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Fit to Practice with Angela Han

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Fit to Practice is a show about all things Health and Wellness for hard-working lawyers. Each week, lawyer Angela Han talks to lawyers about their health struggles and survival. And as a plant-based personal trainer, health coach and yoga instructor, she shares her ideas on how to take back your he… read more

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Going back to work after parental leave with Lauren Tetenbaum

May 17th, 2022


One unspoken struggle among many legal professionals is that there is very minimal time and resources available to parents, especially when they have children. Going on leave and coming back, we are at a loss on what …

How to Draw Boundaries

May 10th, 2022


Drawing boundaries has been one of the toughest tasks for us lawyers when it’s the most important task. Today, I am dismantling all the anxiety and drama we have around drawing boundaries and making it as simple and …

Finding your dream career and community with Flo Nicolas

May 3rd, 2022


There was a lot of talk around job search in the beginning of the pandemic, and now the conversation has shifted to the Great Resignation and how companies are struggling to find talent. But some of us are still trying …

How to Stop Feeling Guilty as a Parent

April 26th, 2022


So many times we like to believe that we are doing everything wrong and everything has gone wrong in our parenting. And we never talk about it. I want to speak up about this because people ask me and question me all …

The human behind the trademark attorney with Jamie Sternberg

April 19th, 2022


Jamie Sternberg is my trademark attorney and also a friend and a co-author of the book that is coming out shortly or maybe has already come out by the time this podcast is out. But I wanted to get Jamie on this podcast …

How I built a $220,000 coaching business with a full time job and a toddler while being pregnant

April 12th, 2022


In this episode, I talk about everything behind the scenes in growing my business to a six figure empire in a year as a life coach. Every time I talk about something like this, people have questions, so I wanted to be …

Having fun as an immigrant, a parent, and a lawyer with Elena Kohn

April 5th, 2022


I always gravitate towards stories of immigrants because they really showcase the trails of those who felt like outsiders. And to a great extent, we all feel like outsiders at some point because we are all so …

Legal design and mental health with Marty Finestone

March 29th, 2022


A lot of the time we talk about how to manage our mental health outside the work place. What do we need to do to take care of ourselves after hours? That is the question we like to usually ask, but today I want to …

The four-day work week as a law firm partner in Ireland with Lisa Quinn O’Flaherty

March 22nd, 2022


This is the first time we are having a law partner in Ireland come on as a guest on the show, and she has shared her firsthand experience working at a firm where she has not experienced burnout as a lawyer and as a …

Parenting 6 kids and starting your own innovative practice with Rebecca Evans

March 15th, 2022



Rebecca Evans has such an incredible journey. She started her law career later while giving birth to her youngest during law school. She also …

Better Sex for Lawyers with Danielle Savory

March 8th, 2022


I know I am known for talking about things that people never talk about, but this one is probably the thing people REALLY never talk about. We never talk about sex. We have been socialized to believe that talking about …

A better marriage for lawyers with Maggie Reyes

March 1st, 2022


We don’t talk about this much, but marriage is as much a part of our lives as our careers are. We often like to talk about how great our marriage is, and if it is not so great, we don’t like to talk about it at all. So …

Speaking up for change without taking yourself seriously with Matt Margolis

February 22nd, 2022


Many of you probably know Matt Margolis, but if you don’t, he posts hilarious memes and gifs on LinkedIn and elsewhere about the practice of law. So …

Spirituality and lawyering with Brad Miller

February 15th, 2022


What really is spirituality? There are a lot of names and labels and thoughts around spirituality. Some people call it “woo woo” and some people don’t want to deal with it at all because it can feel a little spooky. …

First year to six figures as coaches with Olivia Vizachero and Angela Han

February 8th, 2022


If you follow me on LinkedIn, I announced several weeks back that I would get together with Olivia Vizachero, Rachel Coll, and myself who have …

Compassionate lawyering with Jenn Deal

February 1st, 2022


The phrase “compassionate lawyering” may sound a little jarring because, I mean, compassion? Doesn’t that mean that we are being weak? You can’t win your cases by being compassionate to opposing counsel, right? But …

Stepping into leadership as a lawyer with Monica Levi

January 25th, 2022


Oftentimes we believe that leadership doesn’t necessarily have to follow "lawyerhood", but in my conversation with Monica Levi, a former lawyer and …

Mindfulness, entrepreneurship, and lawyering with Anna Lozynski

January 18th, 2022



Today I am speaking with Anna Lozynski, who has been in places all over the world as a lawyer and an entrepreneur. One of the things that is remarkable about Anna is that having an extensive background in the …

How to make mindfulness relatable and fun with Marike Knight

January 11th, 2022


Mindfulness and stress are buzzwords to the point where just talking about it attracts a bunch of eyerolls and more stress. So in this conversation …

Leading a nonprofit as a human lawyer with CEO of Ms. JD Danielle Allison

January 4th, 2022


Today I speak with Danielle Allison, CEO of Ms. JD. We talk about all things life, about how lawyering impacted her as a person and as a lawyer, and …

Non-sleazy passive income through real estate with Seth Bradley

December 28th, 2021


We live in a world where we are bombarded with advertisements and messages about how we can be “flush with cash,” have “all the freedom and flexibility,” but it is really hard to tell what is a scam and what is …

Choreographing your life after betrayal, with Lora Cheadle

December 21st, 2021


We talk a lot about burnout and wellness, those are the buzz words, but we don’t really mention the word “betrayal.” That is why I am so excited to share my conversation with Lora Cheadle. She's a former lawyer, life …

Starting a business while being a full time lawyer with Loraine Martinez Bellamy

December 14th, 2021


A lot of us are brewing with the idea of starting a business while having a full time job, and the biggest hold back is that we feel like there …

Lateraling in BigLaw made easy with Summer Eberhard

December 7th, 2021


I have quite a few listeners who are in big law as junior associates thinking a lot about whether they should lateral and if so, what exactly that …

How to Podcast for Lawyers with Mark McDonald

November 30th, 2021


I get so many questions around podcasting from other lawyers on how to start one, how it works, and what it looks like, all that good stuff, so I …

Managing bipolar disorder II with Reid Murtaugh

November 23rd, 2021


I really had to hear the phrase “you are not alone” multiple times, like multiple times, in order to really feel like I was not alone. And I think I …

How to become a lawyer with Anjie Vichayanonda for law students

November 16th, 2021


This is a special episode for law school students because you guys are our future. Only a few years ago, I was in your exact spot, and I don’t know …

The deep process of becoming a former lawyer with Sarah Cottrell

November 9th, 2021


I am willing to bet that all lawyers have, at some point, gone through an internal crisis of whether they should really stay in the law. And many …

Being a former lawyer, a Chief Communications Officer, an end-of-life doula, and a parent with Randi Johnson

November 2nd, 2021


Today we are speaking with Randi Johnson, now a Chief Communications Officer with Gravis Law, a highly ranked national law firm. She is also a …

The history buff-alonian Jesse Cooke

October 26th, 2021


You may or may not know Jesse Cooke from his famous historical posts on LinkedIn, and I invited him to be interviewed on my show because he is one of the very few people who doesn't talk about anything related to the …

Managing personal and family mental health with Joanne Clarfield Schaefer

October 19th, 2021


Have you ever said the phrase “I just can’t imagine” when someone tells you about a situation that sounds so painful? I certainly have. But in this …

How to transition from in house to owning your own firm with Wendy Neal

October 12th, 2021


I’ve always been curious about creating your own firm, but so far I have only met those who went directly from a larger firm to creating their own and doing so intentionally. In Wendy’s case, it was almost accidental …

Navigating partnership and DEI in big law with Gloria Sandrino

October 5th, 2021


The more I learn about the legal industry, the more I feel like I need to learn. One of those things is navigating the partnership track and how it works. So today I spoke with Gloria Sandrino, Global Chair of Partner …

How to be an exceptional in-house counsel with Krista Lynn

September 28th, 2021


I think I am on a roll with talking about the life of an in-house counsel. I’ll be honest - it is a LOT of fun. It is really uncomfortable learning …

How to contract with Laura Frederick

September 21st, 2021


I never imagined that learning how to contract would come back to learning how to be fit to practice. In law school, I remember putting my health …

Climbing up the corporate legal ladder with Sheila Murphy

September 14th, 2021


At some point in our careers, we start thinking about transitions. Many times transitioning in-house, being part of the business decisions, the …

How yoga and meditation can REALLY help you with Jennifer Mohamed

September 7th, 2021


We all have different experiences with yoga and meditation. Some of us might be thinking, yoga and meditation seem to calm and inactive for me. Some of us might be thinking, I tried yoga and meditation but it wasn’t …

Mental health for men in the law with Mark Yacano

August 31st, 2021


Mental health, in and of itself, is an under discussed topic in the legal profession, and a niche area that is even less discussed is mental health for men in the law. Today I speak with Mark Yacano, who is a director …

Mediating like a Pro with Winter Wheeler

August 24th, 2021


In this episode with Winter Wheeler, a former litigator turned mediator now in very high demand, we talk about the four cornerstones of Winter’s …

Getting your money game on with confidence with Kristin Printon

August 17th, 2021


Money is still a taboo topic. We are afraid to talk about it because we might feel like we have more debt than other people, make less than other people, and are not making the right decisions the way other people …

Knowing when you’re ready with Anya Smirnova

August 10th, 2021


In moments of utter confusion or just blankness, it’s hard to find the answers you’re looking for. But how can you find answers if you don’t know what questions to ask? In this episode with Anya Smirnova, a former …

Turning trauma into a source of empowerment with Shinhong Byun

August 3rd, 2021


The title of the podcast episode sounds common and maybe even easy. As if that is something that we are supposed to do. Turn difficult experiences …

What it means to be a former lawyer and a coach with Meghan Smith

July 27th, 2021


Some of you may be thinking about becoming a coach or doing something that is impactful. And that is not the only decision you’re making - you might …

Addressing stress and infertility for overworked lawyers with Dr. Monique Ruberu

July 20th, 2021


It’s been a while since we talked strictly about physical health, and I am so excited to dive into it today. Dr. Monique Ruberu is a doctor based in Pennsylvania but seeing clients and patients all over the world to …

Being a lawyer and a medium with Kristen Swinehart

July 13th, 2021


Okay let me tell you before we begin, I know some people - people who are close to me - who get very offended and upset about the idea of spirituality, mediumship, and psychics. If you are one of them, this episode is …

What justice really means as a criminal defense lawyer with Christon Halkiotis

July 6th, 2021


I remember when I used to intern at a criminal defense attorney’s office, and man, it was a lot of work. It took discipline and passion to get through the finish line because you are directly representing the client, …

Starting your own firm and business seamlessly with Katie Lipp

June 29th, 2021


Let me be honest with you. I’ve thought about starting my own firm because who doesn’t want the freedom to create your own schedule? But I didn’t …

How to tell the universe how you want to be treated with Lauren Krasnodembski

June 22nd, 2021


Have you ever thought about communicating with the universe? You may have guessed that this is a spirituality episode. When we talk about spirituality, it’s a bit unclear what that actually means. There are so many …

When mental health has nothing to do with the legal profession with Jenn Smuts

June 15th, 2021


I’ve been trying to start the conversation on when our mental health does not have anything to do with the profession. Because too many times we are demonizing the profession as the one and only source of mental health …

How to thrive in your transition to in-house leadership roles with Michelle Banks

June 8th, 2021


Some of the scariest parts of life that not a lot of us talk about are the transitions we need to take from point A to point B, whether it is from …

Finding true love with Rachel Coll

June 1st, 2021


Here’s a question: What is love? Such a common and straightforward question that not a lot of us really talk about as lawyers, but is so fundamental to who we are. I’ll be honest with you: I am still working on loving …

How to be a leading appellate lawyer with MC Sungaila

May 25th, 2021


The last time I remember my experience with an appellate lawyer is my time at a prosecutor’s office, and they were on the quietest floor because everyone was writing and thinking. Whereas on the trial floor, we were …

Connecting the dots to 10x your law practice with Rudhir Krishtel

May 18th, 2021


Leadership. Diversity, equity, and inclusion. Wellness. Business development. What do all of these have in common? They are all connected. When you tune into your leadership, you recognize the responsibility to create …

Episode 109: Taking the non-traditional path to your dream job with Heather Stevenson

May 11th, 2021


Yes, it is possible to be an incredible lawyer and an incredible entrepreneur, and Heather Stevenson is an example. She is a former big law attorney, a former smoothie shop owner, and now the deputy general counsel of …

Episode 108: How to have fun and thrive as a tax lawyer with Amanda Doucette

May 4th, 2021


When it comes to areas of law that sound the most difficult, to me what comes to mind is the tax law. But all that changed when I met Amanda …

Episode 106: Being the human behind the lawyer with Ali Assareh

April 20th, 2021


You guys, I am so excited about this episode. Ali Assareh is an M&A attorney at Clorox, and let’s just think about the image right there. An M&A lawyer at a Fortune 500 company. I don’t know about you but I …

Episode 105: Designing your first step into your legal career with Gordon Chung

April 13th, 2021


I remember when I was graduating from law school, I was really afraid to do anything. I was not on social media, I did not ask for help, and I just …

Episode 104: Transformational breathwork (seriously) with Samantha Skelly

April 6th, 2021


They share a million self care and health and wellness tips out there: journaling, working out, meditation, but even meditation seems so daunting because you have to sit there in the quiet for 5 to 10 minutes and we’re …

Episode 103: Actually having your dream career with Arivee Vargas

March 30th, 2021


So many attorneys ask questions like the following: Do I like my job? I mean, I’m grateful, but do I like it? Should I stay or should I leave? …

Episode 102: How to thrive as a woman of color in big law with Sakina Foster

March 23rd, 2021


There are a lot of statistics and stories around how difficult it is to thrive as a woman of color in big law. As a result, so many of us shy away …

101st episode “special” with Daniel Han, Angela’s partner in crime

March 16th, 2021


So, I messed up. I thought it was the 100th episode this week but it was actually last week. But it’s never too late, right? Anyway, in this special episode I record with my husband, Daniel Han, who is really the …

Episode 100 - Falling in love with your tax practice with Jamie Szal

March 9th, 2021


So the title of this episode is pretty narrow, falling in love with your tax practice, but really it applies to a lot of us who feel like understanding tax is such a tall order. And the reality is, tax is part of all …

Therapy for a better life with Stacey Dana

March 2nd, 2021



I can’t believe that this is still the case, but getting therapy is still stigmatized. So many of us are still afraid to admit that we have mental health conditions. It’s like, we have to be afraid of having fingers. …

Get traction for your firm on Google Search with Annette Choti

February 23rd, 2021


I don’t know about you, but I am hearing a lot of buzz about lawyers starting their own firm. And a lot of lawyers who already have their own firm and are trying to get clients. Because this is part of the mental and …

Getting real about money in our relationships with Adam Kol

February 16th, 2021


I am really excited about this episode because I am a huge believer that money is NOT evil. I had to unlearn a lot of messages that I got growing up about how money doesn’t grow on trees and how it can cause …

Taking care of your debt and finances step by step with Rho Thomas

February 9th, 2021


How is your relationship with money? Did you just curl up into a ball just hearing that question? If the answer is yes or kind of, today’s episode might be for you. Because I remember about 2 years ago taking a look at …

Being a multipotentialite with Alex Sinatra

February 2nd, 2021


What does it mean to be a multipotentialite? It really means that, all those interests and dreams you’ve had in your mind for the longest time? You …

Getting to the bottom of women supporting other women with Erin Gerst

January 26th, 2021



What does it really mean to support other women? Let me tell you, there have been times where I felt uncomfortable supporting other women or asking myself what does it really mean to support other women? And finally I …

Accelerating business development for lawyers with Deb Feder

January 19th, 2021


You know, when I was building my business as a health coach, I had absolutely no idea what I was doing. Whenever someone said “sales” or “business …

Why you need a black coach with Toya Gavin

January 12th, 2021


Hey guys, I’m just going to come out and say it. I am ashamed. I am ashamed that I have never talked about black lives matter and what I am doing to further the movement. It requires conversation. It requires being …

Redefining the Dream Life with Emily Hirsekorn

January 5th, 2021


Sometimes, we feel so far away from “the dream life” because there are just too many fires to put out. So many barriers. Too many things that get in the way. So we think to ourselves, “one day.” One of my challenges is …

Mastering the dyslexia mom life as a lawyer with Nicole Holcomb

December 29th, 2020


Today I am speaking with Nicole Holcomb, who is an attorney, an entrepreneur, and a mom of an amazing child who also happens to have dyslexia. When …

Becoming an award-winning speaker with Didi Wong

December 22nd, 2020


You know I am always a fan of sharing stories, and having this podcast is part of it. But in this episode, where I chat with Didi Wong, who is an international speaker and entrepreneur who works with people from all …

Making the jump to entrepreneurship post-lawyerhood with Jonathan Liu

December 15th, 2020


Jonathan Liu is a former lawyer and now a real estate agent, investor, and entrepreneur. And all that sounds fancy, but really, as Jon will tell you, it was a pretty scary experience. If you are thinking of making the …

Speaking from 40 years of being Fit to Practice with Tom Lynch

December 8th, 2020


Today my guest is Tom Lynch, a principal at Miles & Stockbridge, a very prominent law firm in my area in Baltimore. Not only has he been at this …

Lawyering, coaching, farming, and being yourself with Laura Chipman

December 1st, 2020


Today I chat with Laura Chipman, who is a marketing and privacy lawyer and a coach living at a beautiful farm. The farm part is important because …

Transitioning to a smaller firm and designing your life with Patric McCallum

November 24th, 2020


Patric McCallum is a small business and low drama divorce attorney in Texas, and in this episode he shares his journey making some big changes in his life professionally and personally. This conversation is important …

Being a lawyer, an entrepreneur, and a mom with Leah Del Percio

November 17th, 2020


Now this episode has a special place in my heart because Leah Del Percio, my guest today, is, like me, also a lawyer, an entrepreneur, and a mom. This is one of the joys of being a podcaster. I get to meet so many …

Surviving law school during the pandemic with Sarah Francois

November 10th, 2020


We all have some sense of what is going on with law school these days but it’s hard to truly grasp the struggles of the law student. And today I …

Overcoming “achievement addiction” with Elena Rand

November 3rd, 2020


Have you ever heard of “achievement addiction”? Or maybe you’ve lived it. I wasn’t aware that I’ve had achievement addiction until Elena helped me put a name to it in this episode. As we’ll discuss more in this …

How to finance the life and career of your dreams with Jessica Medina

October 27th, 2020


When it comes to money, many of us have a lot of anxiety around it. I’ve certainly avoided looking at my own money for the longest time, and I still have a lot of questions around money. How to use it, where to use it, …

Discovering your own knowing with Lo Wentworth

October 20th, 2020


There has been a time where I always looked to others with more experience for answers. That person would probably know more and can tell me because …

Becoming a Rainmaker with Dave Strousberg

October 13th, 2020




Today, I speak with Dave Strousberg, who was previously in sales and is now a lawyer, shares in this episode how selling is serving. Selling is an art: when you sell, you persuade, and the secret is that when what …

Being a lawyer and a father of three with Jim McKeown

October 6th, 2020


I don’t know if you know the book Essentialism by Greg McKeown, but that last name McKeown is a rare last name. So when I saw Jim McKeown on LinkedIn, I asked him whether he is related to that guy Greg, and he said no. …

How to grow your solo practice and merge into a large firm with Michelle Finch

September 29th, 2020


Michelle Finch is a managing partner at Gravis Law, a large firm with locations all over the country. And today she shares her story about how she …

Parenting and lawyering during the pandemic with Catherine Brukalo

September 22nd, 2020



This episode was recorded a few weeks after the pandemic came to the U.S. Covid-19 has changed the way we parent and lawyer forever. It is still changing. So in this episode, Catherine Brukalo, a trial attorney in …

Advice from a young lawyer to another young lawyer with Ashley Ritter

September 15th, 2020


I’ve been thinking a lot about what it is like to be a law student or a new lawyer during these times because I know that it was truly challenging …

Leading the Maryland State Bar with Victor Velazquez

September 8th, 2020


Victor Velazquez is the Chief Executive Officer of the Maryland State Bar Association. I invited him to join me on this podcast because I just felt like he has been doing an exceptional job leading so many attorneys …

Finding a job and maintaining your health through the pandemic with Colin Levy

September 1st, 2020


Today I am speaking with Colin Levy, who has been in-house counsel in the field of legal technology for a while. He recently lost his job and …

Managing major depression as a lawyer with Dan Lukasik

August 25th, 2020


I’ve had a few guests on my podcast to discuss mental health and depression specifically. At one point I wondered whether I am talking about one thing too much. But when it comes to mental health and depression …

Finding Happiness with David Meltzer

August 18th, 2020


David Meltzer is the co-founder of Sports 1 Marketing and has been growing his influence on social media in his mission to empower over 1 billion …

Finding a job during a pandemic with Emily Witt

August 11th, 2020


The perception right now may be that it is difficult to find a job or bounce back from losing a job; there’s just generally so much uncertainty …

Becoming a leader with Delphine O’Rourke

August 4th, 2020


I was debating whether I should put the title as “becoming a female leader” with Delphine O’Rourke or just putting down “becoming a leader” and I …

Why your mental health journey is a strength with Samorn Selim

July 28th, 2020


As a minority woman, you go through a lot of stuff to say the least. People doubt you more, question you more, and it makes you feel like you don’t belong. They can’t help it; people have preconceived notions about who …

How to find a job you love during this pandemic with Natasha Alladina

July 21st, 2020


I am speaking with a lot of recruiters these days to learn more about the market so I can serve my audience, you guys, with relevant information, …

Staying sane during the pandemic with Chris Metz

July 14th, 2020


Because we are all cooped up in our homes, it’s kind of like throwing spaghetti against the wall. We’re trying out a lot of different things with self care, sleep, having space, raising kids, and managing our health in …

Founding the Lawyers Depression Project with Joseph Milowic III 

July 7th, 2020


Today I am speaking with Joe Milowic, who I met over a year ago, and you’ll learn more about exactly how we met during the episode, but I have learned and grown so much from being part of the Lawyers Depression Project …

How to make small changes for big results with Mara Smith

June 30th, 2020


I am really excited about this episode because we crush all the doubts and questions and excuses about maintaining a healthy lifestyle for busy lawyers. This week, I chat with Mara Smith, who made some small changes …

Defining leadership, health, and mindfulness with Chris Ogle

June 23rd, 2020


This one is especially for anyone who has a background in the military because that is Chris Ogle’s background, but even if you are not in the military I highly recommend tuning in. Chris is an in-house counsel at an …

Getting yourself out there as a law student or a junior lawyer on LinkedIn with Conrad Flaczyk

June 16th, 2020


Right now, things are very uncertain, and many law students and younger attorneys are trying to find a way to stand out in the hiring pool. It is …

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