Progress in Work legal, a division of Progress in Work LLC, is a career management firm that provides attorneys and other professionals within the legal industry with tools and resources to progress in work and maximize career success.

Progress in Work’s three service offerings are:


Seamlessly transition to the next position.


Build a book of business using a structured approach.


Learn new behaviors through “action learning” to become more effective leaders.

Progress in Work can be retained by either the organization or the individual client.  It is headquartered in New York City and consults with clients across the United States.  

Among the best Lawyer/Law Firm Business Development Coaching Providers and Legal Outplacement/Career Transition Providers through several “Best Of” Surveys conducted by ALM publications: The National Law Journal (including Midwest and Chicago editions) New York Law Journal, Connecticut Law TribuneThe Legal Intelligencer (Philadelphia), Texas Lawyer, New Jersey Law Journal, Daily Business Review (Florida), The Recorder (California) and Corporate Counsel. Progress in Work was inducted into the New York Law Journal’s “Best Of” Readers Rankings Hall of Fame. Click here for all awards.


The Lawyer’s Career Crossroads Program™ is ideal for attorneys who have reached a crossroads in their careers and are unclear about how to proceed.

Applying Social and Psychological Theories to Unlock Your Hidden Rainmaker™ is an interactive webinar that teaches Consultative Selling skills to lawyers.

Sheryl Odentz
Columbia University, M.A.
Columbia University, Ed.M.

Sheryl Odentz has spent 25+ years consulting to thousands of attorneys from the major law firms, mid-sized law firms, and corporations on career management. She has also advised other professionals from the legal industry and high-level executives from a wide variety of industries. Progress in Work LLC is the culmination of Sheryl’s DNA, academic training in work/career psychology and experience in sales/marketing. This rare combination of factors makes her highly qualified to assist her clients. Click here for Sheryl’s full biography.

  • “I just wanted to thank you for all of your hard work with our folks over the past year. You continue to get rave reviews from the people you’ve worked with, and it is truly appreciated by everyone.”

    - Written to Progress in Work from a Human Resources Manager within the American Lawyer 50.
  • “Sheryl skillfully taught me the nuts-and-bolts of business generation. Sheryl is very knowledgeable about the business of law and the challenges private law firm attorneys face growing their practices in the modern world.”

    - Written by a partner within The American Lawyer 100.
  • “My weekly meetings with Sheryl were wonderful. She is practical, has great insights and is a superb coach. I can’t thank her enough for helping me get to the next level.”

    - Written by a professional from a large financial company.
  • “Sheryl is a gem. She is great to work with. She is efficient and extremely knowledgeable, and she has already given me many leads that I wouldn’t have thought of.”

    - Written by an attorney in career transition from a law firm ranked within The American Lawyer 100.
  • “Sheryl is someone I think very highly of, a first-rate coach, well-trained and highly experienced working with lawyers, a delightful person of the highest integrity.”

    - Shelley Canter is the founder of RJC Associates and the author of Make The Right Career Move.