The Lawyer’s Escape Pod

A holistic approach to designing your career

April 5, 2022

Elena Deutsch is the founder and CEO of WILL (Women Interested in Leaving Law). With a background in executive and leadership coaching, Elena guides women through the process of discovering what they want, leveraging their strengths, and researching inspiring new possibilities. In this episode, Elena and I dive into our shared appreciation for a heart-centered approach to career planning. For so many people, their career dissatisfaction is not simply a question of finding a new job. It’s about taking a huge step back and really examining who you are and what you want.


In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • How we define a heart-centered approach (to a job search or entrepreneurship)
  • How this approach leads to more alignment and purpose
  • Making internally informed decisions, rather than having your plans be externally dictated
  • How to explore your creative or off-the-beaten-path interests
  • How your lawyer brain gets in the way
  • The mindset shifts people need to make to approach their career this way
  • The Great Resignation 
  • The importance of community and support


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Books referenced:

William Ury, The Power of a Positive No

Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic

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