I Am The Girl Who Left Big Law

Our inner critics usually run rampant. Telling us all the things we can’t do, that we aren’t, or we will never... I’ve been learning how to change that - reading, from mentors, experimenting on myself and sharing tools with clients.  One of the tools is saying, "I...

Free From Big Law

Our country's founders said YES! They said YES to independence, self-governance and democracy.   This entailed saying NO to England. You know the story, saying NO came with war, strife and sacrifice. But we wouldn't have America, with all its marvels and flaws...

Women Lawyers Who Want Success And Fulfillment

Tony Robbins, personal and business guru has said…Success without fulfillment is the ultimate failure.Does this ring true for you? I hear from many women lawyers, they come home late. Depleted.Pour themselves a glass of wine.Struggle to find energy to connect fully...

Fear, Boredom and Why You’re Stuck in big Law

I went to hear Elizabeth Gilbert read from her sexy new novel, City of Girls.Then she opened it up for questions.I summoned my courage, got in the queue, and asked..."I love your podcast Magic Lessons. Are you ever going to do more?" (If you haven’t checked it out,...

The Abundance of Hope

I get all choked up when I see young people in caps and gowns, uncomfortable shoes, with sweaty relatives hovering proudly nearby.Renewed possibility fills the air.One of the commencement speeches I admire this year is Al Gore’s address at Harvard.He smartly takes...

How a Self-Care Retreat Can Change Your Life

WILL's first self-care retreat was magical, connected, loving, intimate and honest. I wish you had been there too. Six women joined me and WILL Coach Jenni, at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in the Berkshires for a 3-day self-care retreat last May 21 to 24, 2019....

How I Could Help You Leave Big Law

When I was a kid, people called me nosy. (Listen, I have a big nose, but that’s not why.)I was a curious kid, interested in other people. I’d ask questions and wanted to understand more about them."Nosey" is one of those words, along with “silly” and “bossy” that...

How To Stop Worrying What Other People Think

This comes up again and again.One of my clients is struggling to give notice. She has money to last for at least a year and has a dream she wants to pursue.But that’s what I see.She’s struggling to stop worrying what other people think.She recently recounted what a...

Remember What Feeds Your Soul

If you were to be asked, "What do you love to do?" Before you answer, remember what feeds your soul and fuels your courage. My friend Ken has done pretty well for himself professionally. He is now the VP of communications for the Metropolitan Museum of Art. When he’s...

Freedom Blooms

As a little kid, I loved family gatherings around a big Passover Seder table, when we told the story of Moses leaving Egypt.I actually got annoyed when the grownups would grumble and say "When do we eat?"I loved discussing something deep and meaningful (obviously,...

Big Magic for Your Personal and Professional Goals

In the summer of 2016, after helping some women attorneys transition out of big firms, the idea for WILL went from simmering on my back burner, to a full boil. I wanted to guide women lawyers out of soul sucking work into careers and lives brimming with joy and...

How Living 10% More Dangerously Can Help You Leave (big) Law

I bumped into my neighbors Abby and Joe the other day. They moved to New York City from Green Bay, Wisconsin a couple of years ago with two middle-schoolers. As we chatted about the kids and schools, I asked how they liked living in NY? They said they loved it. “What...

 

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.