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'.

[Top 14] best tips to advance your legal career in 2020

What can you do to differentiate yourself from your colleagues in 2020 so you can advance in your career? How can you more effectively demonstrate the leadership capabilities that law department and law firm management are looking for and the value you bring to the organisation? To help you climb that corporate ladder, here are …

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[Top 12] Best tips to advance your accounting career in 2020

What is your business resolution for this new year? Do you want to boost your career prospects and your salary? Do you want to win your next promotion? Do you want to climb the corporate ladder to partner? If it’s yes to any or all of these questions, here are 12 tips for how to …

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7 deadly business development mistakes – which ones are you making?

The days when you could get to partnership as a brilliant technician are long gone… Even if you only work on very big-ticket items, to get to be a Magic Circle, Big Law, Big 4 partner or partner at a large firm you still need to have proved your ability to win work and be …

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Seven massive differences between working for Big 4 and Mid-Tier firms

Working in Big 4 or Mid Tier firms – what are the differences? This is an important question to address for many Accountants and Consultants looking for the best opportunity, as this could be the difference between them being stuck on the ladder or progressing in their careers so that they make partner. To help …

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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 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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