Meet the team
Emily Hirsekorn
ELI-MP, JD, BA (Psychology)
Work with Emily

Emily is an executive life and leadership coach empowering ambitious professionals to navigate their careers with confidence, develop as conscious leaders, and integrate work and life so they can be their very best at work without sacrificing who they are at their core. Emily is an ICF credentialed coach, using the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching’s Energy Leadership™ framework and leadership assessment to help clients identify their unique growth opportunities, develop an aligned custom coaching program, and maximize their energy to achieve greater overall success. Emily is also one of Coaching Advocates’ 12 lawyer coaches around the world helping companies modernize the work environment through team coaching. She speaks regularly to professional organizations on confident leadership, career confidence, and work-life balance and will be launching the Career Confidence Code podcast very soon.


Emily graduated in the top 9% of her law school class and worked at a mid-sized defense law firm, specializing in labor and employment and special education law. After practicing law, Emily worked in law career development for six years, where she coached and advised lawyers and law students in the areas of career clarity, transitions, confidence, networking, and interviewing. She completed the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching’s (iPEC) extensive coach training program, is certified to administer iPEC’s Energy Leadership Index assessment, is credentialed with the International Coaching Federation, and is currently completing Penn’s Foundations of Positive Psychology Specialization certificate program. She is a proud mom of two curious kids and two rescue pups and enjoys reading about the human mind, spending time in nature with her kids, and hosting dinner parties with her husband. Emily volunteers her time as a member of the Institute for Well-Being in Law’s Programming Committee, a Kansas City Jewish philanthropic circle, a local grassroots initiative supporting reproductive justice, and the board of her kids’ parent-teacher organization. Her top character strengths are zest, curiosity, appreciation of beauty, and excellence.

  • Associate Certified Coach (ACC) – International Coaching Federation
  • Certified Professional Coach (CPC) – Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC)
  • Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner (ELI-MP)
  • LeggUP Coach (provides regular personal development-based executive coaching to several mid-level managers in large companies)
  • Served as a career development coach, advisor, and educator with the University of San Diego School of Law for six years
  • B.A. in Psychology with a research focus in Positive Psychology / Hope (analyzed the correlation between social support and goal setting, pathway development, and motivation under the late C.R. Snyder at the University of Kansas)