April 06, 2022 4 min read
Anna Lozynski is an executive general counsel and author turned change agent, advisor, and influencer. She believes that legal innovation is invigorating, change is energising and efficiency will never go out of fashion.
We were so lucky to have a chat with Anna and find out what’s in her bag of tricks for business success...
I’ve had a diverse and award-winning career in a top tier law firm, at the executive level across the banking, automotive and cosmetics industries. In 2018, I launched a side hustle and a series of e-books and guides about innovation off my own platform, as well as my social media communities on Instagram and LinkedIn.
In 2021, I launched my own innovation consulting business, legally innovative - with the mission to help law and business adapt to the digital age. I work with corporate teams to help them digitally transform, with legal tech companies as an advisor and influencer. I am a General Counsel freelancer, as well as a bespoke mindset coach.
Separately, I sit on the Advisory Board of a fashion tech startup, Mys Tyler, as well as some legal bodies: She Breaks The Law (a global network for innovative women) and CLOC Australia (a global legal operations consortium).
I’m also a recently qualified meditation teacher and the co-founder of The Mindful Lawyers - our signature product is the online 14-day mindful billable unit boot camp. Which is a program designed for lawyers that can be done anywhere, anytime in just 6 minutes a day.
I love this quote:
“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” -Dr Jane Gooddall.
My personal arsenal for business success can be summed up in one phrase:
“To be bold, curious and disruptive. Not just occasionally, but on the daily.”
That inspires a spirit of continuous improvement, a growth mindset and a reminder to defy convention and do things differently.
More specifically, I believe in feeding your mindset in a few ways...
A 2019 Harvard Study found that women face a greater challenge in networking to find professional opportunities – they, more than men, need to maintain both wide networks and informative inner circles in order to land the best positions.
Conscious of this throughout my entire career (I didn’t come from a well-connected family), recently I have set myself a KPI for networking of meeting 11 people per month.
I am exceeding this goal thus far. I love talking to people who make me see the world differently. That’s in addition to the daily connections I make through my social media communities.
In any handbag, I carry:
I love reading and learning every day - offline or online; IRL or virtual.
I run a virtual future-focused book club, called “Book Me In”. I started this at the beginning of 2021 and we’ve read some incredible business books, focused on innovation, data, cryptocurrency, blockchain, AI, startups and mindset.
I’ve upped the ante a little this year and had the actual authors (Will Page, Brad Stone) join at the end of our virtual group discussion - the feedback has been epic! Our next round starts in May so DM me on LinkedIn if you’d like to join our incredible community of curious book worms.
I’m co-hosting a brand new “audio show” on Clubhouse, in partnership with Contract Lifecycle Management company, Malbek. Our aim is to facilitate discussion about legal tech, CLM and how innovation is driving change across the legal profession. But it’s also about connecting with others, community and learning together.
Thank you so much for chatting with us Anna!
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Sue Parker, the owner of DARE Group Australia, is a personal branding, career communications and LinkedIn specialist. Sue works with professional service businesses and career executives and brings more than 35 years of marketing, sales and media experience with her. Previous to DARE Group she owned a media recruitment agency for more than a decade. Sue is a well-regarded media contributor and columnist with bold opinions and witty musings. She is also Australia’s leading media commentator on LinkedIn updates, opinions and news.
March 05, 2022 4 min read
Meet Verity - Founder and CEO of Checklist Legal
We were so lucky to have the chance to pick the brain of someone like Verity White.
Incredibly driven and dissatisfied to accept the status quo, Verity has done something we NEVER thought possible in business, As the Founder and CEO of Checklist Legal, Verity uses contract design to make contracts easy, streamlined and dare we say fun?