We help professionals in practice like you, to build your partner-ready skills, to make partner and when you get there, stay there.

I’m Heather Townsend and I know that making partner is more than just meeting your targets and being a great technician. I help professionals like you to realise that you need stop waiting patiently to get noticed and what things you need to do daily, weekly and monthly that will add up to something much bigger and get you noticed as “one to watch”.

Whether you are an ambitious professional or a partner looking to invest in your rising stars, we are committed to help you:

  • Get back in control of your time so you can achieve your business and career goals
  • Learn to become a rainmaker and build up a partner-sized client portfolio
  • Realise your potential and be seen as ‘the one to watch’
  • Build up a cast-iron business case for partnership
  • Demystify what it means to make partner and give you the confidence and clarity to progress your career
  • Eliminate your self-doubt, and increase your inner confidence and self-esteem so you are able to just ‘go for it’

Lawyers, accountants, architects, surveyors and consultants. People just like you. You need career advice from people who understand exactly what it’s like, working in a professional service firm, with targets to meet and no time to work on your career.

Take a look around the How to Make Partner blog pages and don’t to miss out on learning about how. my Progress to Partner Academy can help you to build those all important “partner-ready” skills.

Membership starts at just £35+VAT for 12 months. Premium membership is £290 for individuals.

If you represent a firm who is keen to develop your team, find out more at Progress to Partner for Teams

We understand how it feels to

  • Work extremely hard for little recognition or appreciation
  • Be seen as a work asset to be sweated not developed
  • See more junior members of staff get promoted ahead of you
  • Hear someone else take all the credit for your own work
  • Not get the promotion or pay rise you deserve but see a team member get it instead. Particularly when you know you are technically much better than them.
  • Not know what you need to do to move your career forward
  • Hit your head against a brick wall when others are progressing their career faster than you by not playing by the rules

Our Coaches

Heather Townsend

Heather Townsend is the leading global expert in what it takes to move from senior fee earner to partner – and when you get there, stay there.

Vikki Bentwood

Vikki Bentwood, former head of marketing and business development for independent law firms, has over 18 years of experience helping lawyers, partners and senior professionals in practice grow their client portfolios.

Kate Clover

Kate Clover has spent the last 15 years helping accountants and lawyers progress their careers in practice. For many years she ran the emerging leaders development programmes at a large growing law firm.

Susan Heaton-Wright

Susan Heaton-Wright is a virtual impact, communications and speaking expert for emerging leaders. She is an international speaker, podcaster and former international opera singer.

Our Clients Come From

Our Books

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The Financial Times Guide to Business Networking

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How to Make Partner and Still Have a Life

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Poised for

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The Go-To

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