15 episodes

Welcome to the Limitless Lawyer Podcast (formerly Life Design for Lawyers). Unleashing purpose, power and potential for talented free-thinking lawyers around the globe.

Welcome! I'm Charlotte a Lawyer turned Executive Coach. 
In my work as an Executive Coach for lawyers, I support talent from around the globe with creating more purposeful and effective ways of doing business and practicing the law. My intention is to inspire the next generation of “lawyer leaders,” and play an incremental role in the shifting of the legal landscape into a new era. 

I stand for:

More inclusive and human-centric law firms. 
Law firm innovation.
The harnessing of legal tech. 

The possibilities for the legal sector are limitless, if we choose to think freely, be bold and reimagine “law firm life” as it could (and should) be. As the late Steve Jobs said, “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower”.  

LIMITLESS LAWYER Charlotte Smith

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    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

Welcome to the Limitless Lawyer Podcast (formerly Life Design for Lawyers). Unleashing purpose, power and potential for talented free-thinking lawyers around the globe.

Welcome! I'm Charlotte a Lawyer turned Executive Coach. 
In my work as an Executive Coach for lawyers, I support talent from around the globe with creating more purposeful and effective ways of doing business and practicing the law. My intention is to inspire the next generation of “lawyer leaders,” and play an incremental role in the shifting of the legal landscape into a new era. 

I stand for:

More inclusive and human-centric law firms. 
Law firm innovation.
The harnessing of legal tech. 

The possibilities for the legal sector are limitless, if we choose to think freely, be bold and reimagine “law firm life” as it could (and should) be. As the late Steve Jobs said, “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower”.  

    Season 2 Episode 3: Mindset Blocks! Who am I if I am not a Lawyer?

    Season 2 Episode 3: Mindset Blocks! Who am I if I am not a Lawyer?

    Charlotte and Natasha – real talk!
    We dive into discussing common mindset blocks which come up when considering leaving the legal profession. 
    We discuss our respective journeys of leaving the law and pivoting out of practicing the law.
    Natasha moved into legal recruiting. Charlotte moving from the UK to California. We talk about the fear that is kicked up, how we start questioning ourselves, and how we managed to navigate through these challenging times. 
    Our lawyer brains, perfectionism. Who am I if I am not a lawyer.  What if I can't land a job.  Uncertainty and fear of failure.  Connect with Charlotte here
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/charlottesmithlawyercoach/
    Connect with Natasha here 
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/natashaalladina/ 

    • 37 min
    Season 2 Episode 2: Nada Alnjajafi: Founder of Contract Nerds + Corporate Counsel on being a limitless lawyer

    Season 2 Episode 2: Nada Alnjajafi: Founder of Contract Nerds + Corporate Counsel on being a limitless lawyer

     
    Charlotte speaks to Corporate Counsel and Founder of Contract Nerds, Nada Alnajafi as they dive deep into what makes you limitless as a lawyer. 
    During our conversation we discuss:
    Finding the inspiration to build a business in a pandemic.  How Linkedin is an incredible tool to connect with other lawyers and discover opportunities. How to embrace virtual networking to take your career to the next level.  Why having an an open mind to possibility and not settle for the comfort zone is great life and career advice.   The difference between law firm life and in-house life.  Being a first generation American and channeling her passion for language into her legal career.  Join us for this conversation, connect with us on Linkedin. 
    Thanks for listening to the show. 
     About Nada
    Nada Alnajafi is an award-winning attorney with deep experience serving as in-house counsel for startups and public companies over the past 12 years. She currently serves as Corporate Counsel for Franklin Templeton, a Fortune-500 global financial services organization. Previously, she worked in-house for Faraday Future, Lexus, and Concannon Business Consulting where she gained experienced in the automotive and tech industries. Nada is passionate about leveraging the latest in legal tech to gain efficiencies in the contracts management process. With her dynamic legal and consulting background, she is more than just an attorney; she is a trusted advisor, business partner, project manager, creative problem-solver, and skilled negotiator.  In addition, Nada enjoys training contract negotiators on the ins and outs of contracts negotiations and redlining etiquette. During the pandemic, Nada wanted to find a way to connect with other contract professionals and, as a result, she created Contract Nerds – the new home for everything contracts.
     
     About Charlotte
    "I was offered partnership at a top travel law firm before I turned 30, and to the outside world, I had quickly achieved the career success I had been striving for. But something felt off. The work was challenging and high-level, but I didn’t enjoy it anymore. I wasn’t happy. I wanted more but couldn’t put my finger on what that was.
    I know how it feels to be at the top of your game yet deeply dissatisfied. Like something’s missing but you can’t quite figure out what because there’s so much going on in your life and you don’t know where to start.
    That’s why I created the Limitless Lawyer Program – to simplify and demystify the process of figuring out what you want from life and how to get there, whether that’s pivoting to a new role within the legal industry that feels more aligned with your core values, pivoting out of law entirely and starting your own business, or simply making conscious mindset and lifestyle changes to achieve a more balanced and satisfying life.

    • 45 min
    Season 2 Episode 1: What does it mean to be a Limitless Lawyer

    Season 2 Episode 1: What does it mean to be a Limitless Lawyer

    Introduction Season 2 Episode 1
    Charlotte and new co-host Natasha Alladina chat about what it means to be a limitless lawyer. We discuss:
    Health Wellbeing  Nourishment  Peak Performance Preventing Burnout We dive deep into our journey around pursuing all that is limitless. 
    We hope you enjoy the episode. 
     
    Connect with us! 
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/charlottesmithlawyercoach/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/natashaalladina/
     
    Book a 45 min complimentary call with Charlotte 
    https://calendly.com/charlotte-smith-coach/45minstrategysession

    • 44 min
    Season 2 Introducing

    Season 2 Introducing

    Season 2 starts next week, and I have some BIG announcements. 
    Listen to hear how the podcast is changing and what you can expect for the second season of Limitless Lawyer! 

    • 9 min
    Episode 11: Alay Yajnik, Law Firm Success Group on creating a successful law firm

    Episode 11: Alay Yajnik, Law Firm Success Group on creating a successful law firm

    Meet Alay Yajnik. Alay is a highly successful business consultant and law firm growth expert who works with solo and small law firms to build law firms that they love.
    Alay has such a wonderful energy, and in this episode we discuss:
    Growing your law firm in a way which is intuitive to you.  Marketing and business development for lawyers.  Creating successful and profitable legal businesses. Learn how to delegate to increase your success.  Bring strong business practices to your law practice.  It was such an honor to have Alay on the podcast. You can connect with him through Linkedin 
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/alayyajnik/
     

    • 39 min
    Episode 10: Matt Schlegel - On The Enneagram For Team Performance

    Episode 10: Matt Schlegel - On The Enneagram For Team Performance

    Meet Matt Schlegel AKA the Enneagram Master!
    I have been fascinated by the enneagram for some time. Matt kindly came on the podcast to share his insights around how the enneagram can help you to manage yourself, and your team. 
    What we cover: 
    - Understanding the enneagram for self-mastery. 
    - Team problem solving and personality dynamics.
    - Why the enneagram is so much more than a personality assessment system.
    - Breakdown of the 9 enneagram types, and where you will find them in your law firm.
    This is such an insightful episode. I just loved talking with Matt. You can connect with him here. 
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattschlegel/
    https://evolutionaryteams.com/
    https://evolutionaryteams.com/make-your-life-even-better-professionally-and-personally/

    • 46 min

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11 Ratings

11 Ratings

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Charlotte is as kind as she is wise

Great podcast! Cant’t wait to see where it goes!

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