How To Navigate Career Changes and Find Fulfillment feat. Samantha Divine Jallah

Samantha Divine Jallah, an experienced in-house lawyer and life coach at Radical Bench, shares valuable insights on navigating career changes and finding fulfillment in the legal profession. Through her own journey of transitioning through different careers, Samantha emphasizes the importance of starting with oneself, utilizing one's skills and passions to create a fulfilling career path. Her advice resonates with young lawyers and law students, encouraging them to live intentionally and not stay stuck in unfulfilling roles.


  • The importance of starting with yourself and understanding your strengths and passions when making career decisions.
  • How coaching can help individuals navigate career changes, find fulfillment, and make intentional choices.
  • The value of living intentionally and fully, not staying stuck in a career that is not fulfilling or consistent with your values.


  • Samantha's journey through different careers and how she found fulfillment by aligning her work with her values.
  • The role of coaching in empowering individuals to make transformative changes in their lives.
  • Advice for young lawyers on finding fulfillment in their careers, utilizing their skills, and not being afraid to make changes when needed.

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How To Navigate Career Changes and Find Fulfillment feat. Samantha Divine Jallah

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About This Episode

Samantha Divine Jallah’s Background

Samantha Divine Jallah has had a diverse career journey, transitioning through multiple professions before settling into law. Starting with a desire to become a doctor, she then ventured into banking before finding her calling in the legal field. Samantha's legal career began as a public health attorney, where she worked on a variety of issues ranging from administrative litigation to grants and contracts. She later delved into regulatory work and big law before ultimately transitioning into an in-house legal role. Alongside her legal career, Samantha also works as a life coach with a company called Radical Bench, focusing on transformational coaching for lawyers, managers, and nonprofit leaders.

"I've done this three times. Like you really can. You can change careers and you can find your fulfillment and you can move on," shares Samantha Divine Jallah on You Are A Lawyer.

Samantha's resilience and adaptability in navigating through different career paths showcases her willingness to embrace change and pursue fulfillment in her professional journey. Samantha's diverse experiences and commitment to personal growth make her a valuable resource for individuals seeking guidance and transformation in their own careers and lives.

Why Law School

Samantha initially chose to attend law school due to her desire to help people and her strong advocacy skills. Samantha mentions that she started out wanting to be a doctor but eventually transitioned into law, where she found a career that allowed her to use her analytical and logical skills to make a difference. She highlights the importance of starting with oneself and understanding one's strengths and passions to find fulfillment in a career. Samantha's experience in law school and her subsequent career in law provided her with valuable skills such as writing, speaking, and analytical thinking, which she continues to utilize in her current role as a life coach.

"Your law journey has given you so many skills. You are now an analytical person. You're logical. You know how to analyze different things that are happening," reflects Samantha Divine Jallah on Episode 133 of You Are a Lawyer.

Samantha's recognition of the skills and abilities that she gained through her law school experience have shaped her career path and choices. She emphasizes the importance of leveraging the skills acquired in law school to navigate different career paths and find fulfillment in one's professional journey.

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What Can You Do with a Law Degree

Having a law degree opens up a wide range of opportunities beyond traditional legal practice. Samantha emphasized the importance of leveraging the skills acquired through a law degree, such as analytical thinking, writing, and communication, to explore various career paths. She highlighted the significance of aligning one's career with their values and strengths, whether it be in litigation, transactional law, compliance, or even branching out into non-legal fields. Samantha's advice encourages individuals with law degrees to be intentional and proactive in finding fulfillment and purpose in their careers, rather than settling for a path that does not resonate with their true selves.

"Don't spend your life waiting to live your life. Don’t stay stuck," expresses Samantha Divine Jallah on You Are a Lawyer.

Samantha's message resonates with the idea that a law degree can serve as a foundation for diverse and fulfilling career opportunities. Whether it involves transitioning within the legal field or exploring entirely different industries, the key is to use the skills and knowledge gained from a law degree to create a meaningful and purposeful career path. Samantha's advice empowers individuals to break free from feeling stuck in unfulfilling roles and to pursue avenues that align with their values and aspirations. By embracing change and being open to new possibilities, individuals with law degrees can navigate their professional journeys with intentionality and authenticity.

Lawyer Side Hustles

Samantha Divine Jallah, the founder of Radical Bench, is a seasoned in-house lawyer with a diverse career journey that includes public health law and regulatory work. Transitioning into the realm of life coaching, Samantha brings a unique perspective to her coaching practice, focusing on empowering individuals to undergo radical transformations in their lives. Through Radical Bench, Samantha works with lawyers, managers, and nonprofit leaders, guiding them through self-reflection and decision-making processes to help them achieve their personal and professional goals.

“My ideal client is someone who's about transforming him or herself...reflect on who they are and figure out who they need to be for the next thing that they're trying to get to,” shares Samantha Divine Jallah in Episode 133 of You Are a Lawyer.

Samantha's coaching philosophy revolves around the concept of radical transformation, encouraging individuals to embrace change and pursue fulfillment in their lives. With a background in mentoring and managing people, Samantha leverages her coaching certification to help clients navigate career transitions, find their passions, and align their values with their professional pursuits. Through Radical Bench, Samantha aims to create a safe and accepting space for individuals to explore their true selves and make meaningful changes.

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