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Are you an ambitious attorney who wants to build a life and career that you cannot wait to wake up for? Then you're in the right place.
Welcome to Powerhouse Lawyers, a podcast for the Powerhouse in each of us.

I am your host, Erin Gerner. A former lawyer, wife, mom, and life coach, and I am on a mission to empower women in the law to define success on their terms, by leveraging their unique superpowers to help them win in both law and life. Join me each week to hear inspiring stories, real talk, and practical tips.

You need to redefine the toxic narratives that are keeping women overwhelmed, trying to do it all. You are worthy and capable of building a life and career that you have always wanted, and I'm here to empower you along the way. So if you are ready to practice law differently, let's go.

Powerhouse Lawyers Erin Gerner

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    • 4.9 • 28 Ratings

Are you an ambitious attorney who wants to build a life and career that you cannot wait to wake up for? Then you're in the right place.
Welcome to Powerhouse Lawyers, a podcast for the Powerhouse in each of us.

I am your host, Erin Gerner. A former lawyer, wife, mom, and life coach, and I am on a mission to empower women in the law to define success on their terms, by leveraging their unique superpowers to help them win in both law and life. Join me each week to hear inspiring stories, real talk, and practical tips.

You need to redefine the toxic narratives that are keeping women overwhelmed, trying to do it all. You are worthy and capable of building a life and career that you have always wanted, and I'm here to empower you along the way. So if you are ready to practice law differently, let's go.

    The Attorney’s Guide to Crushing It on LinkedIn

    The Attorney’s Guide to Crushing It on LinkedIn

    This week on the Powerhouse Lawyers podcast, I connected with Jamie Sternberg! We waste no time on getting to the meat of this episode. Lawyers aren’t taught business development, let alone how to be a lawyer. [05:34] So, Jamie shares her journey from focusing on billable hours to prioritizing business development and its impact on her career. One of the biggest game changers for her was utilizing LinkedIn. [18:12] I know it can be scary or seem unimportant to develop a digital presence, but I promise it is one of the more important things you can do for your career. Jamie suggests starting with a basic profile and making a few simple comments on other people’s posts. [24:50] I know you’re thinking “okay, but Erin, do you not know how busy I already am?” Jamie touches on how her coaching helps attorneys fit business development into their schedules in a realistic way, work through the nerves about posting, and stop you in your tracks before starting habits of ineffective business development. [34:30] Bonus: Jamie uses human design in coaching [37:46] Then she shares a Legally Blonde Moment featuring a reflection on rushing. The victim: the car AND the mailbox. [48:19]__________Mentioned in this Episode
    The relentless demands of the profession often leave even the most accomplished legal minds feeling like they're drowning. It doesn't Have to be this way, that's why I created thePowerHouse Brain Dump https://www.eringerner.com/sales-page-3d84f6b7-92c8-4796-89e2-196e732b2a7c
    Join us at the Powerhouse Lawyers Retreat September 27-30 at the Miraval Resort in Austin, Texas. This community is designed just for YOU, the ambitious and forward-thinking female lawyer who craves meaningful connections, desires career advancement, and is committed to supporting and empowering each other in both professional and personal aspects of their lives.https://www.eringerner.com/powerhouse-lawyers-retreat-september
    Powerhouse VIP Sessions are created for the woman looking to do a 180 degree change in the way she does life and law! Get a 2 hour deep dive coaching session that springboards your transformation.https://www.eringerner.com/powerhouse-vip-sessions__________Connect with Jamie SternbergWebsite https://www.drumlinstrategies.com/LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamiesternberg/
    Stay connected with Erin GernerWebsite https://www.eringerner.com/    LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/erin-gerner/Facebook https://www.facebook.com/erin.w.gernerInstagram https://www.instagram.com/eringerner/?hl=en

    • 52 min
    How This Argentina-Born Lawyer Built Her Firm From Scratch in a Niche Market

    How This Argentina-Born Lawyer Built Her Firm From Scratch in a Niche Market

    This week on Powerhouse Lawyers we welcome OG Powerhouse, Gabriela Smith! [04:29] Gabriela shares her story of transitioning out of big law and into firm ownership [09:44]. Being a firm owner is hard, add the identities of mom and immigrant to the mix and you’ve got yourself a recipe for practicing resilience. But Gabriela’s entrepreneurial journey wasn’t so streamlined. She tried practicing with a boutique firm before taking her entrepreneurial leap. [19:42] Her secret weapon is actually one I haven’t quite heard before. Are you creating your own universe? Gabriela swears by it! [39:49] We get into what it looks like to surround ourselves with the right people [45:51]. Your community can often be the ones that make or break your vision. Then finally, Gabriela’s Legally Blonde Moment! [52:29] If you were ever talking to Gabby on the phone circa 2004, just know she was doing her best!
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    Mentioned in this Episode
    The relentless demands of the profession often leave even the most accomplished legal minds feeling like they're drowning. It doesn't Have to be this way, that's why I created thePowerHouse Brain Dump https://www.eringerner.com/sales-page-3d84f6b7-92c8-4796-89e2-196e732b2a7c
    Join us at the Powerhouse Lawyers Retreat September 27-30 at the Miraval Resort in Austin, Texas. This community is designed just for YOU, the ambitious and forward-thinking female lawyer who craves meaningful connections, desires career advancement, and is committed to supporting and empowering each other in both professional and personal aspects of their lives.https://www.eringerner.com/powerhouse-lawyers-retreat-september
    Powerhouse VIP Sessions are created for the woman looking to do a 180 degree change in the way she does life and law! Get a 2 hour deep dive coaching session that springboard your transformation.https://www.eringerner.com/powerhouse-vip-sessions__________
    Connect with Gabriella Noemí SmithWebsite: https://gnslawpllc.com/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gabriela-n-smith/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gns_law_/
    Stay connected with Erin GernerWebsite https://www.eringerner.com/    LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/erin-gerner/Facebook https://www.facebook.com/erin.w.gernerInstagram https://www.instagram.com/eringerner/?hl=en

    • 56 min
    How to Build the Law Firm You Want (Instead of Making Partner)

    How to Build the Law Firm You Want (Instead of Making Partner)

    Hey Powerhouse! This week, we are talking with Anthony Gorospe about what led him to start his own firm [05:26]. Anthony transitioned into firm ownership after taking stock of where he was in life. Married with no children is a pretty decent place to be to take a leap of faith [12:45]. Believe it or not, your best market research for your own firm is the one you work with now! Anthony shares key lessons for preparing for solo practice [15:52]. Then ladies, we get a unique perspective: what challenges are men seeing for women in law? [22:41] It gets tricking being a woman firm owner, even in marketing [28:02]. So, we have all of this information and motivation. Now do you stay put, go for the partner track, or go out on your own? [34:10] Regardless of what you choose, building a community and referral network is the foundation of your launch pad! [36:16] Then we wrap up with a Legally Blonde Moment. The prank was so good, we’re still finding Jessica Simpson pictures 10 years later. [44:12]
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    Mentioned in this Episode
    The relentless demands of the profession often leave even the most accomplished legal minds feeling like they're drowning. It doesn't Have to be this way, that's why I created thePowerHouse Brain Dump https://www.eringerner.com/sales-page-3d84f6b7-92c8-4796-89e2-196e732b2a7c
    Join us at the Powerhouse Lawyers Retreat September 27-30 at the Miraval Resort in Austin, Texas. This community is designed just for YOU, the ambitious and forward-thinking female lawyer who craves meaningful connections, desires career advancement, and is committed to supporting and empowering each other in both professional and personal aspects of their lives.https://www.eringerner.com/powerhouse-lawyers-retreat-september
    Powerhouse Facebook Grouphttps://www.facebook.com/groups/1074826730426201/?ref=share&mibextid=K35XfP__________
    Connect with Anthony GorospeWebsite: gorospelaw.com
    Stay connected with Erin GernerWebsite https://www.eringerner.com/    LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/erin-gerner/Facebook https://www.facebook.com/erin.w.gernerInstagram https://www.instagram.com/eringerner/?hl=en

    • 51 min
    Boundaries That Work (Even in Big Law)

    Boundaries That Work (Even in Big Law)

    Powerhouses, welcome to the show, Jenn Deal! [06:09] Y’all, Jenn is a brand protection attorney. Which is a fancy way of saying, if you have a trademark issue, she’s your girl. She also serves the legal industry as a certified coach for women lawyers. This episode we get into Jenn’s journey in big law that was surprisingly positive! [08:38] You won’t believe what her secret weapon was: community. Her love for mentoring junior associates showed her a consistent set of pain points for us as women lawyers [12:28]. Unfortunately, we are socialized not to excel in law, so it is our responsibility to unwind negative narratives we tell ourselves [16:23]. Reframing our thoughts to create a safe space in our minds and finding evidence for who we actually are is exactly how we do this. As I mentioned in previous episodes, driving in silence will create a space for you to pay attention to subconscious thoughts and uncover discomfort. [21:25] Then we get into the details of Jenn's transition out of Big Law and into a boutique firm. [22:45] Take a moment to look at the people that surround you, if you don’t like what you see, it’s time to make a shift. Finally, Jenn’s Legally Blonde Moment features shoulder checking walls, just to make sure they are in fact there. [40:45]
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    Mentioned in this Episode
    The relentless demands of the profession often leave even the most accomplished legal minds feeling like they're drowning. It doesn't Have to be this way, that's why I created thePowerHouse Brain Dump https://www.eringerner.com/sales-page-3d84f6b7-92c8-4796-89e2-196e732b2a7c
    Join us at the Powerhouse Lawyers Retreat September 27-30 at the Miraval Resort in Austin, Texas. This community is designed just for YOU, the ambitious and forward-thinking female lawyer who craves meaningful connections, desires career advancement, and is committed to supporting and empowering each other in both professional and personal aspects of their lives.https://www.eringerner.com/powerhouse-lawyers-retreat-september
    Powerhouse Facebook Grouphttps://www.facebook.com/groups/1074826730426201/?ref=share&mibextid=K35XfP__________
    Connect with Jenn DealWebsite https://www.jenndealcoaching.com/LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenn-deal-coaching/Instagram https://www.instagram.com/jenn_deal_coaching
    Stay connected with Erin GernerWebsite https://www.eringerner.com/    LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/erin-gerner/Facebook https://www.facebook.com/erin.w.gernerInstagram https://www.instagram.com/eringerner/?hl=en

    • 44 min
    What it Looks Like to Rebuild After Burnout

    What it Looks Like to Rebuild After Burnout

    This week on Powerhouse Lawyers, we connect with Courtney Spencer on how her love for children transformed her career into family and special education law [06:27]. Unfortunately, the “busy” hamster wheel we all find ourselves on landed Courtney in the hospital! [08:39] It sounds boring, cliche and predictable, but the answer to recovering from burnout is no secret. Courtney started with small and manageable tasks: making her health and wellness a priority and learning to say no. [16:22] Easier said than done! Courtney and I talk about how to use peer and self coaching as a tool to make massive changes. [23:47] You know, I’ll shout it from the rooftops! The partnering of coaching and community saves lives and careers [32:42] and reminds us that imposter syndrome is a liar for who it tells us to believe we are! [40:44] We wrap up the show with a Legally Blonde Moment [43:43] involving a bag of money and sticky fingers!__________
    Mentioned in this Episode
    The relentless demands of the profession often leave even the most accomplished legal minds feeling like they're drowning. It doesn't Have to be this way, that's why I created thePowerHouse Brain Dump https://www.eringerner.com/sales-page-3d84f6b7-92c8-4796-89e2-196e732b2a7c
    Join us at the Powerhouse Lawyers Retreat September 27-30 at the Miraval Resort in Austin, Texas. This community is designed just for YOU, the ambitious and forward-thinking female lawyer who craves meaningful connections, desires career advancement, and is committed to supporting and empowering each other in both professional and personal aspects of their lives.https://www.eringerner.com/powerhouse-lawyers-retreat-september
    Powerhouse Facebook Grouphttps://www.facebook.com/groups/1074826730426201/?ref=share&mibextid=K35XfP__________
    Connect with Courtney SpencerWebsite https://courtneyspencercoaching.com/Facebook https://www.facebook.com/courtneyspencercoaching/LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/courtneypspencerInstagram https://www.instagram.com/courtneyspencercoaching/?hl=en
    Stay connected with Erin GernerWebsite https://www.eringerner.com/    LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/erin-gerner/Facebook https://www.facebook.com/erin.w.gernerInstagram https://www.instagram.com/eringerner/?hl=en

    • 47 min
    Make that Money, Honey: 4 Methods for Better Finances in Your Law Firm

    Make that Money, Honey: 4 Methods for Better Finances in Your Law Firm

    This week on Powerhouse Lawyers, we’re unwrapping money stories! [02:20] We are taught how to be lawyers, but not quite business owners. So, I’ve tagged Leah Miller in to share her insights on managing financials in law firms. [05:30] Firm owners, we’ve got to build our confidence in handling financial statements and data analysis! [11:33] It starts with moving through our fear of money and math! [14:35] Leah supports firm owners to move through their money stories by setting them up with a comprehensive view of their finances for better decision-making and starting with goal-oriented financial planning. [16:44] Investing in your business through coaching, hiring staff, working through financial challenges is your key to building the business and office culture that you want! [22:52] Associates, we didn’t forget about you! Leah breaks down the foundations for starting a law firm. [27:37] Then, we end with Leah’s Legally Blonde Moment! A romance author and a horror film director walk into a bar, what could come of that? [36:02]__________
    Mentioned in this Episode
    The relentless demands of the profession often leave even the most accomplished legal minds feeling like they're drowning. It doesn't Have to be this way, that's why I created thePowerHouse Brain Dump https://www.eringerner.com/sales-page-3d84f6b7-92c8-4796-89e2-196e732b2a7c
    Join us at the Powerhouse Lawyers Retreat September 27-30 at the Miraval Resort in Austin, Texas. This community is designed just for YOU, the ambitious and forward-thinking female lawyer who craves meaningful connections, desires career advancement, and is committed to supporting and empowering each other in both professional and personal aspects of their lives.https://www.eringerner.com/powerhouse-lawyers-retreat-september
    Powerhouse Facebook Grouphttps://www.facebook.com/groups/1074826730426201/?ref=share&mibextid=K35XfP
    Nora Roberts https://www.theguardian.com/books/2011/nov/20/nora-roberts-interview-romance-fiction
    The Silence of the Lambs https://youtu.be/6iB21hsprAQ?si=8afLsW4hiIOULqmw__________
    Connect with Leah MillerLinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/leahlnmfinancial/Website https://www.lnmfinancial.com/Instagram https://www.instagram.com/leah_lnm_financial/Facebook https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100091343407958
    Stay connected with Erin GernerWebsite https://www.eringerner.com/    LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/erin-gerner/Facebook https://www.facebook.com/erin.w.gernerInstagram https://www.instagram.com/eringerner/?hl=en

    • 40 min

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I could listen to Erin talk for hours. Not only is she incredibly bright and analytical, but she’s extremely generous with her acquired knowledge and experience as a former attorney, a coach, a mom and an entrepreneur. She uplifts other women by providing a platform like no other with guests who add incredible value. You will finish each episode having learned something new and eager to listen in some more!

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