career conversations:

We learn and grow by the power of Conversations.  I put together these opportunities for people to connect and learn from each other, and to take away some powerful tools to help move towards greater career and personal fulfillment.

In the Fall 2022, I am planning for 3 new Career Conversations. Register your interest through this link. Zoom information and other details will be emailed to you in advance of the Conversation.

Wednesday, October 26, 2022:  International Trained Lawyers in the Accreditation or Licensing Process

Tuesday, November 1, 2022:  New Lawyers Under 5 Years of Practice

Monday, November 7, 2022:  Professional Women in Transition

Career Conversations _ save the date_Fall 2022

Past Conversations:

  • Re-Discover YOU!
    Step one of any career conversation includes the chance to re-connect with what truly matters to you.  Discover your strengths and values.
    Saturday, November 9th, 930am to 1230pm
    North York Central Library

Helpful Podcasts:

In October 2022, I had the pleasure of joining Paula Price,  Lawyer Coach, Speaker and Creator of The Joyful Practice for Women Lawyers Podcast, to discuss one of my favourite topics, Emotional Intelligence for Lawyers, why it matters, and how you can develop yours. You can listen to our conversation here, and find many of the other really amazing Podcasts by Paula and other guests.

Over a year after the lockdown began, in June 2021, I was glad to join John-Paul Rodrigues for one of his “Justice in Pieces” podcasts, to discuss resilience, creative legal careers and so much more.

In June 2020, a challenging time globally, I had the pleasure of speaking with Michael Bury of Blue Pond Coaching about “Keep Going – Building Resilience Today for Tomorrow.”  Have a listen to the podcast here.

My conversation with Jeena Cho on The Resilient Lawyer podcast went live October 2018. Give it a listen to learn more about my story and transitioning out of law practice.

WELL (Women Evolving and Leading in Law) ONLINE Meetup! In the spirit of fostering community and connection, Gina joined WELL founders, Melanie Goela, Ellen Schlesinger and Nicole Salama Tenenbaum on their first Facebook Live (Toronto, July, 2018)

mindfulness – some fun stuff to train our brain:

We all know that mindfulness can help us keep our brains healthy, and help us get through our days better.

Word puzzles (eg word searches, crosswords) are an excellent, fun way to inject a little bit of mindfulness into our days. I began doing a crossword puzzle each morning on my train ride into work – and the traveling became much more enjoyable.

My mom used to do word searches for years, and I remembered just how much I loved doing them, too, as a child.

So here are some word search puzzles I have created…and hope to add to over time.  Just click on the links and search away! One puzzle encourages you to learn a bit about the island of Chios, Greece (where my family spends much time), and the other is about Changes (a topic important to us all).