Sarah Bartholomeusz, Adelaide lawyer, entrepreneur and author of How to Avoid a Fall from Grace: Legal Lessons for Directors, believes nothing is impossible, even though it may seem like it is. It is this mindset that has Sarah speaking at this year’s Tedx event held at the Whitsunday’s on Friday, 13th May. Her theme, “Possibilizing”, a philosophy that enables people to take something which seems impossible a reality.
Sarah tells Dynamic Business, “It’s about unleashing that creativity within you and ushering the impossible into the realm of possible. We live in age where change is happening quickly. Technology is rapidly advancing and the job market will be completely different in ten years’ time. Despite that, we have the ability to make our dreams more than just thoughts.”
Sarah make recognition to such business figures as Bill Gates, Elon Musk and Nelson Mandela as people who have applied this philosophy in business, politics and life.
The speech also draws on Sarah’s own life experiences. Two and a half years’ ago, at 7 months’ pregnant, her in house position was made redundant. Refusing to be defeated, Sarah founded You Legal, a new category of law firm.
Today more than twenty lawyers and professionals work for the company, with clients, from ASX listed companies to private equity owned multinationals, spanning across the country. The company’s success last year saw Sarah awarded the Telstra Business Women’s Award for South Australia in the Start-Up category.
As Bartholomeusz explains, “There was an opportunity to for me to take this large, seemingly impossible idea I had in my mind and make it work: a top-tier legal concierge service. I have seen a lot of lawyers leave the profession because they struggled to find a work-life balance and here was a solution.”
The TEDx event talk will be on 13 May from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. in the Whitsunday Anglican School, in North Mackay, Queensland. Tickets and registration are required.
About Sarah Bartholomeusz:
Sarah Bartholomeusz is the founder and CEO of You Legal, a new category of law firm providing top-tier corporate and commercial legal services and corporate governance support to ASX-listed companies as well as growing businesses at all stages of their life cycle. In 2015 You Legal was the winner of the Telstra Business Women’s Award in the Start-Up category for South Australia. As Australia’s leading online legal counsel, Sarah has taken over a decade of experience and committed to ensuring businesses have access to legal advice that minimises their risks and maximises their potential.