I help forward-thinking law firms create a high performance culture that brings out the best of their individuals and teams, for the ongoing success and sustainability of the firm.
Law firms operate in a high pressure environment. The standard structure of billable hours leads to high stress to achieve your targets with partners and team members often having to work 70 (or let’s face it, way more than 70) hours a week. There’s the stress of managing staff and keeping them on track and performing efficiently. It’s often seen as a dog-eat-dog world, where there are low levels of trust among team members and only one perceived path to success – to work to the point of burnout and sacrifice much of your life to succeed.
While these might seem like clichés or stereotypes, it’s common enough to cause high levels of burnout and attrition in the industry. Not to mention team members’ impaired performance and increased stress because of imposter syndrome, low levels of trust and vicarious trauma (depending on the area of law practiced). These all have a significant impact on your team members and their families…and on your bottom line.
It doesn’t have to be this way. There’s not only one way to be successful – and there are definitely ways to build a culture and way of operating that leads to high performance without burnout. That’s where I can help!
WAYS TO WORK WITH ME
Step out of your usual operating environment and into a weekend specifically designed to challenge, inspire and develop your key players into high performance leaders.
Who is Shaun O’Gorman
For 13 years I was an accomplished and recognised Police Office and member of the Queensland Police Dog Squad. It was a career full of highlights, but not without its personal toll on my physical, emotional and mental health. I suffered Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and clinical depression. Those I turned to could tell me why I was the way I was, but no one could tell me how to overcome it.
What followed was a 20 year journey of personal development, study, education, working with coaches and mentors and finding every piece of information possible on resilience, stress and leadership – with the end goal of healing myself and becoming an effective leader in my own life.
I forged a successful 15-year corporate career in commercial property, working in high performing teams in multinational corporations, becoming the National Leasing Manager of a $1.6 billion investment fund.
Still, I wasn’t living the life I wanted to live – one of integrity, passion and purpose. I felt unfulfilled, empty and without purpose. I had the cars, houses and money, but it didn’t make me happy.
In 2011 I started a passion project working with clients part-time to live their best lives. Then in 2017 I left the corporate world and launched full time into my passion of helping people. I now devote my life to helping others using the knowledge, education and experience that helped me create a high performing life where I am happier and more fulfilled than I ever thought possible. And from that passion and purpose, I now help my clients be high-performing leaders in their careers and lives.
When I first met Shaun, I was one fight loss away from quitting my fight career. As an MMA fighter, I had lost 4 fights in a row and had 10 wins and 8 losses from my professional career. Shaun helped me with my mindset around fighting and I not only won my next fight but went on to secure a UFC contract. I fought 6 times for the UFC. Now I run my own martial arts and fitness center, which I had always dreamed of but never thought was possible. When Shaun and I first worked together I told him my dream was to fight UFC and run my own gym, he absolutely helped me make that dream possible.
To say Shaun has helped me is an understatement, he showed me a totally different way of thinking and I have continued to develop this for the last 5 years. This has had a huge positive impact on my business, marriage, being a Dad and my life in general.
I would highly recommend Shaun to anyone who wants to make changes in their lives and achieve amazing outcomes.
Shaun has helped me improve a lot in my life and continues to do so. What stands out the most currently is my ability to keep a sense of calmness about me despite the significance and volume of demands that are inherent in my role. Before working with Shaun I was quick to feel anxious and, at times, overwhelmed. I identified this early as a barrier to being the kind of leader I wanted to be and that my growing team needed me to be. For Shaun to help me achieve this within our first 3 months of coaching was truly life changing. It’s why I continued to work with him after the initial program had finished.
He has incredible intuition and knowledge and I continue to be amazed at his ability to immediately identify and concisely articulate what is at the very heart of a seemingly big problem or situation.
From the first moment I connected with Shaun, I knew he was genuinely different and could sense that his style of doing things was going to work for me. There is nothing generic about what Shaun gives you. The best part of the experience is how real and personal it is. You will be seriously challenged, but in a way that feels strangely comfortable, because Shaun is working with you in real time (not off some script).
The biggest thing Shaun has helped me with is reframing who I thought I needed to be to succeed. He helped me identify the key things that were getting in y way and to see the strength in being more of who I really am to achieve the results I want in my own way. To anyone considering working with Shaun, I say just to it. Don’t over think it. Give him a call and you’ll know within 5 minutes if it’s right for you.