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The Career Kitbag contains:

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The Financial Times Guide to Business Networking is your definitive introduction to a joined-up networking strategy that really works.

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LOOKING TO MAKE PARTNER IN 2018, 2019 or 2020?

Our 'Poised for Partnership' 6-month programme will be your secret weapon to successfully navigate the murky waters which lie ahead for you, as you take the final step up to partner. By joining this programme and then taking action:

  • You’ll learn how to build and pitch such a compelling Business Case and Personal Case that your firm has to admit you to the partnership.
  • The Partnership Panel Interview and pitching your Business Case will hold no fear for you.
  • You will know exactly what you need to say, demonstrate and prove to your partners to earn the right to join their exclusive club, and have Partner on your business card.

The 'Poised For Partnership' Programme will give you the structure, clarity and focus to successfully make it to partner. Of course, no-one can guarantee that you will make partner in a certain timescale, but this programme will put you back in control of your career. It will give you the confidence that you are doing all the right things to make partner at the right time for you.

This manageable 6-month programme really is a way to fast-track yourself to partner. It is based upon the methodology contained in Heather Townsend's award-winning and best-selling books, 'Poised for partnership', 'How to make partner and still have a life', 'The Go-To Expert' and 'The FT Guide To Business Networking'.

Any one who applies for the programme will receive a complimentary soft copy of Heather's 'Poised for partnership' book. (Worth £10)

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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.
Before I started working with Heather I was well-respected and seen as a ‘safe pair of hands’ but struggling to build my practice.  Heather’s input and guidance was instrumental in helping me grow my profile both internally and externally, and maximise the opportunities to sell myself in my business case for partner.  As a result of working with Heather I made partner 18 months later and have almost doubled my client portfolio.


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