Welcome to another episode of Candid Convos! Our show, where amazing business leaders share their valuable insights and experiences with our host, Joe Bravo (GSU’s Senior Community Coordinator). In this episode, we would like to welcome Heather Moulder, an attorney, podcast host, and business coach. Heather has spent the past 20+ years mentoring (and now coaching) lawyers to 10x (or more) their professional and personal results while ditching stress, overthinking, and people-pleasing.
(I Can Get Some) Satisfaction
Heather wanted to become a lawyer when she was ten years old, she loved the show “Paper Chase” which hooked her. Since she had no relatives in the legal profession, she began attending classes as a listener only (thanks to a mother’s friend) and became fascinated by how lawyers negotiated and worked. She loves to negotiate, she finds the law, arguments, and litigation very intriguing. After enrolling herself in law school, she struggled at first (like most lawyers do) but was passionate and determined to succeed as an attorney.
For the first 3-4 years she overcompensated by saying yes to everything and trying to be an overachiever. Naturally, she quickly suffered from burnout. After several conversations with her husband, she realized she needed to look around and pay attention to what the happy and successful lawyers were doing. As a result, Heather organized her priorities and gave herself more time to do other things than work, and she became happier immediately.
Finding Your Own Voice
The mentality lawyers take upon themselves is usually a problem because it’s not the correct one to thrive and be truly happy. Heather switched to a different firm and started practicing in a big law environment that helped her gather experience, knowledge, and clients. However, something was missing and the feeling of emptiness was starting to grow.
Suddenly, when she was 38 years old, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. It was a very aggressive prognosis and luckily she went into treatment on time and overcame the disease. That was a defining moment for her because she needed to take time off from work, so she started delegating. For almost a full year her partners and colleague handled her business.
After overcoming the illness and arduous introspection, she began a coaching program and realized it was truly fulfilling for her. She started helping people reconnect, follow their values, achieve goals, and feel happy by doing the thing they care about to do a bigger impact. She found purpose by helping people find theirs. In conclusion, Heather states: “It’s about what you truly want, creating the right plan, and sticking to your values.” Having a curious mindset to learn and grow will lead you to a much healthier path.
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