Meet the team
Emily Hirsekorn

ICF Accredited (ACC), ELI-MP; JD; BA (Psychology)

Work with Emily

Emily is an ICF accredited (ACC) professional coach helping lawyers build confidence in themselves and their career choices so they can achieve more and stress less while redefining their identity.

She helps clients (1) assess who they really are, (2) envision what they want out of their career and life, (3) break through whatever is getting in their way, (4) build healthy habits and let go of destructive ones, and (5) make success sustainable. She uniquely focuses on early-to-mid-career lawyers to prevent burnout and address the high incidence of imposter syndrome, overwhelm, and work-life balance concerns across the demographic, with a strong emphasis on women’s empowerment.

Clients most frequently approach Emily looking to develop confidence at work, make major career decisions in line with personal values, and find greater fulfilment in work and life.

Emily graduated in the top 9% of her law school class and worked at a mid-sized defense firm, specializing in labor and employment and special education law. Then, from 2014 – 2021, Emily worked in law school career development and bar exam preparation. In addition to teaching bar exam writing, she coached, advised, and trained lawyers and law students across Southern California in the areas of career clarity, transition management, mindset development, and professionalism.

Emily is certified to administer the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching’s (iPEC) Energy Leadership Index (ELI) Assessment, considered by Forbes Coaches Council to be one of eleven assessments “they highly recommend executives take”.

  • Certified Professional Coach (CPC) – Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC)
  • Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner (ELI-MP) 
  • ICF Accredited (ACC)
  • 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)