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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.

May 3, 2022

Do you have a feeling that you don’t belong?  And you’re not sure what to do with your different identities?  Dr. Noel Ramirez (Founder & Director of Mango Tree Counseling & Consulting, an AAPI mental health group mental health resource center, shares: 


- How reading a memoir transformed him and gave him the courage to change his life and career.

- How being a dancer at a gay Asian night club informed his work as a social worker and therapist.

- How he learned that confronting shame and vulnerability is part of the healing journey.  


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