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Jo and Heather 200 x 148These resources, guides, workbooks, fact sheets, self assessments and many more, have been written by me, Heather Townsend, the author of the award-winning and best-selling, FT Guide To Business Networking, and my ‘How to make Partner and still have a life’ co-author, Jo Larbie.

Between us we have over 30 years experience of working with lawyers, consultants and accountants from the Magic Circle firms, plus mid-tier and small practices. We’ve personally helped lawyers of professionals, build a partner-sized portfolio and take the step up to partner successfully.

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Who I work with?

I head up the mid-tier and large professional practices team at Excedia. Which means I spend 60% of my time speaking, coaching and training lawyers, accountants and consultants to either make it to partner, successfully remain a partner, or build a reputation as the Go-To-Expert. To find out whether you are the sort of person (or firm I work with) check out Is this you?

To give me the variety I crave, at any one time I tend to work with 4 or 5 small professional practices, helping the practice owner build a business to allow them to have the freedom that an income worth over £150k can bring. These are normally lawyers, consultants or accountants – but occasionally recruitment consultants, trainers and coaches. To see whether you are the sort of small professional practice owner the Excedia Group works with, click Is this you?

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