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Women inspire me every single day. Their tenacity, wit, enthusiasm, power and grace have provided the world with amazing businesses that have transformed industries. Her Success Story is a podcast that allows these impactful and fascinating women to share their success journey with the world. Their triumphs, along with their failures. Their lessons, along with their leadership. And their determination to follow their dreams. Listen in each week as we talk to women in fashion, coaching, corporate, legal and so much more.

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Jan 23, 2023

Dena Lefkowitz

This week Ivy Slater, host of Her Success Story, chats with her guest, Dena Lefkowitz. The two talk about how Dena “ended up in law school,” the life transitions that followed, and how she learned her laws for life the hard way. 

In this episode, we discuss:

  • How Dena “ended up in law school”
  • What catalyst began to move her career from litigation into the next phase of her career, working as in-house counsel to the school district of Philadelphia
  • What challenges she found as a lawyer, and how those hardships make her successful as a life coach
  • The long road she took to transition
  • What are Dena’s 10 Laws, and how she learned them the hard way
  • How ‘Winning in Your Own Court: 10 Laws for a Successful Career Without Burning Out or Selling Out (American Bar Association)’ helps her clients to find the career they deserve
  • What one tip she has for us in experiencing our lives to the fullest

Dena Lefkowitz, Esq., PCC, is the author of Winning in Your Own Court: 10 Laws for a Successful Career Without Burning Out or Selling Out (American Bar Association). She is the founder and CEO of Achievement by Design, LLC, a leading executive coaching firm focused on helping lawyers find career direction and partnering with law firms to help their underperformers develop into rainmakers. She’s helped hundreds of lawyers in the past decade, coaching them to achieve career clarity, financial growth, and personal fulfillment. Lefkowitz has been featured in Forbes, Huffington Post, Philadelphia Business Journal, Thrive Global, and The Jewish Exponent, and regularly contributed to for seven years. The former lawyer of 25 years reinvented herself from being a civil litigator to general counsel for state government. Dena then transitioned from being a lawyer to helping lawyers. She was awarded her juris doctor from Temple University School of Law, graduated from the College of Executive Training, and earned certification from Harvard University Kennedy School of Government in Executive Education and Leadership. She also earned certification from the International Coach Federation and the College of Executive Coaching. Lefkowitz has spoken before numerous organizations, including National Business Institute, Delaware County Chamber of Commerce, WOMENomics 2019, Greater Philadelphia Association for corporate Counsel, and a large number of county bar associations. She has also guest lectured at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Earlier in her career, she served as assistant general counsel for the School District of Philadelphia, general counsel to the Chester Upland School District, and as chief legal counsel to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Office of Open Records. As chief counsel, she testified before the Pennsylvania Senate and argued cases before the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court and Supreme Court. She serves on the ABA’sAttorney Well-Being Committee. Lefkowitz resides in a suburb of Philadelphia.