Catherine O’Connell Law is the legal practice of Catherine O’Connell, a Tokyo-based, bi-lingual (English and Japanese) New Zealander who is licensed in New Zealand, the UK, and Japan.

<Registration for this round closes on March 1st, 2022>>

Are you a woman lawyer in Japan or with a Japan-nexus?

Are you craving connection with a network of brilliant like-minded women like you?

The Lawyer Extraordinaire Mastermind Lounge is an inner-circle group where women lawyers like you come together to enrich and empower each other and dramatically leverage each other’s successes to do things that would otherwise be a real challenge.

Find deeper understanding for your work and life dreams, through a combination of specialist guided live virtual workshops, peer discussions and one-on-one coaching with the Mastermind founder, Catherine O’Connell.

  • Come away inspired by talks covering finding your voice, mentoring, self-mastery, confidence & stepping up, leadership, and branding
  • Elevate and expand your circle of authentic and relatable leadership and influence
  • Find that network you always wanted to call upon to ask the questions you can’t ask in your male-dominated environment
  • Fine tune actions that make a difference in your life and impact others
  • Learn about stepping up and out, mentoring leadership and influence, finding your voice
  • Discover how to integrate Ikigai into your life

A Message from the Founder, Catherine O’Connell
Greetings! In 2022 I will have been a lawyer in Japan for 20 years and I always craved a network of women like me who I could share ideas with and find support in my career journey. Over time, I built connections through my own efforts, and I realised that to find this, there was only one way to do it. Create it myself! I could be the one to create a mastermind with the vision I had desired for myself and imagined for the current and next generation of women lawyers in Japan just like you. I’m looking forward to welcoming you to the mastermind soon.

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