The Softer Side of Success

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 62 minutes
Recorded Date: May 05, 2020
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  • Get acquainted with your inner critic
  • The science behind your inner critic
  • Tools to tame your inner critic
  • Questions & Answers
Runtime: 1 hour, 2 minutes
Recorded: May 5, 2020


We all live with an overactive inner critic who puts us down and drives us hard. Attorneys -- arguably some of the most driven and achievement-oriented among us -- tend to have some of the harshest inner voices around. This webinar helps attorneys get up close and personal with their own inner voice. We take time to identify the negative things we routinely say to ourselves, then learn simple, effective, actionable tools to help participants transform this debilitating, self-sabotaging force into an advantage. Attorneys will learn how to:

Utilize the Body Compass to alleviate stress by observing that insecurity manifests uniquely Recognize the "negativity playlist" of their inner critic, and how to transform negative thinking into productive action.

Use tools like meditation, gratitude, savoring, self-compassion, and mind-body awareness to minimize stress, insecurity and negativity while increasing confidence and well-being Adopt a more generous attitude toward self to improve energy and productivity.

This program was recorded on May 5th, 2020.

Provided By

American Bar Association


Tal T. Fagin

Certified Life Coach
Tal Fusion LLC

As a coach, I work in partnership with my clients to pin-point and solve problems. Together, we devise and implement simple, time-tested strategies that will lead to a fuller, freer, more balanced and joyful life.

Life coaching is not therapy. My clients are mentally healthy, accomplished, highly functioning people who simply want more out of life — whether that be in their personal relationships, their careers, their health or some combination thereof.

Sessions are conducted in person or by phone, enabling me to work with anyone, anywhere, at my clients' convenience.

Jamie Spannhake

Law Firm of Jamie Spannhake

Jamie Jackson Spannhake is a lawyer, writer, mediator, speaker, and certified coach. Her work has appeared in print and online, including at Attorney at Work and, and in Law Practice magazine, and webzines Law Practice Today, The Complete Lawyer, and Electronically In Touch. She has also published in academic journals The Brooklyn Journal of International Law and The Cumberland Law Review. She regularly writes and speaks on issues important to entrepreneurs, employees, and business owners, including lawyers, who have too many obligations and not enough time.

She graduated magna cum laude from Brooklyn Law School and received her certification as a health coach from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City. She practices law as a partner at Berlandi Nussbaum & Reitzas LLP, as the only female partner in the firm, serving clients in Connecticut and New York in the areas of commercial litigation, estate planning, real estate, and business transactions. Helping entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses is her favorite legal work.

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