The Guided Track

A LIVE 10-week small group intensive for lawyers who want to jump start their search for an alternative career.

Next session begins February 2023

What’s the Guided Track?

  • A 10-week small group experience led by Sarah to help you move through the Former Lawyer Framework with additional support and accountability
  • Week-by-week Guided Track Action Plan designed to take you through the Framework in 10 weeks
  • Weekly Guided Track group calls to check-in on your progress, answer all of your questions, and tackle issues as they arise
  • A free CliftonStrengths 34 report, along with custom analytics that elaborate on how your talents drive your motivation, plus a half-day private interactive virtual workshop with a GALLUP Certified Strengths Coach with hands-on exercises for gaining additional insight into how your strengths relate to your potential career path.
  • Free RHETI and IVQ personality assessments.
  • Free 30-minute 1:1 call with Sarah to use any time during the Guided Track
  • Small group—capped at maximum of 7 participants.

The 2023 Spring Guided Track™ begins in February 2023

What’s the Former Lawyer Framework™?

The Former Lawyer Framework™ is the proprietary system that I have developed to guide you through the process of identifying the best career path for you.

1.

INITIAL
SELF-ASSESSMENT

Deep dive into where you are, why you’re there, and what that means for your next step. (And build the skills you need to move forward!)
2.

ESTABLISH
FUNDAMENTALS

Make sure your foundation is solid, jump start your progress, and start having some real breakthroughs—fast!
3.

IDENTIFY &
CLARIFY

Get crystal clear on exactly what your career needs to look like. Uncover your unique strategy.
4.

EXPLORE WITH
CLEAR DIRECTION

No more frantic Googling or doom-scrolling job boards. Dig into real data and information about everything that interests you with laser-focus based on the work you’ve done so far.
5.

STRATEGIZE &
EXECUTE

Identifying a path forward is just one part of the picture. You also need to handle all the nuts and bolts of making the jump. Finances, resumes, networking, etc.—we’ve got you covered.

Included in your enrollment in the Guided Track™ is membership in the Former Lawyer Collaborative to give you access to the Former Lawyer Framework™ and to support you beyond the 10 weeks ($795 value)

When you enroll in the Guided Track, you get access to the Collaborative™ immediately.

What real lawyers like you have to say about

THE GUIDED TRACK™

“I’ve appreciated the accountability and confidentiality of the group, and I’ve been very grateful for the support of like-minded attorneys who “get it”. The Guided Track has helped me keep a comfortable pace to steadily progress each week.

Like many lawyers, I’m skilled at considering all the different arguments and rationalizing a decision six ways from Sunday. It’s what we’ve been trained to do — very well. Hearing others’ experiences [during the Guided Track] as we all consider options to leave the law has kept me grounded and refocused me when I’ve “talked” myself into simply staying put.

Sarah is a whip-smart, experienced, straightforward coach who delivers feedback and shares ideas with plenty of emotional intelligence. She is very transparent when discussing what practicing law is “really” like while giving you space to add your own narrative to the conversation. I would recommend her to anyone who wants to make a real, lasting change in your professional and personal life.”

In-House Counsel

“What did I love about the Guided Track? [The] weekly calls, a “to do” list broken up in to achievable tasks each week (essentially laying out a path forward). … The group meetings were the biggest help. It was so helpful to know others were in the same boat as me or had different ideas about approaching topics. Their advice and the group support has been invaluable. Conversely, I hope I have also been able to help and support others in their journey.”

15-Year Lawyer

“How would I describe the Guided Track? An intensive boot camp that will give you a kick in the pants to get moving on finding something you really want to do with your career.

Sarah is really thoughtful and takes the time to listen to and support her clients. She is a great sounding board and really cares about helping people find their path forward.”

Privacy Lawyer

“The Guided Track has been like a weekly checkpoint with good, trusted friends who all understand my experiences practicing law and why one would consider leaving. The weekly assignments are manageable and broken up in a way that allows you the time and space to ask yourself the hard questions and reflect on your answers. When the group comes back together each week, we share what we’ve learned through the exercises and what actions we’re taking to discover our “why”. We support each other and share ideas when someone has a question, needs an introduction, feels stuck, is having a tough time, or is facing a difficult decision. We also celebrate each other’s victories, however small they may be. The Guided Track is the push I needed to join the Collaborative, and I’m so thankful for the support and guidance that it has provided me. I have made several friends for life, and I can’t wait to see where everyone goes from here!”

In-House Counsel

“Having a lawyer-specific space is what sets Sarah apart. Sarah just knowing and understanding the struggle is crucial. There is less explaining WHY I want to leave and more understanding, which allows more progress.

What did I love the most about the Guided Track? The weekly calls! It was so nice to be able to check in weekly with everyone and see how everyone was doing. I’m going to really miss that.”

Midlevel Lawyer

“Participating in the Guided Track helped me break the cycle of deciding to stay when at a high point then despairing when hitting the next inevitable low point.

Sarah has intimate knowledge and insight of what it is to practice law and why it doesn’t work for many people. Other career coaches don’t necessarily understand the psychology and pitfalls behind leaving the law.”

Government Lawyer

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FAQs about the Guided Track™

What’s included in the Guided Track?

  • Membership in the Former Lawyer Collaborative™, including access to the Former Lawyer Framework™, the Collaborative community on Circle, and Collab curriculum and replays.
  • An orientation call with your Guided Track small group, followed by 10 weekly 1.5 hour-long group coaching calls with Sarah.
  • A 10-week Guided Track Action Plan.
  • A free CliftonStrengths 34 report, along with custom analytics that elaborate on how your talents drive your motivation, plus a half-day private interactive virtual workshop with a GALLUP Certified Strengths Coach with hands-on exercises for gaining additional insight into how your strengths relate to your potential career path.
  • Free RHETI and IVQ personality assessments.
  • A small group, capped at 6 participants max.

Who isn’t a good fit for the Guided Track?

If you can’t make most of the Guided Track weekly calls, you’re probably better off just joining the Collaborative™ so that you can go at your own pace, or doing the Collab Plus 1:1 program.

Are calls recorded?

No, the group calls are not recorded so that everyone feels free to speak freely.

What’s your refund policy?

I do not offer refunds. I fully believe in the value of the Guided Track™ and the participants agree.

Your level of success in this program depends upon your personal commitment and willingness to invest in your own career and in all of the resources that the Guided Track™ the Collaborative™ offers. The no-refund policy is designed to make sure that every participant in this program has thoughtfully decided that they are ready to invest in themselves and their careers.

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I have other questions that you didn’t answer—what do I do?

No problem! You can schedule a Q&A call with me here.

What are the important dates?

TBD

What if I want support like this but can’t make the group calls?

If you’re looking for a similar process but with 1:1 accountability with Sarah, check out the Collab Plus 1:1 program.

What’s the cost to enroll in the Guided Track™?

The enrollment fee for the Guided Track™ is $2,850 or 6 monthly payments of $491.

I practiced law for 10 years, first as a Biglaw litigator, and later at a state court of appeals (with a brief interlude in legal publishing).

In 2018, my husband and I paid off our (double!) law school loans and I left the law for good.

I created Former Lawyer to help other lawyers, like me, who discover that they don’t want to practice law, but don’t know what to do next.

Still have questions?

I want to make sure that you have everything that you need to figure out if the Guided Track is right for you. If you have questions, you can schedule a call with me to chat about whether the Guided Track™ is a fit for you.