If you want to uplevel your life and your law practice, you're in the right place.
I'm Dina, and I help lawyers build the life and practice they dreamed about before law school.
Coaching with me creates freedom and peace of mind. It's your ticket to creating the life you want and didn't know you could have.
In law school, we're trained to keep our nose to the grindstone. The more we work, the more richly we'll be rewarded.
What that translates to in the real-world are late nights trying to impress partners, overwhelmed days where there's so much work you don't know where to start, and an underlying feeling of anxiety all...the...time.
It's a ball-and-chain you weren't counting on when you went to law school.
The more you work to get ahead, the further behind you feel.
It's not your fault you feel this way.
You've done what you were told was the "right" way to work.
Unfortunately, it's an outdated paradigm meant for factory workers that keeps lawyers stuck on a hamster wheel.
You'll break out of the unproductive habits the law teaches that are burning you out.
There's a reason over half of all lawyers (and 67% of female lawyers) say they're stressed out.
The legal profession doesn't take into account that lawyers are humans. Or that humans need more than work to sustain them.
The system is broken, and it's up to us to redesign it.
That's why I help ambitious lawyers break out of their old patterns and create better -- more productive -- habits. These habits help them super-charge their success without burning themselves out.
When we work together, you'll feel more powerful, free, and fulfilled.
When we work together, you'll build self-confidence, trust, and build a foundation to achieve anything you want now and in the future.
This sounds amazing, right?
Remember that muddy road between where you are now and where you want to be?
That muddy road represents all the fears and doubts you have that prevent you from taking the actions that get you closer to achieving your goals.
I'll help you navigate that muddy road, so your journey is as smooth as possible. You'll build the mental courage to do things you've never done before to cross it.
You'll learn the skills and get the tools you need to see the doubts and fears for what they are: illusions.
I'll help you calibrate your inner compass, so you can trust that you're going in the right direction.
Our work starts during our Strategy Session.
You can book your call with me below.
Let's do this!
You can have the life you want. Go after it one step at a time.
Step one: book a call with me.
Here's why lawyers love working with me:
"Dina teaches you the essential skills for balancing life and career that aren't taught in law school. These tools will be your armor against everything from external client demands to your your own internal thoughts and being your own worst critic.”
-- Kelley Dexter
"When I started my business, I felt a bit defeated before I even got started. I felt derailed by outside circumstances. I also had a bit of a power struggle with my calendar because I work full time, and I’m growing a business as well; I didn’t think I had enough time to do what I wanted to do.
[Dina] helped me rule my calendar instead of letting my calendar rule me. I now approach my calendar with more authority and have more control over it.
I began following through on my calendar and learned strategies to deal with those times when I didn't want to do what I placed on it. I began valuing the importance of each hour and each commitment I placed on the calendar.
That’s how a business is built: one hour at a time.”
-- Jessica Swesey
“While I found Dina absolutely well-versed in coaching theories and practice, it's Dina’s intuition and empathetic style that immediately created the circumstances in which I could discuss my career and life goals with her…
"She immediately identified areas of growth and began sketching an outline of a coaching strategy in our first conversation…If you are thinking about your life, where you want to go, what seems to be holding you back, etc., I strongly suggest that you contact Dina and learn a bit more about her holistic approach to well-being and success!”
-- Jake H.
“Before coaching with Dina, I felt over-stretched, scattered and a bit like a people-pleaser…I had fear surrounding showing up and being myself. I felt like I needed to be someone else instead of myself to be successful. I also struggled with meeting deadlines.
"After coaching with Dina…I see my self-sabotaging behaviors and thought patterns…I see where I need to dedicate more time when meeting deadlines, and I generally have better time management.
"After a couple months I noticed that I created changes in my routine, and better boundaries for myself that allowed me to get up in the morning to meet my deadlines and stop doing things in areas of my life where I felt a bit resentful.”
In my world, we celebrate successes. Celebration hardwires success into our nervous systems. Here are some of my clients' wins:
Frequently Asked Questions
✅ What if I'm afraid I won't follow through on the work when we work together?
A lot of my clients come to me after reading all the self-help books, trying all the calendar systems, and listening to all of the podcasts.
They didn't do the work when they passively consumed materials, then they believe that they won't do the work.
I've been there. I've done the exact same thing!
Coaching one-on-one is very different.
I walk you step-by-step through the skills you need to develop to show up for yourself and follow though on the work.
It's a very different experience when you have an experienced coach seeing what's going on in your brain. That's the whole point of coaching: to have someone who can help you follow through by dissolving your limiting beliefs about yourself.
The good news is, you have evidence that you've already followed through on yourself in the past.
Exhibit 1: You went to law school! It was hard. You stuck with it for 3 years. And you didn't even know for sure that you'd have a job at the end of that hard work.
If you can do that, you can do anything.
✅ What's the time commitment?
First, I walk you through one 90-minute session where we clean out your brain and get what we need to move forward in our sessions together.
Then once a week we meet for 50 minutes over 24 weeks.
It's like having a personal trainer for your brain each week to keep your brain in shape.
✅ I have hearings that pop up out of nowhere. What if I need to reschedule?
Judges are going to do what they're going to do. We can reschedule sessions on an as-needed basis. Not a problem.
✅ Is it for me if I don't have a problem and just want to uplevel my life?
Absolutely. We'll take your life from amazing to mind-blowing!
✅ Do you coach men?
Yes! If you're a lawyer, I can help you.
✅ What topics do you coach on?
Anything under the sun. The way we do one thing impacts how we do everything, so it's natural topics other than the law come up too.
Here's some topics that come up when I'm coaching clients:
I was working as a trial attorney as a criminal prosecutor when I was diagnosed with breast cancer at 29. When chemo seemed like a vacation compared to my legal practice, I used that diagnosis to fuel change in my life. I now coach lawyers who feel stuck, overwhelmed, or find themselves procrastinating on their dreams. That's where I was, and now I help fellow lawyers get to the other side to build thriving practices and lives.