Episode 203 – Helping people find their own magic with Midja Fisher


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In this week’s episode of the ‘Happy Lawyer Happy Life Podcast’ I had the pleasure of interviewing the powerhouse that is Midja Fisher. Now she had me laughing from the moment we began as when I asked what she would be if she wasn’t a lawyer we were soon talking about being Reality TV stars and the fun only kept coming from there. Midja has been in #lawland her whole career but you might say she has had anything but a traditional path and in many ways not too many traditional roles which is what makes this conversation so interesting. These days Midja works as a consultant to firms all over the Country on leadership and culture and it won’t surprise you that we had a whole lot of fun sharing our ideas of how our profession could change for the better!

In this interview, Midja and I also chatted about-

  • If Midja was not a lawyer she would have been a teacher or a reality TV star and shares why she has a passion for drama.College of Law
  • Midja comes from a family of three generations of coal miners and gives us a snapshot into her childhood growing up in Ipswich surrounded by family on all sides.
  • Midja’s decision to study Law and IT in Brisbane.
  • Her induction training with Price Waterhouse Coopers in Tampa Florida, and her learnings now that she hosts inductions as a speaker.
  • Leadership in business and the work it takes to lead a successful team.
  • More than half of Midja’s mentoring clients are lawyers how she helps lawyers to find their passion, self-love and self-belief.
  • What ‘doing law differently’ means creating space and supporting staff so they can all make their magic.
  • Midja talks about holding things loosely and seeing the opportunity in all areas of peoples roles in business.
  • Following her time in Florida, she moved to Sydney with PWC before returning to Qld.
  • From there, Midja worked for many years at Shine running their courses and training where she totally fell in love with the work she got to do.
  • Midja worked for Shine for 19 years where she found her passion for leadership, team building and coaching.
  • Writing leadership programs and helping others to grow into their own magic.
  • Her decision to make a change and step out on her own in 2016, which came from a desire to create something for herself.
  • Her books, “Unshakable Confidence”, “Great lawyer to great leader” and, launching next month “Take off the Cape – from superhero to super coach.”
  • Midja’s opinion on what we are doing well in the law. And, if she had a magic wand to change law land she would challenge us to step up and become stronger leaders..
  • Midja explains her coaching process of creating purpose, passion and play in our careers.
  • We discuss the role of a business coach, along with the stigma attached to getting ‘help’ in Australia.
  • Energy is contagious, both positively and negatively.
  • Midja helps people find their magic and be present in their daily lives so they can get the most joy out of their lives.
  • Midja’s Happiness Tip.

Sit back and enjoy this interview with Midja Fisher.


Learn more here about upcoming events and courses and connect with Clarissa Rayward at the ‘Happy Lawyer Happy Life’ knowledge centre- A community for lawyers who want to make the best out of their life in and outside of the law.

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