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ICONic Book Club: Smarter Collaboration: A New Approach to Breaking Down Barriers and Transforming Work

  • 28 July 2023
  • 13:00 - 14:00
  • Online - *Times stated are in Australian Eastern Standard Time
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The next book in ICON’s book club is Smarter Collaboration: A New Approach to Breaking Down Barriers and Transforming Work by Heidi Gardner and Ivan Matviak, with special guest, Lara Wentworth of Coaching Advocates.

As Harvard professor Heidi K. Gardner and senior executive Ivan A. Matviak show, firms that collaborate smarter consistently generate higher revenues and profits, boost innovation, strengthen client relationships, and attract and retain better talent.” Booktopia

Released in November 2022, this builds on Heidi Gardner’s 2017 work Smart Collaboration. Her work explores how to collaborate effectively and shows that when done well, it leads to strong business performance across a number of metrics. And what better way to discuss this book than with a collaboration ourselves!

To help us get the most from Smarter Collaboration, Lara Wentworth, co-founder and director of Coaching Advocates, will join our discussion, sharing insights, applying the concepts and principles set out in the book in her work as a coach and leadership facilitator. Lara was formerly a partner in a law firm, which combined with her coaching work, means she has genuine experience of the day-to-day practicalities and (dare we say it – challenges) of encouraging teams in professional services firms to collaborate effectively.

Don’t miss what will be a fantastic session exploring collaboration! Get reading, then join the discussion on 28th July.

Presenter Details:

Lara Wentworth, Co-Founder & Director, Coaching Advocates

Lara is a professional performance, leadership and mental fitness coach and former law partner. She is passionate about helping lawyers and professionals to develop their leadership and build their resilience and wellbeing so they can become high performers and meet the challenges and pressure of work and life to achieve their potential.

Lara was formerly a partner where she led the firm’s Family Law and Wills & Estate Planning Division and has 17 years’ experience as a lawyer. Throughout her legal career she was involved in business development and leadership training. She has always had an interest, passion and talent for working with people and their development.

Lara has been coaching professionals since 2017 on a one-to-one basis as well as in groups and teams. She is also a Senior Facilitator, speaker and trainer. Lara’s focus is on supporting ambitious lawyers and legal teams to build their effectiveness, challenge their perceived limitations and tap into their strengths and inner resources to help achieve their results.

Lara is a certified Master Practitioner and Trainer in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) which is a powerful transformational tool that she incorporates into her coaching, training and facilitating to create effective and sustainable mindset development. She is also an internationally certified professional coach with the International Coaching Federation which holds their coaches to high ethical standards.

Event Details:

Friday, 28 July 2023

Auckland - 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sydney / Melbourne/ Brisbane - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Adelaide - 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Hong Kong / Singapore / Perth - 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Open only to ICON members and is free of charge.
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