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Friday Conversations with Hannah Beko, the Law in lockdown and beyond

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A series of conversations with those in the legal profession navigating the ups and downs of lockdown and beyond.

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A series of conversations with those in the legal profession navigating the ups and downs of lockdown and beyond.

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Friday Conversations with Hannah Beko, the Law in lockdown and beyond

Latest release on Jan 15, 2021

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A series of conversations with those in the legal profession navigating the ups and downs of lockdown and beyond.

Friday Conversation with Rukshana Begum, Justice's Legal Advisor in Training - Overwhelm

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For our first episode of 2021, I was delighted to be joined by Rukshana to talk about overwhelm.  

We all have a lot to cope with, now more than ever. 

It feels like a permanent state of affairs, and we don’t know when anything will change. But, now and then we get to the point where it’s not just a lot to do – it feels emotional as though it’s all too much.

We don’t feel that we have the emotional resilience to get through it all and we become completely overwhelmed by everything that’s on our plate.

Rukshana and I discuss how the pandemic and juggling full-time work and motherhood is impacting her personally. 

You can find a handy guide to dealing with Overwhelm here.

Podcast host Hannah Beko is a lawyer, coach and trainer for the legal profession specialising in mental health and wellbeing. 

If you are a legal professional, please feel free to join the Facebook Group for networking, tips and support - Legally Speaking, a group for the legal profession by clicking here.

You can connect with Hannah on LinkedIn or visit www.authenticallyspeaking.co.uk.

Jan 15 2021

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Friday Conversation with Helen Rendle, Events Manager for the Legal Industry

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In these strange times, where the events industry has been one of the hardest hit, Helen shares her thoughts on how the industry has evolved and taken advantage of the technology available, so that events can still go ahead, safely.

Podcast host Hannah Beko is a lawyer & trainer specialising in helping law firms and lawyers improve behavioural skills, including stress management, having authentic conversations and business development with more ease.

As a coach, Hannah works with lawyers who want to improve stress management & anxiety, make decisions about their future or have a better work life balance.

You can connect with Hannah on LinkedIn or visit www.authenticallyspeaking.co.uk

Jan 05 2021

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Friday Conversation with Elizabeth Rimmer, CEO of LawCare

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It was a pleasure to catch up with Elizabeth and discuss all things mental health and wellbeing in the legal profession.  Elizabeth shared a little about her pandemic journey, how LawCare has grown over the last 20 years, and been supporting lawyers this year.

You can find out more about LawCare here. They are an independent charity which exists to support the legal profession.

Very importantly Elizabeth shared details of the survey currently being conducted into the culture and practice of law and how this is impacting mental health.   If you'd like to join us in helping to bring about changes in the profession, please do complete the confidential and anonymous survey here. 

Podcast host Hannah Beko is a lawyer & trainer specialising in helping law firms and lawyers improve behavioural skills, including stress management, having authentic conversations and business development with more ease.

As a coach, Hannah works with lawyers who want to improve stress management & anxiety, make decisions about their future or have a better work life balance.

You can connect with Hannah on LinkedIn or visit www.authenticallyspeaking.co.uk.

Nov 06 2020

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Friday Conversation with Rho Thomas, Trade Mark Lawyer & Personal Finance Coach

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I was delighted to welcome Rho as our first US guest on the podcast.  We talked about her exciting work with lawyers on developing their skills around personal wealth and finance but also touched on some really interesting points about lockdown in the US and also how she manages her mindset around being a full time fee earning lawyer and a mum with two young children at home full time.

You can find out more about Rho here.

Podcast host Hannah Beko is a lawyer & trainer specialising in helping law firms and lawyers improve behavioural skills, including stress management, having authentic conversations and business development with more ease.

As a coach, Hannah works with lawyers who want to improve stress management & anxiety, make decisions about their future or have a better work life balance.

You can connect with Hannah on LinkedIn or visit www.authenticallyspeaking.co.uk.

Oct 30 2020

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Friday Conversation with Stefanie Smith, Paralegal ACILEx at Tiger Law UK

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I enjoyed talking to Stefanie about her move into a completely new role (and new firm) during pandemic times and how she's settling in well to Tiger Law.

We talk about the innovation of the legal market with exciting new firms like Tiger Law and how Stefanie thinks training and supervision can work well in a remote world, with the right communication.

You can find out more about Stefanie and Tiger Law here.

Podcast host Hannah Beko is a lawyer & trainer specialising in helping law firms and lawyers improve behavioural skills, including stress management, having authentic conversations and business development with more ease.

As a coach, Hannah works with lawyers who want to improve stress management & anxiety, make decisions about their future or have a better work life balance.

You can connect with Hannah on LinkedIn or visit www.authenticallyspeaking.co.uk.

Oct 16 2020

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Friday Conversation with So Yung Wong, Trainee Solicitor at McMillan Williams

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So Yung and I met in the early part of lockdown and I've been impressed by her drive and enthusiasm for her own learning and personal development throughout her period of furlough and returning to complete her training contract.  In this episode we discuss her experience of furlough, returning to the office and preparing for her future career.

You can find out more and connect with So Yung on linkedin here.

Podcast host Hannah Beko is a lawyer & trainer specialising in helping law firms and lawyers improve behavioural skills, including stress management, having authentic conversations and business development with more ease.

As a coach, Hannah works with lawyers who want to improve stress management & anxiety, make decisions about their future or have a better work life balance.

You can connect with Hannah on LinkedIn or visit www.authenticallyspeaking.co.uk.

Oct 02 2020

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Friday Conversation with Hannah Beko, the next stage of the pandemic

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This solo episode was recorded the week of my 40th birthday and of the announcement that we are to resume working from home for perhaps the next 6 months.  We discuss the different feelings lawyers are experiencing from relief to a continued work life balance, anxiety that there is no return to "normal" and further isolation from colleagues, friends and family.

Podcast host Hannah Beko is a lawyer & trainer specialising in helping law firms and lawyers improve behavioural skills, including stress management, having authentic conversations and business development with more ease.

As a coach, Hannah works with lawyers who want to improve stress management & anxiety, make decisions about their future or have a better work life balance. 

You can connect with Hannah on LinkedIn or visit www.authenticallyspeaking.co.uk.

Sep 27 2020

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Friday Conversation with Amandeep Khasriya and Katherine Maxwell of Moore Barlow

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In this special episode I was joined by Amandeep and Katherine at Moore Barlow to discuss some hot topics at the moment.  Diversity & Inclusion, which Moore Barlow are doing fantastic work on at the moment, furloughing and returning staff to work.

You can find out more about Amandeep and her work with the Law Society in the Women Lawyers Division and the Diversity & Inclusion Forum here.

You can find out more about Katherine and her work at Moore Barlow here.

Podcast host Hannah Beko is a lawyer & trainer specialising in helping law firms and lawyers improve behavioural skills, including stress management, having authentic conversations and business development with more ease.

As a coach, Hannah works with lawyers who want to improve stress management & anxiety, make decisions about their future or have a better work life balance.

You can connect with Hannah on LinkedIn or visit www.authenticallyspeaking.co.uk.

Sep 18 2020

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Friday Conversation with Lewis Baxter, law student, speaker and not for profit founder

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In today's episode recorded in the same week as World Suicide Prevention Day, Lewis and I discuss past mental health challenges and how these can bring about positive change and inspiration.  As the founder of "chit-chat" Lewis has used lockdown to pivot and provide the service people really need, a friendly listening ear.

You can find out more about Lewis and connect with him here.

Podcast host Hannah Beko is a lawyer & trainer specialising in helping law firms and lawyers improve behavioural skills, including stress management, having authentic conversations and business development with more ease.

As a coach, Hannah works with lawyers who want to improve stress management & anxiety, make decisions about their future or have a better work life balance.

You can connect with Hannah on LinkedIn or visit www.authenticallyspeaking.co.uk.

If you'd like to take part in a #FridayConversation, please do email Hannah@authenticallyspeaking.co.uk. 

Sep 11 2020

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Friday Conversation with Hannah Beko, Lawyer Coach & Trainer

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Today's episode marks the return to school and our "new normal" post lockdown in September 2020.  In my first solo episode, I talk about my lockdown journey and how I see the future of the legal profession being changed for the better post COVID.

As a coach, I work with lawyers who want to improve stress management & anxiety, make decisions about their future or have a better work life balance.  I also offer training for law firms on mental health & wellbeing, improving performance visibility and branding and authenticity as a lawyer superpower. 

To find out more about me, please connect with me on linkedin or visit www.authenticallyspeaking.co.uk

Sep 06 2020

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Friday Conversation with Sally Penni, Barrister, Podcaster, Author & Founder of Women in the Law UK

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Sally and I discussed her personal experiences of lockdown in this episode released in the week of her birthday.  From juggling her office with her husband to managing court zoom appearances with children joining in, Sally has been busy.  With her daughter Maddie, she has also written a book "Rosie and the Unicorn" in lockdown about love and friendship in a diverse world.  Available on amazon with all proceeds going to charities close to Sally's heart.

You can find out more about Sally and Women in the Law UK here.

Podcast host Hannah Beko is a lawyer & trainer specialising in helping law firms and lawyers improve behavioural skills, including stress management, having authentic conversations and business development with more ease. 

As a coach, Hannah works with lawyers who want to improve stress management & anxiety, make decisions about their future or have a better work life balance.

You can connect with Hannah on LinkedIn or visit www.authenticallyspeaking.co.uk.

If you'd like to take part in a #FridayConversation, please do email Hannah@authenticallyspeaking.co.uk. 

Aug 21 2020

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Friday Conversation with Jackie Mulryne, Partner at Arnold & Porter

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In this episode Jackie and I discussed her route to partnership and juggling motherhood and maternity leave during the promotion process and also in lockdown.   We talked about the different approaches to maternity leave and how one worked better than the other for Jackie.   I think we will be discussing this further!

To find out more about Jackie please click here.

Podcast host Hannah Beko is a lawyer, coach & trainer specialising in helping law firms and lawyers improve behavioural skills, including stress management, having authentic conversations and business development with more ease.

You can connect with Hannah on LinkedIn or visit www.authenticallyspeaking.co.uk.

If you'd like to take part in a #FridayConversation, please do email Hannah@authenticallyspeaking.co.uk. 

Aug 14 2020

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Friday Conversation with Kelly Reid of Realm Recruitment

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Kelly and I discussed the future of working patterns and how much time people will want to spend in the office after lockdown.  People are going to want more flexibility going forward and employers have found increased productivity as well. How much will this impact female lawyers in their careers? 

You can find out more about Kelly and Realm here.

Podcast host Hannah Beko is a lawyer, coach & trainer specialising in helping law firms and lawyers improve behavioural skills, including stress management, having authentic conversations and business development with more ease.

You can connect with Hannah on LinkedIn or visit www.authenticallyspeaking.co.uk.

Aug 07 2020

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Friday Conversation with Jenna Atkinson, family lawyer at Harrison Drury

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Jenna and I discussed the impact of Covid on her own relationship and what she has leant from her work with clients going through difficult family times in lockdown.  It was great to hear about how much importance Jenna puts on having a separation between relaxing and work time even when working at home. 

Podcast host Hannah Beko is a lawyer, coach & trainer specialising in helping law firms and lawyers improve behavioural skills, including stress management, having authentic conversations and business development with more ease.

You can connect with Hannah on LinkedIn or visit www.authenticallyspeaking.co.uk.

You can find out more about Jenna here.

Jul 25 2020

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Friday Conversation with Sarah Goulbourne, co-founder of gunnercooke

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Sarah and I discussed how the future of men and women in the legal profession could be positively impacted by lockdown and the huge rise of flexible and agile working.  Law firms can see how productivity can be increased as well as allowing people more time with their families.  

You can find out more about Sarah and gunnercooke here.

Podcast host Hannah Beko is a lawyer, coach & trainer specialising in helping law firms and lawyers improve behavioural skills, including stress management, having authentic conversations and business development with more ease.

You can connect with Hannah on LinkedIn or visit www.authenticallyspeaking.co.uk.

Jul 10 2020

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Friday Conversation with Danielle Ayres, Employment Partner at Gorvins

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Danielle and I discussed how lockdown and remote working might benefit women making applications for flexible and/or part time working after maternity leave in the future.

You can find out more about Danielle here.

Hannah Beko is a lawyer, coach & trainer specialising in helping law firms and lawyers improve behavioural skills, including stress management, having authentic conversations and business development with more ease.

You can connect with Hannah on LinkedIn or visit www.authenticallyspeaking.co.uk.

Jun 19 2020

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Friday Conversation with Sian Darlington, business and crime solicitor at gunnercooke

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Sian is a colleague of mine at gunnercooke and it was lovely to have a Friday afternoon chat with her about what's she's learned about herself and her family throughout lockdown. Sian has used the opportunity to build her business through networking Zoom meetings and start a vlog!   She's also adopted "date night" with her husband on a Saturday night with a virtual wine tasting.

You can find out more about Sian here

Hannah Beko is a lawyer, coach & trainer specialising in helping law firms and lawyers improve behavioural skills, including stress management, having authentic conversations and business development with more ease.

You can connect with Hannah on LinkedIn or visit www.authenticallyspeaking.co.uk.

Jun 09 2020

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Friday Conversation with Rachel Flower, lawyer, leadership mentor and advocate for female entrepreneurship

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Rachel and I have created a special VE Day episode of Friday Conversations discussing so many issues we are both passionate about including women entrepreneurs, law firm wellbeing and mental health and the challenges and gifts of lockdown.

You can find out more about Rachel here.  

For our video version of the conversation please visit You Tube

Hannah Beko is a lawyer, coach & trainer specialising in helping law firms and lawyers improve behavioural skills, including stress management, having authentic conversations and business development with more ease.

You can connect with Hannah Beko on LinkedIn or visit www.authenticallyspeaking.co.uk.

Jun 04 2020

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Friday Conversation with Somaya Ouazzani, founder of Mimoza Fleur

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Somaya and I discussed women in law, progression and retention along with a lawyer's life in lockdown including juggling children and clients in challenging times.

You can find out more about Somaya and the brilliant work she is doing here.

Hannah Beko is a lawyer, coach & trainer specialising in helping law firms and lawyers improve behavioural skills, including stress management, having authentic conversations and business development with more ease.

You can connect with Hannah on LinkedIn or visit www.authenticallyspeaking.co.uk.

Jun 04 2020

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Friday Conversation with Elaine Roche, Tax & Planning Partner at Kuits

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Elaine and I discussed how a career move works in lockdown and how getting into a routine at home has helped her with the pressures of remote working. Is being "busy" a good thing?  (Audio only).

You can find out more about Elaine here.

Hannah Beko is a lawyer, coach & trainer specialising in helping law firms and lawyers improve behavioural skills, including stress management, having authentic conversations and business development with more ease.

You can connect with Hannah on LinkedIn here or visit Authentically Speaking. 

May 26 2020

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