Preparing for performance reviews

Palms sweaty, heart racing…

Every year you know it’s going to happen.

But it doesn’t make it any easier.

Until you’re in the room, you don’t know what will be said.

How were you perceived? Is there negative feedback? Will you get the raise or bonus?

Whether you’re a first-year associate or general counsel at a Fortune 500 company, performance reviews can induce major anxiety.

And that’s when you feel you had a great year!

What about when you had a bad year, you’re worried about an interaction with a key partner, or you didn’t make progress towards the plan you committed to last year?

In today’s podcast episode, I interview lawyer and coach Amy Gardner of Apochromatik.

An associate at Skadden, partner at a mid-size firm, and Dean of Students at the University of Chicago Law School, Amy knows a thing or two about what it takes to prepare for performance reviews no matter your tenure.

She’s breaking down the process you need to follow to ensure you make the most out of this opportunity.

I loved this interview and wholeheartedly endorse all of Amy’s advice.

Although you can’t completely eliminate the anxiety caused by your annual review, preparing can make a huge difference!

Listen to the episode now so you can shine bright in your review.



Professional Bio

Heather Joy Hubbard is an attorney, speaker, author, and strategic coach. Through her personal and professional development company, she helps attorneys reduce stress, manage priorities, and build a book of business. Prior to her work helping professionals find more balance and success, Heather was a partner and practice group leader at an AmLaw 200 firm. She has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Copyright, Trademark, Intellectual Property Litigation and Patent Litigation, Mid-South SuperLawyers, Benchmark Litigation and Managing IP Stars. She was also named one of Nashville's Top 40 under 40 by the Nashville Business Journal. Heather graduated  summa cum laude   from the University of Louisville and received her  juris doctorate  from Vanderbilt University Law School.

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