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Mom Life and Law gives lawyer moms strategies on how to thrive in the face of the soul-crushing expectation to both parent as if they have no job, and lawyer as if they have no children. As a mom to two toddler boys and a litigator, Megan Whiteside is on a mission to empower lawyer moms find clarity and happiness in their lives. Megan helps lawyer moms to reframe their mindset, own their power, and set themselves up for success each week with reflections from her own journey and from inspiri ...
 
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Kailey Jacomet has created a law career that fits around her priorities and her lifestyle, not a life that fits around her law practice. When she first told me that, it struck me that most of us have built lives around our law practice. We fit family, fun, passions, and hobbies in the margins around our demanding careers. But, how do you create the…
 
Randi Johnson is a former law firm owner, mother of two daughters, business strategist, and end of life and bereavement doula. Before meeting Randi, I had never known you could seek support from an advocate at the end of your life in the same way you do while giving birth. Birth doulas are more commonly known, but there are professionals who train …
 
Kori Carew is the Chief Inclusion & Diversity Officer at Seyfarth Shaw, a former law firm partner and litigator, a TedX Speaker, a mother, an artist, and a force for good in this world. Kori is someone who is not afraid to tell the truth and disrupt the status quo. She is a leader in the legal industry when it comes to combating bias and fostering …
 
Loraine Martinez Bellamy is a public interest lawyer, mom, wife, and life & business coach. In her coaching business, she helps ambitious women get crystal clear on their dream career or business and create a master plan to obtain it. She calls herself that bold friend who helps you see where you're holding yourself back and just do the thing you w…
 
Jeena Cho is a mom to a two-year-old daughter, mindfulness and meditation teacher, coach for anxious lawyers, and recovering lawyer with nearly 15 years of practice experience. Since leaving the practice of law, Jeena has focused her career on helping lawyers improve their wellbeing with stress and anxiety management through her book, speaking enga…
 
Nicole Kuklok-Waldman calls herself "The Lucky Lawyer." She calls herself lucky because she has found tools to face difficult choices with clarity to truly enjoy her life and career. Nicole spent many years working in BigLaw, before shifting focus to lobbying at her own firm in Los Angeles, CA. After the birth of her first child, Nicole realized th…
 
Kristin Bock can help you build a nonverbal advantage so you can better connect, engage, and lead others. She's a mom of three and a Certified Body Language & Communication Specialist. She helps you tap into empathy and utilize emotional intelligence to communicate more effectively. Kristin and I met at a virtual conference during the pandemic, and…
 
It can be easy to say, "I don't have time," or "I can't," when it comes to prioritizing your health. While there may be many reasons why you believe you can't eat healthy or can't exercise, Megan O'Neill is here to encourage you to break that belief barrier. Megan O'Neill is a litigator turned health and wellness coach, personal trainer, and nutrit…
 
Kelly Nolan is a lawyer mom turned entrepreneur and time management strategist. She helps busy professional women manage their time with simple, actionable steps to calm the overwhelm. As a patent litigator working at a big law firm, Kelly grew frustrated with how much time she wasted trying (and often failing) to slog through her never-ending to-d…
 
It's amazing how taking action on a dream propels you to take more action, and more action. It is in pushing past the fear and taking courageous action that you will see your life transform. This has been the biggest lesson I've learned in 50 episodes of podcasting. This week, I share about the power of taking action, the power of storytelling, the…
 
Taylor Poncz is a law firm partner, mother to three, podcast host, and outspoken supporter of lawyer moms. In this episode, Taylor talks about how she took an unconventional path to law firm partnership. She had three kids in roughly two years (her first two are twins!), went on a reduced schedule, and put herself up for partner shortly thereafter.…
 
Nicole Clark is a litigator turned technology company CEO. As a litigator, she saw a pain point in state court litigation. She wanted to be able to access and search state court data. She was often frustrated by sending internal emails and collecting anecdotes on judges in order to make strategic case recommendations. She had an idea to solve this …
 
Jamie Sternberg is a trademark lawyer, mom of three, and LinkedIn networking maven. It all started with a career move to a smaller law firm, where Jamie had to develop her own book of business. She turned to networking in her local community and started speaking at events. Then, just as it did for all of us, the pandemic changed everything. Jamie t…
 
Arivee Vargas is a certified life and high-performance coach for women professionals. She helps women shift their mindset to overcome fears, limiting beliefs, self-doubt, and other roadblocks in order to have the lives and careers they really want and deserve. She is also a lawyer, a podcast host, an unapologetic professional and personal developme…
 
Angela Han is an in-house lawyer, mom, podcast host, and life coach for lawyers. She helps her clients transform their blind spots into transformational action. In this episode, we dive into what working with a life coach looks like. Part of it is asking yourself, " What do I need to see that I am not seeing?" Angela shares some of her struggles th…
 
Jamie Spannhake is here to help you manage your mind and your time to be able to do what you truly value. It is possible to calm the chaos as a lawyer mom. Sound too good to be true? Listen in for some actionable strategies, in addition to examples from Jamie's life about how she has built the life she truly wanted. She is an example of what is pos…
 
Jamie Szal is a state and local tax litigator and lawyer mom to a three year old daughter. You may recognize her from her consistent presence on LinkedIn and Above the Law. One issue she speaks and writes passionately about is her experience as a lawyer mom who is the primary breadwinner in her family. In this episode, Jamie discusses how her love …
 
Annie Little is a real estate lawyer mom turned career coach. Annie specializes in supporting lawyers through their job searches and career transitions. Part of navigating a career transition is the salary negotiation. We dive into the real struggles women lawyers face when approaching interview questions about past salaries, figuring out your idea…
 
Do you have over six figures in law school debt? Have you ever calculated your net worth? Do you earn a sizable income but wonder where the money goes each month? These are all questions we tackle in this episode. Up next in the Mom Life and Law Podcast series on money is Rho Thomas. She's a trademark lawyer in BigLaw, a mom of two toddlers, and a …
 
Up next in the Mom Life and Law Podcast series on money is lawyer mom turned Certified Financial Planner and Wealth Advisor, Jennifer Belmont Jennings of Hightower Wealth Advisors. Jennifer is a former estate planning and family law attorney, who navigated her early years of practice during the financial crisis. She gained valuable skills as an att…
 
Up next in the Mom Life and Law Podcast series on money is lawyer mom of twins and Accredited Financial Counselor, Jessica Medina of Jessica Medina, LLC. Have you had an inflection point in your life, where you knew you had to make a change? That moment came for Jessica Medina when she had to decide whether to put herself up for partner. Jessica pr…
 
Up next in the Mom Life and Law Podcast series on money is Senior Partner & Wealth Advisor, Kristin Brandli Printon of Moxie Wealth Management. Her goal is to motivate and educate women so that they can make better financial decisions with clarity and confidence. Money isn't the ultimate goal. Instead, the goal is to learn how to use money to desig…
 
For the rest of the month of May, the episodes on the Mom Life and Law Podcast are going to be all about money, from how we think about it, to the goals we set, to some practical guidance on what to do, to what to consider when hiring money professionals, to negotiation, to getting intentional, when things may have been on auto-pilot for quite some…
 
Estelle Winsett is a lawyer mom, a professional development director at an Am Law 200 firm, and a empowering force for other women lawyers. Estelle practiced in employment defense litigation before utilizing her law degree in a non-traditional way. She served as legal recruiter and then as Dean of Career Services at the University of Memphis School…
 
Laura Yaeger is a trial lawyer, a mom of twins, a leader in mass torts litigation, a legal consultant, a role model for women lawyers everywhere. Laura leads by example. She supports her network fiercely and helps other lawyers build confidence with her collaborative leadership style. She is the current chair of American Association for Justice’s W…
 
How do you relax? How do you de-stress? How do you calm the overwhelm? If you are struggling, you are not alone. In this episode, hear from a dynamic lawyer mom who has shares some evidence-based strategies she uses herself and with her coaching clients. Marcia Narine Weldon is a lawyer, a mom, a law professor, a success coach, general counsel of a…
 
Sara Williams is a is a trial lawyer, a mentor, a thought leader, a mother, a wife, a law professor, and a fierce supporter of other women. More than any role she plays, she is an example of a woman authentically walking in her purpose. I had the pleasure of crossing paths with Sara at trial lawyer events, law professor conferences, and in Facebook…
 
Does feeding yourself and your family feel like just one task too many on your long to-do list? Does figuring out dinner each night stress you out? Do you wish that you had a way to get a meal on the table with ease (and one that your kids will actually eat!)? Celestina Brunetti is here with simple solutions to help you get a meal on the table with…
 
Ari Alvarez is on a mission to help diverse attorneys advance in their careers. She is a partner at Holland & Knight, a certified career coach, and a certified life coach. She is also the host of the Legally Balanced Podcast. Through the Legally Balanced Podcast, Ari provides practical, bite-sized nuggets of career and business development advice f…
 
Imagine you're on maternity leave, bathing your newborn baby in the sink, and you get a multiple calls from your boss. He needs to be briefed on an issue before a meeting the next day. He then gets mad and berates you for not picking up those calls, all while you're on unpaid maternity leave. That's just what happened to Melissa Caballero Alton dur…
 
Tovah Kopan is a mom of three boys, a recovering lawyer, legal technology consultant, podcast host, non-profit co-founder, activist, and outspoken supporter of all women. With her podcast co-host and fellow lawyer mom, Rielly Karsh, Tovah encourages women to build an intentional life, filled with purpose, meaning, and courage through a weekly messa…
 
Melanie Lippman is an image consultant, personal branding expert, and confidence coach for women lawyers. Are you tired of the clothes in your closet, many of which you haven't worn for most of the pandemic? Back when you had to go into the office, did you spend several minutes each morning standing in your closet, trying to decide what to wear? Do…
 
Sue Bunnell is currently a Senior Vice President and Managing Counsel at Wells Fargo, where she has been for over 20 years in a variety of legal roles. She currently leads a team handling information security, technology, renewable energy, physical security, property management, construction, and a wide-ranging vendor transactional practice in supp…
 
Judge Rosemarie Aquilina has faced sexism and gendered norms with the fierce determination to use her own voice and to chart her own path. In this episode, Judge Aquilina details her journey through formative experiences that shaped her into the woman and the judge she is today. She is a mom of 5, judge, author, law professor, retired military JAG …
 
Claire E. Parsons is a law firm partner, mother of two daughters, published author, and passionate advocate of mindfulness meditation. At a low point in her life and career, she began a mindfulness practice. Claire shares how it transformed her life, her motherhood journey, and her legal career. Claire completed the 160-hour online meditation teach…
 
Heather Chauvin is a woman wise beyond her years. She is a mom of three boys, former social worker, author, leadership coach, podcast host, TEDx speaker, and so much more. Heather helps ambitious, overwhelmed women conquer their fears and become leaders at work and home. Heather uses a signature approach to help her clients create and enjoy sustain…
 
It's amazing how you can make meaningful connections online, if you're open to the possibility. Talar Herculian Coursey has never met a stranger. I met Talar on LinkedIn during the pandemic. We found out we had a few friends in common, all of whom were also women each of us had me online. Talar is a pro at making meaningful connections and supporti…
 
Several years into her law practice, Aman Costigan came to the realization that she didn't want lose all the parts of her identity as a person in order to be a good lawyer. In fact, when she followed the teachings of her yoga practice, she found freedom to start showing up authentically. Part of showing up authentically was sharing her love of yoga…
 
Do you dream a life and a career that actually work for you? Are you craving connection with other women who understand what you’re going through right now? Are you frustrated by the lack of diversity and the low number of women in leadership positions in the law? Moms get shit done. If not us, if not now, then when? Mom Life and Law LIVE is a lead…
 
Megan shares her takeaways from four months of interviewing badass women on the Mom Life and Law Podcast. While on a mission to help lawyer moms thrive, Megan's interviews reveal a common theme: we are all seeking purpose and fulfilment in our lives. The women who have shared their stories and experiences on the podcast have shown us all great exam…
 
Jabeen Adawi has dedicated her legal career to serving victims of gender-based violence and underserved communities. From litigation to non-profit work to clinical teaching, she navigated changes in her legal career in the midst of navigating the challenges of young motherhood. In this episode, Jabeen shares the lessons that have helped her thrive …
 
You can get what you want, all by tapping into the power of your thoughts. If you are a lawyer mom who feels like you don't have the life and career you want, this week's guest, Charise Naifeh has some insight for you. As a litigator in Biglaw turned life coach, Charise coaches lawyer moms to help you make groundbreaking changes in your lives by fi…
 
Megan Siddall is a lawyer mom and the managing partner of Miner Siddall, LLP in Boston, Massachusetts, where she represents criminal defendants in white collar cases and other criminal appeals. She is a champion for women solo practitioners and small firm owners. In this episode, Megan details her experience in BigLaw and how she came to the realiz…
 
Christy Keating spent twenty years as a prosecutor, serving her community. She now serves a larger community of parents as the Founder & CEO of The Heartful Parent. Christy's career transition from litigator to entrepreneur was a thoughtful one and a heartful one. In this episode, she shares about the struggles she faces in working motherhood, why …
 
Sari de la Motte is a trial consultant, coach, author, speaker, podcaster, and all around badass. In this episode, hear a little bit about the coaching she does to help lawyers find success in the courtroom. It all starts with your mindset. Her strategies can help anyone succeed in their profession. Start with believing, "I am amazing." You don't h…
 
Kristen Gibbons Feden fights for survivors of sexual assault and abuse in their pursuit of civil justice as an attorney at Saltz, Mongeluzzi & Bendesky in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She has spent her career passionately fighting for justice, both as a civil trial lawyer, and as a prosecutor. She is well known as the prosecutor who stared down Bill…
 
Sarah-Nell Walsh is a business coach and growth strategist. She coaches professionals on how to grow their business, hone their leadership skills, and transition careers. She also happens to be a lawyer mom of 2 who, prior to launching her coaching career, spent 15 years as a partner and litigation team leader in BigLaw. Sarah-Nell details her jour…
 
Heather Hubbard lives each day with simple courage. She has a message that provides clarity and guidance that we all can apply: do something each day that is courageous, no matter how small. That practice will change your life. Heather was a litigator, partner, and practice group leader who achieved great success in her legal career. She then left …
 
Elizabeth Lippy is a lawyer mom of many talents. She is a named partner of her own law firm, Fairlie & Lippy, P.C., the Director of Trial Advocacy at Temple Law School, and the Executive Director of Trial Advocacy Consulting and Training, LL.C. ("TACT"). And, she happens to be a mentor and a friend of mine. Liz has found great success in her career…
 
Do you know a Superwoman? Krista Thompson is Associate General Counsel for a satellite manufacturing company on the space coast of Florida. She has a decade of experience working in-house, is currently parenting three toddlers as a single mom, and writes regularly for her own wildly successful blog. It's easy for all of us to look at Krista as Supe…
 
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