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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.

May 17, 2022

Are you feeling stuck in your career?  Do you want to be promoted, but you’re not sure how?  Jacqueline Lee (Vice President & General Counsel of Flynn Restaurant Group) shares:


- How knowing her worth that she deserves to be valued and respected has given her courage to set healthy boundaries.  

- Why finding a...

May 10, 2022

During the pandemic, did you struggle with what your life’s purpose is?  Did you have to make hard decisions, and think you couldn’t recover?  Winnie Yee-Lakhani (Founder & Chef of Smoke Queen Barbeque) shares:  


- How she made the hard decision to layoff 50 employees during the pandemic. 

- How she bounced back...

May 3, 2022

Do you have a feeling that you don’t belong?  And you’re not sure what to do with your different identities?  Dr. Noel Ramirez (Founder & Director of Mango Tree Counseling & Consulting, an AAPI mental health group mental health resource center, shares: 


- How reading a memoir transformed him and gave him the...

Apr 26, 2022


Have you struggled with addiction?  And you know this is how you want to live, but you’re not sure how to make a change?  Leigh Steinberg (real-life inspiration for Oscar-winning Jerry McGuire & Chairman of Leigh Steinberg Sports and Entertainment Holdings) shares:  


- How being a dorm counselor of a football...

Apr 19, 2022

Do you feel burnt out and need time off?  But you’re afraid employers will see it as a red flag?  Lisa Chin (Intellectual Property Leader & Lawyer at Fortune 500 Company) shares:


- Why she took a year off to travel and explore what she really wanted from her career.

- How being candid about why she took time off...