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Rachel Brushfield

Consultant, coach and author, EnergiseLegal
Rachel Brushfield is ‘The Talent Liberator’ at EnergiseLegal, founded in 1997, with over 30 years’ business experience and a portfolio career.

Content creation projects include the D+I content for LexisNexis and career content for the Law Society.

Events include ‘The diversity of diversity’ with guest Law Society Vice President Stephanie Boyce, the ‘Confidence and Empowerment’ workshop in celebration of International Women’s Day for the Law Society in 2017 and 2018, multiple events ‘Blowing your own trumpet’ for women’s networks including the Association Women Solicitors, ‘Talent Retention’ for the Law Society’s Law management section annual ‘People in practice’ conference 2019, and a conference session ‘The impact of GenY on the law firm’ for LawNet.

Rachel’s books include ‘Career management for lawyers’ and ‘Smarter legal marketing’ for the Law Society and ‘Talent management for Lawyers: A hand’s on guide’ and ‘Professional Development’ for Ark Group.

Rachel has written chapters in multi-contributor books for Globe Law and Business/IBA on ‘Women lawyers and how to improve gender balance’ and ‘How mentoring and coaching can help with life balance issues’ and various chapters for Ark publications.

Rachel writes articles for the Law Society’s ‘Managing for success’ magazine, and the award-winning Future of work hub, with topics including: ‘Equality for innovation’ and ‘Future skills for a long-term competitive advantage’.

Rachel was a judge in the marketing and communications category of the Law Society’s 2019 Excellence Awards and has supported the Law Society’s Returners course for over a decade. She co-runs her own network PWHub in Oxfordshire.
Contributed to

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Attracting diverse talent—law firms
Attracting diverse talent—law firms
Practice notes

This Practice Note, produced in partnership with Rachel Brushfield of EnergiseLegal and Alex Storer of Diversity Pride, provides information for law firms about what diverse talent is, different ways to attract diverse talent, the importance of employer branding and who responsibility for attracting talent should sit with.

Collecting and monitoring diversity and inclusion (D&I) data—law firms
Collecting and monitoring diversity and inclusion (D&I) data—law firms
Practice notes

This Practice Note, produced in partnership with Rachel Brushfield of EnergiseLegal and Alex Storer of Diversity Pride, provides guidance for law firms about diversity data collection and possible internal and external measures that can be monitored to track diversity and inclusion (D&I) progress.

Retaining diverse talent—law firms
Retaining diverse talent—law firms
Practice notes

This Practice Note, produced in partnership with Rachel Brushfield of EnergiseLegal and Alex Storer of Diversity Pride, provides information about why retaining diverse talent in a law firm matters, highlights common reasons why people leave jobs and how law firms can minimise these ‘push’ factors and suggests tips for retaining diverse talent.

The growing focus on diversity and inclusion (D&I)—in law firms
The growing focus on diversity and inclusion (D&I)—in law firms
Practice notes

This Practice Note, produced in partnership with Rachel Brushfield of EnergiseLegal and Alex Storer of Diversity Pride, provides information about why there is a growing focus on diversity and inclusion (D&I) in law firms, the impact D&I can have on a business, building the business case for D&I and how firms can demonstrate D&I in practice.

Unconscious bias—law firms
Unconscious bias—law firms
Practice notes

This Practice Note, produced in partnership with Rachel Brushfield of EnergiseLegal and Alex Storer of Diversity Pride, provides information for law firms about unconscious bias, including what it is, how it can impact diversity and inclusion (D&I) and how it can be addressed.

What is diversity and inclusion (D&I)—law firms
What is diversity and inclusion (D&I)—law firms
Practice notes

This Practice Note, produced in partnership with Rachel Brushfield of EnergiseLegal and Alex Storer of Diversity Pride, provides a high-level introduction to diversity and inclusion (D&I) and the key reasons why it is important to law firms. Specific aspects of D&I are covered in more detail in the other Practice Notes in the D&I subtopic.

Assessing unconscious bias questionnaire—law firms
Assessing unconscious bias questionnaire—law firms
Precedents

This Precedent questionnaire, produced in partnership with Rachel Brushfield of Energise Legal and Alex Storer of Diversity Pride, can be completed by managers and partners to help identify unconscious bias. The findings should raise awareness of unconscious bias within your firm and can be used to stimulate discussion around diversity and inclusion (D&I).

Practice areas

Qualifications

  • BSc Degree Food Marketing Sciences (1987)
  • NLP practitioner (2001)
  • NLP Master Practitioner (2001)
  • NLP Coach (2002)

Panel

  • Contributing Author

Education

  • Sheffield Hallam University (1987)

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