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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.

Nov 30, 2021

Have you ever wondered how can you still maintain hope when you’re facing insurmountable discrimination and hate?

In this episode with Lisa Mak (Attorney at Minami Tamaki and incoming President the Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area), we discuss how:


- Discrimination can cause you to lose your sense of self.


- To fight anti-Asian hate by choosing to speak up.

- During this pandemic, we have the ability to choose joy.  

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Get a copy of Samorn’s book, “Belonging: Self Love Lessons From A Workaholic Depressed Insomniac Lawyer” at


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