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Progress to Partner

The training & advice you won't get from your firm

Learn what it takes to get noticed and win that promotion, no matter what stage you are in your career

Equip yourself with the skills you need that will get you noticed, set you apart from your peers and get you on track to make it all  all the way to partner level.


Over 15 years of training and resources supporting people just like you to progress their career, ready for you in one single location. 

Self-Study Courses and Live Virtual Masterclasses

Training videos

Group coaching

Get set to accelerate your career to partnership and beyond

Powerful content to get you onto partnership track

We've put together years of insight, masterclasses, recordings, guides and more that will help you kickstart and future proof your career progress to partner from day 1.

A real-time dashboard to stay on top of your progress

Easily track progress on your self-study courses and easily visualize new content, upcoming events and group discussions.

World-class live coaching for better results

Heather Townsend and her hand-picked coaching team will work with groups and individuals to help you take your career to the next level.


In these uncertain and worrying times take control of your career path

With firms poised to cut learning and development budgets as a worldwide deep recession looms, it's up to you to drive your own development. No one else will. (And definitely not your current firm)

Join Progress to Partner to make sure you know the right steps to take to progress your career from day one, by learning how to:

  • Always turn up with your A-Game regardless of what is happening in your life.
  • Become a great networker & learn how to network with a purpose even if your industry sector has been decimated by the Coronavirus Crisis.
  • Build your reputation inside and outside of your firm, even if you can no longer physically meet up with your colleagues or contacts.
  • Stay healthy and sane even in the midst of turbulent times and relentless back-to-back meetings and client calls.



Get access to our tried and proven methods

Get access to expertise, insight, self-study courses, virtual masterclasses, training and guides from experts in their field, who have lived through and thrived in times of economic uncertainty, that will help you take control of your career progression from day one and help you make it to your next promotion and beyond.


World-class group coaching sessions

For less than the price of a coffee and cake weekly from Starbucks, get access to expert insight and advice, with Heather Townsend (author of How To Make Partner And Still Have A Life and The Go-To Expert) and her hand-picked set of experts and coaches.

Frequently Asked Questions

Meet Heather


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.


It just so happens that she is rather good (and not really that modest either!) in helping individuals successfully market and sell themselves. Just the skills you need when you are aiming to grow your client portfolio AND make it to partner.


In fact in the last year her clients have added over £1 million in fees to their client portfolio.

When Heather is working with individuals aiming for partnership she is often used to support her client to:

  • Grow their client portfolio
  • Develop a strong personal case so that they are seen as the next partner
  • Get onto partner track rather than been seen as only a "safe pair of hands"
  • Build, write and pitch their business case
  • Prepare for the partnership panel interviews


She is the author of 4 books including 'How to make partner and still have a life' (co-authored with Jo Larbie), 'Poised for partnership', 'The Financial Times guide to business networking' and 'The Go-To Expert'.


Her books have sold over 20,000 copies globally and been translated into over 6 different languages and attracted over 200 five star reviews on Amazon.

In Their Own Words


Partner, BLM LLP

Thank you very much indeed for your significant help and support - as a result of your guidance I felt incredibly confident in submitting my business plan and then giving my presentation and interview. In the days after the presentation and interview I had some very positive feedback from the partners who interviewed me, saying that my performance was "outstanding" and that my presentation was "very slick and professional" - I doubt it would have been without your advice and guidance. I gained so much confidence from working with you and I am extremely grateful.

Phil Mullis

Partner at Wilkins Kennedy LLP

As a result of working with Heather I now have the luxury of picking the clients I want. So many positive things have come out of our relationship, not least a 5x return on my investment… Heather gives me energy, focus and accountability… I highly recommend her services to any accountant or lawyer who wants to stand out and be able to attract the right clients to them.