Do you hate working as a lawyer?

Do you hate working as a lawyer? Are you an unhappy lawyer who wants to leave the law, but isn’t sure what to do next? Do your family and friends think you’re crazy for wanting to leave the law, or are you too afraid to tell them you don’t want to be a lawyer? The Former Lawyer Podcast is for you! Each week, host Sarah Cottrell interviews a different former lawyer who has left the law behind. Hear inspiring stories about how these former lawyers are thriving and found their way to careers and lives they love.

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2 Dec

How a Millennial Lawyer Followed Her Curiosity Out of Law With Nicole Abboud [TFLP017]

In this exciting episode, Sarah talks to Nicole Abboud, a former lawyer with an interesting journey. Before leaving the law behind, Nicole practiced family law and fashion law. Afterwards, she founded a media company that connected lawyers and law firms to their target audience through digital and content marketing. As a former podcaster, Nicole used to host the Gen Y…

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25 Nov

How This Former Lawyer Made a Business out of Quitting with Goli Kalkhoran

Are you tired of working in law and want to find a way out? You’ve come to the right place!  This week on the Former Lawyer Podcast, you’ll learn about Goli Kalkhoran and her journey of becoming a lawyer turned entrepreneur turned podcaster.  Goli now has a podcast called Lessons from a Quitter, where she interviews people, both lawyers and…

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18 Nov

Transitioning From A Legal Career to Health Coaching For Perfectionists With Simi Botic [TFLP015]

Perfectionism. It’s a trait shared by so many of us who decided to pursue a legal career. You’ve got to be the best, check all the boxes, and impress all the right people.  Sarah welcomed lawyer-turner-health-coach Simi Botic to talk about her transition out of her legal career and how healing from perfectionism brought her to health coaching for other…

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11 Nov

Jennifer Alvey: From Lawyer to Legal Publishing to Career Coach for Lawyers [TFLP 014]

This week I’m going to share with you my conversation with Jennifer Alvey. Jennifer worked as a lawyer for a number of years and then she left and was in legal publishing. About 10 years ago, she works now as a career coach for lawyers.  She has a lot of interesting stuff to share from her career journey and how…

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4 Nov

From Lawyer to Six-Figure Entrepreneur with Tasha Cochran [TFLP013]

Today, you’ll read about Sarah’s conversation with Tasha Cochran of One Big Happy Life. Tasha went from working as a lawyer to six-figure entrepreneur and running her own online business.  When her episode first aired, Tasha was only 6 weeks out from being a lawyer. She originally started on Youtube. But, she expanded her business and has become a six-figure…

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28 Oct

From Renewable Energy Lawyer to Environmental Advocate with Tiffany Duong [TFLP012]

This week Sarah was joined by Tiffany Duong, who used to work as a renewable energy lawyer. But after a life-altering trip to the Galapagos, she now works as a climate and environmental advocate and conservation journalist.  Tiffany has also founded the media advocacy group, Ocean Rebell. They advocate for the world’s oceans and help people to see the correlation…

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