What is How to Make Partner, exactly?

The smart way to fast-track your ride to the top (and when you get there, stay there) - even if you have no idea where to start, or if you’re really ready...

If you’re at a mid-tier, large, or Big 4 firm, odds are you’re considering the partner track in the near future.

Maybe it’s a thought you continually push out of your mind, because you aren’t entirely sure how to get there, or where to start…

Maybe you’re seeing some of the people you trained with making it to partner, and you’re starting to feel the pressure and fear of being left behind...

Maybe the idea of putting yourself out there and taking the risk terrifies you…

Maybe you’ve tried once before, and the thought of trying again leaves you in a cold sweat...

Or, maybe you’re confident that you have everything you need already (but gee, wouldn’t a bit of informed guidance be nice?)

If partnership is part of your plan, it’s possible that one of these questions has crossed your mind:

  • When am I going to find the time to work towards partnership? I’m busy enough as it is...
  • Do I have what it takes?
  • Am I doing absolutely everything I can to build my business case?
  • Am I the only one wondering if I’m doing this right?
Maybe you’d just really appreciate some answers and solid guidance.

If you’re feeling uncertain, a bit lost, confused, or nervous… GOOD! You’re completely normal. The system is designed to make you feel that way. And you’re right to be nervous - the path to partner is anything but straightforward, governed by unspoken expectations and unwritten rules that, at best, leave you hoping things will work out - and at worst, too intimidated to try.

Yet, you still want it so badly, you can taste it.

Making partner is the culmination of everything for which you’ve worked so hard.

It’s the mountain summit. The holy grail.

You know that making partner is key to building the career and life of your dreams - one where your financial worries are few, your credibility is proven, and your time belongs to you.

Imagine it…

After all of the studying, exams, and hard work...

After all of the billable hours spent proving yourself…

After all of the blood, sweat, and tears of working for somebody else...

… the moment your first business cards arrive with the word “Partner” after your name.

It’s what you live for - a title that nobody can take away from you, an achievement that will change everything in your life for the better.

You’ve spent hours considering what you’ll do when you make partner. How it will feel. What it will mean for your future.

You don’t know exactly when it will happen for you, but you know that you’re ready to start moving.

You also know that the stakes are sky high, and that many who try don’t succeed.

Why?

Here’s how most plans for making partner fall flat:

You view the process as just another promotion… when, in fact, it requires a vastly different approach.

You trust that the partners will notice how valuable you are to the firm… and they don’t.

You rely on the advice of your colleagues and partners to get you through the process… but it doesn’t work.

You don’t make the time to create a plan… and then time runs out.

You think you can make it by yourself without any help… yet you haven’t been able to move your career forward one bit.

There is no written rulebook for making partner. The process is different for everyone, and it relies on a host of seemingly mysterious factors that can change at any moment.

Even with all of your ducks in a row, all of your I’s dotted and T’s crossed, one tiny hole in your portfolio or misguided impression in your panel interview can send you right back to where you started.

So, if you’re thinking you can just wing it…

… Or rely solely on advice from others who made it…

… Or base your business case off of others you’ve seen...

Think again.

If you’re convinced that the process is just supposed to be difficult and confusing, that it’s a right of passage you have to manage all on your own…

… Because everybody else is going it alone…

… Because that’s how it’s always been done…

… Because you hate asking for help…

Consider which of these reasons will make you feel better when you don’t make partner, because you left it up to chance and refused the opportunity to take advantage of:

It’s understandable to want to do it on your own. The satisfaction of achieving a goal solo is powerful, and and it’s gotten you this far. Surely the same dedication, focus, and bootstrapping that got you here will get you to partner...

But then, you’ve never experienced the partner track before. It’s a cutthroat process with no clear timeline, requirements, or rules. It’s a difficult, painstaking road for even the most qualified of candidates. It’s the Wild West of the industry.

And there’s a lot of competition out there.

Other senior managers and directors just like you are working hard every day to make partner…

… cobbling together a business case using snippets of advice from various colleagues and top-dogs...

… relying on past interview experience to get them through the Partner Panel Interview questions…

… squeezing as much preparation as they can in-between chargeable work, appointments, after-work obligations, and family...

... striving to do their absolute best for clients with the hope that their efforts are seen, acknowledged, and rewarded.

They’re simply working harder, rather than smarter, and wasting time in the process.

Your time is money, and you only have so much of it to spend.

And, you have How to Make Partner - the ONLY proven program that enables you to gain the biggest returns from the smallest pockets of time, ensuring that you’re spending every moment wisely, and that no effort is wasted.

It’s like having a seasoned, knowledgeable partner in your corner, giving you all of the insider tips and information to make the most of the process the first time around.

What if you could make partner in less time, with less effort, AND bypass all of the pitfalls that sidetrack many of your peers?


Imagine how far you’ll go when you have:

PLUS, exclusive lifetime access to the How to Make Partner Facebook community for all the career support you need...

… monthly 90-minute Live Mastery Calls to troubleshoot issues, develop powerful solutions, and maintain focus…

… AND monthly 90-minute Progress and Momentum Calls to keep you on track, making sure that your goal doesn’t get lost in the fray of other day-to-day obligations.


Can’t you already taste it? The sweet flavor of victory. Imagine how your entire world will open up once you make partner - you’ll take control of career, gain the respect of your peers, and create the life you always imagined, with more time, money, and opportunities than ever before.

You want to make partner. You’re ready to make partner.


And you’re about to do it faster (and with less effort) than everyone else out there.

With your raw talent, unbelievable smarts, and unflagging determination, the only thing keeping you from making partner within the next three years (if not sooner) is access to the right strategy and step-by-step guidance to crush it with confidence.

And How to Make Partner is your roadmap to:

Even if you’re convinced that…

… it’s too late for you…

… it’s too early to start preparing…

… you don’t have the time to commit to a program.

How to Make Partner is your chance to grab hold of your dream on your terms, according to your timeline, and you can start right now.

Even if you’re confident that you already have everything you need, and that you’ll manage fine on your own...

… wouldn’t it be great to gain the assurance that you’re on the right track? You know, just to make sure all of your bases are covered.

With How to Make Partner, you’ll learn:


How to Make Partner gives you the structure, clarity, and focus to successfully make it to partner at the right time for you.

Fast-track your future starting right now, with all of road-tested tools, resources, and expert feedback you need to stay focused, prepared, and moving ahead with ease and confidence.

Are you ready to make partner?


Where do you stand on the road to partner?
See how you measure up with this FREE self-assessment, and see what others are saying about the How to Make Partner course.

What makes How to Make Partner different?


How to Make Partner is the ONLY course that provides everything you need to make your climb to the top - and perform successfully when you get there. Outlining all of the proven methods from the best-selling Poised for Partnership book and webinar course, this program gives you actionable steps to guide your journey, with:

Making partner is a marathon, not a sprint. And, since marathons aren’t won without plenty of preparation and planning, How to Make Partner walks you through every necessary step to create a successful path to partner - from adopting the right mindset for success to expertly managing your time and setting realistic expectations for the journey ahead.

For any good roadmap to be useful, you first need to know your starting point. That’s why your How to Make Partner experience begins with an assessment to help you discover where you stand on the road to partner, and to help determine the right strategy to propel you forward.

Each self-guided module provides you with downloadable guides, worksheets, and further assessments to help you put your learning into practice and to serve as guideposts on your journey. Every resource is designed to identify challenges, grow your skills, and track your progress toward partner, with proven methods to help you:

  • Expertly manage your time, so you can have a life (yes, it’s possible!)
  • Win new business and build an impressive portfolio
  • Prepare for (and nail) your panel interview
  • Overcome every obstacle that you face with confidence.

Nobody makes it to the top alone. How to Make Partner not only puts an expert industry insider in your corner, it’s a priceless opportunity to collaborate with peers who are making the same climb.

With Heather’s first-hand insight and knowledgeable instruction, plus the solid, step-by-step support of the exclusive How to Make Partner Facebook community, you’ll make partner much faster (and without all the crippling self-doubt and common mistakes that so often derail progress).

The 4 common pitfalls that sidetrack the rest from making partner (and how to make sure they don’t get you, too)


The Traffic Jam

Your plan of action is to take on more projects and prove how much you can handle. It seems logical enough, except for one thing: the likelihood that you’ll bury yourself in too many obligations, spreading yourself too thin, giving a lackluster performance, and losing any ability to budget ample time for preparation.

Many who attempt this approach assume that partners want to see your dedication and drive, as evidenced by how much you can accomplish (and how much stress you can manage). The only thing is, partners have busy lives, too - it isn’t their job to take notice of your workload.

You know what they will notice? A poorly executed project and a weak business case. So, you’re better off saying no and making the time to prepare.

The Wide Open Road Illusion

With the constant demand for more billable hours, client management, and after-work responsibilities, it’s easy to fall prey to the idea that you’ll find time tomorrow to begin preparation for the partner track.

Unfortunately, there’s always another obligation or urgent matter that keeps you waiting for “tomorrow.” Before you know it, there aren’t many “tomorrows” left, and you wind up playing “beat out the clock” against peers much younger (and perhaps more prepared) than you.

Do yourself a favor and start now, so that tomorrow you can step into the future of your dreams (rather than spending another day falling behind).

The Hot Rod Complex

You work hard, you’re well respected by your peers, and your track record is impeccable. If you’re not careful, you could make the (mistaken) assumption that your performance will be noticed and rewarded.

Many top performers base their business case on the premise that they’re too valuable to lose… only to find out that, in fact, they are not. If you’re thinking that your reputation and numbers will speak for themselves, it’s time to think again.

The only assumption you should make on your road to partner is that your preparation (or lack thereof) will be front and center in the process. So, do yourself a favor: build a solid case for the future, rather than resting on your past achievements.

Autopilot Syndrome

You’ve been promoted a time or two in your career, so you already know the drill, right?

Wrong.

It’s this “been there, done that” mentality that keeps associates, senior managers, and directors from preparing adequately for the process.

If you’re thinking that you’ve worked hard enough to earn a promotion, you’ve got another thing coming. Being made partner is not a promotion to a position with more responsibility and autonomy - it’s an invitation to essentially assume an entirely new identity: that of business owner.

No longer will you have a boss. Instead, you’ll be a boss, and evidencing that mindset shift is essential to reaching your goal. This isn’t “business as usual” - it’s anything but. So, get the insight and help that you need to make it all the way.

What they say…

When I was asked to look after our potential partner development programme, I knew immediately that I wanted bring Heather in to inspire our high potentials senior fee earners to progress their career to partner. Her depth of knowledge in this area is second-to-none and her input has helped us promote several new partners this year.
Kate Clover
TLT LLP Learning & Development Manage
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 maximize 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.
New Partner
As a result of working with Heather I now have the luxury of picking the clients I want. So many positive things have come out of our relationship, not least a 5x return on my investment… Heather gives me energy, focus and accountability… I highly recommend her services to any accountant or lawyer who wants to stand out and be able to attract the right clients to them.
Phil Mullis
Partner at Wilkins Kennedy LLP

So, are you ready to take a peek under the hood of a program designed by the industry expert people are calling “inspirational” and “instrumental” to their success?

More importantly, are you ready to:

Are you ready to give yourself the advantage of a proven system that takes all the guesswork and frustration out of the partner track process, even if:

If you’re ready to work smarter instead of harder, take your career to the next level, and make the most of the partner track your first time around, here is where it starts...

Intro program

The complete A-Z blueprint for making partner in less time, with less effort, and with more confidence than you ever thought possible.

How It Works
Making partner changes everything.

It earns you credibility and clientele, the security and status of a higher income, and puts you back in the driver’s seat of your own career, with more control over your time and schedule.

Most importantly, making partner means that all of the blood, sweat, and tears of endless billable hours were worth it!

It’s everything you set out to achieve. And How to Make Partner puts you right on track for success, taking all of the confusion and uncertainty out of the process, and giving you the practical, on-the-ground tools you need to make the most of your time, energy, and resources. Best of all, the program is self-paced, so you can make progress when it works for you.

How to Make Partner” is the FIRST program of its kind that:

Here’s a taste of what you’ll learn...

The How to Make Partner curriculum at a glance:

The How to Make Partner program is designed to not only help you make partner, but provide you with skills and insights to boost your performance once you’ve made it. With over 40 resources that take your learning from the page into the real world, the course is more than just a collection of good advice - it’s a game changer.

The curriculum is organized into five self-guided online modules, plus an initial pre-assessment to determine core strengths and challenge areas. The program helps you put the steps from Poised for Partnership into action, with material that spans the course of 12 months, taking you from Day One of preparation all the way through Day One as partner (and beyond).

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Pre-Module

Assessment - The key to success in any program is to know your starting point. The How to Make Partner course begins with an extensive quiz to identify your degree of readiness for the partner track, and to pinpoint areas for growth.

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Module 1

How to Create the Space, Energy, Time, and Desire to Make it to Partner - The first part of the program compiles all of the wisdom from the Poised for Partnership book and webinar, laying the groundwork for the creation of a solid game plan for the partner track process. In this section, you’ll learn important, practical skills to help you move forward efficiently, such as:

  • How to say no to obligation overload and become more productive
  • How to stop interruptions from stagnating your progress
  • How to create your support team
  • How to build up your resilience to stress
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Module 2

Doing Your Research - Before you jump into action on your partner track plan, it’s important to identify whether you’re a good fit for your firm (and whether your firm is a good fit for you). This section guides you through completing your due diligence on your firm, and ascertaining whether it is solvent or robust - in other words, whether it’s the best place for you to take the next step in your career.

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Module 3

Creating a Strong Personal Case for Partnership - Before you can be made partner, you have to adopt the partnership mindset. If you want the partners to take you seriously, it’s imperative that you build their trust by acting, thinking, and feeling like a partner long before you step into the role. No idea how to begin? That’s okay. Let this section be your guide to putting on the mindset of partner, using the step-by-step instruction to help you:

  • Avoid the most common career limiting behaviors
  • Navigate the politics in your firm
  • Create a successful internal PR campaign to support your recommendation for partner
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Module 4

Creating Your Business Case for Partner - Your business case is one of the pivotal components of your bid for partner. To put it simply: no solid business case, no partnership. But what are the essential elements of a business case, and how do you make yourself irresistible to your ideal clients (and the partners themselves)? This section provides you with all the right steps to take (and, more importantly, avoid) as you build your business case and helps you prepare for life as partner, with all of the resources you need to:

  • Create a strong personal brand
  • Make business development part of your day job and grow your client profile
  • Build strong referral networks and create a marketing plan
  • Create (and pitch) an ironclad business case using the “Three-Sentence Sell” technique
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Module 5

Getting Through the Partnership Admissions Process - All of your preparation had led you to this point: the final step on your road to partnership. You’ve polished your personal and business cases to a perfect shine, you’re walking the walk and talking the talk of a boss, and now, you’re ready to take on the partners in the biggest interview of your life. It’s completely normal to feel nervous, but because you’re smart and followed all of the How to Make Partner program steps closely, you’re 100 percent ready to:

  • Understand the partnership admissions process
  • Survive (and thrive) in the assessment center
  • Ace your partnership panel interview
  • Begin the next phase of your career - and your dream life!

No matter what obstacles stand in your way during the partner track process, How to Make Partner gives you the tools to overcome them with confidence. This 12-month program gives you access to the ONLY proven system that prepares you for the biggest gamble of your career, PLUS these exclusive bonuses designed to help keep you on track and fully supported every step of the way:

Bonus 1

Access to the members-only Facebook group for ongoing support, tips, and advice from a community of peers going through the same process

Bonus 2

Your own copy of Poised for Partnership and Still Have a Life, which lays out the most effective time management methods to boost your success (and ensure that work isn’t ALL you ever do).

PLUS, the first 20 people to register will get an exclusive opportunity to work directly with Heather twice each month through:

Bonus 3

A 90-minute Live Mastery call to help troubleshoot any roadblocks, challenges, or issues on your journey

Bonus 4

A 90-minute Progress and Momentum call to ensure that you stay focused on, and prepared for, what lies ahead.

The Power of Personalized Coaching

Make the Most of Every Moment

Michaela spent most of her career working hard and waiting for the right time to develop her personal brand. Finally, after watching several of her peers make it up to partner, and about to reach her 40th birthday, she decided to start taking herself more seriously. With coaching, focused accountability, and consistent, dedicated time, Michaela made partner in just 15 months.

Build Your Own Impressive Portfolio

Leon began his career as a generalist auditor with promising potential. He was a hard worker and very skilled at his job, but when the time came to step up and win his own clients, he wasn’t sure where to start. Working closely with Heather, Leon built up his personal brand as an AIM listed (UK stock market) company specialist, and within 12 months, built a client portfolio worth nearly $300k.

Make Partner When You Decide You’re Ready

Freya knew she deserved to make partner, but everyone told her she wasn’t ready. Frustrated, she doubled down on her efforts to hit her billing targets and focus on her project priorities, neglecting to go out and win her own clients. It was difficult for Freya to shed the employee mentality and adopt the business owner mindset of a partner, but when she hired a coach to give her focused direction, she successfully made it up to partner in competition against seven of her peers.

Your investment by the numbers

After 6 years of development, five best-selling books, multiple awards, and hundreds of satisfied clients around the globe, the complete How to Make Partner system is now available to YOU.

This is your chance to access all of the assessments, multi-media visuals, priceless grab and go resources, and ongoing support designed to help you make partner…

… and get your life back!

So, what would it be worth to you to gain the confidence that…

That is the exact opportunity in front of you today:

The chance to take back control over your career and get the knowledgeable guidance you need from a system that has helped hundreds of clients make partner, achieve financial freedom, and create the life of their dreams.

How To Make Partner Today

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When you enroll during this special, limited-time launch period, you’ll get…

The FULL How to Make Partner training course: Instant access to all 5 modules with downloadable videos, checklists, assessments, cheat sheets and audio. VALUE: $2,700

If you’re ready to begin building the future of your dreams starting right now, then here’s the opportunity of a lifetime...

Enroll in How to Make Partner TODAY and get your hands on the ONLY resource with all of the tools, tips, and tricks you need to succeed for just:

Your future as partner awaits. All you need to do is to take your first step to setting yourself up for success.

And right now is the time to start, because every moment you wait is another spent.

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If you still aren’t sure that How to Make Partner is the right choice for you…

If you’re used to doing things on your own, or you’ve tried other methods of boosting your career only to find them a complete waste of time…

Then here is a “peace of mind” guarantee, giving you every possible reason to dive into How to Make Partner, so you can stop wasting time and begin strategically moving toward the career (and life) you’ve always wanted...

If, after participating in the calls, doing the work, and giving it your best effort for one full year, you still don’t feel closer to partner, more employable, or that your skills are more competitive, you’ll get back every cent that you paid for it (no questions asked).

Because, ultimately, this is about YOU gaining the skills, knowledge, and confidence to step into the future of your dreams.

And How to Make Partner is the best possible investment toward that goal.

But you have to do the work! If you reach out at the end of one year’s time with proof that you did the work, completed the assignments, and followed the steps, but with zero progress to show for it…

If you give this program your absolute best for 12 full months and still don’t feel like it’s right for you…

Your investment will be returned in full.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Make Partner includes material that spans the course of 12 months, so that you have plenty of time to go through the worksheets, do the assignments, and feel supported during your first year on the partner track. That said, the program is designed to fit into your very busy life, and everyone completes the material at their own pace. It may take more than 12 months for you - and that’s okay.
You can save BIG on the complete How to Make Partner system by making a one-time payment of $2,997. But, if that’s not in your budget right now, you can still get your hands on the full program (and be eligible for the amazing early-bird bonuses!) when you sign up to make 12 easy monthly payments of $297. Either way, you’re getting instant access to the first and ONLY online course that helps you make partner and create the life and career you’ve always wanted.
If you’re looking to make partner in the next 0-3 years and you could use some guidance, step-by-step instruction, and concrete tools to boost your productivity and chances of success, this program is for you! If you’re not ready to give your all to the partner track and do the required work to get you there, this program may not be the best fit.
Not at all. How to Make Partner is designed to fit around your jam-packed schedule, with material that can be completed on your timeline, whenever it works best for you. There are no set class times or assignment due dates - you set your own pace for success, and take breaks when you need to.
How to Make Partner is a complete course, with all of tools, resources, and materials you need to help you prepare for a successful run at partner. There is nothing else you need to buy or supplement in order to make the program work for you.
Yes - when you purchase How to Make Partner, you get lifetime access to the course material, downloadable worksheets and resources, and your free copy of Heather’s best-selling How to Make Partner and Still Have a Life. However, you must act now in order to take advantage of the limited number of seats for Heather’s exclusive 90-minute Live Mastery and Progress and Momentum calls, in which she provides you with direct support for the full 12 months of the course.
If you register for How to Make Partner today, you’ll get tons of power-packed bonuses to help speed your journey on the partner track, including a seat in Heather’s monthly Live Mastery and Progress and Momentum group and a FREE copy of her best-selling How to Make Partner and Still Have a Life. Once these seats are filled, there is no telling when they’ll be available again.
Your purchase of the How to Make Partner course includes free lifetime access to the How to Make Partner Facebook community, where you can ask questions, bounce ideas, and get personalized help from others who are making the climb with you. For more in-depth guidance and focused help, register early for the course and get a free seat on Heather’s exclusive monthly Live Mastery and Progress and Momentum group coaching call. But hurry, because spaces are extremely limited, and when they’re gone, they’re gone!
If, after one full year of the course, you don’t see results - your career prospects are not stronger, your client portfolio is not growing, you’re no farther along in your run for partner - you will get 100 percent of your investment back. But, you do have to show proof that you did all of the work, completed the steps, and engaged with the material in order to request your refund… so if you buy the course, make sure you’re ready to do the work.
All types of personalities can succeed as partner and bring something unique to the firm. You do need to highlight your own strengths and successes in order to make a strong case for partnership, but you can absolutely do so in an authentic way that feels right to you, and How to Make Partner can help you with that. Keep in mind, though, that it’s also a good thing to push yourself beyond your comfort zone, and you’ll be doing a lot of it during your time on the partner track (and once you make it to partner). With this program, you’ll get the opportunity to practice speaking, thinking, and acting outside of your comfort zone before you have to do so in front of an audience.
What this course guarantees is that your business skills, client portfolio and career will be light years beyond where they are currently - IF you do the work. Making partner is, ultimately, up to you, but this program will give you the necessary roadmap and steps to make the process much easier, smoother, and faster than it would be otherwise.
Making partner is about so much more than being well-liked. It’s about knowing how to build and run your own business and to really think like a business owner, from winning your own clients to managing a team of senior managers and everything in-between. You’ll need more than likeability or respect - you’ll need to gain the trust of the partners and prove that you have what it takes to be an equal, and that is exactly what How to Make Partner is designed to help you do.
I inherited my client porfolio. Doesn’t that make me a shoo-in for partner? Most inherited client portfolios are “dying,” meaning you should always be out looking for fresh leads and new projects. You need to know how to win your own work in order to carry the responsibilities of your new role. You also need to build up a strong personal brand to win the trust of your inherited referral network and client list.
Most folks make it up to partner on their own, but only after running a long, gruesome gauntlet of painstaking setbacks and frustrations. This program wasn’t created because you can’t make it to partner without it - it was created in order to ease your road to partnership, so that you don’t have to go it alone, endure an aggravatingly long wait, and learn all your lessons the hard way. During her regular webinar for people who are 0-3 years out from making partner, Heather routinely offers a complimentary coaching session. Not everyone takes advantage of the opportunity, and the data shows that the people who do get the extra help are the ones who go on to make partner. This program is the first of its kind, so you probably don’t know anyone who relied on it to make partner… but how much do you think all of those who made it would have paid for a program like this, if only it were available at the time?

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