Date: 19th April 2018
Time: 14:00 - 17:00
Law Society of Scotland
144 Morrison Street
Edinburgh, EH3 8EX Scotland
2.5 hours verifiable CPD
Working in the legal sector inevitably means that we need to deal with challenges and problems on a near daily basis. It might be one overwhelming issue or a constant wave of smaller setbacks that conspire against us, undermine our confidence and make us question our competence and ability to prevail. Hence the need for us to explore the strategies that we might adopt to build resilience and cope with the setbacks that thwart our efforts.
This session will be led by Russell Borland and Thomas Chalmers, Partners of UK wide Coaching Consultancy, Leading Figures.
This workshop is for you if:
- setbacks tend to undermine your confidence on an ongoing basis
- recent challenges have disabled your self-belief
- you would like to be more resilient in the face of adversity
Russell is an Executive Coach working primarily in the legal, finance and professional services arena. Coaching assignments have ranged from helping individuals take the ‘step up’ to a senior leadership role in their organisation to working with teams/Partner groups in order to increase their cohesion and effectiveness. Russell holds an ILM level 7 Diploma for Professional Executive Coaches and Leadership Mentors. He is also accredited to use the Myers Briggs (MBTI) psychometric analysis to help clients develop a greater level of insight into their personality and how relationships with others can be enhanced.
Russell was previously at Hymans Robertson LLP for 20 years where he held a number of senior leadership positions including firm-wide Managing Partner. Investing in people and their development was a particular focus in such roles. Outside coaching his interests include his family, reading and the occasional travel trip.
Russell is a Partner in Leading Figures alongside Thomas Chalmers. Their clients include The Chartered Banker Institute, The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) and The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Scotland (ICAS).
Thomas is an Executive Coach specialising in the legal, finance and professional services sectors where he has supported a number of clients in developing their leadership capacity and growing their firm and/or practice. His experience spans clients from both The Law Society of Scotland and The Faculty of Advocates. As well as 1:1 executive coaching he has also supported many clients in securing Chair and non-executive roles and is engaged as a team coach at Board and Senior Management level, helping teams improve their effectiveness.
A Chartered Banker, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland and Coach U Graduate, his previous careers span 10 years in commercial banking followed by 14 years owner/partner of a multi-award winning seafood business. His interests include his family, marathon running, creative writing and psychology.
Thomas is a Partner in Leading Figures alongside Russell Borland. Their clients include The Chartered Banker Institute, The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) and The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Scotland (ICAS).