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If you want to reduce the impact of whatever comes out of this crisis in your career you need to future-proof it.

You need to strengthen your reputation, employability and career through the Coronavirus Crisis.

If you are going to get through your partnership admissions process at the first attempt you need to be prepared.

Not only will you need great numbers, a well-written and succinct cast-iron business case but also a handful of advocates, sponsors and mentors championing your cause.


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Partnership admissions process: what is involved?

The partnership admission process is shrouded in mystery. What is the process? What actually happens at an assessment centre? Is it the same in every firm? While this mystique helps to keep this esteemed partner image behind the curtain, the problem with mystery is that it often elicits fear. How can you prepare for something ...
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3 simple steps to prepare your virtual team for the long haul

I don't know about you but with a third lockdown enforced in the UK, and a second strain running rampant, we think it’s time to face reality. It looks like working at home is for the foreseeable future and, just like most of last year, we are still without a playbook for when things will ...
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The reason why your Mindset is the biggest predictor of whether you make it to partner (or not)

In this extract from Chapter 1 of the forthcoming 3rd edition of Poised for Partnership, I talk about the importance of Mindset. The question came from the back of the room. It always does, doesn’t it? “After listening to your ‘10 lessons to make partner’ talk, which one of the 10 lessons is the one ...

Michele coached me through the period of my career when I moved from senior manager to director, and subsequently through to partner. She brought her experience to bear with insightful observations, and astute suggestions, and her help and advice were invaluable. I have no hesitation in recommending her to other accountants with partnership aspirations.

Jenny Reed

Technical and Training Partner, Wilkins Kennedy LLP

I have had a huge amount of fun working with Heather for the last 12 months and she has helped me establish myself as the firm’s expert on independent retailers and FMCG. I’ve really enjoyed our time together as I have come away from each session energised. As a result of working with Heather I now have the luxury of picking the clients I want. No more relying on following up leads from the telemarketer for me. So many positive things have come out of our relationship, not least a 5x return on my investment, targeted introductions from her black book and 6 pieces of PR in the right trade press. Heather gives me energy, focus and accountability as well as a rich vein of ideas about content I can write to help me attract in the right sort of clients. I highly recommend Heather’s services to any accountant or lawyer who wants to stand out and be able to attract the right clients to them.

Phil Mullis

Partner, Wilkins Kennedy LLP

John recently coached me on my successful run to Partnership. I can honestly say I have never worked with anyone who has Johns skills and background and applies them so effectively.

John was everything and more I wanted from a coach. He was always approached and available, and responsive given time zone differences.

He was supportive yet challenging and always thought provoking and had the ability to make me focus on what I needed to do/achieve.

I would have no hesitation in recommending John to anyone.

Henry Lacey

Partner, EY (Hong Kong)


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