Sara Muender

Sara Muender

Sara is our newest Lawyerist team member and our newest Lab coach. She is a certified life coach and has had years coaching others through their professional and personal lives. She’ll be working one-on-one with our Lab community members to take their business and perspective to the next level! Sara also owns her own business, The Mama Miracle, where she helps moms reach their personal and professional goals, and breakthrough to their next level of personal growth. She also hosts her own podcast, Motivation for Moms.

Recent Episodes
February 22, 2024

#491: Crafting Your Purpose-Driven Leadership Vision, with Leticia DeSuze

Join seasoned business coaches Sara Muender and Leticia DeSuze as they offer a thought-provoking exploration of meaningful leadership, where purpose becomes the compass guiding leaders towards a brighter future for themselves and...

February 1, 2024

#488: The Power of Value-Based Pricing, with Shaun Jardine

Are you ready to ditch the billable hour? Join Stephanie and Shaun Jardin as they unpack the secret to value-based pricing for law firms. They’ll break down the essential tools and mindset...

January 25, 2024

#487: Nurturing Trust to Build Strong Team Foundations, with Randy Conley

Think trust is something that magically appears? Not according to today’s guest!   Stephanie talks with leadership expert Randy Conley about what leaders can do to build and grow trust with their team...

December 7, 2023

#479: Beyond the Will: Adding a Personal Touch to Estate Planning, with Jolene Blackbourn

Picture this: an estate planning attorney with a twist—owning a law firm by day and conjuring up imaginative, offbeat celebrations for the dearly departed by night.  In this intriguing episode, Sara interviews...

November 16, 2023

#476: The CEO Whisperer’s Advice for Hiring a Second in Command, with Cameron Herold

You are leading your law firm, but you can’t do everything. In this episode, Stephanie talks with Cameron Herald about what a second in command looks like and how to find one...

November 9, 2023

#474: Unlocking Profitability in Your Law Firm with Moneyball Tactics, with Jeff Krause

When the Oakland As needed to find a way to compete with the high-dollar salaries of other teams, they focused on new KPIs (getting runners on base) and the ideas in Moneyball...

September 21, 2023

#467: Healthy Owner: Embracing Change and Growth, with Ryan McKeen

The Small Firm Roadmap Revisited doubled down on our Healthy Firm model. But what, exactly, is it? Join us for another stop on our podcast book tour. This week we dive into...

August 24, 2023

#462: Designing an Empathetic Client Experience, with Kirk Simoneau

Kirk Simoneau joins Sara to explore client experience design and accessibility. Sharing his journey from trauma survivor to lawyer, Kirk emphasizes the importance of understanding the client’s perspective and creating a personalized...

August 3, 2023

#457: Healthy Profits: Understanding the Story Your Numbers Tell, with Bernadette Harris

The Small Firm Roadmap Revisited doubled-down on our Healthy Firm model. But what, exactly, is it? Join us for another stop on our podcast book tour. This week we’re diving into achieving...

July 13, 2023

#454: Act with Intention to Increase Employee Retention, with Joey Coleman

Stephanie and Joey Coleman, author of Never Lose an Employee Again: The Simple Path to Remarkable Retention, explore the crucial role the employee experience plays in creating a happy and engaged team.  ...

July 6, 2023

#453: Healthy Systems: Creating Consistent Client Experiences, with Matt Loker

The Small Firm Roadmap Revisited doubled-down on our Healthy Firm model. But what, exactly, is it? Join us for another stop on our podcast book tour. This week we dive into building,...

June 22, 2023

#451: Teaching the Business of Law, with Andrew Garcia and James Matthews

Professors Andrew Garcia and James Matthews discuss Suffolk University Law School’s Accelerator to Practice program. Designed to prepare students for small and solo practice, students partnered with small law firm owners in...

June 15, 2023

#450: The Power of Building Belonging, with Dr. Terrell Strayhorn

In this episode, Stephanie talks with diversity scholar Dr. Terrell Strayhorn about the concept of belonging, emphasizing its significance beyond buzzwords like diversity, equity, and inclusivity. They highlight the positive outcomes of...

March 23, 2023

#436: Flat Fees and Flexible Firms, with Rebecca Ritchey

Labster Rebecca Ritchey from Sibus Law Group joins Sara to talk about how she has built a healthy business strategy in her firm—including a flat fee model, a flexible workplace, and opportunities...

February 9, 2023

#430: Building Your Team in a Down Market, with Chong Ye

No one said hiring and keeping a strong team was easy, but it’s definitely possible. Sara interviews Lawyerist Lab member, Chong Ye, about the success he’s found in hiring great people and...

December 15, 2022

#422: Know Your Team, Grow Your Firm, with Spencer Schmidt

How well do you know your team? Do they know you care about them? Did you know your relationship with your team can actually impact your bottom line?  In this episode, Sara...

November 17, 2022

#417: Choosing to Stay a Small Firm, with Katie Roe

For some small law firm owners, growth isn’t the goal. In this episode, Sara talks with former Lawyerist Lab member Katie Roe about how and why she built her firm with the...

November 10, 2022

#416: Working as a Legal Nomad, with Chrystan Carlton

If you could work from anywhere in the world, where would it be? What if we told you it could be possible with a little planning? In this episode, Sara talks with...

October 27, 2022

#414: Why You Need an Integrator, with Jasmine Prout

What is an integrator? What does an integrator do? Does your team need one?  Sara Muender talks with Jasmine Jowers Prout, Operations Director of The Gober Group, about the importance of having...

July 14, 2022

#396: How My Life (and Law Practice) Changed When I Became a Sober Lawyer, with Sarah Soucie Eyberg

In this episode, Sara talks with social security disability attorney, Sarah Soucie Eyberg, about her sobriety journey while practicing law and what being a sober lawyer means for her.

June 30, 2022

#393: How My Firm Changed When I Got Intentional, with Victoria Winterberg

In this episode, Lab Coach Sara speaks with Victoria Winterberg, an immigration attorney in El Paso, about how things changed for her clients and her firm when she stopped reactively running things...