The end of the summer is close and a new season is about to be upon us.

In spite of what’s been a difficult year with the pandemic still clouding everything and affecting us personally and professionally, I wanted to provide some positive advice.

Here are some things I’ve learned that it’s never too late

Are you taking the time this weekend to enjoy what’s really important in life? Make sure you do as life passes us all by so quickly.

I also spent some time thinking about and then writing down what I want to accomplish in the last part of 2021.

Setting intentions is a great way to

In life sometimes we just need to ask for what we want.

Sometimes we just need to have the courage to put ourselves forward for that speaking engagement or that article writing opportunity.

Not everything in life comes to us easily. And we should raise our hands for different things that we want in our

Do you have work-related trauma?

I do.

I’ve been pushed out of a job, I’ve been marginalized. I’ve been spoken to inappropriately. I’ve experienced unclear job expectations, impossible workloads, abusive treatment by peers or superiors, emotionally draining interactions with difficult people and job insecurity.

If you’ve experienced emotionally abusive practices at work, I hope you

As a founding partner of SeltzerFontaine, a legal search firm based in Los Angeles, and former practicing lawyer, Valerie Fontaine has assisted hundreds of attorneys with their career transitions and partnered with our employer-clients in achieving strategic growth. She places attorneys with law firms, corporate law departments, governmental entities and nonprofits, and consults on career

It’s hard to believe that just two years ago my significant other abruptly ended our relationship to be with one of our mutual friends. I was shocked. Especially since he had told me over and over that he had no interest in her.

I had to learn a lot of things the hard way, including

In this Women Who Wow profile, get to know Devora Lindeman, an employment lawyer in private practice at Greenwald Doherty LLP.

Devora practices management-side labor and employment law. Her practice is focused on advising both for-profit and non-profit clients on day-to-day employment challenges that arise when businesses have employees, such as discrimination and harassment complaints, accommodations to individuals with disabilities or who are pregnant, compliance with employee leave laws, wage and hour issues, and issues related to recruiting and hiring, performance management and discipline, terminations and layoffs.

Devora is one of the few lawyers on LinkedIn who have successfully built a brand and following on the platform through her posts. She even has a hashtag that you can follow on LinkedIn (#DevLInTheDetails).

We met on LinkedIn during the pandemic (where else?) – I became a big fan of her unique voice on the platform where she stands out in a sea of sameness.

Learn more about her. Sign up to be part of Women Who Wow.

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Lisa Niser is an individual and small business tax expert with 25 years’ experience in the tax field and 19 years’ experience running her own practice.

Her super power is her ability to help professionals understand how taxes work in a way that won’t make their brain hurt so they can make decisions that fit

Despina Kartson is the Chief Marketing Officer at BakerHostetler where she works with lawyers to develop enduring and profitable client relationships and manages the communications, marketing and business development areas.

I was lucky enough to share the stage with Despina a few years ago as co-panelists on a Legal Marketing Association program about how to