Small Business Stress and Personal Wellbeing

Small Business Stress and Personal Wellbeing with Katie Richards, Founder of Law on Earth

Small and Medium (SMEs) sized businesses are under the pump right now in Australia. 
With the small business community employing lots of Australians in various sectors, it is so important for the SME owners and employees are remaining in a good state of health and wellbeing. 
I know people are reluctant to speak to lawyers, especially when under stress and financial pressure, but the value of great advice is underrated.
In this episode, Tom Bosna and Katie Richards talk about:
  • Katie’s expertise as a commercial lawyer and her passion for accessible legal help being a human right
  • How legal issues impact people’s personal wellbeing and their performance at work
  • How access to legal help could fit into the current employee wellbeing support framework
  • The top stressors at the moment for employees and employers
  • The rapidly changing workplace and considerations for employees and employers to manage risks
Entrepreneur, Lawyer, Educator and Innovator. Katie is a commercial solicitor passionate about systematisation and efficiency. As a previous commercial legal advisor to corporations like Domino’s Pizza, National Australia Bank, GE Mining and Ecowash Mobile both in Australia and in the USA, Europe and Middle East, Katie’s legal experience spans a variety of commercial matters and her ability to identify issues and opportunities, strategize a cost-considered and risk-mitigated approach and execute has been finely tuned. Having transacted in culturally sensitive environments, Katie is experienced in providing advice on commercial contracts which is socially considerate. As a strong advocate for the provision of access to legal services Australia-wide regardless of financial position or geographical location, Katie set about the establishment of Virtual Legal, driving a high-energy team of lawyers to provide standard legal services through an online platform allowing clients to have legal work done without leaving their home or office. The use of the latest technology and systematisation of all processes within the corporation has given Katie’s team the ability to charge only competitive fixed fees for residential conveyancing, commercial conveyancing, retail leasing, commercial leasing, business sales, business purchases, buying franchises, selling franchises, setting up franchises, wills and estates services, drafting agreements for small businesses (i.e. employment agreements, privacy policies, terms and conditions, supply agreements and several other commercial agreements) and setting up new companies and trusts.
Check out Law on Earth

Wellbeing when you have Billable Hours

Wellbeing when you have Billable Hours… How to drive wellbeing culture and performance for busy lawyers, with Zoe Holland, People & Culture manager at Wotton & Kearney Lawyers.

In this episode, Josh chats with Zoe Holland, who is the People & Culture Manager at Wotton & Kearney Lawyers.  Zoe has worked in a number of roles, but has found herself in her dream role and is a niche expert in managing people, culture and wellbeing for law firms.

Zoe shares her insights into engaging employees that are often time poor, work hard, and charge in billable hours and minutes as part of their role.

This is a great listen, as Zoe gets into:

  • The myths, and stigma around how wellbeing is prioritised within law firms
  • The changing landscape of the legal services industry, and how the wellbeing of employees has been thrust into the spotlight
  • Practical insights into what works in the way of wellbeing initiatives for legal and similar professional services
  • The sad, but real truth that law firms aren’t at all as crazy and hectic as an episode of Suits
About us:

Well Workplaces is a movement by Pinnacle Health Group.  Our vision is for a world where workplaces lead and create healthier communities.  Well Workplaces podcast has been designed to create genuine wellbeing conversations in the workplace and share expert knowledge in practical ways.

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