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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.

Sep 26, 2023


September is suicide prevention month.  I know firsthand how tough it is to have suicidal ideation, and I hope anyone who is experiencing this knows that they are not alone.  They can get help and get better.

In this episode with Rohan Kallicharan, we discuss: 

- What it’s like to have a serious mental illness...

Sep 19, 2023


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...

Sep 12, 2023


Are you in a career that is a bad fit with your skills?  But you’re not sure how to transition to something that is a better fit?  In this episode with Alex Su, we discuss:

- How he used out of the box strategies to get into a top 14 law school with a GPA lower than 2.9.
- How he decided to leave the practice of...

Sep 5, 2023


We often hear that we should be “authentic.”  But how do you do that when you know you’ll be attacked when you’re the victim or you have to keep your job to pay the bills despite toxic leadership?

After being attacked at the park for simply being me: Asian and woman, I felt firsthand how victims are...