Mind Your Career: Shifting the Paradigm of Change for Attorneys
Join us as we hear from attorney and certified professional coach, Amy Gardner, JD'02 and mental health expert and founder of International High Achievers, Jinnie Cristerna, AM'99.
Being an attorney means constantly managing change — within the industry, within your own firm or organization, and within your own life. How you react to changes big (firm consolidation) and small (yet another change to the briefing schedule) can impact your career, your life, and your mental health. For this webinar, we’ve brought together two experts familiar to many University of Chicago alumni popular presenter Jinnie Cristerna, AM'99 High Achiever’s Therapist, and Amy M. Gardner, JD'02 Attorney’s Coach and former UChicago Law School Dean of Students.
Join us for a session that will help attorneys understand changes on the horizon in the legal profession over the next year, the psychology of change and how to shift from anxiety about change to embracing it and thriving, and action steps to prepare yourself now to be able to embrace change and maintain your sanity and sense of humor. Whether you want to make intentional changes in your life or career, or just prepare for the changes you can’t control, this webinar will set you up to embrace change and thrive in 2018.
In this webinar, you will learn the following:
• Changes on the horizon in the legal profession
• How to shift your mindset from anticipating change with anxiety to preparing for and embracing change
• What the psychology of change means for you and how you manage change
• Practical, actionable tips to prepare for and benefit from change in your career and life
• Tools and resources you can draw on to manage and thrive in times of change
Amy M. Gardner, JD'02
Amy M. Gardner, JD'02 helps attorneys and other professionals cut through distortions and distractions to decide where they want their careers and lives to go, and then develop the tools to get there. She is a certified professional coach and principal at Apochromatik. Her work as a coach with attorneys and other professionals builds on her unique track record of working with law students as the Dean of Students at the University of Chicago Law School and a successful career practicing law, first as a Skadden litigation associate and later as an associate and then partner at Ungaretti & Harris LLP (now Nixon Peabody). She received her B.A. from Luther College in English and political science, her J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School in 2002, her M.A. in Public Policy and Administration from Northwestern University in 2017, and is a graduate of the Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching. Amy was president of the University of Chicago Alumni Club of Chicago from 2008-2010 and was a member of the University’s Alumni Board of Governors from 2010-2016. Her service to the University was recognized by her receipt of the Young Alumni Service Citation in 2007.
Jinnie Cristerna, AM'99
Jinnie Cristerna, AM'99, LCSW, CHt, Rh.D. is a nationally renowned mental health expert and founder of International High Achievers. She works with high achieving professionals all over the world to help them clear the blocks that keep them stuck in unhealthy and unproductive places so they can achieve their full potential. Her ability to speak and work with clients in deeply profound, practical, and inclusive ways has drawn people from various backgrounds and with varying histories. To learn more about Jinnie Cristerna you can visit her site.