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Heather Townsend - Author of The Financial Times Guide To Business NetworkingIt's great to see you at How to Make Partner! I'm Heather Townsend, the leading global expert in what it takes to move from senior fee earner to partner - and when you get there, stay there.

There are lots of resources for you to explore on the How to Make Partner Website.  If you're not sure where to start, why not read I want to make partner, where do I start?

I run the Progress to Partner monthly subscription membership site  and I regularly  regularly run programmes for law and accountancy and consultancy firms to help fee earners take the step up to partner, and establish themselves as a new partner, for mid-tier law, accountancy and consultancy firms.

Progress to Partner membership helps lawyers, accountants and consultants to:

    • Find the time to work ON their career development and business development
    • 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

I am also the author of 6 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'. My 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.


"I know that the site will be useful." Marketing Director, UK Top 100 law firm

"I really enjoy your informative site. The links have lead me all over the place and I feel much more positive than I did 48 hours ago." Tim, Book Keeper

"I've only gone through a small portion of the material so far and it's spot on." Partner, Consultancy firm

"I cannot thank you enough for the priceless materials you have made available to the Public!",  Accountant, ACCA MBA

"I like your book and the online resources.  You answered several questions in your online resources that I did not realize I had." Partner, Consultancy firm

"I'm very happy with the content.  You've done a great job of showing the importance and value of the fundamentals.  Something that too often gets lost as we chase the next new fancy technology or methodology for our clients and careers.", Partner, Consultancy Firm


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I need to... stop wasting my time

Download free daily and weekly time & work planners, to-do list tools, effective management tips, assertiveness self-assessment, and a guide to survive my firm's politics.

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I need to... win more clients

Download free step-by-step guides to building a personal networking strategy, choosing and capitalising on your niche, creating a marketing plan, writing your LinkedIn profile.

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I need to... write my business case for partnership

Download our FREE guide to writing your personal and business case for partnership.

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I need to... advance my career

Download free step-by-step guides to building your career action plan to help you fulfill your potential, and assess your 'partnership potential'.

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I need to... get the best out of others

Download free step-by-step guides to running a performance review, briefing a team, designing and delivering a successful team away day.

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