Tomorrows Naked Lawyer
Tomorrows Naked Lawyer
about the author
HI! WELCOME to tomorrow's naked lawyer, the most recent book in the naked lawyer series! I'm Chrissie Lightfoot, a 'prominent international legal figure', an entrepreneur turned solicitor and back again as CEO of EntrepreneurLawyer Ltd, a global consulting business specialising in relationship 'SocialHuman' sales and based in the UK. It is an absolute delight and honour to be your host and to have this opportunity again to entertain you.
bit of background
I am a solicitor (non-practising), consultant, regular international keynote speaker, legal futurist, legal and business commentator, a writer, and 'an inspirational woman entrepreneur'. In 2013 I was nominated and honoured as 'Legal Professional of the Year 2013', and a 'Top 100 International Executive' - as published in the International Top 100 Business Magazine.
I love advising you - individual lawyers, entrepreneurs, and your companies - globally on the future of legal services, products and provision, smart legal buying, personal branding, social media, social networking, marketing, business development, innovation, technology, artificial intelligence, and robotics in the law.
As a legal and business commentator I am quoted periodically in The Times (London), and the newspaper reported that I was 'one of the Top Ten Best Legal Tweeters'. So, you're in safe hands.
as an author...
I write for Lexis Nexis, The Global Legal Post e-zine, Managing Partner magazine, TheRouse e-zine, The Law Society Gazette ('In Business' blog), Trinity Mirror ('Totally Legal' blog), ALPMA (practice management blog), Brand Yorkshire (Marketing features/blog), EnCountry ('Entrepreneur Country' blog), and Fresh Business Thinking (blog).
As a UK national award and prize winning researcher I am honoured to be sought after to write many articles in both the legal and business press and am blessed to be a contributing author of a number of legal and business books.
I am best noted for my first solo book - the pioneering and groundbreaking best-seller the naked lawyer: RIP to XXX - How to Market, Brand and Sell YOU! - together with my consultancy and training in The ROAR Experience Social Media Programme. the naked lawyer is recommended and mentioned in Professor Richard Susskind's recent book, Tomorrow's Lawyers (2013), along with only a handful of select books as the go-to literature on the future of legal services.
In the past, I have held the positions of vice-chairman of the Federation of Small Businesses, (Teesside Branch - UK), women's enterprise ambassador (Yorkshire, UK), and a mentor on behalf of The Prince's Trust Million Makers Corporate Challenge (Yorkshire, UK). For 25 years I have been involved in various entrepreneurial, innovative, and commercial ventures and enjoyed successes throughout my exciting career to date, primarily in the legal, new media, management consultancy, and sport and leisure (including health and fitness) sectors.
as a lawyer and serial entrepreneur...
Sales and innovation have been my forte and passion. While training as a solicitor I was interested in the future of legal services, providing extraordinary client service, and increasing sales. Accordingly, I was proactive in innovating the quality and delivery of legal advice and was the brainchild of the firm's business start-up legal package, e-commerce proposition, in-house corporate knowledge hub, and entrepreneur and employee share scheme niche focus.
I was the first trainee solicitor in the UK and globally in the digital age to devise a unique personal brand - Chrissie Lightfoot, The Entrepreneur Lawyer - which achieved impressive sales and marketing results. I qualified as a solicitor in 2009 at a mid-tier law firm in Leeds, UK.