You have big plans for your practice; we'll help you realize them sooner.

(and it will be even better than you thought!)


Often, we can feel stuck, unsure of which direction to turn, both professionally and personally. If you’ve ever wished there was someone you can turn to for help with designing your workflow to increase productivity, incorporating practices for more joy and satisfaction in your life, or perhaps even deciding whether to leave the law, one-on-one coaching is for you.

We’ve been in your shoes

Like you, we’re lawyers seeking purpose and enjoyment from our work, and demanding that our work align with the rest of our lives.

Through our monthly coaching subscription, you can connect directly with a personal coach to work on the goals and passions that matter to you. Wherever you are in your career and life, you can START HERE to chart a course to greater fulfillment and happiness—whatever that may look like for you


“After implementing Agile practices I feel so much more in control of my work! Plus, after one month my amount of billable hours increased 70% over the past six-month average—Incredible!”

—Jess Birken, Birken Law


Benefits of Coaching

Start where you are. Wherever you’re running into roadblocks, we can help you break through to a happier, more satisfying and sustainable course of practice.

Gain clarity. Pause, reflect and consider your mission, values, and goals. What are the people and things in your life that are truly important? Are these values reflected in how you spend your time?

Build on your strengths. Self-knowledge is key to a fulfilling career. Through self-assessments and conversation, you’ll get a better understanding of your strengths and weaknesses so that you can spend more time doing what you’re naturally good at.

Optimize your workflow. Each and every one of us gets only 1,440 minutes per day. Rather than cramming more items to your already never-ending to-do list, find ways of working smarter so you can get more done.

Create inner peace. Lawyers struggle with a high rate of stress and anxiety. By focusing on wellness, self-care, and implementing key tools such as mindfulness and meditation, it’s possible to experience greater joy and satisfaction. We’ll explore your default thought processes and share simple practices you can incorporate into your daily life.


Customized, 1:1 coaching as a monthly subscription

You’ll start with a complimentary introductory call with one of the Start Here HQ coaches to explore your current struggles, challenges, and opportunities.

From there, you and your coach will choose together one of the pathways described below as a starting point for the coaching relationship.

Start Here Pathways

We’ve crafted three pathways to begin your journey, all of which remain fully flexible and customizable to address your needs and goals as they develop throughout the coaching process.


  • Business foundations and goal setting, including identifying firm’s vision, mission and values
  • Technology evaluation, selection, and configuration
  • Process improvement and legal project management
  • Product development and pricing (including switching to alternative fees)
  • Achieving the right product-market fit for your legal offerings
  • Drafting and executing a marketing plan that naturally aligns to your strengths
  • Designing your law practice to fit your life

personal focus

  • Aligning your work with the rest of your life
  • Mindfulness and meditation for increasing joy and satisfaction
  • Stress/anxiety management and reduction
  • Improving your personal productivity
  • Identifying mission, values, and goals
  • Working through difficult situations, experiences, and negative thought patterns

career transition

  • Leaving a firm to start a practice
  • Lateral transition 
  • Staying in the law, but not as a practicing lawyer
  • Leaving the law

Typical pathways are designed to generate measurable breakthroughs over a three-month cycle, but you are welcome to adjust the timeline based on your own needs and availability.


    Your coaching subscription also includes

    MONTHLY Q&A webinars

    Start Here HQ coaches will focus each month on a core element of the breakthrough pathways.

    weekly email check-ins

    Check-in keep you on course and provide accountability to your breakthrough goals.

    private slack channel

    Connect in our private Slack channel with the entire Start Here HQ team as well as other lawyers who are committed to practicing law in a way that is aligned with their values.

    unlimited access

    Throughout your subscription, you'll always have unlimited access to these resources:

    • Recordings of past calls and webinars
    • Email support
    • 15-minute calls for questions or check-ins