Begin at the End

One of my very best friends sold his business this week. He's owned restaurants in Provincetown, Massachusetts for the last 20 years. I am so proud and thrilled, and scared (you know, the good kind - excited/scared) for him. It's going to be a big transition. He's...

Courage is Contagious

I’ve been listening obsessively to the podcast Harry Potter and the Sacred Text. I am a HUGE Harry Potter fan. (If you are not familiar with the books, this blog post may not speak to you as much as it could, but read on...) Although I was a fully grown adult when the...

What Story Are You Telling Yourself?

A favorite article of mine, Manage Your, Energy not Your Time, by Tony Schwartz, has a couple of sentences that I try to remind myself of daily... "What story am I telling myself?" And then, "What other story can I tell myself?" I have a client, who when we first...

Your Job Search

Many women who want to leave big law are looking for another job.  Often, they struggle with feeling that their skills aren't right. They don't want to take something that sounds like a replacement for "the devil they know". I help them hone in on the key word in the...

The Truth, the Whole Truth and Nothing but the Truth

When a witness gets on the stand they take an oath to tell the truth.When a lawyer is sworn into the bar, they take an oath to uphold the constitution. My goal for WILL, Women Interested in Leaving (big) Law is to help women lawyers find their truth. The women I work...

Calm is my Superpower

I saw this meme on Facebook while in the back of a car on the way to the airport. I was flying up to Portland, Maine for a work gig. I clicked Like and smiled to myself. Calm is not usually my superpower.  Impatience is deeply imprinted in my DNA. I was pleased that I...

Growing Up in La La Land

Is growing up doing the "responsible thing" or is it following a dream? Slated to sweep the Oscars this year is the movie La La Land, which I LOVED. A central question is, what does it mean to grow up? Is following your dreams, even if it means living in a dingy...

The Most Important Relationship in Your Life

I recently came upon an old copy of Oprah Magazine with an interview of Diane von Furstenberg.  At the very end of the article, I found something I want to share... Oprah asked DVF what she was most proud of in her life. Her initial response was “My children,” as many...

I ❤️ Elizabeth Gilbert

It was love at first read. I devoured an excerpt from Eat, Pray, Love even before the book came out. The sentence: "Italian, a language more beautiful than roses," had me hook, line, and sinker. I had studied Italian in high school and understood in my soul what...

Power Posing on 5th Avenue

There I stood, in the stall of one of the nicest bathrooms on 5th Avenue power posing. I breathed in the heady scent of expensive soap, watched the seconds tick away on my phone, and summoned my courage to begin... I was about to start coaching one of the wealthiest...

Word of the Year

Many people know I pick a word for their year. A single word to focus their intention. A touchstone. Last year I couldn't decide on just one, so I picked two. (Hey, I'm a Gemini). They were... Ground and Grow. This year, I'm keeping it to one. Act. I'm not talking...

Leadership Lessons for Lady Lawyers – Part One

Often I get asked to coach a rising star. They are great lawyers and have partner potential but, through no fault of their own, don't know how to lead or manage people as well as they could. I work with these women to become more conscious and intentional in their...

 

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