How Human Design Impacts Career Success feat. Sheila M. Wilkinson (Part II)

Sheila M. Wilkinson is a lawyer, social worker, consultant, and career transition coach. Sheila also talks about her mission to help lawyers make aligned decisions, set boundaries, and focus on what they truly want to do rather than what they think they should do. She believes in reconnecting the intellectual self with the emotional self and offers guidance to lawyers in this process.

LISTEN TO LEARN

  • About Human Design as a tool for aligning one’s energy with their natural design
  • The importance of holistic approaches in coaching and social work
  • The impact of addressing and working through personal shadows and fears

WE ALSO DISCUSS

  • The importance of not judging oneself for emotions that arise
  • Prioritizing self-care and sleep for optimal functioning
  • The tendency of lawyers to overanalyze and overthink

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How Human Design Impacts Career Success feat. Sheila M. Wilkinson (Part II)

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How Human Design Impacts Career Success feat. Sheila M. Wilkinson (Part II)How Human Design Impacts Career Success feat. Sheila M. Wilkinson (Part II)

About This Episode

Sheila M. Wilkinson’s Background

Sheila M. Wilkinson founded a coaching business that focuses on helping lawyers create a joyful and thriving life. Through her holistic approach, she combines her background in social work with human design principles to guide her clients in aligning their energy and making decisions that are true to their authentic selves. Sheila believes that lawyers often find themselves stuck in a cycle of overthinking and burnout, and she aims to break this pattern by helping them tap into their true passions and desires. She understands lawyers' unique challenges and provides practical tools and strategies to help them navigate their careers with more fulfillment and balance.

"If you're just doing all the things that you think you should be doing, or that somebody told you that you were good at, or you've been on this road, but you've got a little pull, pull, pull, urge, urge, urge inside you desire to do something else," shares Sheila M. Wilkinson on You Are A Lawyer.

In this episode, Sheila discuss the creative side of lawyers and the importance of acknowledging and expressing emotions. She emphasizes the need to let emotions flow freely and not judge oneself for feeling a certain way. She also highlights the interconnectedness of different aspects of the law and how personal experiences can shape legal arguments.

Why Law School

Sheila chose law school because she wanted to make a difference and affect change within the legal system. As an indigenous girl from South Louisiana, she recognized the need for representation and advocacy for marginalized communities. She saw becoming a lawyer as a means to have a voice and create meaningful impact within the legal field.

"The better way for me to do that wasn't from the social work perspective, but to do it from the legal perspective, because then I could actually be inside the system that I want to affect change in," reflects Sheila M. Wilkinson on Episode 126 of You Are a Lawyer.

Furthermore, Sheila's decision to pursue law was also influenced by her desire for security and self-sufficiency. Growing up with a strong work ethic instilled in her, she wanted to ensure her own financial stability and independence. By choosing law school, Sheila aimed to combine her passion for social justice with the practicality of a stable career.

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What is Human Design?

Human Design is a paradigm and tool that helps individuals align their energy in a way that is unique to their design. It combines various paradigms to provide a holistic approach to understanding oneself. In the episode, Sheila M. Wilkinson explains how Human Design allows individuals to embrace their emotions without judgment. 

"We are shooting ourselves, we are judging ourselves for the emotion that's coming up.," explains Sheila M. Wilkinson, on this episode of You Are a Lawyer.

By recognizing and accepting our emotions, Human Design enables individuals to have conversations and make decisions that are in alignment with their true selves. Sheila emphasizes the importance of understanding one's Human Design in making decisions and living a joyful and thriving life. She believes that following one's unique design leads to a quicker path towards personal fulfillment. Human Design provides individuals with the tools to make decisions that are in alignment with their authentic selves, allowing them to live a life that is true to their desires and aspirations.

Lawyer Side Hustles

Sheila's coaching business focuses on helping lawyers create a joyful and thriving life. Through her holistic approach, she combines her background in social work with human design principles to guide her clients in aligning their energy and making decisions that are true to their authentic selves. Sheila believes that lawyers often find themselves stuck in a cycle of overthinking and burnout, and she aims to break this pattern by helping them tap into their true passions and desires. She understands the unique challenges that lawyers face and provides practical tools and strategies to help them navigate their careers with more fulfillment and balance.

“The sooner you understand the distinction and … how we are designed to make decisions … you give yourself permission to follow that quicker … you will get to where you want to be,” shares Sheila M. Wilkinson in Episode 126 of You Are a Lawyer.

Sheila's approach combines her background as a licensed social worker with her legal expertise, allowing her to guide her clients through the emotional and intellectual aspects of their careers. She encourages her clients to reflect on their experiences and goals, providing them with the support and guidance they need to navigate the challenges of the legal profession.

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