A mum from Flitwick has written a book for high flyers with advice on how to keep a successful work life balance.
Heather Townsend, who trains and mentors business professionals for a living as well as bringing up her two children, co-wrote How To make Partner And Still Have A Life with organisational and leadership development professional Jo Larbie.
The book is designed to help people get the most from their careers, without sacrificing their private goals.
Heather said: “For professionals working in practice such as solicitors or accountants the holy-grail is to make partner, with it’s financial rewards and levels of responsibility.”
She added: “But in the fiercely competitive corporate world, “How do I make partner?” Is a question asked by many who feel unable to reach the top of their company tree without huge sacrifices to their personal life.”
This is Heather’s second book, and as well as living in Flitwick for ten years she has penned the Financial Times Guide To Business Networking and worked with over 100 partners and coached, trained and mentored more than 1,000 professionals across the world.
She said: “My background is actually an engineering degree from Oxford, and the last time I wrote an essay was at school for my GCSE. So I’m not quite sure how I decided I was equipped to write 60k words.”