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I felt his pain…

I felt his pain…

Recently, we got a puppy and met up with a couple who got one from the same litter.  As we chatted, with masks on, I got this feeling that the woman might be a lawyer.   The conversation turned to what we did for work and I shared about WILL.  The wife got a funny...

One thing you CAN do with a law degree…

One thing you CAN do with a law degree…

I shot this video the morning after learning of the Biden-Harris victory.  I stayed up way too late, cheering for our new President, Vice President-elect and watching SNL. I want to talk about our Madam Vice President-elect Kamala Harris for a moment. One of the...

No Feeling Is Final

No Feeling Is Final

This week on our WILL Community Call we talked about the only thing we can control… Ourselves. I’m not going to lie, on Tuesday my back was in spam (perhaps because I was holding my breath?). I took to bed with a heating pad, butter pecan ice cream and rewatched one...

You Can Count On You

You Can Count On You

With so much uncertainty, there's two things I'm focusing on and I invite you to also. First, what we pay attention to grows – make sure you're not focused too much on the negativity and the noise. I'm holding a vision of a positive election outcome. I'm holding a...

Bring Your Best Self to the World

Bring Your Best Self to the World

I recorded a short video for you about two things I want to share with you as we approach this election. The first is why I do WILL. The second is what I hear from women lawyers as to why they do WILL. First, the reason I do WILL is that I feel truly called to do...

Hit The Road

Hit The Road

This week I was supposed to travel for a retreat with my mentor. Instead, she held it virtually from her apartment in Paris and I decided hit the road and use the time for a get-away.  So I rented a cottage by the sea and Zoomed in from Montauk.   When waffling...

How does big law make you feel?

How does big law make you feel?

Recently a WILL member said this… "Law firms train associates to feel small.  But rather than let them have the power and control, I NOW KNOW, that in fact, I am in control here." It took her awhile to arrive at this realization.  It’s hard to believe you are in...

The Harvard Business Review and I want you to take a vacation

The Harvard Business Review and I want you to take a vacation

I spoke with Sarah this week.  She lives in Seattle. One of the things she said she wanted was to take a vacation. "When’s the last time you took one?" I asked. She paused, eyes looking up and to the right... (thinking, thinking, thinking). "I can’t remember." Does...

Rebecca’s Decision to Leave big Law

Rebecca’s Decision to Leave big Law

A question that WILL members tackle is "when is the right time to leave big law". When you want to leave, yet your fear runs the show,  you’ll make excuse after excuse. You’ll rationalize your way into staying. (Have you done that hundreds of times?) The truth is,...

Sarah Cooper’s Career Advice for Women Lawyers

Sarah Cooper’s Career Advice for Women Lawyers

After watching some Sarah Cooper videos on YouTube the other night, a video of her from 2017 popped into my feed. Apparently, she worked at Google and had her big breakthrough when she wrote a meme and then a book about "How to Look Smart in Meetings." The key point...

Who is the judge?

Who is the judge?

I remember my initial call with my longtime coach, Nicole. It was twelve years ago when I worked for a public health non-profit. I had just finished my coach training and desperately wanted to leave my job and coach full time. I burst into tears when she asked me what...

Women Lawyers Can Write Their Own New Story

Women Lawyers Can Write Their Own New Story

I recently had a consultation with a woman who said she always feels behind, never doing good enough and at risk of being exposed. Anyone else feel this way?   Later that day, on a WILL Mastermind call, a member of the community said something similar… that she’s...

 

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