Heather Townsend

Heather Townsend is the global expert on what it takes to make partner. She is the best-selling author of 5 books, including 'How To Make Partner And Still Have A Life' (co-written with Jo Larbie), 'Poised for partnership', 'The Go-To Expert' and 'The Financial Times Guide To Business Networking'.

3 ways to stay positive for others when you are scared and worried too (you have to do them all!)

Whatever high-impact role you’re in – whether you’re a lawyer, accountant or consultant who manages a team or a parent with young children, perhaps both – things like anxiety, burnout, constant worry, and even depression may be par for the course. The difference now, however, is that there is a global pandemic and at the …

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The Lawyer, Accountant, and Consultant’s guide: How to create a new daily structure when working from home for the first time

With the current UK government guidance being that office-based workers should carry on working from home for the foreseeable future, now is the time to really make good your daily structure when working from home. When we speak to our clients at the moment we are finding: the adrenaline-fuelled buzz at the start of lockdown …

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3 ways to look after your staff’s wellbeing during COVID-19

As most working professionals spend a third of their time at work, it’s been a massive adjustment for the masses to start working from home. It’s hard enough just working from home without the added stress of looking after children and the constant financial and health worries stewing in the background, so it’s no wonder …

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How to fight fatigue and increase your energy levels – even if you are still in lockdown

So many people I speak to recently (myself included) are telling me they are feeling fatigued and their energy levels are low. Given how much change we have had forced upon us, and our general levels of stress and anxiety, this isn’t surprising. Add in the threat of an impending global recession, firms pausing recruitment, …

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5 tried and tested tips to stop your working day from becoming your whole day when working from home.

How to stop working long hours when working from home Did you start lockdown with adrenaline-fuelled intentions about what you were going to do with all your spare time now you were working from home? And are you now finding that spare time you had from not commuting, not travelling, not doing the school run …

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The Lawyer, Accountant, and Consultant’s guide: How to create a new daily structure when working from home for the first time (even if you have failed miserably so far)

Many of us have now been working from home for the last month. And if you are like me, it hasn’t quite gone to plan. Perhaps you had unrealistic ideas, fuelled by the adrenaline buzz, of how productive you would be working from home freed of the shackles of the daily commute and needing to …

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The ultimate guide to putting together your networking strategy to save you time (and heart ache)

Probably the biggest waste of time I see lawyers, accountants and consultants do with their business development, is to network without a clear purpose or strategy. It isn’t helped by many firms asking their people to sub in for another person at the drop of a hat either.  Having a personal networking strategy that you …

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18 tried and tested tips on how to run effective online meetings whilst working from home

For a long time, physical meetings were considered far more productive and collaborative than online meetings. As technology continues to progress over time, however, this thinking has slowly been changing especially as more and more companies are starting to embrace remote working. Fast forward to today and we have a truly unique situation on our …

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How to avoid back and shoulder pain when working from home

Many of us are finding out what it is like to work from home for an extended period of time. Given the speed at which most firms moved their employees to work remotely, many of the niceties didn’t happen. Namely support to get a working environment at home which minimised the impact on your body. …

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