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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 26, 2023


Do you want to make a career change?  But you’re not sure how to do it?  Thomas shares:

- How he made multiple career pivots from government to tech to VC.
- What qualities to look for when founding a startup.
- Why having a vision will help you with rejections.
- How he manages his depression and suicidal...

Dec 19, 2023

Do you feel like you’re the only (insert blank) person in the room?  And you feel a sense of otherness?  Valerie shares:

- How getting burnt out taught her to take care of herself and embrace herself.
- How she survived Big Law, is a recovering lawyer, and is now using those experiences to create inclusion and...

Dec 12, 2023


Do you wonder what intersectionality means and how to embrace it in your life and career? 

In this episode with Donna Vivar (Manager of Advising and Strategy + Training, UC Berkeley), we discuss:

- How to bring all of your identities to your life and work. 
- How racism and colonialism impacts our identity. 
- How...

Dec 5, 2023


Have you been told that you don’t belong?  In this episode with Dr. Gomez shares (Assistant Professor at San Jose State):

- How she continued her doctorate program even though several professors told her she didn’t belong. 
- How one professor believing in her changed the course of her life. 
- How to trust...

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...