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I’m Samorn Selim. 

I’m a lawyer turned career coach on a mission for us to take our careers from dread to joy. As the daughter of poor Lao refugees, I was told to pay my dues.

After coaching over 1,000 clients, I now realize that the idea that you have to pay your dues and work in a toxic place is a myth. 

We can face our challenges head on, do work we are passionate about, and work with good people with kind hearts to make a big impact. So even as we struggle, we can find a sense of belonging.

Nov 28, 2023


Are you a first generation professional who wants to build a great reputation and strong network?

In this episode with Dyanna Volek (Government Affairs Manager featured on New York Times and CNN), we discuss:

- How to build a stellar reputation and get featured on The New York Times and CNN.
- How passion...

Nov 21, 2023


Do you know you have a dream in mind, but have been told it’s not possible?  In this episode with Frankie Reed (former Ambassador of Fiji and the surrounding region and career member of the U.S. Foreign Service), we discuss:

- How she forged her own path into human rights and being appointed to ambassador even...

Nov 14, 2023


It’s Career Unicorns - Spark Your Joy podcast 2 year anniversary. 

For this special occasion, we’re doing a deep dive with one of Samorn’s clients, Stephanie Kiman (Sr. Marketing Programs Manager at SAP).  We discuss: 

- Why winging it in your career can work for a while, but ultimately will not lead to...

Nov 7, 2023


Are you living someone else’s dream?  And you’re not sure how to find your own path?

In this episode with Watchen Nyanue (Founder & CEO of I Choose The Ladder), we discuss:

- How growing up as a refugee from Liberia helped her to move fearlessly through the world.
- What you can do to always look for the...

Oct 31, 2023

Are you wondering when is the right time to make a career move? And what if the next role isn't exactly a promotion? What do you do?

In this episode with Shana Simmosn (Chief Legal Officer of Everlaw, we discuss:

- What it means to grow up poor with very little access to resources and how it impacts the way you...