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May 23, 2024

In this episode of our podcast series, “Life After Law,” host Victoria Collier interviews Sarah- Nell Walsh, CEO and founder of Wayfinders LLC, about thriving personally and professionally after leaving the legal profession. Sarah-Nell, a former litigation partner turned professional certified coach, shares insights into finding fulfillment and balance in life after law.

Key Takeaways

1.⁠ ⁠Recognizing Burnout: Sarah Nell discusses the common struggle lawyers face in balancing work and personal well-being, highlighting the signs of burnout and the importance of prioritizing self-care.

2.⁠ ⁠Setting Boundaries: She emphasizes the need for lawyers to set boundaries with clients and prioritize their own well-being, including making time for personal activities and appointments.

3.⁠ ⁠Transitioning Careers: Sarah Nell shares her personal journey of leaving the legal profession and starting her coaching company, Wayfinders LLC, driven by a desire to continue serving as a trusted advisor and problem solver.

4.⁠ ⁠Client Focus: She outlines her focus on helping small law firm owners and leaders in big law navigate the challenges of entrepreneurship and leadership while maintaining their well-being.


About Our Guest

Sarah-Nell Walsh is a professional certified coach, former practicing attorney, + Founder of Wayfinders LLC. Equal parts big-hearted cheerleader and bold challenger, she works with ambitious professionals who want to perform at the top of their game. Prior to coaching, Sarah-Nell was a litigation partner at an AmLaw 100 firm, where she was recognized as Mentor of the Year in 2016. In addition to numerous industry awards, she has been recognized as a Rising Star by Georgia Super Lawyers and named among the Legal Elite by Georgia Trend Magazine.

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