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 6 of The Psychology of Successful Women Podcast, Shona Rowan speaks with Jo Gubbay about:

  • Her career transition from being a disputes lawyer, to finding her true passion in the world of legal learning and development
  • The importance of building your authentic personal brand and embracing what makes you unique
  • Work-life flow and her personal tips on avoiding burnout
  • Her practical advice to help other women create a successful and fulfilling career on their terms

About Jo Gubbay:

  • 1985-2000 disputes lawyer at (what is now called) Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
  • Jo started one of the first women’s networking groups, the Adelaide Group, in 1999 and has a long-standing interest in the gender agenda and work/life balance
  • 2000-2016 moved into training at Ashurst, initially legal training, then broader L&D – head of L&D from 2003
  • 2016 – present Head of Learning & Development at Slaughter and May

Connect with Jo here:


Women of the Year Lunch

The Listening Place

Talk for Health


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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