Ep #9: Mid-Year Review Meltdown

It’s the beginning of July, and that means one thing for a lot of you – mid-year reviews.

Over the last two weeks, almost every one of my clients has reached out to me freaking out about this anxiety-filled time of year, unsure about what to expect from their performance reviews, and what they will mean. Regardless of whether they have been killing it or struggling with their work, the entire process has them fearful.

On this episode of The Lawyer Stress Solution, we delve into the outcomes of mid-year reviews and why they bring up so much anxiety about your performance and career. Tune in to discover a step-by-step process for successfully navigating your performance review and find out how you can use this information to take your practice to the next level. No meltdown required.


What You’ll Learn From this Episode:

  • Why you get incredibly anxious about your mid-year review.
  • Why the meltdown during this trying time of year is unnecessary.
  • The two types of feedback you can receive in a mid-year review, and how to distinguish between them.
  • How to know which parts of your review to incorporate and which to ignore.
  • How you can use your review to boost your performance without any additional stress.

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About the author

Kara Loewentheilis a former litigator, academic, and think tank director who now runs a boutique life coaching practice for lawyers. As a certified cognitive life coach, her coaching work focuses on teaching lawyers how to reduce stress, improve time management, balance their workload and personal lives, and create a sustainable and enjoyable legal practice. Before launching her coaching practice Ms. Loewentheil ran the Public Rights / Private Conscience Project at Columbia Law School, held academic fellowships at Yale and Columbia, and litigated in state and federal court. Ms. Loewentheil clerked on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and is a cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School and Yale University.

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