Author: Nicole Abboud

Addiction, Eating Disorders, and the Journey to Sobriety with Brian Cuban [GWL 105]

On this episode, I speak with Brain Cuban. Brian is an author, keynote speaker, and former practicing attorney. His latest book is called The Addicted Lawyer: Tales of the Bar, Booze, Blow and Redemption and in this episode, he’s joining us to share his powerful story.

His shares his remarkable journey from drug and alcohol addiction to sobriety.  He talks about … Read More

Top Tips from 4 Marketing Experts [GWL 104]

In today’s episode, I share some sound bites from four marketing experts I spoke with at the Legal Marketing Association annual conference a month ago. I asked four marketing companies to share their top tips and advice for young lawyers when it comes to marketing and business development. This episode is dedicated to their responses.

The experts’ information (in order of appearance):

Terry M. Isner – … Read More

Learning to UNlearn [April Recap Bonus Ep.]

In this month’s recap, I talk about my struggle to tone down my lawyer brain and tune up my business brain. As lawyers trained to spot issues (aka all the things that could go wrong), it often becomes difficult to spot opportunities when all you’re thinking about are the negatives. So this past month, I worked on becoming more of an optimist who remains open to all … Read More

The Reality About Mental Health and Lawyers with Patrick Krill [GWL 102]

We can’t discuss mental health awareness enough on this podcast or in this profession. Substance abuse remains a huge issue that many lawyers, especially young lawyers, are dealing with.

Joining us today is Patrick Krill, the principal and founder of Krill Strategies. Patrick is a globally recognized leading authority on addiction and mental health issues in the legal profession. He is also … Read More

What to Do With Your Lawyer Money with Financial Planner Sophia Bera [GWL 101]

We’re talking about money! It’s important to be educated and informed about how best to save, spend, pay off debt, and of course, play with your money.

Joining us today to chat about money is Sophia Bera, founder of Gen Y Planning. As a certified financial planner, Sophia provides affordable financial planning to our generation, Millennials. She is not your … Read More

Dating, Love, and Relationships as a Lawyer with Dr. Robert Riordan [GWL 100]

Dating in general can be difficult! Dating as a lawyer…now that’s a challenge. My guest today is Dr. Robert Riordan. He is an attorney and licensed clinical psychologist who provides therapy and counseling services to individual adults, as well as therapy and mediation services to couples.

What we chat about in this episode:

  • If lawyers’ personality styles conducive to healthy relationships
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Improving Your Physical and Nutritional Health with Christie Miller [GWL 99]

Christie Miller is founder of Eat Train Win, where she coaches in the areas of health, nutrition, and happiness. She is a former financial analyst, corporate lawyer, and LA County Sheriff. Christie is a total badass.

What we chat about in this episode:

  • What led Christie to leave her high paying, high powered job as a corporate attorney
  • How her work took
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Experimenting is Fun [March Recap Bonus Ep.]

This month, I venture into uncharted territory with cold emails. After speaking with a business coach, I learned a lot of new business development techniques I hadn’t thought about but am excited to implement.

In this episode, I discuss how I was able to narrow down my ideal customer description, aka my avatar, how I sent out cold and warm emails and which ones worked best, how … Read More

Creating a Legal Career that Fits You with Joey Vitale [GWL 97]

My guest today is Joey Vitale, founder of Indie Creative Law – a law firm serving creative small businesses. Joey and I have been friends online for a while and, I finally decided to make it official by having him on as a guest. He shares a lot of great advice on how to figure out whom your target client is, how Read More

From Federal Prosecutor to Legal Thriller Novelist with Allison Leotta [GWL 96]

Today’s fabulous guest is Allison Leotta. For twelve years, Allison was a federal prosecutor in Washington, D.C., where she specialized in sex crimes, domestic violence, and crimes against children. Drawing on that experience, she now writes legal thrillers, for which she’s been dubbed “the female John Grisham.”

What we chat about in this episode:

  • How Allison drew inspiration from her real
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