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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.

Dec 28, 2021

Are the holidays bringing up past traumas?  In this episode with Angela Han, we discuss:

- How to recognize your trauma response.

- How to accept both the parts you like and don't like about yourself.

- How to forgive yourself.

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Dec 21, 2021

Did the pandemic make you rethink your life’s purpose?  In this episode with Tammy Dain (Co-founder of Rabble), we discuss:

- How to continue to do the work you love not in spite of (but because of) all the challenging things going on in the world.  

- Why your appetite for risk determines your success.

- How to...

Dec 14, 2021

Do you struggle to make decisions?  In this episode with Michelle Florendo (Host of Ask A Decision Engineer Podcast), we discuss:

- The 3 part framework to making any decision.

- Why you always have the power to make a decision.

- How to consistently make good decisions.

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Dec 7, 2021

Are you feeling hopeless because of race relations in America?  

In this episode with Antonio Ingram (Assistant Counsel at the NAACP LDF), we discuss how:

- To have hope, especially after the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict.

- As the descendants of slaves, he is able to clerk for two Black federal judges and make law and...