The Psychology of Successful Women podcast with Shona Rowan explores the mindset, behaviour and success strategies of high-achieving women.

Shona Rowan is an inspirational speaker, high-performance coach and founder of The Psychology of Successful Women – Career Acceleration Program and podcast. Shona works with women all over the world to accelerate their careers, boost their performance and maximise their success – according to what success truly means to them. She also works with global companies to support, develop and retain their female talent  via practical workshops, inspirational events and high-performance coaching sessions.

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In episode 13 of The Psychology of Successful Women Podcast, Shona Rowan speaks with Elizabeth Nolan about:

  • Liz’s fascinating career journey – including several big career changes and practical advice for others who might be considering a big career leap
  • Her passion for networking, BD and legal project management and lots of top tips on how to build and maintain strong relationships  
  • The importance of believing in yourself, trusting your instincts and being kind to yourself
  • Advice she would give her younger self, practical tips to help other women build a successful and fulfilling career on their terms and so much more… 

About Elizabeth Nolan:

Liz trained and qualified as a solicitor in criminal defence law. She practiced for 8 years, during which time she did all aspects of criminal defence work, from police station advice to conducting jury trials, after becoming a solicitor advocate, allowing her to practice in the crown courts. In 2010 she joined a start-up law firm where, as well as continuing with some criminal defence work, she retrained to specialise in employment law, representing clients at employment tribunals and advising individuals and businesses in relation to employment law and regulation. 

In 2014 Liz began to study a post-graduate certificate in professional services marketing at evening classes and in 2015 she stepped away from practice and joined a city law firm as client relationship manager. She completed the qualification and went on to work in business development and project management roles, completing a project management qualification in 2018 and being awarded full membership status of the Association for Project Management in 2021.  

Liz now works as a senior legal project manager at Sackers, the UK’s leading specialist law firm for the pensions and retirement savings industry. She works on matters directly with clients alongside the lawyers and is developing the project management function at Sackers, helping to create efficiency and consistency of service across the firm. 

Liz is a keen runner, currently training for her second marathon, and a mother to two young boys. 

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About Shona Rowan

Shona Rowan is the founder of The Psychology of Successful Women program, podcast and community that specialises in helping ambitious women boost their success from the inside-out and thrive in the world of business. An international performance and mind-set consultant, inspirational speaker and high-performance coach for over 20 years – Shona is passionate about helping women unlock their unique potential and soar in their chosen field.

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