Joy in the law

I used to hate my middle name.

Growing up, many in my family called me Miss Joy, which just seemed wrong.

Joy seemed too soft, too emotional, too feminine.

I felt like a walking contradiction because I always saw myself as loud, stubborn, and a bit masculine. And those traits didn’t seem to fit with my perception of joy.

Fast-forward to my early 30s when one personal crisis after another led me on a soul-searching to find…

(you guessed it)


I now fully embrace joy (and my middle name) so it was no wonder that Diana Maier and I hit it off when we learned of each other’s passion for joy.

On today’s Hustle & Flow podcast episode, Diana shares what joy in the law means to her. We also talk about changing career paths (more than once), her own path to finding joy, building an innovative law firm with intention, and jumping in head first to fill a void in her legal community.

Diana has such a big heart and I can’t wait for you to get to know her better.

Listen to the podcast episode now.

And if you’re in the Bay area (or want to visit) in late September, be sure to attend the Joy in the Law Conference. Click HERE to learn more.

Wishing you a joyful week!


Professional Bio

Heather Joy Hubbard is an attorney, speaker, author, and strategic coach. Through her personal and professional development company, she helps attorneys reduce stress, manage priorities, and build a book of business. Prior to her work helping professionals find more balance and success, Heather was a partner and practice group leader at an AmLaw 200 firm. She has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Copyright, Trademark, Intellectual Property Litigation and Patent Litigation, Mid-South SuperLawyers, Benchmark Litigation and Managing IP Stars. She was also named one of Nashville's Top 40 under 40 by the Nashville Business Journal. Heather graduated  summa cum laude   from the University of Louisville and received her  juris doctorate  from Vanderbilt University Law School.

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