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The Happy Lawyer Project is an inspirational podcast for young lawyers looking to find happiness in life with a law degree. Each episode provides the tips, advice, encouragement and inspiration you need to craft a life and career you love. Welcome to the Happy Lawyer Project!

Jun 20, 2019

On Exploring Identity and Alignment During Transitions in Life and Career with Ami Watkin of Integrated Hustle


The start of a new quarter means couple’s retreat for Mr. Happy Lawyer and me! We have gotten tons of interest on how we do our quarterly couple retreat and want to create a resource for you to see exactly our retreats are formed and run. If this is something you would be interested let me know over on Instagram! If there is enough interest, we’ll create this behind the scenes look for you!


On today’s show I chat with Ami Watkin, former big law associate that left in order to start her own firm. Along the way she discovered her passion for coaching and decided to work with a partner to build a coaching business. Throughout our conversation we explore how we define ourselves, our self-worth, and so much more. Ami offers a multitude of insight and inspiration, it was truly a joy to have this conversation, enjoy!


What you’ll learn:


  • Ami’s current business ventures
  • A new perspective on “coaching”
  • How to get over fear and risk
  • The benefits of seeking conversations with people
  • Practical ways of finding peace and gratitude
  • Exercises for digging in to the core of who you are
  • Difference between neck down and neck up processing
  • How to structure your days to align with your needs



  1. How do you deal with overwhelm?
  2. How do you prioritize your own happiness?
  3. A mindset shift that changed you?
  4. Name a book that has inspired your journey.
  5. What do you think separates lawyers who are happy to lawyers who struggle to find happiness in life with a law degree?


Fan Question: Jordan Broadbent from Instagram, “What is your best advice for law school students transitioning into the workforce.”

From Carly, “Who do I deal with the fear of losing the time and money that I’m investing in law school?”

Lawyered Magazine, “How do we know when it’s time for a change and how do we silence out fear?”


Best Advice for Finding Happiness


“The willingness to confront the unhappiness and the desire to explore what will make you happy and how to make this degree you’ve gotten and the experience you have work for you.”


“There is so much more out there than what law school educates us on.”





Connect with Ami:


On Her Coaching Website:

On Instagram:

On Her Corporate Website:

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