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What if the keys to transforming your legal practice were right at your fingertips but hidden behind mental barriers and poor management skills?

On this episode of Great Practice, Great Life, join Steve as he sits down with Matthew Kaufman, an employment lawyer from Thousand Oaks, California, who shares his journey with Atticus Coaching. Matthew reveals how early financial success masked underlying business issues that came to light during the pandemic. With the help of his coach, Daniel Struna, Matthew dismantled these obstacles and emerged with improved business acumen, better staff management, and a renewed vision for his practice.

Accountability, team check-ins, and efficient client intake systems are more than business jargon—they’re the foundation for a thriving law firm. We discuss practical tips for hiring the right staff, leveraging common sense in problem-solving, and balancing work with personal life. You’ll learn how simple, actionable ideas can create significant improvements and why persistence is key to building a successful practice.

From time management tools to the power of delegation, we explore strategic growth concepts that can elevate any legal practice. Discover the benefits of the time map and value-of-time worksheet, and hear personal reflections on the challenges and rewards of maintaining a positive work culture.

Matthew’s heartfelt gratitude for Atticus Coaching and his inspiring stories remind us that professional success is achievable through persistence, gratitude, and the willingness to break down mental barriers.

In this episode, you will hear:

  • The impact of Atticus Coaching on Matthew Kaufman’s employment law practice
  • Overcoming staff management challenges and improving business skills with the help of coach Daniel Struna
  • The importance of accountability, strategic planning, and common sense in solving business problems
  • Tips for hiring the right staff and fostering a positive office culture
  • Essential tools like time maps and value-of-time worksheets for effective time management
  • Personal and professional growth strategies, including delegation and maintaining a positive mindset
  • Achieving success through persistence, application of knowledge, and strategic guidance

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Supporting Resources:

Danial Struna: Certified Practice Advisor & Attorney

One-On-One Coaching

Disc Assessment

My Great Life® Planner

The Summit

The Kaufman Law Firm

Matthew Kaufman Bio

Daniel Struna’s previous episodes:

Great Practice. Great Life.® by Atticus® – 078: Build a Better Law Firm Team: Save Time & Money with Steve’s Lessons: A Podcast Takeover with Daniel Struna

Great Practice. Great Life.® by Atticus® – 062: Is Gratitude a Growth Strategy? with Daniel Struna

Steve Riley

Certified Practice Advisor & Attorney

Steve Riley has coached attorneys for more than 20 years. His one-on-one coaching focuses on a limited number of top producing attorneys committed to taking their practices to new levels of excellence, profit, and personal success. He also presents at group coaching workshops around the country for individual law firms, state bar associations, and other legal organizations.

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