Many firms routinely expect their senior professionals to mentor the more junior members of the firm, explains Heather Townsend.
Whether or not this is an optional role for you, it can impose considerable time demands on you, the mentor, for example one to two hours per month. This is non-chargeable time, for which you may not always receive credit. Before you say yes to the request to be a mentor, read our tips for mentors to make sure that both you and the mentee benefit from your relationship.
About Heather Townsend
Heather Townsend is Founder and Author of ‘The Accountants Millionaires’ Club’. In 2015 the ICAEW decided she was the number one online influencer for the accountancy profession. She is the author of 5 books, including The Go-To Expert, and ‘How to make partner and still have a life’ (co-authored with Jo Larbie).
Heather is always up for a challenge. Perhaps that is why she has built a track record of helping accountants grow the size of their practice by 50-200%, often in under two years. Often helping them make partner or equity partner in the process.
Heather is a high profile member of the accountancy profession in the UK. She has worked with over 300 partners, coached, trained and mentored over 2000 professionals at every level of the UK’s most ambitious professional practices. Heather's clients have included: 7 out of the Top 10 UK practices, including all the Big 4 firms.