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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.

Jun 27, 2023


Do you still remember what you were doing when you heard about George Floyd?  And you’re wondering how to make sense of the world after that?  

In this episode with Kori Carew, we discuss:

- How growing up in diverse family backgrounds (countries, cultures, and religions) impacts your life and career decisions.


Jun 20, 2023


Did you grow up wishing you looked different?  Because there was a lack of representation in leadership and in the media. 

In this episode with Sheena Yap Chan, we discuss:

- Why she is an Asian woman but wanted to have blonde hair and blue eyes, and what was the one small thing that allowed her to change.  

- How...

Jun 13, 2023


Do you want to make big career changes?  But you feel like you don ‘t know where to start?  In this episode with Jennifer Franklin, we discuss:


- How growing up as a Black woman with parents who didn’t graduate from high school shaped her life.

- What she changed to go from a high school dropout to assistant...

Jun 6, 2023


In this episode with Cynthia Pong, we discuss:


- The model minority myth, and how it pits marginalized communities against each other. 

- The importance of recognizing the differences in AAPI communities, and recognizing our unique history, including Southeast Asian, Pacific Islander, and Native Hawaiian groups.