WELCOME FROM THE BIG4.COM

Thanks for clicking the URL in my Big4.com author credit – let me give you a little background on who I am and what I do.

My name is Heather Townsend and I’m the world wide expert on how to make partner and when you get there, stay there. I am the author of 5 books, including Poised for Partnership, How to make partner and still have a life (co-authored with Jo Larbie), The Go-To Expert, and The FT Guide To Business Networking.

Professionally, I’ve been working with accountants, consultants and lawyers since 2004 now, of which five years was with a top 6 accountancy practice in the UK. My client list extends from the Big 4 down to ambitious small practice owners.

Along the way, I’ve learnt what it really takes to make partner in a Big 4 firm. So I put together everything I learnt into my free Career Kitbag for you to download. (In return for signing up for my regular tips)

In our Career Kitbag is:

  • Our short guide with 13 tips to help you rapidly progress your career within the Big 4
  • Career Action plan and other career planning documents to make sure you keep your career progression on track
  • Partnership Potential Assessment Tool to see if you have got what it takes to make partner at a Big 4 firm
  • Guide to designing and delivering presentations
  • Guide to getting the most out of your relationship with your mentor
  • and much, much more

Here is just a very small taster of what is inside:

ADVANCING YOUR CAREER

Career Action Plan

Career Action Plan

Career Action Plan

Wheel of life

Career Action Plan

Milestone Planner

Career Action Plan

Partnership Potential Self Assessment

Career Action Plan

13 Tips to help you progress your career at a Big 4 Firm

Career Action Plan

13 tips to help you progress your career at a Magic Circle Firm

Career Action Plan

Guide for mentors

Career Action Plan

Guide for mentees

Career Action Plan

Roles and achievements planner

Career Action Plan

How to get your firm to pay for coaching for you

Career Action Plan

Achieving your career goals planner

Career Action Plan

Finding the right coach for you

BUILDING YOUR CLIENT PORTFOLIO

Choosing your niche worksheet

Niche Worksheet

Guide to content planning

Guide to content planning

Guide to creating a marketing plan

Guide to creating a marketing plan

Guide to building your networking plan

Guide to building your networking plan

Career Action Plan

Guide to creating your LinkedIn Profile

10 point LinkedIn Profile Checklist

LinkedIn: 10 point profile checklist

Checklist: Prospect Qualification

Checklist: Prospect Qualification

ON PARTNER TRACK

Guide to creating a cast-iron business case for partnership

Guide to creating a cast-iron business case for partnership

Due Diligence Checklist

Due Diligence Checklist

A Guide To Undertaking Your Own Due Diligence

A Guide To Undertaking Your Own Due Diligence

Short and sweet business plan

Short and sweet business plan

Guide to creating your own PR campaign

Guide to creating your own PR campaign

MANAGING YOURSELF

Guide to surviving your firm's politics

Guide to surviving your firm's politics

Self Assessment: Assertiveness

Self Assessment: Assertiveness

Self Assessment: Checking Yourself For Burnout

Self Assessment: Checking Yourself For Burnout

Blank Weekly Planner

Blank Weekly Planner

Template: Power Hour

Template: Power Hour

3/3/3/3/3 time management system

3/3/3/3/3 time management system

Guide to being more assertive in specific situations

Guide to being more assertive in specific situations

Developing Yourself: Analysing your development needs tool

Developing Yourself: Analysing your development needs tool

MANAGING OTHERS

Factsheet: Running a performance review

Factsheet: Running a performance review

Self Assessment: Assertiveness

Checklist: Running a performance review