and Succession Planning matters. Adele began her work in the law over 30 years ago as a legal assistant and returned to study to qualify as a solicitor when she was in her forties and fifties.  Your Legacy Lawyer strives to ensure women are financially sound when it comes to estate planning.

     

    Adele was one of the founding members of the Scalable Business Lounge and has been an incredible addition to the group. When she first joined the lounge, she had only just opened her business, in only 18 months since then she has dramatically grown her firm, employed solicitors and is working herself only 10 hours a week on client work. Her big goal is to get off the tools by the end of the year so she can focus on the scaling of her business!

     

    This podcast is super inspiring and displays how working on your business, rather than in it, can have rapid results when you take the right steps!

     

    The Scalable Business Lounge allows students to access the best resources to scale your firm - fast. The Lounge is designed to help you make a difference to the people you help and your team. The SBL helps driven legal professionals to scale their law firms by taking client work off their plate without sacrificing quality.

     

    If you would like to know more about the Scalable Business Lounge, visit us! Click here.

     

     

    CONNECT WITH Adele:

     

    LinkedIn: @AdeleMAnthony

    Website: https://yourlegacylawyer.com.au/contact-me/

    Instagram: @Your.Legacy.Lawyer

    Facebook: @AdeleMAnthony

     

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    • 35 min
    The $250K Mistake I Made In My Law Firm (Ep 95)

    The $250K Mistake I Made In My Law Firm (Ep 95)

    This week on the podcast, Caralee dives into how to avoid making the same mistakes she did in her law firm, which was a $250,000.00 mistake. 

     

    Running Collective Family Law for ten years and being a part of the business for fourteen years, Caralee has made plenty of mistakes, but this one is an expensive learning curve that other business owners can avoid if they have their whits about them. 

     

    When Caralee took over the firm, it was a shambles, dabbling in many fields of law in the hope of reliable cash flow, taking on any client or matter that came through the door and there were no systems or billing practices. When Caralee became the Principal of Collective Family Law, she cleaned it all up and specialised the firm to be only Family Law, leading to a niche market and more cash flow. It is a common misconception that people think the more you offer, the more money you make, which is not always true.  

     

    Caralee shares her mistakes openly on this podcast so that you don’t have to make them! To find out the mistakes Caralee made, which eventually cost her $250,000.00 - listen to the podcast! 

     

    If you found this podcast episode to be extra informative, you will LOVE the Scalable Business Lounge. Caralee has built the lounge to focus on your learning without the fall and scale without the mistakes! With the support from Law Firm owners from different fields, experiences and countries, there is so much to be gained! To find out more, click here! 



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    Instagram @caralee.fontenele
    Facebook: @caraleefontenele
    LinkedIn: @caraleefontenele

     

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    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

Studio8design ,

So much gold!

There is so much motivational gold in the Being Unstoppable podcasts. Caralee’s guidance and inspiration applies to any industry. I’ve been loving listening to these in the morning to boost myself for the day. Thanks so much Caralee for sharing your tips with us all. @studio_8_design

rinkcoco ,

Amazing podcast. Very informative 👍

Love your work 💕

goldchalk ,

Such much GOLD

Love listening to this podcast. So much business gold. I’m ready to scale my business thanks to you. Thank you Caralee.
Kylie @goldchalk

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