If you need help to master the crucial skills that will get you noticed as Partner Material - take a look at Progress to Partner

You CAN control the speed of your career development. You don't have to leave it to chance!

Your Progress to Partner membership will give you all the skills you need to show you are ready to make partner

Does this sound familiar to you?

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    Developing yourself is expensive

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    What you’ve tried so far isn’t working

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    You’re relying on your firm to develop you (and this doesn’t seem to be happening)

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    You need to come out of your partners’ shadow to win your own work and get noticed

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    Nobody, particularly your partners, have given you a plan

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    You don’t have the time to learn new skills

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    You don’t know where to start

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    Most training tools are boring and designed for people in industry

Progress To Partner membership site has self-study courses, guides, videos and coaching all aimed to help you reach partner. Membership is like having a trusted colleague, a mentor and a coach all in one place. And for a fraction of the cost of paying for your own coach.

What impact has Progress To Partner Membership had on our first members’ careers?

Within Progress To Partner, you’ll have access to this dream team of Career Progression Experts:

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Heather Townsend

Co-author of ‘How to make partner and still have a life

Expert in helping you build a partner-sized client portfolio and creating and pitching a compelling business case.

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Kate Clover

Former Learning & Development Manager at TLT and BDO

Expert in helping, particularly lawyers, move from associate to partner. For example, finding time to work on your career, putting together and pitching your business case.

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Susan Heaton-Wright

Former professional opera singer

Specialist in helping you communicate with impact. Particularly when you need to impress in business development meetings, present like a pro or exude more gravitas and authority.

Vikki Bentwood

Vikki Bentwood

Former head of marketing and business development for independent law firms.

Expert in helping, particularly lawyers, grow a partner-sized client portfolio AND still achieve their billing targets.

Kieleigh Dixon

Kieleigh Dixon

Former Learning and Development manager for law firms

Expert in talent management, self and team leadership.

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Nikki Wild

Former Finance Director at the NHS

Specialises in assisting high performing professionals to progress their careers, build successful businesses and perform at their best.

Introducing Progress To Partner membership. What could you do with tailored, proven help and guidance to:

  • Free up some of your time so you can focus solely on what you need to do to progress your career

  • Delegate to your trusted group of juniors so you are confident the work will still get done in time

  • Create your own career development plan. If you follow it to the letter your plan will accelerate your career all the way to partner

  • Come out of your partner’s shadow so you can grow your own partner-sized client portfolio and be seen as a rainmaker

  • Be seen as a true Go-To Expert both within your firm and externally, so work comes naturally to you… rather than you having to spend hours you haven’t got on business development

  • Grow your profile and reputation so your partners talk about you as ‘the next partner’

  • Demonstrate you think and act commercially so your partners are desperate to have you around the partnership table

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With your Progress To Partner monthly subscription you’ll have instant access to:

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    Self-study courses with videos & workbooks to help you master the skills needed to get to partner

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    Discounted private executive coaching sessions

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    Access to our career coaches within the members only Facebook group

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    Monthly live virtual masterclasses at a time to suit you

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    Videos, guides and recordings for when you need a quick solution to a problem

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    Regular live video tips to give you motivation and practical tips

Every Course in Progress to Partner Makes It Simple for You To Master The Skills You Need To Progress To Partner.

All Included With Your Subscription

How to truly commit to moving your career forward

If you are going to progress your career in practice you need to drive your own career. No-one else is going to. And if you are driving your own career, you need a career plan which you are motivated and energised to implement.

This on-demand course will help you find ways to fit in your own career development even if you work incredibly long hours.

If you are going to progress your career in practice you need to drive your own career. No-one else is going to. And if you are driving your own career, you need a career plan which you are motivated and energised to implement.

This on-demand course will help you find ways to fit in your own career development even if you work incredibly long hours.

If you are going to progress your career in practice you need to drive your own career. No-one else is going to. And if you are driving your own career, you need a career plan which you are motivated and energised to implement.

This on-demand course will help you find ways to fit in your own career development even if you work incredibly long hours.

The Go-To Expert

If you want to make it beyond senior manager or senior associate you need to be able to bring in your own work. This on-demand course will take you through a step-by-step process, which you can easily replicate, so that you can win your own work.

By taking this on-demand course (which we used to sell for £499) you will discover simple steps to build your profile, grow your reputation and differentiate yourself from the competition and switch on a steady stream of referrals.

If you want to make it beyond senior manager or senior associate you need to be able to bring in your own work. This on-demand course will take you through a step-by-step process, which you can easily replicate, so that you can win your own work.

By taking this on-demand course (which we used to sell for £499) you will discover simple steps to build your profile, grow your reputation and differentiate yourself from the competition and switch on a steady stream of referrals.

If you want to make it beyond senior manager or senior associate you need to be able to bring in your own work. This on-demand course will take you through a step-by-step process, which you can easily replicate, so that you can win your own work.

By taking this on-demand course (which we used to sell for £499) you will discover simple steps to build your profile, grow your reputation and differentiate yourself from the competition and switch on a steady stream of referrals.

How to be on your a-game everyday

In the ‘up or out’ culture, which is professional services, you’ve got no choice but to subject yourself to increasingly higher and tougher targets if you are to be seen as a partner of the future.

This means if you are going to get to partner – and when you get there, stay there – you need the course How to be on your A-Game. This on-demand course unlocks the secrets of how the most successful people manage to be on their A-Game nearly every day.

In the ‘up or out’ culture, which is professional services, you’ve got no choice but to subject yourself to increasingly higher and tougher targets if you are to be seen as a partner of the future.

This means if you are going to get to partner – and when you get there, stay there – you need the course How to be on your A-Game. This on-demand course unlocks the secrets of how the most successful people manage to be on their A-Game nearly every day.

In the ‘up or out’ culture, which is professional services, you’ve got no choice but to subject yourself to increasingly higher and tougher targets if you are to be seen as a partner of the future.

This means if you are going to get to partner – and when you get there, stay there – you need the course How to be on your A-Game. This on-demand course unlocks the secrets of how the most successful people manage to be on their A-Game nearly every day.

How to create a cast-iron business case for partnership

Need to a Business Case to get to partner? Been asked to put together a business plan, but don’t know how to start or what to include? Then you need this on-demand course (which we used to sell for £299).

This course takes you through a step-by-step process, to help you build a commercially sound and compelling Business Case. In addition it will show you how to write your business case so your partners take notice of you and what you are proposing to do.

Need to a Business Case to get to partner? Been asked to put together a business plan, but don’t know how to start or what to include? Then you need this on-demand course (which we used to sell for £299).

This course takes you through a step-by-step process, to help you build a commercially sound and compelling Business Case. In addition it will show you how to write your business case so your partners take notice of you and what you are proposing to do.

Need to a Business Case to get to partner? Been asked to put together a business plan, but don’t know how to start or what to include? Then you need this on-demand course (which we used to sell for £299).

This course takes you through a step-by-step process, to help you build a commercially sound and compelling Business Case. In addition it will show you how to write your business case so your partners take notice of you and what you are proposing to do.

How to build a strong hybrid team

Are you struggling to keep on top of your workload now you and others are mostly working from home? Do you wish you knew how to get the same levels of social cohesion and trust in your team, that you used to have when you all came into the office every day?

Wherever your team is based, being able to create a strong team beneath you is the secret to being able to move your career to partner. This on-demand course will show you exactly how to do that.

Are you struggling to keep on top of your workload now you and others are mostly working from home? Do you wish you knew how to get the same levels of social cohesion and trust in your team, that you used to have when you all came into the office every day?

Wherever your team is based, being able to create a strong team beneath you is the secret to being able to move your career to partner. This on-demand course will show you exactly how to do that.

Are you struggling to keep on top of your workload now you and others are mostly working from home? Do you wish you knew how to get the same levels of social cohesion and trust in your team, that you used to have when you all came into the office every day?

Wherever your team is based, being able to create a strong team beneath you is the secret to being able to move your career to partner. This on-demand course will show you exactly how to do that.

How to lead yourself and others through change

Firms around the world are starting to look for their future partners to be capable and confident at leading themselves and others through change. Is that you now? If this is an area you need to work on, this course will help you reduce your resistance to change and speed up your ability to lead yourself and others through change.

Firms around the world are starting to look for their future partners to be capable and confident at leading themselves and others through change. Is that you now? If this is an area you need to work on, this course will help you reduce your resistance to change and speed up your ability to lead yourself and others through change.

Firms around the world are starting to look for their future partners to be capable and confident at leading themselves and others through change. Is that you now? If this is an area you need to work on, this course will help you reduce your resistance to change and speed up your ability to lead yourself and others through change.

How to excel as a linemanager

Firms around the world are starting to look for their future partners to be capable and confident at leading themselves and others through change. Is that you now? If this is an area you need to work on, this course will help you reduce your resistance to change and speed up your ability to lead yourself and others through change.

Firms around the world are starting to look for their future partners to be capable and confident at leading themselves and others through change. Is that you now? If this is an area you need to work on, this course will help you reduce your resistance to change and speed up your ability to lead yourself and others through change.

To progress your career in practice you will need to take on the counselling manager or line manager role. If you work in a partnership environment, there is a strong possibility that you may have limited day-to-day interaction with your direct reports. This on-demand course gives you the skill and mindset to become the line manager who is able to get the best out of their people, regardless of how much or little they work on your clients' affairs.

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Your Plan for Progress Your Career To Partner

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    Join Progress to Partner

    Get ongoing access to Progress to Partner for £1 then £59/month

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    Complete the courses

    Each self-study course in Progress to Partner is packed with simple, step-by-step ways to learn

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    Get noticed for promotion

    You'll master the crucial skills needed to make partner and get noticed by your firm as "one to watch"

Stop waiting and wondering and start moving your career forward

Zig Ziglar was spot on when he said "You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great". And it’s the same for you.

 

You know those people who you see who are progressing faster than you. You know, the ones who are not as technically strong as you? Their secret? They took action. Yes, it’s that simple.

Wanting to make partner isn’t enough. Your partners are not looking for dreamers. They want action takers to join their ranks. So become that action taker and click on the button to gain access to Progress to Partner. Take a look around for just £1+VAT. After that it's £59+VAT a month.

And of course you can cancel easily at anytime.

Are you ready for Partnership? The Partnership Readiness Score clarifies how ready you are for partnership and identifies 12 areas, which if not addressed, will stop you from making partner.

We’ve developed our online diagnostic tool to profile exactly where you should be prioritising your efforts to progress your career to partner. It is based on our experiences of helping hundreds of accountants, lawyers and consultants go all the way to partner. It is a formal assessment that will prompt reflection and focused action.

 

After you take the test you will receive your personalised Partnership Readiness Traffic Light Report. The report breakdowns your current performance against the 12 key indicators. It then gives you personalised suggestions, from the courses and materials within Progress To Partner, on what to prioritise first for the maximum impact.

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Answer 71 questions to discover how well you perform against the 12 key indicators which make up your Partnership Readiness Score

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100% free and takes between 10 - 15 minutes to complete

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Everyone who completes the test will get a free electronic copy of Poised For Partnership

Over 15 years of training and guidance supporting people’s career progression in practice bundled into a single location.

Hi, I”m Heather Townsend, best-selling and award-winning author of 6 books including ‘How to make partner and still have a life’, ‘Poised for partnership, ‘The Go-To Expert’ and ‘The Financial Times Guide To Business Networking’.

 

For the last 15 years I have been focused on helping talented smart lawyers, accountants and consultants take the step up to partner, and when they get there, stay there. The thing is, many of our clients come to us because despite being committed and hard working, their career progression has plateaued. The lofty heights of being a partner - or sometimes getting to Director, Senior Associate/Manager just seems to elude them.

 

In the last few years I have realised that firms are just not providing the development their top talent needs. And paying for executive coaching out of their own money is often a barrier for many people who need that little bit of extra help to move forward with their careers. So, that’s where the idea for the Progress To Partner monthly subscription came in. A place where everyone can afford to access my 15 years of knowledge, insight and experience. At a cost of less than a starbucks coffee and cake each week, it’s a pretty tempting offer!

Take a look around for just £1+VAT. After that it's £59+VAT a month.

And of course you can cancel easily at anytime.

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Can Progress To Partner really help me?

Good question. And it’s only natural to think this. After all your training has made you naturally sceptical. If this is you then take our free online diagnostic tool to find out your Partnership Readiness Score. The report you receive will identify which of the 12 key areas, if not addressed will stop your career from progressing. The report will show you exactly what is included in Progress To Partner to help you focus on your key priorities. With trial membership of Progress To Partner starting at £1 + VAT, what have you got to lose?

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