[Podcast] RL 97: Karen Fleshman — Racy Conversations: The Anti-Racist Movement

In this episode, I am excited to have Karen Fleshman on to talk about a different view of racism and the immediacy of the call to action she aims to instill in the future generations. Karen is an attorney, activist, and a nationally recognized expert on racism, workplace fair practices, and police brutality. Her recent video plea to white women to stop calling cops on people of color went viral, with over 4.2 million views.

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[Podcast] RL 96: Donna Branca — The Journey of Meditation and Mindfulness

This week I have Donna Branca on to talk about meditation and mindfulness in the legal profession. After 13 years spent at Blank Rome as their Director of Talent Management, Donna Branca left to further develop her leadership and coaching skills. Given her extensive experience in coaching and leadership, as well as her institutional knowledge of the firm, Donna returned to Blank Rome four and a half later as the Director of Strategic Leadership.

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[Podcast] RL 95: Leslie Wallis — Learning to Recognize, Feel, and Deal With the Secondary Trauma Attorneys Can Face

Leslie Wallis is a shareholder at Ogletree Deakins, where she provides advice and counsel, training, and litigates employment-related matters. Before entering the legal arena, Leslie was a professional ballet dancer. Now she works with individuals and companies as a mindfulness facilitator and speaks about bringing mindfulness programs into the workplace. I am excited to have Leslie Wallis on to discuss the benefits of compassion, care, listening while seeing, and recognizing secondary trauma that comes with the career.

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[Podcast] RL 94: Michelle Wimes — Diversity and Inclusion: What Does Your Diversity Story Look Like?

In this episode, I am excited to have Michelle Wimes on to talk about Diversity and Inclusion and the importance of sharing your diversity story. Michelle serves as the Chief Diversity and Professional Development Officer at one of the nation’s largest labor and employment law firms. In her role, Michelle leads the firm’s efforts to attract, develop, and advance a diverse group of attorneys across the firm’s national platform.

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[Podcast] RL 91: Kori Carew — Mindful Interactions: Achieving a Higher Level of Listening

Kori Carew is a community builder who generates awareness and understanding of critical human issues by creating the space for open dialogue that enables people to expand their perspective and drive positive change. She is a disruptor and social justice advocate that brings a keen sensitivity to belonging and inclusion across differences and creating space for the under-represented. Kori’s drive toward redefining the circle of belonging fuels her work in her community.

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[Podcast] RL 90: Megan Boyd — Placing Your Mental Health First and Transitioning From Law

In this episode, I am excited to have Megan Boyd on to talk about what transitioning into a new career from law looks like. Megan is a lecturer at Georgia State University College of Law. She has written numerous articles about legal writing and is a frequent speaker on that topic at continuing legal education events and conferences throughout the country.

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[Podcast] RL 89: Dr. Kimberly Jarvis — Career Transition: Opening the Internal Dialogue and Assessing Your Happiness

I am excited to have Dr. Kimberly Jarvis on this week to talk about career transition: opening up that internal dialogue and finding those next steps. Dr. Kimberly Jarvis is the CEO and Founder of All Career Matters, a consulting firm focused on leadership and team development. She has over 20 years’ experience in career and leadership development coaching with individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds and industries.

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