Member Since: 4th Feb 2008
I help professionals become the Go-To-Expert. Unusually for someone with an Engineering Degree, I accidentally became a writer and used my knowledge on social media to write the current best-selling and award-winning book on networking, The Financial Times Guide to Business Networking. People frequently talk about me as someone who really knows her stuff – which may be the reason I have, over the last decade, worked with over 300 partners, coached and trained over 1000 professionals at every level of the UK’s most ambitious professional practices.
I am honoured to have been asked to judge the British Accountancy Awards in 2011 and 2012. I am a member of the Accountant's Club Global Advisory Panel.
I’ve always loved a challenge which is why I have solved the problem in my latest book, which has perplexed many consultants, lawyers & accountants – ‘How to make partner and still have a life’.
The Excedia Group was founded by myself and Jon Baker to bring clarity, perspective and knowledge to help our clients achieve their business goals. We specialise in working with highly technical individuals, typically lawyers and accountants, helping them to get out of their comfort zone and build a profitable and sustainable client portfolio whilst handling the challenges of leading a business.
My work splits into about 50% Executive & Business Coaching with Partners & potential partners, with the rest split between training, consultancy and writing.
My articles & quotes regularly appear in the press, e.g. Financial Times, Guardian, Telegraph, Accountancy Age, ACCA's AB Magazine, and Daily Mail.
To book me for a speaking engagement please contact my PR Agency, Meerkat PR, on 020 8563 0182, and ask for David Stoch. For any other work related enquiries, please contact me directly on 01234 48 0123 .
My clients have included: Deloitte LLP, BDO LLP, Penningtons, Barnes Roffe LLP, TCS Global, Haines Watts, MSI Global Alliance, UK200 group, Bevan Brittan LLP, Macintyre Hudson LLP amongst others.
Director The Excedia Group
14th Apr 2014
In this article, Heather Townsend shares her tips on how you too can get your articles into the press, without the need for specialist PR...CPD
12th Mar 2014
In this article, Heather Townsend, author of ‘the Go-To Expert’ and the award-winning and best-selling book on networking ‘The FT Guide to...CPD
5th Mar 2014
In the second part of this two-part article, Heather Townsend explodes the myth that getting referrals from your network is down to luck...CPD
3rd Mar 2014
In this two-part article, Heather Townsend explodes the myth that getting referrals from your network is down to luck. Read on to find out...CPD
2nd Feb 2014
Six reasons why truly committing to your niche will boost your ability to win highly paid work in 2014
In this article, Heather Townsend, author of 'The Go-To Expert' and 'The FT Guide To Business networking', discusses why committing to your...CPD