You’re not in this alone. My journey is yours and yours is mine. That’s why I’m sharing with you my stories, strategies, and best tips to help you rise.

Meet Michelle – a trailblazer in diversity and inclusion

Some people go to work and just put in their time. It’s a job and nothing more. Then you meet the rare person who enthusiastically shows up and actively changes cultures, missions, and communities through dedication and commitment to their work. Michelle Wimes is one such trailblazer. Her work at …

Pulling back the curtain

Like most attorneys, I like talking about myself :) But I wasn’t so sure about recording this week’s podcast episode. I’ve had many people ask about the changes I made in 2017 and what’s coming up in 2018. I don’t practice law full-time anymore, though, so I didn’t think it …

Ready, Reset, Goals!

Happy New Year!!! If you’re like half of America, you’re setting some kind of intention, goal, or resolution for 2018. But did you know that 25% give up after just one week? And another 25% never make it through the first quarter? Yikes. You don’t even want to know how …

Want to celebrate my birthday with me?

It’s the week between Christmas and New Year. You know what that means? It’s my birthday!!! (Sorry to make it all about me but keeping reading and you’ll find out why…) I used to hate having a Christmas birthday, especially in a family that all seemed to be born at …

Partnership Traps

It’s that time of year again at law firms. Time for partnership promotions and closing out the books. It can be an insanely stressful yet exhilarating experience. There are losers and winners and lots of emotions. For those up for promotions, either you’re on the high of making partner (income …

Scheduling Secrets

Has this ever happened to you? You wake up and realize there’s nothing on your schedule. After doing a little happy dance, you smile and say to yourself, “Best. Day. Ever!” Enjoying your coffee and taking your sweet time getting ready, you feel relieved knowing you’ll be able to make …

Searching for a new job?

If you decided to leave your job tomorrow, how long do you think it would take to find a new one? A month? Three months? A year? The answer might surprise you… In this month’s Listener Q&A, I’m answering Claudia’s questions about job searches, including how long the process takes. …

Preparing for performance reviews

Palms sweaty, heart racing… Every year you know it’s going to happen. But it doesn’t make it any easier. Until you’re in the room, you don’t know what will be said. How were you perceived? Is there negative feedback? Will you get the raise or bonus? Whether you’re a first-year …

Running on empty

Two weeks ago, I was sitting on my couch drinking coffee and staring into space. I had so much to do but couldn’t motivate myself to get going. It was only 6 am but I already felt behind. I then started berating myself for being lazy and indulging in my …

Free guide to being a happier lawyer

How many times have you asked yourself why they didn’t teach you certain things in law school? Like how to find a career that’s suitable to your strengths and desires. What to watch out for and avoid in the profession. How to navigate the politics of firms and companies. Or …

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