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'.

The 4 foundational habits: How to be at your best each day (regardless of what cr*p you have to deal with)

Given that your day job keeps you pretty busy… and you want to progress your career to partner (or just get promoted)…. and you want to have quality time with your family, it’s absolutely key that you can be at your best, pretty much every day. In order to be at your best each day, …

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The 4 foundational habits

9 secrets of directors who successfully made it to Partner in a Big 4 firm

How to move from director to partner at a Big 4 firm (EY, Deloitte, KPMG and PwC) Want to know how to get a promotion to partner? Making partner at a Big 4 accounting or consulting firm (EY, Deloitte, KPMG and PwC) is often seen as the pinnacle of achievement for an Accountant or Consultant. …

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How to get a promotion to partner

How to say no to a work project from a partner

How do you say no to a partner who is asking help from you for a work project? And how do you do it without offending them or hurting your career? Many lawyers, accountants, and consultants find it hard to say “no” when it comes to work, especially when it is work offered by a …

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How to write a career plan if you are a lawyer, accountant or consultant (without getting overwhelmed)

Understanding how to write a career plan is key to make partner and stay there. As the saying goes, “fail to plan, plan to fail”. And this couldn’t be truer if you are wanting to progress your career in the professions. How to write a career plan In this video, Heather Townsend, co-author of ‘How …

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How to say no to a law firm clients and still keep them happy

How to say no to law firm clients without making them feel frustrated or offended? Even with overfilled plates, many lawyers have the tendency to take on more work, to make promises all over the board and to stretch themselves as thin as they can to go above and beyond to make their clients happy. …

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The 4 Best Business Networking Books for Lawyers and Accountants

Both networking and self-improvement are crucial to successful business development, but with so many sources of information and so little time, many business owners don’t know where to start. Do you need help with networking? Perhaps you’re an introvert and you tend to avoid it or you’re a social butterfly and you want to know …

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2 essential ways that attorneys can avoid burnout from the stress of practising law

Did you know that lawyers suffer from depression at a rate 3.6 times higher than that of other professions? It’s true. Practising law is stressful and demanding and the constant high pressure to improve with the same resources day after day leads a lot to attorney burnout. Here are 2 essential ways that attorneys can …

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Top 6 busy season survival techniques from Big 4 veterans themselves

The Big 4 busy season can break even the strongest of accountants no matter how experienced you are at them. So how is it done? How do the veterans keep surviving them only to fight another year? We asked them just that and here they are – the top 6 survival techniques straight from the …

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