Ep #70: Entrepreneurship, Community and Advocating for Yourself: Reimagine Your Practice with Suzi Hixon, esq.

The Joyful Practice for Women Lawyers with Paula Price | Entrepreneurship, Community and Advocating for Yourself: Reimagine Your Practice with Suzi Hixon, esq.

After years of law school, hitting your stride in practice, and leveling up in your firm along the way, the thought of going solo and starting from scratch can be so daunting. Venturing off the organizational track and stepping into entrepreneurship is risky and requires being bold, but my guest today did it and she’s thriving. 

 

Suzi Nixon is a lawyer working out of Kentucky who made the transition from big law to running her own firm and coaching practice. She’s also the founder of a wonderful community called Legally Blissed and the host of a podcast by the same name. After eight years in trademark law, even getting close to partnership, she started having second thoughts. She took the leap, started her own practice, and she hasn’t looked back since. 

 

Join us this week as Suzi offers her top tips and recommendations for stepping into entrepreneurship, even if you identify as an introvert like we do. She’s sharing her experience of integrating law with coaching, the differences between the two practices, the questions you have to ask yourself if you’re considering going solo, and her best advice for fostering joy and happiness in your life and practice. 

 

 

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What You’ll Learn from this Episode:
  • Suzi’s advice for anyone who is going solo or part of a small firm. 
  • What helped Suzi decide that going solo was the right move for her. 
  • The questions you have to ask yourself if you’re considering venturing off the organizational track and stepping into entrepreneurship.
  • Suzi’s ideas for introverts who want to master business development.
  • What led Suzi down the route of coaching, and the difference between the role of advisor and coach. 
  • How Suzi interprets her practice as a lawyer through a coaching lens. 
  • Suzi’s tips for setting and asserting boundaries in your life and practice. 
  • The power of community for women lawyers.
  • Suzi’s recommendations for anyone struggling with overwhelm and burnout.

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