Hi! I’m Sheila!

I help lawyers, business owners, and other service-based professionals tap into who they are, what they want, and help them create a plan to get it.

Most professionals are exhausted, grumpy about their work/life balance, and burned out. Can I just say that I love that? That means I can help them find joy in their life again and create a life that works for them!

You’re not alone. Why? Because I didn’t have anyone to help me when I needed it and g.o.d. knows I needed it. You don’t have to do it like I did, though.

You can move forward. I want to help you get where you want to go. Being here is divine intervention. I’ve been put in your path to empower you and help you get what you want and deserve. It doesn’t matter what’s holding you back.

I’m here now. You’re here now. 
So, let’s do this! 🎉

My Mission

To help you figure out exactly what you want, realize it’s 100% within reach, and create a simple, actionable plan that will get you there (without blowing up your life!)

My job isn’t to run head first into a problem; it’s to identify why it’s a problem to begin with — we always start there.

As a coach, I help my clients stop sacrificing everything for their work. I show them how to achieve professional success so they can live a life of joy, fulfillment, freedom, and REST!

As a lawyer, I help my clients lay foundations that PROTECT and BUILD the business, career, and life they’ve worked so hard for, so they can reap the benefits each day.

I’m so tired of seeing service-based professionals drive their lives, careers, and businesses into the ground when I know there’s a better way.

Life is short. I know this first-hand.

My mom died when I was 16, and my dad died when I was 12. I raised my sister and worked full-time. And by full-time, I mean I worked 100, 120 hours a week running a law firm, handling major class actions and multidistrict complex litigation. All while I went to school full-time and did all the things I was “supposed” to do.

And I ran myself into the ground while doing it.

Here’s what I learned by burning myself out.

  • Life is too short to be doing the things we think we should be doing. For reasons that aren’t the right reasons. For pay that’s insulting. With people who don’t deserve our time, talent, and energy.
  • Life is too short to keep living a life that’s not our own. I want you to experience a life that’s full of what matters to YOU. I want to make sure you don’t wake up realizing you wasted your entire life working so hard for a life you never got to enjoy.

I work with burned out over-achievers who are sick of sacrificing their life for work that only makes them miserable.

  • If you spent your entire life doing everything “right” — chasing accomplishments you thought would fulfill you
  • If you feel empty, depleted, terrified you’ve made a mess of things and it’s too late to do anything about it
  • If all the things that drew you to your career or business in the first place (joy, freedom, fulfillment, financial abundance) now seems unreachable because you’re stuck on a hamster wheel of responsibility and crushed under a 3 ton truck full of expectations
  • If you’re tired of trying to live up to everyone’s else’s expectations, chasing accomplishments you think you’re supposed to get, and put up with crap that makes you miserable

That’s why I am here: to tell the truth about what it means to live a joyful, fulfilled life. Getting it is not as hard as you think.

I believe Clarity leads to Confidence, which leads to Courage.

This is how I help highly-driven, highly-intelligent, and often highly-successful people (on paper, at least) be truly successful. I help them build a life they actually can love.

Here’s why you can trust me.

I’ve Lived It

I was that burnt out, miserable person whose life was consumed by work. Today I’m The Joyful Lawyer. I know what it takes to make the change. I understand why we get stuck in the first place. And I’ve used my own experience to develop a framework to help clients find their own version of joy, fulfillment, success — even though most are terrified they’re going to be trapped forever.

Im Experienced

I’ve got the qualifications, the training, and the 25+ years of experience to confidently say that I know my sh*t. I might be an amazing cheerleader, but motivating you is just the beginning. I’m here to give you the roadmap and to teach you how to become your own navigation system. And, if needed, I’ll keep you company during the drive to make sure you reach your destination as quickly (and safely!) as possible.

I Love Life

I’ve developed the most incredible superpower a human can have: connecting my intellectual self with my emotional self. This means I can balance strategy with intuition, or as cheesy as it sounds — logic with love. What this unlocks is the ability to build a life I love while experiencing the success I desire. And the best part is that I’m here to show you how to do the same (it’s not a superpower you’re born with — it’s one you can unlock with a little practice!)

Most coaches and lawyers promise to get you from A to B, as if B is some fixed position. It’s not.

If you’re looking for “a new job” or “dragging that guy to court” or “6-figure business owner” or “scaling your law firm to 7 figures,” you’re not thinking clearly enough.

This might sound great on paper, but rarely does it get you what you actually want. In fact, these kinds of goals often lead to more misery, stress, and exhaustion.

My work with you starts before point A. I’m here to first help you figure out what you want your life to look and feel like. This will determine what you’ll do with your career or business to support that life.

Say goodbye to false promises. No more: “once I have more (money or time or energy), I’ll finally have the (money or time or energy) to …” Nope! We’re going to create a plan that gets you what you want while you’re still young enough to enjoy it.

It’s time for a baby step! Let’s go! 👇🏽