I'm Anya Smirnova, transformational coach, mum of two, blogger, podcast host and former lawyer.
I help professionals find balance and the kind of fulfilment and success that truly nourishes the person and her work, with a focus on working mothers.
I do this through deep transformational one-on-one work, flexible working coaching/consulting and running the UK chapter of Mindful Return Maternity Leave Course.
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mum of Skye,
senior legal counsel at ENGIE
Anya is knowledgeable, professional and full of excellent advice, often on things you may not even have previously considered. I would highly recommend Anya.
Anya's sessions hugely helped me to gain "myself" back. Everything was tangled and I felt I'm drowning and lost in a busy life of parenting, searching for a new career direction and an endless to-do list. Anya helped me to untangle things, discover who I am at the core, and create a clear map to follow in my life.
Anya’s guidance was invaluable. Our ongoing conversations prompted me to check in with myself during a time when you rarely think of anything else aside from your baby.
mum of two,
mum of Maya, lawyer
My gift to you.
Where are you in your motherhood journey right now?
#LawyerLifeExperiment podcast is a duo with my wonderful friend and fellow lawyer-turned-coach Frieda Levycky.
In 20-30 min fortnightly 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.