From Big Law Burnout to Powerhouse Lawyer with Erin Gerner

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Lauren welcomes Erin Gerner, a trailblazing lawyer and founder of Powerhouse Lawyers. Erin shares her remarkable journey from experiencing burnout in big law to establishing a revolutionary community for women in law. This episode dives deep into practical strategies for balancing a demanding legal career with personal fulfillment, overcoming impostor syndrome, and the importance of building a supportive network to foster growth and success.

Tune in to discover how you can transform your legal career with the right mindset, community, and strategies. Connect with Erin Gerner to learn more about her empowering retreats and coaching programs designed to elevate women in law. Whether navigating law school or starting your legal career, this episode is packed with insights to help you thrive.

Show Notes
[00:00:00 – 00:02:12] Lauren introduces Erin Gerner, founder of Powerhouse Lawyers and host of the Powerhouse Lawyers podcast.

[00:02:13 – 00:05:45] Erin discusses her path in the law and her decision to walk away from it all to embark on a journey of self-discovery.

[00:05:46 – 00:07:22] Lauren and Erin discuss what they learned through their experiences with network marketing.

[00:07:23 – 00:10:00] Erin discusses the painful need to reconcile identity and redefine self-worth during her transition out of the law and the birth of Powerhouse Lawyers.

[00:10:01 – 00:13:20] Erin dishes on her recent retreat and the profound impact of fostering intentional connections and authentic relationships among the participants.

[00:13:21 – 00:22:00] Q&A segment: Lauren and Erin answer questions from a 1L about how best to balance work and family as a future lawyer. The two provide advice on planning for work-life balance and seeking mentorship.

[00:22:01 – 00:28:15] Erin discusses how she coaches women in the Powerhouse Lawyer coaching program on goal setting, setting boundaries, and overcoming people-pleasing.

[00:28:16 – 00:32:12] Erin talks to her 1L self about forging her path, dreaming big, and addressing her ‘money story.’

[00:32:13 – 00:36:37] Closing thoughts: The importance of financial literacy and addressing money stories.

Connect with Lauren:
Join The Lawyer Success Blueprint: The first cohort begins July 12, 2024. Early bird pricing: To receive $750 off your registration, use the code: wealthylawyer and sign up at by June 30, 2024.

Follow Lauren on Instagram and YouTube: @lawyerlaurenklein

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Learn more about Erin Gerner:
The Powerhouse Lawyer Podcast: Available on all listening platforms
Follow Erin on Instagram and LinkedIn: @ErinGerner

Upcoming Events:
Join the Powerhouse Lawyers Retreat: September 27-30 in Austin, Texas at the Mirror Ball.

Thank you for joining us on this episode of the Wealthy Lawyer $quad Podcast! We hope you found Erin Gerner’s insights and experiences as inspiring and valuable as we did. If you enjoyed this episode, please take a moment to comment, subscribe, and share it with your fellow law students and new lawyers. We’d love to hear your thoughts and any questions you might have. Be sure to come back for Season 2, Episode 3, where we continue to explore the journeys and advice of influential guests to help you thrive in your legal career.

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