You’ve just one final hurdle to get through… making it through your firm’s partner promotion process. Unfortunately this is perhaps the toughest part of making it to partner. Every firm is different, and you may need to do the one or all of the following to get the green light to be promoted to partner:

  • pass one or several rounds of interviews
  • endure an assessment centre
  • construct a business case and personal case for admission to the partnership
  • present your business case and personal case to your partners
  • build a power base and several powerful advocates amongst your partners

Our coaches, whatever you need to do to get through your promotions process, will help you. Depending on what you need, they can:

  • Help you write and present your business case in the partnership panel interview
  • Help you plan and prepare for interviews, coaching you through what to say to the tough questions
  • Demystify the assessment centre process and coach you to be ‘at your very best’ on the day
  • Provide an objective sounding board to help you really sell yourself in your business and personal case for partnership
  • Feedback on your presentations and what you can do to improve
  • Champion your cause to help you keep your confidence high – even after a tough interview
  • Help you build your relationships within the partnership so that your profile is high and you are already seen to be ‘one of them’

As every firm has a different partnership admission process, we will put together a bespoke programme for you, depending on your requirements. It could be a one-off session to help you get your thoughts for your business case down on paper, or it could be a fortnightly coaching session to get you through the tough parts.

If you want the support, accountability and assistance that one of our coaches can provide to help you achieve the holy grail of making partner, the first step is to contact us

Our coaching team

Michele coached me through the period of my career when I moved from senior manager to director, and subsequently through to partner. She brought her experience to bear with insightful observations, and astute suggestions, and her help and advice were invaluable. I have no hesitation in recommending her to other accountants with partnership aspirations.

Jenny Reed

Technical and Training Partner, Wilkins Kennedy 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.

Partner, BLM LLP

John recently coached me on my successful run to Partnership. I can honestly say I have never worked with anyone who has Johns skills and background and applies them so effectively.

John was everything and more I wanted from a coach. He was always approached and available, and responsive given time zone differences.

He was supportive yet challenging and always thought provoking and had the ability to make me focus on what I needed to do/achieve.

I would have no hesitation in recommending John to anyone.

Henry Lacey

Partner, EY (Hong Kong)

Heather Townsend

Expertise in:

  • Accountancy, Legal and Consultancy
  • Business and personal case
  • Business development
  • Big 4 and mid-tier firms

Michele White

Expertise in:

  • Big 4 Firms
  • Personal Case
  • Preparation for Assessment/Development Centres and Partnership Panel Interviews
  • Confidence, motivation and mindset shifts

John Moss

Expertise in:

  • Accountancy, Legal and Consultancy
  • Business and personal case
  • Business development
  • Big 4 and mid-tier firms

Liz Rider

Expertise in:

  • Big 4 Firms
  • Personal Case
  • Preparation for Assessment/Development Centres and Partnership Panel Interviews
  • Confidence, motivation and mindset shifts

Rebecca Ford Johnson

Expertise in:

  • Legal
  • Business and personal case
  • Magic Circle and Mid-Tier Law Firms
  • Women in Leadership

Paul Welling

Expertise in:

  • Big 4 and mid-tier accountancy & law firms
  • Business development
  • Leadership
  • Confidence and motivation