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Your future self has a message for you

Your future self has a message for you

I was on a virtual retreat last May 9-10, 2020 with 18 members of the WILL community. We were supposed to be in New Mexico, at a gorgeous resort and spa... but that's not happening! While I am grieving that loss, I am ALSO appreciative of technology and delighted to...

What You and Michelle Obama Share

What You and Michelle Obama Share

While enjoying the latest O magazine, I read this in the 20 questions with Michelle Obama. "When in your life have you needed courage?" Her answer stopped me cold. "Giving up a law career I didn't want and following my own path - it hasn't always been easy, but at...

Your are magnificent

Your are magnificent

Flipping through a recent issue of O magazine, I saw this photo... It made me weep. Especially for the sentiment, and also for the physical proximity of pre-Covid human life.   Mostly though, because this is what I aim to do as a coach. In our best coaching...

Her Last Straw in big Law

Her Last Straw in big Law

I was working with a client in an AmLaw 100 firm.She was a 5th year European associate in M&A. After going to home for her mother’s birthday she got chastised for leaving during a deal. She had transitioned everything and believed the junior partner had it under...

You Can Create The Life You Want After Leaving big Law

You Can Create The Life You Want After Leaving big Law

It was a beautiful fall day, early November… and I stood on the corner crying.Neighbors and parents walked by, glancing sideways. I had just dropped my Kindergartner off and learned it was "Open School Day". I had no idea. Between being new, having my younger son in...

This is NOT Business as Usual for Women Lawyers

This is NOT Business as Usual for Women Lawyers

Clients tell me that firm leaders have little to no understanding of the new reality of women lawyers. You try to school kids from home, not kill your spouse who is co-working and afraid too, the dishes pile up, too much screen time and be sure to stay six feet apart...

How is (big) Law Impacting your Relationships?

How is (big) Law Impacting your Relationships?

One of the most common things I hear from women is how their time in (big) law impacts their relationships. Essentially they say... "My relationships suffer from the long hours, unpredictable schedule and always being on call."Or"I’ve stopped making plans with friends...

Stop Playing The Role of “Lawyer”

Stop Playing The Role of “Lawyer”

After my parents divorced and I went to college, my mom moved to LA. She lived in Santa Monica for twelve years, drawn by a man to whom she was briefly engaged. The relationship didn’t last, but she fell hard for the city. For a girl from Queens who grew up post-World...

Unlimited Vacation for Women Lawyers

Unlimited Vacation for Women Lawyers

Fabienne was a 5th year European associate in M&A. After traveling home for her mother’s birthday she was chastised for leaving during a deal. She thought the junior partner had it under control, but word was she left them in the lurch.   This and feeling...

Does everyday feel like Groundhog Day?

Does everyday feel like Groundhog Day?

When people are asked their favorite number between 0-9, most pick lucky 7! I’ve always been an even number fan. My favorite number is 8. I like the roundness, symmetry and divisibility by 2. What does this have to do with leaving (big) law or figuring out what else...

4 is the Magic Number

4 is the Magic Number

I’m incredibly appreciative that I get to practice yoga with an amazing teacher. Her name is Johanna Bell and this week she led a New Year’s class focused on the number four.What I learned is this...We are in a year of four.  In numerology, 2020 adds up to 2 + 0 + 2 +...

Begin Your Year with WILL

Begin Your Year with WILL

Are you an attorney who feels stuck and unhappy or miserable? Jennifer was. Before we get into full swing with 2020, I want you to ask yourself… "What would I be happy to accomplish this year?" Previous resolutions have come and gone. Perhaps now you’re a third year,...

 

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