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I'm Anya Smirnova, a working mum of two, private practice lawyer turned executive coach, and founder of Smirnova Coaching.

My mission is to support individuals in high-pressure jobs go through life shifts because "shift happens!". I do this through one-on-one coaching programmes and supporting employers. 


My vision is to be part of the post-Covid culture shift to flexibility, wellbeing, diversity and inclusivity.

My first value is trustful relationship.


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Have I piqued your interest?

Please get in touch and we will meet for a chat about you or your organisation.

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Executive Coaching, 1-1 Programme

"I highly recommend meeting with Anya […]. Her coaching style is extremely personalised and tailored. Anya does not impose or teach. Rather, she offers tools and guidance that help you set, frame and achieve your goals and find fulfilment in doing so."


- Mum of three, senior white-collar crime lawyer, global law firm

  My gift to you.

Where are you in your motherhood journey right now?

From Lawyer

to motherhood

The Ultimate Transition Checklist

As a new mum, I was surprised by the many things that transition to motherhood holds that are not spoken about. Now I pass pregnant women on the street, thinking "Someone should tell them...".


This free guide "From Lawyer to Motherhood: the Ultimate Transition Checklist" tells what I learned,

in ten stories.  

Return to Work

After Maternity Leave

Your Pocket A to Z

Going back to work after maternity leave is challenging in any circumstances. Try doing it in a high-pressure job and without your family nearby, and you would want all the support you can get.

This checklist is your pocket A to Z to a successful transition back to work, personally and professionally. Download it for free.


#LawyerLifeExperiment podcast is a duo with my wonderful friend and fellow lawyer-turned-coach Frieda Levycky. 


In 20-30 min episodes, Frieda and I use our experience as lawyers and coaches to address the myriad of day-to-day issues which make every lawyer question whether work-life balance is ever achievable. We know it is!


Join us every couple of weeks as we set theories and test out ways to help you have more balance, better health and more fulfilment in your lives.

Available on Spotify, Apple Podcast and other platforms.

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