The Happy Lawyer Project | Inspiration, Advice & Lifestyle Strategies for Young Lawyers

Okeoma Moronu Schreiner

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The Happy Lawyer Project is an inspirational podcast for young lawyers looking to find happiness in life with a law degree. Each episode provides you with the tips, advice, encouragement and inspiration you need to craft a life and career you love. ...Show More
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HLP118: On Daring to Pursue Your Creative Passion for Profit with Allison Ford

44:49 | May 9th

Huge thank you to everyone for your kind words while I was under the weather! First thing first, I owe you guys a TON of money book club updates. The truth is, I’ve been struggling with this month’s book, “The Dumb Things Smart People Do With Money” ...Show More
HLP117: On Creating Better Habits for your Health and Wellness with Angela Han

43:18 | May 2nd

On today’s show (introduced by my partner Mr. Happy Lawyer), I chat with Angela Han, a corporate attorney with a side hustle as a plant based health and fitness coach for lawyers. We chat about how to cultivate the habits needed in order to achieve b...Show More
HLP116: On the Truth About Attracting Love into Your Life with Crystal Irom

49:39 | Apr 25th

ANNOUNCEMENT: THANK YOU to everyone that has supported my kickstarter campaign, whether you bought a book, shared a post, or simply liked one I am so thankful! I am proud to announce that we reached our first kickstarter goal within the first 36 hour...Show More
HLP115: On Owning Your Expertise and Embracing the Joys of Motherhood with Titilayo Tinubu Ali

1:08:38 | Apr 18th

On today’s episode I had the pleasure of chatting with Titilayo Tinubu Ali. Titilayo is the founder of Own Your Own Expertise and has been mentoring emerging leaders and entrepreneurs alongside her career as an attorney, consultant and education poli...Show More
HLP114: On Leaving a Six Figure Salary to Take Your Passion on the Road with Veronica Peterson

47:24 | Apr 13th

Hey lawyers! Listen up because today's episode is unlike any of the episodes I’ve done in the past. Today I chat with the woman behind @leavelawbehind’s Instagram Veronica Peterson. Veronica was a client of Casey Berman’s and has successfully left th...Show More
HLP 113: On Giving Power to Your Dreams with Elena Deutsch

43:30 | Apr 4th

I know that you guys have these big, scary, amazing dreams and I love hearing about all of them. A fear of mine is that for so many of you, those dreams are going to remain just that. Dreams. Harsh I know, but the reality is that it is hard to make t...Show More
HLP 112: On Facing Your Fear to Create Content and Innovate in Your Legal Practice with Mike Whelan

1:05:10 | Mar 28th

Happy lawyers, you are in for one heck of a treat because today’s guest is so hilarious, so smart, and incredibly insightful about our legal profession. Mike Whelan is a CEO, lawyer, writer, podcaster, and self- proclaimed nerd impresario. On today’s...Show More
HLP 111: On the Guide to Getting a Legal Job You Actually Like with Rachel Tessa Gezerseh

32:22 | Mar 21st

Ready to get one step closer to your dream legal job? Listen up happy lawyers and meet Rachel Tessa Gezerseh. Rachel is an adjunct professor and a partner at boutique litigation firm in LA and now also an author! Rachel wrote The Law Career Playbook:...Show More
HLP110: On the Lawyer Money Book Club - You are a Badass at Making Money

44:04 | Mar 14th

The episode you’ve all been waiting for is finally here, let’s talk money! This year I launched a very informal personal finance book club. I invited each of you to read through my list of money books for the year in order to grow our money mindset a...Show More
HLP109: On the Ways to Stop Putting out Fires and Start Building a Better Legal Practice with Jeremy W. Richter

39:19 | Mar 7th

Have you ever felt like more of a firefighter than an attorney? I know I have. Our days and weeks are often times dedicated to putting out fires instead of living the organized and manageable life we desire (the dream!). You aren’t alone. Today I cha...Show More
HLP108: On Trusting Your Path and Working with Family with Marni Blank

36:07 | Feb 28th

If you guys are anything like me you love checklists, processes, and alll the things that let you know what your future looks like. It can be a challenge for us as lawyers to move forward when we are unsure that we are taking the right steps or not c...Show More
HLP107: On the Secret to Finding Happiness by Transitioning Out of the Law with Casey Berman

48:25 | Feb 21st

Many of you have asked me for more resources to figure out how to leverage your J.D. and transition into an alternative career. On today's show I chat with Casey Berman, founder of Leave Law Behind. Casey left behind his dreamy in-house attorney posi...Show More
HLP106: On Creating Time for Joy by Mastering the Art of Delegating with Dina Eisenberg

45:18 | Feb 12th

Welcome back happy lawyers! I am beyond excited to be starting off 2019 chatting with former attorney Dina Eisenberg. Dina had a life-changing moment that led her to transition out of law and into a business helping lawyers earn more, do more, and en...Show More
HLP104: On the As to your Qs about Your Money Personality, Managing Money and Juggling Money Priorities

28:36 | Dec 17th, 2018

Episode 104: Q&A   On the As to Your Qs - About Your Money Personality, Managing Money, and Juggling Money Priorities   For the next few weeks will be doing all Q&A episodes to answer your most frequently asked questions, newly revamped interview epi...Show More
HLP103: On the As to Your Qs - Aligning Goals, Dreams and Plans with Your Spouse or Partner

28:44 | Dec 11th, 2018

Before we get started with the show, here are a few exciting updates!   The podcast was honored once again by the  ABA as a top legal podcast, yay! Thank you to everyone that voted and support the show, it means everything to me!   This spring I'l...Show More
HLP102: On Finding Your Own Crooked Path to Happiness with Shinah Chang of Crooked Calligraphy

39:21 | Nov 13th, 2018

A ton of you have reach out to me because you know your current situation isn’t working but you don’t know how to get from where you are to where you want to be. Good news friends, this episode is for you. I’ve been a long time fan of Shinah Chang’s ...Show More
HLP101 - On the Power of Finding the Funny in Life as a Lawyer with Negin Yazdani

46:36 | Nov 6th, 2018

Episode 101: Negin Yazdani   On the Power of Finding the Funny in life as a Lawyer with Negin Yazdani   Today’s guest is living the ultimate “double life”. Part-time corporate attorney for Virgin Orbit and part-time stand up comedian Negin Yazdani ha...Show More
HLP100: On Suiting Up and Taking on Tough Challenges with Sierra E of SuitKits

37:27 | Oct 23rd, 2018

Today's guest is a truly impressive attorney whose accomplishments are only outdone by her big goals for the future. During our conversation we chat about what drove Sierra E to pursue partnership at a top BigLaw firm, how she secured her role as a r...Show More
HLP099 : On Working with A Financial Professional to Pay off Student Loans and Secure Your Financial Future with CFP Terry Andersen of Tactical Wealth Partners

32:17 | Oct 16th, 2018

You guys know I love chatting finance, that’s why I’m extra excited to chat with my guest today, Terry Andersen of Tactical Wealth Partners. Today Terry and I chat about why he chose to focus on working with associate attorneys, what you can expect w...Show More
HLP098: On the As to Your Qs about Going In-House, Happiness Hacks and Lessons Learned

27:06 | Oct 9th, 2018

On this month's Q&A episode I address the following three listeners' questions:  1. Calla on IG asks: Would love to hear 1. How you went from Big Law to corporate Law 2. What that transition was like for yo? Also tips for resumes. Would love to just ...Show More
HLP097: On How to be (Sort Of) Happy in Law with Kathryne Young

43:54 | Sep 18th, 2018

I’m super excited today to chat with fellow happiness researcher, Katie Young. Katie is a JD/PHD and current professor at UMASS Amherst. After experiencing law school unhappiness herself and witnessing countless others go through law school unhappy, ...Show More
HLP096: On the Secrets to Traveling for Cheap (or Free!) with Kevin of the Financial Panther

40:52 | Sep 11th, 2018

Some of you may remember Kevin from Episode 32 where Kevin shared his story about paying off $87,000 in student loans in just 2.5 years. I’ve invited him back on the show to talk about one of my passions, traveling! My word for 2018 was "adventure" a...Show More
HLP095: On Why You Should Probably Just Quit with Goli Kalkhoran

46:02 | Sep 4th, 2018

We all know that lawyers are great at persevering but what happens when it’s time to call it quits? There are times when we struggle with whether to stop a small project and times we grapple with whether or not it’s time to make a big career change. ...Show More
HLP094: On the As to Your Qs - Figuring out Your Perfect Practice Area and Tips for Setting Up Your Financial Future

22:58 | Aug 21st, 2018

On today's show Mr. Happy Lawyer Project joins me to give a quick update on what we’ve been up to this summer, what we’re excited for in the new year and we answer some of your burning questions.    Jasmine on LinkedIn -- How do you know which practi...Show More
HLP093 - On Discovering Your Signature Style and Finding Yourself in Fashion with Estelle Winsett

44:41 | Aug 15th, 2018

Many of you have asked about the intersection of fashion, professionalism, and happiness. On today’s show I get to discuss just that with attorney Estelle Winsett that also runs a side hustle as a fashion consultant. Mom to three boys, a Director of ...Show More
HLP092 -On the Intersection of Wellness and Diversity and Inclusion with Jaya Saxena

42:30 | Aug 7th, 2018

On today’s show I have the pleasure of chatting with another wonderful multi-passionate, former attorney Jaya Saxena. Jaya is a Diversity & Inclusion Strategist, attorney turned Wellness/Career coach, social justice advocate and mama of two. We chat ...Show More
HLP091: On Using a CEO Mindset to Build a Seven Figure Lifestyle Practice with Ally Lozano

50:15 | Jul 10th, 2018

Wish you knew more about the business of being a lawyer? I know I sure do! Whether you are considering going solo or just building your own brand within your firm, you are going to love today’s guest. Ally Lozano is an author, immigration lawyer, fou...Show More
HLP090 - On The Habits and Strategies They Didn’t Teach You in Law School with Drew Amoroso of Move Associates

45:48 | Jul 3rd, 2018

Was it just me or did they forget to teach us how to practice law in law school!?! When I started practicing law I definitely didn't feel like I had all the practical skills I needed to excel as a young lawyer. Enter Drew Amoroso. After a successful ...Show More
HLP089: On Quitting Your Job to Travel the World (and how to practice law while doing it) with Anjali Nowakowski

45:23 | Jun 26th, 2018

Many of you have expressed a desire to leave the 9-5 grind in order to chase a passion or adventure or to simply live a more fulfilled life. On today’s show I chat with a travel happy lawyer who did just that. Anjali Nowakowski is a former litigator,...Show More
HLP088 - On Finding Your People and Professional Fulfillment as a Non-Traditional Lawyer with Nneka Norville of More Than Esquire Network

0:00 | Jun 19th, 2018

Finding a community as a “non-traditional” lawyer can be a challenge. Today I chat with Nneka Norville one of the masterminds behind More Than Esquire Network, a platform for lawyers just like you. We chat about the community Nneka is building of non...Show More
HLP088 - On Finding Your People and Professional Fulfillment as a Non-Traditional Lawyer with Nneka Norville of More Than Esquire Network

31:16 | Jun 19th, 2018

Finding a community as a “non-traditional” lawyer can be a challenge. Today I chat with Nneka Norville one of the masterminds behind More Than Esquire Network, a platform for lawyers just like you. We chat about the community Nneka is building of non...Show More
HLP087: On Growing a Legal Tech Startup (without moving to NYC or SFO) with Jack West of BookIt Legal

42:19 | Jun 12th, 2018

Do you ever feel like you live in the wrong city to pursue your big idea? Perhaps you don't think your city or town has the resources or community that you would need to launch your next project. Today, I chat with Jack West, Founder of BookIt Legal,...Show More
HLP086: On the Art of Choosing Happy Thoughts with Happiness Coach, Rochelle Gapere

45:54 | Jun 5th, 2018

I often find myself mumbling a certain mantra over and over. Happiness is a choice.   Happiness. is. a. choice.   Even though this isn’t always easy or clear, I believe it to be true and today I get the pleasure of chatting with Rochelle Gapere. Roch...Show More
HLP085: On Innovating to Better Serve Yourself and Your Clients with Melissa Hall of Smol Law

32:31 | May 29th, 2018

What do you think of when you think of innovation and the law? Do you feel like you have opportunities to innovate in your practice? Over the years I’ve learned that some of the happiest lawyers have chosen to get off the well-worn path and create a ...Show More
HLP084: On the Importance of Believing in Your Own Success with Dafan Zhang, co-founder of Vohte

30:54 | May 22nd, 2018

Today on the show I have the ultimate jack of all trades or, as he puts it, the master of a few things. Multi-passionate attorney Dafan Zhang is an adjunct professor, tech app developer, co-founder of Vohte, solo practitioner, and father of four. We ...Show More
HLP083: On Walking Away From BigLaw to Launch a Skin Care Line with Justin Moore of Holly Hall Supply Co.

38:38 | May 15th, 2018

Former BigLaw associate Justin Moore left the law to start his own dermatologist-approved skin care line, Holly Hall Supply Co. On today's show we chat about his decision to leave, how he prepared for the transition, the surprising way his legal skil...Show More
HLP082: On The Secrets of Being a Nomadic Lawyer with Larissa Bodniowycz of Sort of Legal

49:23 | May 8th, 2018

Lawyers often wonder how they can get more autonomy, independence and flexible in their schedule. Although most lawyers acknowledge that they've had to work while on vacation, most haven't thought about building a practice around that lifestlye. On t...Show More
HLP081: On Leveraging LinkedIn without Annoying People with Rachel Tombs of Links2Leads

39:03 | May 1st, 2018

On today's show I chat with Rachel Tombs about everyone's favorite professional networking platform. Rachel is a LinkedIn Expert, as the owner of Links2Leads, that transitioned out of the law and into legal marketing. Rachel shares vital information ...Show More
HLP080: On Treating Your Day Job Like an Investor with Stacey Ferguson

40:15 | Apr 24th, 2018

On today’s show I chat with former attorney and founder of Justice Fergie Lifestyle Media, Stacey Ferguson! Featured in multiple media outlets including NPR, Southern Living and so much more, Stacey is an influencer coach, media personality, digital ...Show More
HLP079: On the Steps to Becoming an Essential Associate with Jay Harrington

49:52 | Apr 17th, 2018

If you are anything like me, you entered life as a young associate with very little understand on how to excel in your new role. On today’s episode I have the pleasure of chatting with Jay Harrington author of The Essential Associate, former attorney...Show More
HLP078: On Working with Social Media Influencers with Jessica Johnson and Jaia Thomas of The Presley Group

41:39 | Apr 10th, 2018

Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes for social media influencers? On today’s show I chat with the founders of The Presley Group, a media group focused on representing and elevating influencers of color. Jessica Johnson and Jaia Thomas chat abo...Show More
HLP077: On Creating Your Own Opportunities and the Power of Community with Keith Lee of Associate’s Mind

1:16:46 | Apr 3rd, 2018

Whether you're at a firm, in-house or a solo practitioner, being a lawyer can involve long, lonely days?  Do your friends and family struggle to relate to your #lawyerprobs? Keith Lee started Associate's Mind to help lawyers learn the things we actua...Show More
HLP076: On Combining Your Passion and Your Practice with Jessica Childress of Juris Prudence LLC

39:07 | Mar 27th, 2018

This episode is sponsored by Commonbond Student Loan. If student loans have you down and you are considering refinancing, check out CommonBond. To help you achieve your 2018 financial goals head over to: commonbond.co/Happylawyer for a $200 cash bonu...Show More
HLP075: On Creating Content and Becoming an Expert in a New Field with Natasha Nurse of Dressing Room 8

51:13 | Mar 20th, 2018

This episode is sponsored by Commonbond Student Loan. If student loans have you down and you are considering refinancing, check out CommonBond. To help you achieve your 2018 financial goals head over to: commonbond.co/Happylawyer for a $200 cash bonu...Show More
HLP074: On A Better Way to Approach Marketing and Attract Dream Clients with Nick Pavlidis

50:25 | Mar 13th, 2018

This episode is sponsored by Commonbond Student Loan. If student loans have you down and you are considering refinancing, check out CommonBond. To help you achieve your 2018 financial goals head over to: commonbond.co/Happylawyer for a $200 cash bonu...Show More
HLP073: On Creating an Inspirational Vision for Your Life with Elizabeth Willard Thames (aka. Mrs. Frugalwoods)

52:46 | Mar 6th, 2018

This episode is sponsored by Commonbond Student Loan. If student loans have you down and you are considering refinancing, check out CommonBond. To help you achieve your 2018 financial goals head over to: commonbond.co/Happylawyer for a $200 cash bonu...Show More
HLP072: On Re-Defining Success and Overcoming Burnout with Karima Gulick

32:46 | Feb 27th, 2018

This episode is sponsored by Commonbond Student Loan. If student loans have you down and you are considering refinancing, check out CommonBond. To help you achieve your 2018 financial goals head over to: commonbond.co/Happylawyer for a $200 cash bonu...Show More
HLP071: On Finding Happiness in Life as a BigLaw Associate, Hip Hop Artist and Father with Arinze Onugha

35:44 | Feb 20th, 2018

This episode is sponsored by Commonbond Student Loan. If student loans have you down and you are considering refinancing, check out CommonBond. To help you achieve your 2018 financial goals head over to: commonbond.co/Happylawyer for a $200 cash bonu...Show More
HLP070: On Overcoming Challenges, Becoming Resilient, and Creating a Lifestyle You Love with Kirsten Franklin

37:09 | Feb 13th, 2018

This episode is sponsored by Commonbond Student Loan. If student loans have you down and you are considering refinancing, check out CommonBond. To help you achieve your 2018 financial goals head over to: commonbond.co/Happylawyer for a $200 cash bonu...Show More
HLP069: On Attracting the Love and Connection You Deserve with Intimacy Expert, Allana Pratt

41:24 | Feb 6th, 2018

This episode is sponsored by Commonbond Student Loan. If student loans have you down and you are considering refinancing, check out CommonBond. To help you achieve your 2018 financial goals head over to: commonbond.co/Happylawyer for a $200 cash bonu...Show More
HLP068: On the Reality of Life as a MD vs. Life as a JD with Carrie Reynolds MD of the Hippocratic Hustle Podcast

1:24:40 | Jan 30th, 2018

This episode is sponsored by Commonbond Student Loan. If student loans have you down and you are considering refinancing, check out CommonBond. To help you achieve your 2018 financial goals head over to: commonbond.co/Happylawyer for a $200 cash bonu...Show More
HLP067: On How Having Student Loans led to a Profitable Solo Practice with Adam Minsky, the Student Loans Lawyer

26:27 | Jan 23rd, 2018

This episode is sponsored by Commonbond Student Loan. If student loans have you down and you are considering refinancing, check out CommonBond. To help you achieve your 2018 financial goals head over to: commonbond.co/Happylawyer for a $200 cash bonu...Show More
HLP066: On Making over $100K on Ebay as a Law School Student with Jaimey Castillo

37:24 | Jan 16th, 2018

This episode is sponsored by Commonbond Student Loan. If student loans have you down and you are considering refinancing, check out CommonBond. To help you achieve your 2018 financial goals head over to: commonbond.co/Happylawyer for a $200 cash bonu...Show More
HLP065: On Planning Your Big Money Moves for 2018 with Tia Chambers of Financially Fit and Fabulous

40:37 | Jan 9th, 2018

This episode is sponsored by Commonbond Student Loan. If student loans have you down and you are considering refinancing, consider CommonBond. To help you achieve your 2018 financial goals head over to: http://bit.ly/CommonBondStudentLoan   Happy New...Show More
HLP064: On Using Move Tracker to Chart Your Next Big Move with Micah Springut, CEO and Founder of Laterally

34:57 | Dec 19th, 2017

This episode is sponsored by Felix Gray Glasses. For a stylish solution to digital eye strain head over to: www.felixgrayglasses.com/happylawyer   Happy Holidays Lawyers! On the last interview of 2017, I chat with Micah Springut, co-founder of Latera...Show More
HLP063: On Rethinking Resume Writing to Create Your Personal Brand with Wendi Weiner the Writing Guru

32:00 | Dec 12th, 2017

This episode is sponsored by Felix Gray Glasses. For a stylish solution to digital eye strain head over to: www.felixgrayglasses.com/happylawyer   How do you position yourself for that promotion, new job, or career change? Writing Guru, Wendi Weiner,...Show More
HLP062: On Taking on The Travel Industry and Serving Your Community with Kent Johnson of Black & Abroad

46:46 | Dec 5th, 2017

This episode is sponsored by Felix Gray Glasses. For a stylish solution to digital eye strain head over to: www.felixgrayglasses.com/happylawyer   Do you ever feel like your dreams are frivolous? Have you stopped pursuing your passions in order to be...Show More
HLP061: On Being a Multi-Passionate Advocate for Change with Amina Shafi

43:43 | Nov 28th, 2017

This episode is sponsored by Felix Gray Glasses. For a stylish solution to digital eye strain head over to: www.felixgrayglasses.com/happylawyer   This week we continue to explore what it means to be multi-passionate with the lovely and inspirational...Show More
HLP060: On Work Life Satisfaction as a Serial Entrepreneur and Mother of Five with Rachel Brenke

47:30 | Nov 21st, 2017

This episode is sponsored by Felix Gray Glasses. For a stylish solution to digital eye strain head over to: www.felixgrayglasses.com/happylawyer   Are you one of those people who loves to have their hands full? Or works best when feeling just a tad b...Show More
HLP059: On Taking the Leap from BigLaw to Health and Wellness Coaching with Andrea Levine

43:09 | Nov 14th, 2017

This episode is sponsored by Felix Gray Glasses. For a stylish solution to digital eye strain head over to: www.felixgrayglasses.com/happylawyer   Do you have a dream that feels too far away to obtain? On today's show, corporate attorney turned healt...Show More
HLP058: On Growing a Neighborhood Craft Beer Brewery with Greg McCarthy of Legal Draft Beer Company

35:35 | Nov 7th, 2017

This episode is sponsored by Felix Gray Glasses. For a stylish solution to digital eye strain head over to: www.felixgrayglasses.com/happylawyer   Raise your hand if you're a fan of craft beer! Well, you are in luck. On today's show I chat with Greg ...Show More
HLP057: On the Millennial Money Fix with co-authors Heather and Douglas Boneparth

50:50 | Oct 31st, 2017

This episode is sponsored by Felix Gray Glasses. For a stylish solution to digital eye strain head over to: www.felixgrayglasses.com/happylawyer   Happy Halloween Lawyers! Today we’ll be talking about all of the scariest topics any young lawyer can e...Show More
HLP056: On Making Incremental Moves and the Value of Focusing on Your Strengths with Amy Lipner

46:03 | Oct 24th, 2017

This episode is sponsored by Felix Gray Glasses. For a stylish solution to digital eye strain head over to: www.felixgrayglasses.com/happylawyer   Are you a creative at heart? On today's episode Amy Lipner is a litigator turned solopreneur Amy Lipner...Show More
HLP055: On Finding Alignment and Ease in Your Pursuit of Happiness and Success with Leila Hock of Alignment Coaching

48:17 | Oct 17th, 2017

This episode is sponsored by Felix Gray Glasses. For a stylish solution to digital eye strain head over to: www.felixgrayglasses.com/happylawyer   Do you enjoy your career but still feel like you are missing something? Ever feel like you can’t change...Show More
HLP054: On Cultivating Confidence and Getting Comfortable with Discomfort with Avery Blank

39:17 | Oct 10th, 2017

This episode is sponsored by Felix Gray Glasses. For a stylish solution to digital eye strain head over to: www.felixgrayglasses.com/happylawyer    Have you ever passed up on an opportunity because you felt you weren’t quite “ready”? After today’s ep...Show More
HLP053: On Preparing for the Realities of Practicing Law as a New Lawyer with Niki Khoshzamir Moore of Practice Pro

51:34 | Oct 3rd, 2017

Whether you went straight through to law school or waited until later in life, it's not uncommon for new lawyers to feel unprepared for the realities of practicing law. Niki Khoshzamir Moore is a passionate attorney and professor at Berkeley Law that...Show More
HLP052: On Entertainment Law, Putting in the Work, and Doing Things Differently with Gabrielle Sellei

37:16 | Sep 26th, 2017

Self-proclaimed owner of the smallest firm with the most satisfied clients, Gabrielle Sellei is an enthusiastic example of what someone sounds like who truly finds joy in their life and work. On today’s episode we chat about the importance of doing t...Show More
HLP051: On Practicing Law Like a Girl (or a Pirate) with Susan Curtiss of Girl Attorney

51:42 | Sep 19th, 2017

Whether you resonate with being called a girl attorney or not, this is an inspiring must listen! Susan Curtiss saw a lack of resources for the half million women lawyers practicing in the US as a problem and decided to become the solution. Susan is a...Show More
HLP050: On Reprogramming Your Lawyer Brain to Deal With Stress Anxiety and Negative Self Talk with Kara Loewentheil of Redesign Your Mind

46:02 | Sep 12th, 2017

Do you ever feel like you’re an impostor in your own workplace, anxious that one day someone will bust your cover? If this is you, you are not alone! I’ve been there and so has Kara Loewentheil former lawyer turned life coach. On today’s episode we g...Show More
HLP049: On Finding Career Clarity and Setting Personal Goals with Elena Deutsche of Women Interested in Leaving (Big) Law

35:18 | Sep 5th, 2017

You aren't sure if partnership is for you but you aren't sure what is so you stay. You stay in Big Law because, despite the challenges, it truly is the easiest thing to do.. and let's be honest, the pay doesn't suck. Today I chat with executive coach...Show More
HLP048: On Embracing Your Ambition and Being the Grown Up in the Room with Amy Wan of Bootstrap Legal

35:47 | Aug 29th, 2017

Amy Wan is a self-proclaimed legal hacker and the founder of Bootstrap Legal, an organization that has the mission to democratize access to legal counsel & capital in real estate. Amy is a motivated, intelligent, and forward thinking lawyer that made...Show More
HLP047: On Fostering Relationships and Building Community When Growing Your Practice with Nicole Galli of Women Owned Law

36:13 | Aug 22nd, 2017

Nicole Galli is part litigator, part entrepreneur, but 100% dedicated to helping women in the legal space pursue their own entrepreneurial success. A few years ago, Nicole left Big Law to start up her solo practice. A self-proclaimed "joiner", Nicole...Show More
HLP046: On Facing Critics & Dealing with Self-Doubt When Pursuing Your Big Idea with Somya Kaushik of Esq.Me

35:07 | Aug 15th, 2017

Somya Kaushik was a small firm litigator that was spending countless hours doing research for various tasks ranging immensely in subject. Through this experience, Somya had the idea to create a legal document marketplace and service platform designed...Show More
HLP045: On Using Technology to Increase Access to Justice with Felicity Conrad of Paladin

34:47 | Aug 8th, 2017

Most of us decided to become lawyers because we wanted to do work that was meaningful and had an impact on society (insert lawyer joke here). Felicity Conrad is a former BigLaw associate that harnessed her passion for helping others and increasing ac...Show More
HLP044: On Finding Alignment and Joy in Life & Law with Emily and Sam of Wilkinson Mazzeo

51:45 | Aug 1st, 2017

Emily Wilkinson and Sam Mazzeo are truly insightful, authentic, engaging people, and their path to starting their own firm is a fresh reminder of the things we can all do to bring more alignment to our lives at every juncture. Their firm specializes ...Show More
HLP043: On Having Tough Conversations and Making Transitions in Your Career with Benton McTaggart

48:23 | Jul 18th, 2017

Are you ready to make a transition in your career making a transition but are unsure of how to have those tough conversations and make those even tougher decisions? Benton McTaggart is a coach for introverted high achieving professionals. On today's ...Show More
HLP042: On Passive Real Estate Investing with Former Attorney, Jonathan Twombly of Two Bridges Asset Management

50:53 | Jul 11th, 2017

Whether you've been thinking about real estate as a method of generating passive income or are someone whose struggling to leave BigLaw to start anew down a different path, this interview with Jonathan Twombly provides a ton of value.  Listen along a...Show More
HLP041: On Achieving Financial Independence and Retiring from Law at 33 with Anita Dhake    

39:58 | Jul 4th, 2017

With the stresses of student loans, car loans, and everyday life expenses do you fear that financial independence is more of an abstract idea than a reality? Today on America’s very own Independence Day, I’m here with Anita Dhake to tell you financia...Show More
HLP040: On Walking Away from BigLaw to Pursue her Juice Bar Dreams with Heather Stevenson, CEO of Thirst Juice Co.

35:27 | Jun 27th, 2017

Do you have a passion for health and wellness and want to find ways to incorporate that passion into your corporate life? Have you decided it’s time for a lifestyle change in order to increase your quality of life? Then you'll love Heather's story. H...Show More
HLP039: On Creating Better Opportunities for Freelance Attorneys with Julia Shapiro, CEO of Hire an Esquire

43:42 | Jun 20th, 2017

Do you love practicing the law but get tired of the rigid demands of working for a big law firm? Would you like to create your own schedule that caters to your happiness and lifestyle while continuing your career as a lawyer? On today’s episode CEO o...Show More
HLP038: On Mindfully Building a Legal Career that Serves Your Lifestyle Goals with Ashley Molson  

40:22 | Jun 13th, 2017

Does your practice serve your lifestyle goals? Do you even have lifestyle goals? No, I’m not talking about your goal to live a netflix and chill life. I mean, how would you fill your days if you had a choice? Good news, you do have a choice! Today, I...Show More
HLP037: On Finding Time for Your Passions while working in the Law with Liz Rosado

42:28 | Jun 6th, 2017

Have you ever felt like your full time job was stifling your ability to pursue other passions? For a select few your full time job is your only passion but for most of us there is more to life than our regular 9-5. On today’s episode Liz Rosado expla...Show More
HLP036 - On Personal Finance and Wealth Accumulation for Lawyers with Joshua Holt of BigLaw Investor

30:48 | May 30th, 2017

Have you ever thought that there has to be more to personal finance then paying off student loans and saving for retirement? Well, there is and Josh Holt is on today to chat about wealth accumulation and the importance of being intentional with your ...Show More
HLP035 - On Life as a Fashion and Lifestyle Blogger for Professional Women with Kat Griffin of Corporette

38:08 | May 23rd, 2017

Am I the only person who spends hours trying to coordinate outfits that are both professional and personal? Whether it's trying to make my favorite pair of jogger pants work-appropriate or figuring out where to buy dresses that will actually take me ...Show More
HLP034 - On Growing a Marijuana Law Practice with Lauren Davis

34:45 | May 16th, 2017

It's clear that marijuana was the real winner in the last election. Ever since I’ve been itching to chat with a marijuana lawyer and learn about this growing industry. There are lots of innovative new firms popping up across the country, but I really...Show More
HLP033 - On Conquering Stress, Overwhelm and Anxiety with Salem Afangideh

40:44 | May 9th, 2017

Salem Afangideh is a twenty-something attorney and serial entrepreneur. Get this, Salem became a licensed attorney before she was old enough to drink! She's a self-proclaimed recovering perfectionist and life-long over-achiever. On today's show, I ch...Show More
HLP032 - On Hustling to Pay Off Law School Loans in 2.5 Years with Kevin the Financial Panther

38:40 | May 2nd, 2017

Student loan debt can create anxiety and depression for young lawyers. Some lawyers choose to bury their head in the sand, while others just buckle down and make their payments on time, but on today’s show I chat with Kevin from the Financial Panther...Show More
HLP031 - On Strategies for Overcoming Your Negative Mindset with Chelsea Fournier

42:06 | Apr 25th, 2017

Did you look around one day and realize you were in Big Law for the wrong reasons? Like many young associates, Chelsea found herself in BigLaw because she thought it was what she "should” do with her law degree. Then she hit a breaking point. Today C...Show More
HLP030 - On Making the Most of your Mentors with Samantha Bowen

32:03 | Apr 18th, 2017

Do you feel like you have the support of a team of awesome mentors? Are you getting guidance from people who you admire and trust? On today’s show, Samantha Bowen shares key strategies for finding the right mentors, determining the scope of the mento...Show More
HLP029 - On Launching a Solo Practice in Six Weeks with Christina Vinters, Modern Separations

36:32 | Apr 11th, 2017

I love transition stories and Christina's is a doozy. Christina is an author and family mediator, but just a year ago she was an associate on partner track at her BigLaw firm. On today's show, Christina shares her journey of deciding to step of the p...Show More
HLP028 - On Dealing with the Impostor Syndrome and Self-Sabotage with Lorraine Hamilton

35:53 | Apr 4th, 2017

You've put in the work. You've done the research. You are ready...so why don't you feel ready?. Maybe you just need a little more time. A little more validation. A little more certainty. Sound familiar? I definitely struggle with major self-sabotage ...Show More
HappyChatter - On Tolerating Discomfort

09:02 | Mar 31st, 2017

What are you holding on to or putting up with in your life that is no longer serving you? As a type-A people-pleaser, I spent the early part of my adult life bending over backwards to ensure that other people were not uncomfortable. I was happy to be...Show More
HLP027 - On Getting Reliable Legal Information in the 21st Century with Joel Cohen, Talks on Law

31:24 | Mar 28th, 2017

Let's be honest, getting CLE credit isn't always super fun. If you're anything like me, you know that it is important and that it could even be a thought-provoking exercise, so why is it so hard to find engaging CLE programs? Today’s guest didn't set...Show More
HappyChatter - On Mom Guilty and BigLaw with Mr. Happy Lawyer

12:20 | Mar 24th, 2017

I commend all the hard working moms and dads out there. Whether you're new to the Parenthood or a long time resident, we know it's the type of 'hood that really builds character and teaches you a ton about your personality, your partner and your prio...Show More
HLP026 - On Being Scared and Doing it Anyways with Lauree Ostrofsky, Simply Leap

37:44 | Mar 21st, 2017

What's keeping you for making the changes you need to make in your life? The changes you want to make in your life? For a lot of people, there's a fear can play a huge factor. Whether it's the fear of change, fear of the unknown or the fear of failur...Show More
HappyChatter - On Why We Choose Happiness with Mr. Happy Lawyer

12:48 | Mar 17th, 2017

Why is happiness the focus of my project? Today, Dave and I dive into the advantages of being happy and why we choose happiness. It can be easy to believe that your emotions are a result of your circumstances, but the reality is that your environment...Show More
HLP025 - On Transitioning from BigLaw to Belize Living with Stewart Patton

38:29 | Mar 14th, 2017

Ever thought about leaving it all behind and moving overseas? Stewart Patton is a former BigLaw Partner who did just that! After climbing his way up the ladder to partnership, one cold winter morning, he heard the same little voice you may have heard...Show More
HappyChatter - On How to Decide What to Do Next with Mr. Happy Lawyer

11:20 | Mar 10th, 2017

Whether you have no clear vision for your life or too many big dreams, this mini-sode is a quick conversation my husband and I had (in the car on the way to a date night!) about how we make decisions and the tools, tips and strategies you can use to ...Show More
HLP024 - On How Saying "No" Can Bring You More Joy with Jamie Lieberman, Hashtag Legal

29:45 | Mar 7th, 2017

Jamie Lieberman is a partner and founder of Hashtag Legal. (She's the other half to Danielle Liss from Episode 16). Not only is Jamie freaking delightful but she's also ridiculously smart. Prior to starting her own businesses, (yes, plural) Jamie wor...Show More
HLP023 - On Mastering the Science of Love as an Overachiever with Daniel Packard, Trainer of Love Athletes

45:45 | Feb 28th, 2017

Whether it's attracting love or nurturing the love you already have, it can be challenging as a lawyer to figure it all out. How much time and energy have you spent learning the skills and tools you need to get it right? Or are you just winging it? F...Show More
HLP022 - On Loving Your Money with Sarah Li Cain, High Fiving Dollars

42:15 | Feb 21st, 2017

On prior money shows my guests have addressed the practical side of money and the psychological side of money. On today’s show Sarah Li Cain takes us into the emotional side of money and we chat about why it’s important to have a healthy relationship...Show More
HLP021 - On Life and Love the Happy Lawyer way with Mr. Happy Lawyer

35:51 | Feb 14th, 2017

Happy Valentine’s Day! Want to know what it’s really like to live the happy lawyer lifestyle? Today I'm bringing you a very personal episode with my husband, Dave. We go behind the scenes on what it’s like to be raising kids and juggling it all the h...Show More
HLP020 - On Launching Your Purpose-Driven Passion Project with Corey Laplante, Associates' Committee

29:00 | Feb 7th, 2017

Have a Big Dream but feel stuck in Big Law? Have you ever considered launching that passion project while keeping your day job? Today I chat with an associate who did just that, Corey Laplante. As a junior associate, Corey founded the Associates’ Com...Show More
HLP019 -On Associate Retention and Working with a Legal Recruiter with Kellie DiMascio, Parker + Lynch Legal

35:40 | Jan 31st, 2017

Should I stay or should I go? It’s that time of year again! Whether it’s a different firm or that coveted in-house position, (or maybe you are thinking it is time to leave the practice of law all together) it can feel like happiness only exists somew...Show More
HappyChatter - On Managing Email Better in 2017 with Joey Vitale

13:52 | Jan 27th, 2017

It can sometimes feel like it's impossible to get ahead of your inbox. Turns out, getting a handle on your email management strategy can do wonders for your productivity, mindset and overall happiness. Learn how Joey and I are trying to be more inten...Show More
HLP018: On Leaving BigLaw and Finding Success on Your Own Terms with Alison Monahan, The Girl's Guide to Law School

34:26 | Jan 24th, 2017

Alison Monahan is a former BigLaw associate and the founder of The Girl’s Guide to Law School. On this episode she shares her secrets for following life’s opportunities and let’s us know what she wishes she’d known as a young law student and lawyer. ...Show More
HappyChatter - On Staying in the Law with Joey Vitale [Bonus]

15:37 | Jan 20th, 2017

Learn why Joey decided to stay in the law instead of claim his place as a "BigLaw refugee". Today's guest is Joey Vitale. Joey rediscovered his love for the law when he started his own firm and now he helps creative entrepreneurs pursue their passion...Show More
HLP017: On Goal Setting and Having It All with Tiffany Walker, Pop & Banter

34:26 | Jan 17th, 2017

Ready to reach your goals and have it all in 2017? In today's episode, I'm chatting with Tiffany Walker who is a strategist to career-minded working moms, Co-Founder of Pop and Banter, and the co-host of the Pop and Banter Podcast. Tiffany previously...Show More
HLP016: On Falling Back in Love with the Law with Danielle Liss, Hashtag Legal

44:59 | Jan 10th, 2017

Why did you become a lawyer? Were you drawn to the intellectual challenge? Was it the interest in having an impact? Or was it because you weren't sure what else to do with your life? Every lawyer is drawn to the law for a different reason but often l...Show More
HLP015: On Tackling Your Money Beliefs with Bola Sokunbi, Clevergirl Finance

39:10 | Jan 3rd, 2017

While money cannot buy happiness, stress about money can keep you from happiness. Is your financial house in order? Are you holding false beliefs or making excuses about money that are keeping you stuck? On today’s show, my guest, Bola Sokunbi, and I...Show More
HLP014: On Intuition, Failure and Practicing Gratitude with Lulu Minns, Advocate My Success

31:20 | Dec 27th, 2016

I loved my chat with Lulu Minns, former attorney and the founder of Advocate My Success. Lulu practiced for over 10 years before she decided it was time to move on. After a couple of different ventures, she has found herself back servicing the legal ...Show More
HLP013: On the Five Traits of a Happy Lawyer with Clarissa Rayward, The Happy Family Lawyer

40:50 | Dec 20th, 2016

Clarissa Rayward started The Happy Family Lawyer to help lawyers find happiness in law and life. She runs her own family law practice in Brisbane, Australia, and has published two books, Splitsville- How to separate, stay out of Court and stay friend...Show More
HLP012: On Dealing with Massive Student Loan Debt with Elizabeth Stapleton, Less Debt More Wine

25:31 | Dec 13th, 2016

Massive student loan payments getting you down? You are not alone! Liz Stapleton is a law school student turned personal finance blogger. Even though Liz has never used her degree to practice law, she doesn't regret the decision to attend law school ...Show More
HLP011: On Being a Happy Mother and Partner with Krysia Syska, Lubin & Meyer PC

29:13 | Dec 6th, 2016

Krysia Syska is a female partner who is not only happy but fully engaged in both her career and family. As the only female partner at her firm she shares her secrets for navigating the transition into motherhood and then partnership. She gives clear ...Show More
HLP010: On Finding Your Flow in the Law with Heather Hubbard, The Language of Joy

40:44 | Nov 29th, 2016

If you are serious about bringing more joy to your legal practice, then this is the episode for you! Heather Hubbard is a former partner turned entrepreneur. As the founder of The Language of Joy, Heather works as a coach and consultant to legal prof...Show More
HLP009: On Going In-House at a Startup with Alecia Chen, On Deck Capital

32:19 | Nov 22nd, 2016

Whether you’re considering a fellowship overseas, lateraling to a new firm or going in-house, Alicia has done it all in her first six years as an attorney!  Alicia Chen is one of the first lawyers I met as a summer associate back in New York and now ...Show More
HLP008: On Managing Competing Financial Goals with CFP, Katie Brewer, Your Richest Life

45:01 | Nov 18th, 2016

With bonus season just around the corner, it seemed like as good a time as any to dive into my favorite topic, personal finance! Since lawyers aren’t known for being great with numbers, money or taking risks,  I thought it made sense to bring in a pr...Show More
HLP007: On Leveraging Social Media as a Lawyer with Nicole Abboud, The Gen Why Lawyer

38:27 | Nov 15th, 2016

On today’s show I chat with Nicole Abboud, the host of the Gen Y Lawyer podcast and founder of Abboud Media. Nicole started her career as a family law attorney before transitioning into fashion law and finally she deciding to launch her own social me...Show More
HLP006: On Being a Blogger on the Side with Jackie Stoughton, Jade Oak

32:28 | Nov 11th, 2016

Today I chat with Jackie Stoughton about how she transitioned through her career thus far working to craft a more balanced life. She talks about the role blogging has played in her life and her decision to start providing legal information through he...Show More
HLP005: On Personal Branding for Lawyers with Anuisa Gillespie, Banava Co

34:15 | Nov 8th, 2016

Today on the show I chat with Anusia Gillespie a JD/MBA, former Big Law associate and the founder of Banava. Anusia is bringing personal branding to the legal world and helping lawyers design a career in alignment with their personal brand. Based in ...Show More
HLP004 : On Finding Your Happy to Find Your Partner in Life with Kira Sabin, The League of Adventurous Singles

29:50 | Nov 4th, 2016

Today I chat about relationships and travel with love guru, Kira Sabin. She’s not an attorney but she’s a truth-telling, straight-shooter who works as a dating coach for adventurous singles who are ready to dig deep and choose happiness. We dive into...Show More
HLP003: On Leaving Big Law without a Plan with Annette Stepanian

40:35 | Nov 1st, 2016

I am super excited to introduce today's guest Annette Stepanian. Annette landed a coveted position at her dream big law firm out of law school, but after years of practice, she felt unsatisfied and unfulfilled. (Sound familiar?)   Today she runs her ...Show More
HLP002: On Becoming a Lawyer Mum with Janine Esbrand, Lightbox Coaching

33:12 | Nov 1st, 2016

Today Janine Esbrand and I discuss Janine’s inspiring journey from corporate attorney to part-time in-house counsel and coach to lawyer “mums”... (She's from the UK!). As a new mom, Janine is passionate about helping other lawyer moms learn how to su...Show More
HLP001: On Trusting Your Gut with Autumn Witt Boyd, AWB Firm

38:29 | Oct 30th, 2016

On the show today, I chat with Autumn about her risk-taking journey from aspiring journalists to solo practitioner working with creative entrepreneurs. Autumn chats about her tips on balancing motherhood and launching your own firm.   What you'll lea...Show More