Olivia Vizachero, a former BigLaw litigator and criminal defense attorney, runs The Less Stressed Lawyer, a boutique life coaching practice for lawyers. As a Certified Life Coach, she works with lawyers who are over-worked, over-stressed, overwhelmed and over it. Through her coaching work, she teaches lawyers how to practice emotional management, improve time management, balance their workload and make themselves and their wellbeing their top priority so they can start living lives with less stress and far more fulfillment.
In addition to her one-on-one work with clients, Olivia hosts a variety of online events geared at helping as many attorneys as possible apply her coaching concepts themselves to transform their everyday lives. She currently hosts a monthly learning series, Less Stressed Sessions, where each month she focuses on one particular problem, like time management or people pleasing, and teaches attendees comprehensive strategies for solving it.
Olivia also hosts a weekly Zoom meet-up for lawyers on Sunday evenings called Less Stressed Sundays, where lawyers come together to recount the previous week, specifically focusing on what worked and what didn’t, and then discuss what they’ll do differently in the coming week in order to remedy what didn’t work.
In June 2020, Olivia hosted the first THRIVE in FIVE Virtual Summit, a five-day virtual event designed to help attorneys leverage quarantimes by giving them the tools to develop personally and professionally. To do this, THRIVE in FIVE brought together over 30 experts over five days to discuss five topics: mindset, relationships, branding, legal innovation, and leadership, giving attendees an opportunity to understand what’s not working in every area of their lives and develop a comprehensive plan to fix it.
Most recently, Olivia co-authored a pandemic anthology titled #Networked with 19 other women lawyers. #Networked, which hit #1 on Amazon’s New Release charts, tells the story of how these 20 women came together in March 2020 an overcame the confines of COVID-19 social distancing to create connections, cultivate community, and build businesses in the midst of a global pandemic.
Before launching her coaching practice Ms. Vizachero worked as a complex commercial litigation associate at Michigan’s largest AmLaw 200 firm and as a criminal defense attorney at the boutique criminal defense firm where she previously worked as a full-time clerk while she attended Wayne State University Law School as an evening student.
Still having a passion for criminal justice, Ms. Vizachero continues to practice law on a limited basis, putting her needle-in-the-haystack research skills to good use by taking on select criminal defense matters in Detroit.