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Making the shift from perfectionism to the pursuit of excellence

I had the opportunity to co-present for CLEBC on the topic of dealing with perfectionism with Derek LaCroix, QC, Executive Director of the Lawyers Insurance Program of BC. Derek and I enjoyed working together and so are going to offer another on-line presentation on this topic for CLEBC in November. This time we are going to focus on providing more in the way of actionable tips for the viewers.

To give you a taste for what we will be talking about here is a link to an article that I wrote for this month.

Bottom line is that I encourage all perfectionists out there to choose to make the shift away from perfectionism and towards excellence. Often it takes support, and some focused and consistent effort, but the good news is, it is a truly achievable goal.

About the author

Allison Wolf

I am the founder of AWAL and one of the most senior coaches for lawyers in North America. I have helped countless clients over the past fifteen years, develop thriving legal practices and before that served as director of marketing for award-winning law firms. My specialty is uncovering the thinking traps and gaps holding clients back and helping them acquire the mindsets, skills, and habits for growing successful and rewarding legal careers. After a career in legal marketing and business development with law firms in Beijing, New York, and Vancouver, I was trained as a coach in 2004 at Royal Roads University and now coach clients from across North America. You can reach me at or learn more about my coaching practice from the coaching section of the Attorney With A Life Website.