On today’s show, Sarah talks with Matt Maxwell. Matt is a former lawyer who is now a Leadership Coach and Facilitator.
In this conversation, Sarah and Matt talk about:
- How he found himself asking during the first month of law school, “When did I actually choose to do this?”;
- How he raised the idea of leaving law school early on with his then-wife, but ultimately was held back by a sunk costs fallacy;
- Why taking the LSAT was his favorite part of his entire legal journey;
- The role his spiritual life played in deciding to leave the law;
- Why he left his in-house job with a great schedule to go back to biglaw AFTER he decided he wanted to leave the law;
- How he accelerated his exit strategy from the law;
- What made him decide to become a coach;
- The difference between professional coaching and advice giving, and the difference between coaching and therapy;
- The value of both coaching and therapy;
- The organization that Matt trained with, and why he recommends people check it out if interested in coaching;
- How our training as lawyers makes us uniquely susceptible to not making a career change;
- Why you should look for ways to enjoy your job while you’re still working as a lawyer;
- and much more!
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