Lawyers, Imagine a 

Fulfilling Career With 

Less Stress and Anxiety, and More Autonomy and Meaning

You hate what you're doing! You're unhappy, burned out, and uninspired. Either stressed to the max or bored to tears, sometimes both. You lack control over your life and don’t have any autonomy.

A 2020 ALM survey of over 3,800 lawyers found 31.2% felt depressed, 64% had anxiety, 10.1% felt they had an alcohol problem, and 2.8% had a drug problem.

Further, Prudential’s Pulse of the American Worker Survey conducted in March 2021 found 1 in 3 Millennials are planning to look for a new job with a different employer once the pandemic is no longer an issue.

How about you?

Discover the “Lawyer Career Transition System℠” for transitioning your career into a job or entrepreneurial venture where you use your skills in interesting ways? Where you do work meaningful to you and where you have control over your work and life. Where you feel healthy and alive and are available and present for yourself, your family, and your friends. Where you earn enough money to live a prosperous life.

Let Professional Career Transitions be your lifeline.

Take Action Now Before Your Career and Life Are In Crisis


Let's identify and pinpoint your knowledge, transferable skills, interests, and personality traits to get clarity on your vision of the ideal career and perfect job.


Once we have fleshed out your vision for a successful and prosperous career and life, we will uncover the jobs, employers and entrepreneurial ventures where you will thrive.


Then, we work on your personalized branding and promotion to put you in front of people who can hire you for your perfect job and ideal career.

We use our experience

to create yours

You can take control of your career and your life. Yes, they are intertwined and inseparable. Take an honest look at yourself and your family. Rediscover your interests and passions. Imagine your ideal career and your perfect life. Then make a plan to achieve the success and prosperity you dream of on those restless nights. And most important, take action and be accountable.

An excellent way to start your career transition is to read my newsletter every week. I send it to my friends, colleagues, and clients every Sunday morning (isn't that the only time most of us can step away from our demanding work for a few minutes?).

You can expect short, to the point, actionable tips, ideas, and guidance from me and other people I respect to help you on your career transition journey.

Why I Focus on Lawyer Career Transitions

After years of practicing in Big Law, in-house, and with a boutique firm, I realized my calling was to serve other attorneys and professionals by helping them in the career transition process.

I assist other lawyers and professionals who desire but don’t know how to:

• advance along their current career path to achieve their professional goals and to develop more business

• move their practice to another law firm or go in-house

• become an entrepreneur, either inside or outside the legal industry

• leave the law to pursue an alternative career for lawyers path

Since I,

• understand the changing landscape of the legal industry and know the high pressure and stress faced by many lawyers

• experienced, both myself and through countless stories from others, the professional and personal struggles (alcohol and drug addiction, depression, and anxiety) many lawyers face, and

• have been through the lawyer career transition process quite a few times myself,

I serve lawyers from a unique position.

This perspective permits me to help lawyers in their career transitions to achieve professional and personal successes exceeding their wildest dreams and aspirations.


Check Out What Others Say

Rick Petry, JD

Trial Attorney, International Speaker, Leadership and Culture Consultant, and Ultimate Success Coach - Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area

Greg can help you fashion your professional life in a way that becomes more fulfilling. 

That becomes more passionate.

That becomes more rewarding in all ways.

Walt Hampton, JD

President & Chief Operating Officer ~ Book Yourself Solid® Worldwide - Canton, CT

I wish I had met Greg sooner. I came out of Cornell Law School in 1984. 

And even though I was very ‘successful,’ the nearly three decades I spent as a trial lawyer never deeply satisfied me. 

As advisor and mentor, as someone who has walked his talk, Greg can guide you along the path to real professional fulfillment. 

Our lives are way too short to muddle through in work that doesn’t rock our world.

If you’re not waking up every day excited and on fire about your life and your profession, you need Greg.

Ellen Latham

Creator & Co-Founder of Orangetheory Fitness | Author | Fitness Innovator | Keynote Speaker - Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Greg opens your eyes to living your best life. 

Lessons from his own professional conflicts and his inspirational message will have you leaving prepared to handle your most important decisions.

He is warm and convincing.


I’d love to talk about what matters to you.

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Transition Your Career Starting Today!

An excellent way to start your career transition is to read my newsletter every week. I send it to my friends, colleagues, and clients every Sunday morning.

You can expect short, to the point, actionable tips, ideas, and guidance from me and other people I respect to help you on your career transition journey.

Preliminary Checklist - Alternative Careers for Lawyers

Alternative Careers for Lawyers

Preliminary Checklist

This preliminary checklist of questions will help you revitalize your career.

Your career revitalization may cause you to pursue an alternative career for a lawyer.

Or, the answers on this preliminary checklist might lead you to conclude that your current career path is the best one for you.  Even if you must transition into a new practice area, go to a different firm, go in-house, or become a lawyer for the government.

If you would like to discuss any issues raised by the questions in this preliminary checklist, please send me an e-mail or schedule a call for us to talk.

Your Health

  • How is your physical and emotional health?
  • How are you managing stress?
  • Is your job (or lack thereof) causing health problems?

Your Why

  • Why did you become a lawyer?
  • What is your why now?
  • Why do you get up in the morning and go to work?
  • Why do you have your current job and career path?

 Your Family, Close Friends & Colleagues

  • What are their views on your job and possible career paths?
  • Can you count on them to support you emotionally in a transition to an alternative career? 

Your Finances

  • Can you sustain your lifestyle on your present income?
  • What income must you have to support your lifestyle?
  • What income must you have to support your desired future lifestyle?

Your Strengths, Knowledge & Skills

  • What are your strengths?
  • What knowledge do you have? List areas where you are knowledgeable.
  • In what areas do you have the most knowledge relating to your career?
  • What industries or type clients do you know well?
  • What specific knowledge did you gain during your formal education?
  • What knowledge did you acquire outside your formal education or career related to your interests, hobbies, or life?
  • What skills do you have? Categorize your skills.
  • In what areas do you have the most skill relating to your career?
  • What skills do you have that are related to your interests, hobbies, or life?
  • What are the strongest areas of your personality?

Your Professional Interests

  • What interests you about the jobs you’ve had?
  • What did you like to do in your jobs?
  • What were you doing when you had those periods when you were “in the flow” and lost track of time?
  • What subjects interested you in school?

Your Hobbies & Other Interests

  • What are your hobbies and interests outside of work?
  • What were your hobbies and interests when you were younger?
  • Do the hobbies or interests suggest a purpose, passion, or interest you have forgotten?

Your General Career & Life Vision

  • What is your vision of your future?
  • What is your vision of a perfect job and an ideal career?
  • Imagine your best job and life at three points; say 3 years, 10 years and 25 years from today. Now is the time to be open, creative and non-judgmental. Let the ideas and images flow without censoring whether you think they are realistic.  What do you see?  Be specific.
  • What are you doing in your job and life?
  • Why are you doing what you envision?
  • Who are the people you are closest to in your family, local community, professional community, and life?
  • How do you measure success?

Your Specific Vision

  • What are you doing on a typical day?
  • Where are you (home, office, traveling) during the day?
  • Who is your employer and/or your clients?
  • Who are your colleagues?
  • What do you wear?
  • What are your employer’s/client’s problems?
  • What skills do you use to help solve your employer’s/client’s problems?
  • What services do you offer to your employer/clients?
  • How much money do you make?
  • How are you compensated (salary, equity, commission, contract)?
  • What does your family look like?
  • Who are your friends?
  • What do you do in the evenings?
  • What do you do on the weekends?
  • Where do you live?
  • What are your hobbies?
  • What recreational activities do you participate in?
  • What are your other interests?
  • How are your physical condition, nutrition, and sleep?
  • What is most important to you?

Bonus: PDF of Alternative Careers for Lawyers – Preliminary Decision Checklist

Click here to get it

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