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The Happy Lawyer Project is an inspirational podcast for young lawyers looking to find happiness in life with a law degree. Each episode provides the tips, advice, encouragement and inspiration you need to craft a life and career you love. Welcome to the Happy Lawyer Project!

Jul 18, 2017

Are you ready to make a transition in your career making a transition but are unsure of how to have those tough conversations and make those even tougher decisions? Benton McTaggart is a coach for introverted high achieving professionals. On today's episode Benton and I discuss how he got into coaching, what he does for introverts, and what he believes are the tools to successful negotiation. Benton shares what you need to know about setting yourself up for a successful negotiation and what to do when negotiations don't go exactly as planned.


What you’ll learn:

  • How Benton got into career transition coaching
  • Why Benton chose to work with introverts 
  • The obstacles that come along with being an introvert in the workplace
  • How Benton became qualified to coach high level executives
  • How Benton helps people coming from various backgrounds
  • Tools to help you understand your career transition options
  • Tools to help you negotiate better
  • How to handle a negotiation that doesn’t go your way
  • The three limiting beliefs that lawyers have when making a career change
  • How beliefs can make or break your lifestyle
  • Resources to help with your own career negotiations


Best Advice for Finding Happiness:

“The lawyers who are happy recognize that happiness is a state of being that is generated internally, it’s something that you have control over.”



  • Adam Grant - Give and Take
  • Roger Fisher & William Ury - Getting to Yes
  • Harvard Business Review of Negotiation - (
  • 6 Steps to Getting Promoted- Benton McTaggart


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