Thinking of a Career Transition? Follow Your Passion!
Written by Lisa Montanaro | September 23, 2009

This summer, I had the pleasure of serving as a member of the NY State Bar Association’s Lawyers in Transition Panel, The Next Wave: A Panel of Lawyers Who Have Tapped Into Their Passion to Find Success in Other Careers, which was held live in NYC and as a webcast online. I shared my story of leaving the practice of law to become an entrepreneur. My fellow panelists — an executive career coach, a reporter/writer, and an attorney-turned-standup comedian — had lots of good stories and advice for anybody contemplating a career change.

Check out the video here and get inspired!

Meet the Author

Helping others be the best versions of themselves gets me jazzed!

I’ve worn many hats in my lifetime—often at the same time—while enjoying fulfilling careers. I’ve been a performer, teacher, sign language instructor, lawyer, career counselor, law professor, coach, consultant, mediator, entrepreneur, speaker, trainer, writer, and author. 

I’m an eternal optimist and life-long learner, constantly researching ways to improve personal and professional effectiveness. And it brings me great joy to then pass on the results of that persistent curiosity to my clients and audiences. 

Of all the career hats I’ve been privileged to wear, my favorite is owner of this business since 2002. Why? Because it provides me the opportunity to work with wonderful organizational and individual clients. On any given day, I get to connect deeply with audiences, work with dedicated teams, improve workplaces, watch clients have a-ha moments, and know I’ve made a difference in their lives and careers. And that is very satisfying.