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Hi, I’m Clarissa Rayward and I have established an online mastermind program, THE CLUB, designed for entrepreneurial lawyers looking to make the best out of their lives, in and out of law!
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If you have a law practice, and are looking to develop your personal brand, grow your business all while focusing on your own happiness (in and out of law!), then I invite you to join THE CLUB.
This online mastermind is designed to provide access to a community of like-minded lawyers who are committed to being happy in law and life. THE CLUB provides you access to a faculty of professionals handpicked to assist you in building a modern law business that is right for you. What’s even better? You will be doing it with the support of other lawyers that have been through the same struggles as you.
WHAT YOU’LL GET
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“ I was extremely fortunate to be one of a small group of lawyers to learn about the world of personal branding and social media with Clarissa. The learnings developed via weekly updates, homework and workshops were invaluable.
Clarissa’s constant enthusiasm, encouragement and sharing her considerable experience, creates a truly inspiring environment – one which brought people together and created accountability to achieve their individual goals.
With Clarissa’s encouragement, I have been able to establish my own website and blog, something which had been a goal of mine for some time, but prior to the learnings from Clarissa, seemed overwhelming.
Clarissa is a gifted educator who has been able to break down the steps required and offer support and encouragement every step of the way. I highly recommend the course to all lawyers wanting to be happier and set goals for the New Year. ”
Introducing the Faculty members
Clarissa is a family lawyer, wife and mum who is passionate about relationships, people and family. Clarissa is the Director of Brisbane Family Law Centre, a boutique Family Law practice.
Clarissa uses her industry knowledge and skill to change the way Australian families experience divorce and separation. She is known as ‘The Happy Family Lawyer’ as she believes that your divorce can be a part of your marriage you can look back on with pride. She is the author of the successful ‘Happy Family Lawyer’ blog, providing weekly commentary and tips on issues relating to divorce and the book ‘Splitsville- How to separate stay out of Court and stay friends’.
During 2016 Clarissa has published her second book- ‘Happy Lawyer Happy Life- How to be happy in law and in life’ for lawyers looking for better ways to practice law after launching a successful podcast by the same name. Clarissa has now turned her attention to addressing the high rates of depression and anxiety amongst lawyers by opening a positive dialogue on how lawyers can find happiness in their careers.
Jon runs a web design business called Five by Five. He is the author of “Love at First Site – How to build the website of your dreams”. Jon started out doing web design but now leads a team of talented designers, developers and content marketers delivering powerful web solutions. Everyday he meets business owners who are continually frustrated by their website – ultimately they just want a return on their investment. Jon works with small to medium business owners to make them a rock star online. The ultimate result is a website that gets the phone ringing and your inbox full of enquiries.
Mel is a client experience and marketing automation advocate. Having built a customer list of 10,000 in her first business, she created Loyalest which specialises in helping professional services increase their conversion rates by maximising existing web traffic with personalised sales and marketing automations. Mel is also an educator who founded course9.com, a service designed for both turnkey and DIY online course and training development. In August this year, she is launching her second podcast, ‘Productising Knowledge’. Mel looks forward to learning the challenges that individuals and businesses are experiencing within their practice and sharing her views on the untapped marketing opportunities that currently exist in the legal space.
A kid from the bush who grew up in tiny mining towns, Dave is now a digital marketer based in Newcastle, NSW. He has an infectious passion for marketing, search engines, social media, technology and people. After graduating with a degree in Business Marketing & Psychology, Dave spent 7 years working with over 500 clients in big marketing & advertising firms. He then decided to start digital marketing agency Vicinity Marketing from his bedroom. Vicinity specialises in location-based SEO, digital advertising and content marketing. Dave loves to play guitar, travel and tell awful, childish, irreverent Dad jokes. He is the co-founding CMO of Australia’s largest caravan hire and RV sharing community Camplify (The “Airbnb” of caravans) and he also hosts The Location Station Local Marketing Podcast where he interviews clever marketers and business owners about all the latest marketing technologies, local marketing tactics and success stories.
Jess worked in big city law for many years before starting her own practice. She helps small business owners keep their businesses legally healthy and does a broad range of legal work including business structuring, employment, property, IP and litigation. Jess has found a way of practicing law that works perfectly for her and her family. She is passionate about supporting other lawyers to achieve happiness in their lives, and the legal industry.
Ronsley is a speaker, author and marketer. He is the author of the book AMPLIFY – How to raise your voice, boost your brand and grow your business. His podcast, ‘Bond Appetit’, is Australia’s #1 food podcast on iTunes and receives between eight and twelve thousand listeners a day. Ronsley sits on the board for Free To Shine, an organisation that prevents sex trafficking. He is a advocate and ambassador for the work that Free to Shine do, and believes that girls should be in schools rather than brothels. Ronsley is also the founder of digital content marketing agency Amplify, which has grown from zero to twelve staff in just ten months. His newest venture, Amplify, is all about converting audio into a content-marketing echo chamber. He and his team help clients create content and turn it into genuine assets that allow their businesses to grow.
Ann-Maree is the Executive Director of The College of Law Queensland. She has worked in law for more than 30 years, in public and corporate sector roles and in private practice as a solicitor. She led the Queensland Law Society’s professional development program prior to establishing the Queensland campus of the College of Law in 2003. Under her stewardship, the College has grown from greenfield status to being the largest provider of Practical Legal Training in Queensland. Ann-Maree has pursued diverse professional interests including fostering of new lawyers; overcoming barriers to career progression in law; and contributing to programs to build resilience. Ann-Maree is currently researching the future of work and its impact on legal practice. She is President of Australian Women Lawyers, Vice President of the Women Lawyers Association of Queensland and chairs the Queensland Law Society’s Equalising Opportunities in the Law Committee. She holds Masters Degrees in Law and Education.
Terri is the Director for the Centre of Legal Innovation (Australia, New Zealand and Asia) at the College of Law. She works internationally with leaders of law firms, legal associations, law schools, and lawyers, supporting their transition to, and building a pipeline of exceptional talent for, new law. Or, what that really means is she likes to connect those who, like her, may feel they are square pegs in round holes but who she knows can to find a work home where they can be happy and productive. She likes to think about law and innovation – this involves lots of chatting, coffee and meeting amazing people – Terri loves her job! Prior to joining the Centre, Terri was a practising lawyer and subsequently led the in-house talent management departments in Asia and the US for firms and associations including Lex Mundi, IPBA and DLA Piper LLP (US). She has also led or taught on practical legal education initiatives in law schools in Asia, Australia and the US. In 2010, Terri founded Mottershead Consulting in the US, and later expanded it to Australasia, to focus on supporting lawyers, legal specialists and law firms in identifying, developing and transitioning their capabilities and practices to the “new normal” legal services market. Terri holds Masters Degrees in Law and Business but would rather chat about becoming a talk show host, rock star or crime fiction writer and how she is working on that as her next career.
Fiona is a specialist divorce and family lawyer and Director of Phillips Family Law, based in Brisbane. In 2017 she was acknowledged as a Leading Family Lawyer in Brisbane by Doyle’s Guide, following being named as a Rising Star in 2016. Fiona has become known by her colleagues for taking an empathetic and mindful approach to law and life. She has cultivated a culture of optimism and kindness where her team love what they do and who they do it with. She is passionate about wellness in the legal profession and increasing awareness about the need for lawyers to learn skills to thrive – rather than just survive – legal practice through wellness, mindfulness and other contemplative practices. Fiona regularly presents to her colleagues and is developing training for lawyers on effective lawyering, resiliency and enhanced performance through mindfulness. Fiona is the President of the Family Law Practitioners Association of Queensland.
As Managing Director and Founder of businessDEPOT John is setting out to change how businesses (and the people behind them) access the advice they need to make their ideas a reality. The foundational layer of businessDEPOT is essentially an accounting and advisory business. Wrapped around this layer is a marketplace full of all the adviser’s business needs from marketing to HR, Legal, IT and so much more. To help make the model work, businessDEPOT also operate a coworking space and host a series of events to share expertise and insights. John has over 20 years of experience of providing business and accounting advice to SMEs and family businesses (including business valuations). From a delivery perspective, these days John focuses on the business advisory side of things with an expertise in the real estate industry and passion for helping business challenge the norm.
Cameron Aggs (M.Clin. Psych) is one of Australia’s foremost Mindfulness and EQ training specialists. He has facilitated more than 200 professional development programs in Australia and the U.K. Cameron’s passion is in identifying the key drivers of good mental health for peak performance. His professional interest is in helping lawyers and their colleagues achieve greater focus, emotional resilience and client engagement skills. As a Clinical Psychologist Cameron focuses on the causes conditions for human flourishing and its opposite; human suffering. He has spent over 6000 hours assisting individuals and couples to reduce their self-defeating behaviour patterns and to achieve their wellbeing goals. Results of Cameron’s programs have been published in the scientific literature (e.g. Journal of Counseling and Psychotherapy Research, 2010). His published results show that participants in his mindfulness programs leave with greater psychological resilience, focus, and better interpersonal effectiveness with clients.
As an international business coach, partner and advisor Jacob works with energetic young companies seeking growth. In the past 12 years, Jacob has worked with more than 300 companies in Australia, the UK, North America and across Asia-Pacific. As a portfolio entrepreneur, he founded and invested in enterprises that can leverage his 3 core assets: crafting powerful B2B intellectual property; monetizing this through sound strategic planning; and scaling it through one-to-many communication channels. Jacob joined businessDEPOT to help expand their strategic advisory solutions, pushing the boundaries of the accounting profession beyond ‘trusted advisor’ into genuine understanding and guidance for their clients. Jacob’s alumni clients and colleagues describe him as the smart and quirky business guy who makes things happen. He brings business experience that impacts both profit and valuation- plus a unique energy borne form the belief that business is best when it’s fun.
Katherine Maslen is a naturopath, nutritionist and the founding director of Australia’s leading wellness centre, Brisbane Natural Health. Katherine is a leader in the field of natural health care, the author of Get Well, Stay Well, a media commentator and a renegade for health. It is her mission to help people live a life that they love through amazing health. Katherine speaks nationally about all things health and wellness. She is a regular media commentator, having appeared on Channel 9, Channel 10, ABC radio, Fairfax radio and also in Wellbeing, Good Health and Nature and Health Magazines.
Nicole is the Founder of Abboud Media, a Millennial speaker, college professor, former practicing attorney, and host of The Gen Why Lawyer Podcast. After practicing law for several years, she realized that being an attorney did not fulfil her. In fact, it left her absolutely unhappy. Nicole preferred working with lawyers rather than against them. As a result she launched my business – Abboud Media and now spends her days helping lawyers build their brands and grow their authority using video branding and marketing. After speaking with hundreds of lawyers across the U.S., Nicole uncovered a common thread that connected most of her podcast guests and it’s that they all shared a desire to take charge of their lives and find meaning in what they were doing. This shared desire for success and fulfillment is what drives my efforts to build a business based on compassionate leadership, exceptional client service, and quality work product.
Dyan is passionate about helping entrepreneurs select, organise and take care of their diverse, accomplished and valuable experiences into a compelling, multi-platform, independently published book. In her work as Creative Director for ‘Words From Daddy’s Mouth’, she knows first-hand what it is like to pull the best bits of many and varied experiences into unique and passionate stories. As a country girl beginning life in rural Victoria and NSW, you can probably imagine the gorgeous surrounds, quirky people and outdoor adventures that dotted the landscape of her early years. A fascination with people and their vast potential followed her through a science degree in Brisbane, Australia, extending into two decades of banking and finance, travel adventures, family creation and business development. Beginning in the independent publishing industry can be daunting. Coming to understand the multiple facets of the publishing industry has been incredibly fascinating to Dyan. However, as a writer (and entrepreneur), these aspects can seem redundant (and boring) – and this can stop writers from achieving publication of a book. Dyan has always enjoyed collaborating to realise writer’s (and entrepreneur’s) dreams. So whether you are interested in the technical aspects of publishing, or you simply want to write a book on your expertise, she can point you in the correct direction. Simply put – Getting it Done.
Kim Skubris is a broadcast journalist with 25 years experience in News, mostly with the Seven Network in Australia and overseas. For 20 years Kim has also been a media trainer, emcee and keynote speaker, and now works as a freelance reporter while running her own consulting business.
Kim is passionate about helping people through message mastery, storytelling and presenting to be become powerful communicators.
Stevie is the owner of Stevie Says Social, a social media consultancy which provides training + education, strategy and management services to service-based businesses looking to lift their social game.
She is an ex-lawyer turned social media marketer, and has spent over ten years spent working with some of the biggest brands in Australia on marketing strategy and social media.
Stevie write extensively on the topic of social media, and has had her work featured in the likes of Social Media Examiner, Smart Company and Business Chicks.
Jason is a world-renowned portrait photographer working exclusively with professionals who are actively crafting their impact and influence in the world.
Jason’s superpower is helping people visually communicate trust and connect with intention, integrity and authenticity. His work can be seen on the pages of Entrepreneur, GQ, Forbes, Financial Review, Men’s Fitness, The Huffington Post and loads of book covers, billboards, and bus stops everywhere.
These days, if you’re trying to build a significant brand and profile, you have to embrace the fact that we are all a ‘media company’ on some scale. There’s a lot of body language and psychology at play and Jason is great at helping people navigate that stuff to become more effective visual communicators.
He also loves to share more pragmatic tips about things like:
- What does my current image say about me?
- Finding the right photographer (NOT the ‘best’ photographer)
- Making sure you know what to ask for
- Preparing for a shoot
- Understanding body language for camera/ Positive tension/ Micro expressions
- What to wear
- Hair/ Makeup recommendations
- Using your images out in the world and maximising their impact
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