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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.

Jul 25, 2023


Do you want to make a big career change?  But you haven’t taken action because you’re afraid of failing?  

In this episode, we discuss:

- How to make a big career change going from dropping out of college and driving Lyft to becoming a software engineer at a Fortune 50 company.

- How growing up as a Black man...

Jul 18, 2023


This episode was recorded before the Supreme Court made its decision to gut affirmative action.  Knowing the make up of the Justices, we had a bad feeling about the ruling.  Unfortunately, we were right. 

But even so, my conversation with Yusuf left me feeling hopeful about what we can do as individuals,...

Jul 11, 2023


In this episode with Na Eng, we discuss:

- How being born in the killing fields in Cambodia shaped her entire identity.

- How the generosity of strangers helped her beat the odds.  

- What inspired her to be a journalist, and how her background as a refugee helps her to share stories of people dealing with...

Jul 4, 2023


Are you feeling stuck in your life and career? But you’re not sure what to do? 

In this episode, Samorn shares:

- Answers to the most commonly asked questions from working with over 1,000 clients.

- Why mental health is the most important thing to having a fulfilling life and career.

- What you can do to...