Webinar: Bolstering Resilience

Written by Allison Wolf

Feeling like you could use an added dose of resilience?

You are not alone. The many challenges lawyers are facing these days are raising stress levels and draining energy reserves. We have experienced unprecedented challenges in our professional and personal lives during this pandemic. We face more uncertainty in the upcoming months as school begins and a second wave of the virus is feared. Relatedly, it may surprise you to learn that lawyers fall in the bottom 30th percentile on the scale of resilience when compared to the general public.

The good news is that it does not have to be that way!

To provide support to lawyers in need, Allison Wolf, Michael Kahn, and Bena Stock are joining together to host this energized workshop. You will leave this webinar feeling more confident, empowered, and hopeful, with concrete tools you can use moving forward to help you stay strong and agile as you face ongoing and new challenges.

Join our “Bolstering Resilience” webinar on August 19 to access a host of practical tips and tools for increasing your resilience in time for the fall.

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You will receive:

  • Access to the live 90-minute webinar.
  • Access to a recording of the webinar following the event.
  • A workbook with practical tools you can implement immediately to boost your resilience.
  • Approved by the Law Society of BC for 1.5 CPD credits

Date and time:

  • August 19
  • 12:00pm to 1:30pm
  • Zoom webinar – link provided upon registration


  • $49/plus GST (total $51.45)


This webinar was offered, as a shorter version, to the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association in May 2020. We received an email from an attendee following the event with these comments:

“Thank you for the fabulous webinar on resiliency this afternoon. Your presentations – collectively and individually – were engaging, thought-provoking, and honest, with just the right mix of real-life examples, data, and humour. This was a very valuable webinar and I left it feeling grateful I’d committed the time to attend.

So much of what you had to say resonated with me, and what I learned during this hour has given me some incredibly valuable and important take-aways that I intend to incorporate into my thinking and daily life. I particularly appreciated that you offered tangible solutions and tips…

My only complaint with your presentation is that I wish we’d had time for more!”

Note: Due to the above we added 30 minutes of content to make it a 90 minute presentation!

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About our presenters:

Allison Wolf, PCC, is a senior coach working exclusively with lawyers. Over the past sixteen years, she has helped countless clients develop thriving legal careers. During the present crisis, Allison is intensely focused on supporting her clients and community in accessing resilience and surfacing the possibilities that emerge from these difficult circumstances. She is the founder of the resource website http://lawyerwithalife.com and is regularly posting articles and videos to support this effort. True to the philosophies of her coaching practice, Allison has created success without sacrificing her personal life. She remembers: “As a young woman I once visited Galiano Island in British Columbia. I looked out across the water towards the shores of Salt Spring Island and thought one day I’d like to live there.” Today she lives and meets virtually with her clients from her home on Salt Spring Island just a short stroll from the shoreline she gazed at so many years ago. Allison can be contacted by email at allison@shiftworks.ca or you can visit her website https://thelawyercoach.com.

Michael Kahn is a mental health therapist, former attorney, and co-founder of ReelTime Creative Learning Experiences, a provider of CLE and professional development programs on ethics, well-being, diversity and inclusion, and other topics for lawyers and mental health professionals. ReelTime’s workshops have been enjoyed by thousands of participants in Canada, Australia, and the United States. The Thriving Lawyers Podcast, produced by ReelTime, features lawyers who have found ways to thrive in the practice of law. Michael can be contacted by email at michael@reeltimecle.com or you can visit his website at www.reeltimecle.com.

Bena Stock has a master’s degree in counselling and is a registered clinical counsellor. Bena has over 24 years of experience as a litigator in a large downtown Vancouver law firm and in-house with the Lawyers Insurance Fund. She is a former Associate Director of the Lawyers Assistance Program of BC. Bena is uniquely qualified to offer insight into how to support the mental health of the legal profession. Bena is also a sought-after speaker. She has hosted multiple presentations and workshops for the legal community and is also a workplace wellness consultant for law firms. Bena can be contacted by email at counselling@benastock.com or you can visit her website at www.benastock.com.

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 allison@shiftworks.ca or learn more about my coaching practice from the coaching section of the Attorney With A Life Website.

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