Susan Heaton-Wright is a Virtual impact, communications and speaking expert for emerging leaders and the creator of the Superstar Communicator™ methodology. She is an international speaker; the MD of award winning music company, Viva Live Music, podcaster and a former prize winning international opera singer.
She delivers virtual seminars, workshops and individual training for many companies including Astra Zeneca, Deloitte, Shell, Microsoft, AXA, the NHS and Quintiles. As a CPD accredited speaker, she regularly delivers remote speeches and seminars to lawyers, accountants and finance professionals, as well as leaders and emerging leaders in organisations.
Many of her clients go on to be interviewed on Sky News and BBC as well as speaking at industry conferences. She is regularly interviewed on BBC Radio Five Live; BBC2, local radios and international podcasts. Susan has contributed to articles in Forbes, The Guardian, Huffington Post, Thrive Global, The Scotsman and trade publications. In 2020, she was named as an #ialso 100 top inspirational female entrepreneurs in UK.
Susan is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, The Royal Society of Arts and the Incorporated Society of Musicians. She leads a project of musicians in Greece annually, to deliver music workshops to refugees in Athens as part of the 'Love without Borders' charity.
Susan's top 3 tips to help you step up to partner
Work out what your firm wants from partners and see where you are a good fit.
Build a strong business case and write it down.
Focus, you need to make making it to partner a key part of your activity.