HOW TO MAKE PARTNER

The smart way to get to the top, and when you get there, stay there

We help professionals in practice make partner. You know, accountants, lawyers, consultants normally from Big 4, Magic Circle, mid-tier and large international and national firms.

People just like you who are technical experts and sell their time for money.

I NEED TO GET THROUGH

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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business development strategies

9 tried and tested tips to keep the faith with your business development efforts

I’m sure we’ve all been in that stomach-churning position of wondering just exactly where our next new decent client is coming from, especially if we’ve recently taken a leap of faith to start winning our own clients. It’s truly gut-wrenching, particularly when you’ve been actively getting your name out there and supposedly doing the right ...
effective networking

8 tips to help you spend less time networking but more time winning business

One of the biggest barriers I hear potential partners tell me about is actually finding and making the time to grow their own client portfolio. It is no surprise then that it is often the lack of a client following which stops so many talented professionals from making the step up to partner. Networking is ...
grow your online presence

6 ways to politely reject client requests

Sometimes it’s necessary to say no to requests. This is true, whether it’s a new client or a long-term client requesting additional work. This alone can be a scary thought, especially since progressing to partner takes you building your own book of business. But sometimes it is necessary. You must do it in order to ...

This is how to check that going for partner is right for you

partnership is right for you

Before I started working with Heather I was well-respected and seen as a ‘safe pair of hands’ but struggling to build my practice.  Heather’s input and guidance was instrumental in helping me grow my profile both internally and externally, and maximise the opportunities to sell myself in my business case for partner.  As a result of working with Heather I made partner 18 months later and have almost doubled my client portfolio.

Matthew Gore

Partner, Holman Fenwick Willan LLP

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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