How coffee can help you leave (big) law

I was thrilled to receive this email from my client Tara (shared with her permission). She lives in LA and wants to leave big law.  She's tapped into what she really wants to do...break into broadcast journalism! And she's going for it! She wrote this after a coffee...

How Baking Chocolate Chip Cookies Can Help You Leave (big) Law

When people ask about the results of WILL clients, I share stories of women who have gone in-house, start their own businesses and I proudly speak about the one who is now a health policy director for a U.S. Senator. A lot of the results are subtler, and no less...

11 Resources to Help You Leave big Law for a Life that You LOVE

Giving appreciation often energizes the giver. I am deeply grateful for YOUR being here. I'm curious what you like, what you don't and how I can serve you better. (More on that at a later date:-)) To say thank you for your presence, I recently created, and want YOU to...

Shame Resilience 101

I am in Atlanta this week at a retreat as part of my coaching program. Getting my mindset stretched and EXPANDED so that I can grow myself in order to serve more women (and a few men) who want to leave the law.Last week I wrote about investing in...

Invest in you.

I had the honor of coaching attendees at the National Diversity Women's Leadership Conference in Washington DC. Then I led an alternatives career workshop at the DC Bar - which was awesome! It was fun and fulfilling to help women move through a career issue in short...

A gift for you…with gratitude

Last week during the WILL Sprint group, we talked about gratitude. I introduced a book called The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod (link below). A few of us have jumped into a 30-day challenge! Elrod says we can’t achieve our dreams unless we put in time to our personal...

How anger can propel you out of Big Law

I wanted to love A Star is Born. The Barbara Streisand/Kris Kristofferson version is imprinted upon my heart. My mom took me when I was 10 years old. I spent countless hours listening to the record and memorizing every lyric. I recently watched it again (twice) before...

Who are “they” anyway?

Quote #1 From Jen Sincero’s book, You Are a Badass at Making Money. If you don't know her and her "Badass" series - she is hilarious, energetic and poignant. "Time spent rationalizing the mediocre, could be time spent creating the magnificent." I share this with you...

Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz Can Help You Leave Big Law

I recently spoke with a woman I’ll call Alice. She was one of the first people to sign up for my mailing list. While the time hasn’t been right for her to join WILL, we enjoy catching up every six months or so. She fills me in on what’s happening in her career. She...

Forgiveness for Attorneys Who Want to Leave (big) Law

I work with women lawyers who feel stuck and unhappy, who want more control of their schedule and career. They dare to dream of life beyond the billable hour. Yet something stands in their way, and it's not the partner dolling out a new brief on Friday at 5 pm.  It's...

Did you go to law school because…?

The women I speak with often went into law for a number of reasons. The top ones I hear are... To do good in the world and help people. Not sure what else they wanted to do. A childhood idea they would be a lawyer, often fueled by TV and To Kill a Mockingbird. When...

You know that awkward moment in yoga class?

I love yoga and have been practicing for a long time. When in class, I get excited and a little nervous right before we begin to OM. I’m not sure if I should wait for the teacher to begin, or if I should take a deep breath and start. See, there's a little part of me...

 

If you are a lawyer who wants more freedom, autonomy, and clarity about your next career steps, I would love to see if I could help you. Please reach out here.