256 episodes

The Law Firm Owner Podcast, powered by Velocity Work, is the go-to resource for law firm owners looking to take their business to the next level. Host and founder Melissa Shanahan shares insights and practical advice on how to organize your numbers, grow your team, increase your revenue, and achieve a better work-life balance. Through quarterly strategic planning, accountability, and coaching, Melissa shows listeners how to create sustainable success for both their firms and their personal lives. Tune in each week to join the community of law firm owners who are committed to taking their businesses from where they are now to where they want to be.

The Law Firm Owner Podcast Melissa Shanahan

    • Entrepreneurship

The Law Firm Owner Podcast, powered by Velocity Work, is the go-to resource for law firm owners looking to take their business to the next level. Host and founder Melissa Shanahan shares insights and practical advice on how to organize your numbers, grow your team, increase your revenue, and achieve a better work-life balance. Through quarterly strategic planning, accountability, and coaching, Melissa shows listeners how to create sustainable success for both their firms and their personal lives. Tune in each week to join the community of law firm owners who are committed to taking their businesses from where they are now to where they want to be.

    #252: Want to Give Out Impromptu Bonuses? Do This Before Shelling Out Cash

    #252: Want to Give Out Impromptu Bonuses? Do This Before Shelling Out Cash

    Rewarding your team with an unexpected bonus when the firm is thriving feels good, not just for them but for you too. However, shelling out cash without evaluating all the variables can end up creating a win-lose situation for your employees and the continued health of your firm.
     
    Join Melissa on this episode as she offers you a guide for giving impromptu bonuses. You’ll learn why protecting the health of your firm must be a top priority, an evaluation process that will ground you in facts, not feelings, the four financial metrics you must be addressing, and Melissa’s favorite ideas for rewarding your team in non-monetary ways if you’re not quite ready to give them cash.
     
    Get full show notes and more information here: https://www.velocitywork.com/252

    • 25 min
    #251: Peak Performance Under Pressure: Strategies for Success When It Counts

    #251: Peak Performance Under Pressure: Strategies for Success When It Counts

    Periods of high pressure are inevitable as a law firm owner. It is crucial to support yourself to get through these times with as much ease, flow, and productivity as possible, but the reality is that most owners are not planning ahead.
     
    Join Melissa this week as she shows you why supporting yourself and your health is of utmost importance during phases of high pressure. You’ll learn how owners tend to sabotage themselves when the stakes are high, why problems occur when you don’t factor stress in ahead of time, and Melissa’s top tips for proactively supporting yourself during these periods in your firm. ‍
     
    Get full show notes and more information here: https://www.velocitywork.com/251

    • 23 min
    #250: True Humility: Taking Credit Where It’s Due with Tara Gronhovd

    #250: True Humility: Taking Credit Where It’s Due with Tara Gronhovd

    Are you prone to brushing off your contributions or wins in the name of humility? What are the dangers of not taking credit where it’s due as a leader? Tara Gronhovd is the CEO of Align, where she provides team-focused leadership coaching and development, and she's joining Melissa on the podcast this week to talk about why humility is key to the success you’re seeking for your firm.
     
    Join Melissa and Tara as they dive into the meaning of true humility and the importance of owning what you do well. They’re exploring why most leaders are uncomfortable owning their strengths, and how you can exponentially grow your strengths by becoming more aware of them. 
     
    Get full show notes and more information here: https://www.velocitywork.com/250

    • 30 min
    #249: Leading Productive Meetings: How to Influence Behavior and Increase Engagement

    #249: Leading Productive Meetings: How to Influence Behavior and Increase Engagement

    How often do your meetings feel like a drag? A few key things must be in place if you want to avoid unfocused, distracted, and unproductive meetings, and simple tweaks can be the difference between meetings that feel like duds and meetings that have your whole team shining. Melissa is laying out the keys for you this week.
     
    Tune in to discover seven strategies for running focused, productive, and highly engaged meetings. You’ll learn what may be contributing to meetings that feel like a drag and Melissa’s top tips for leaning into human psychology to lead effective meetings. 
     
    Get full show notes and more information here: https://www.velocitywork.com/249

    • 23 min
    #248: When You Feel Blindsided: How to Take Better Action

    #248: When You Feel Blindsided: How to Take Better Action

    What do you do when something that feels like an emergency happens in your firm? Whether it’s a key member of your team resigning, receiving a terrible review, or anything else that catches you off guard, Melissa is offering you a guide this week for what to do when you feel blindsided.
     
    In this episode, you’ll learn how handling emotionally charged situations differs from other challenges in your firm, questions to ask yourself to produce the most productive outcomes, and how to embody business-owner maturity in even the toughest situations. 
     
    Get full show notes and more information here: https://www.velocitywork.com/248

    • 21 min
    #247: When Chasing High Growth Rates Becomes Counterproductive

    #247: When Chasing High Growth Rates Becomes Counterproductive

    While you might believe shooting for high growth rates year after year will help you find the success you’re seeking as a business owner, Melissa is here this week to show you why a constant commitment to growth might actually be creating problems in your business that are hard to recover from. 
     
    Tune in to hear the four byproducts that come from chasing high growth rates year after year, and how they can become untenable for you, your team, your clients, and your overall business. You’ll learn how to play the long game instead, and Melissa’s tips for handling a high-growth year with grace and intention.
     
    Get full show notes and more information here: https://www.velocitywork.com/247

    • 20 min

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