Member Since: 6th Aug 2012
I help professionals and firms 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 FT 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 100 partners, coached and trained over 1000 professionals at every level of the UK’s most ambitious professional practices.
I’ve always loved a challenge which is why I have solved the problem in my next book, which has perplexed many consultants, lawyers and accountants – ‘How to make partner and still have a life’. (Published by Kogan Page in November 2012)
The Excedia Group was founded by myself and Jon Baker to bring clarity, perspective and knowledge to help our clients achieve their business goals. Over 75% of our work comes from professional service firms - both large and small, helping them get more clients via referrals utilising networking and social media. Over 50% of the Excedia group’s clients are small professional practices of between 1-50 employees.
My work splits into about 50% Executive & Business Coaching with Partners & potential partners, with the rest split between training, consultancy and writing.
Heather's articles and quotes regularly appear in the print and online press, e.g. Financial Times, Accountancy Age and Daily Mail.
To book Heather for a speaking engagement please contact her PR Agency, Meerkat PR, on 020 8563 0182, and ask for David Stoch. For any executive coaching, training or consultancy related enquiries, please contact Heather directly. (01234 48 0123)
Heather's clients have included: Deloitte LLP, Microsoft, BDO LLP, Penningtons, Barnes Roffe LLP, Bevan Brittan LLP, Macintyre Hudson LLP, Silverman Sherliker LLP, and Inksters, amongst others.
Director Excedia Group Ltd
17th Feb 2013
I often run workshops on 'working the room' and I am always being asked how to make myself more memorable at networking events. In this...Blog
9th Dec 2012
About 3 months ago LinkedIn introduced LinkedIn one-click endorsements. To be honest at first, these one click endorsements felt rather...Blog
25th Nov 2012
Over the past month, I have been reminded very strongly about the importance of building your online footprint – particularly if you want...Blog
12th Nov 2012
I logged onto Training Zone this morning and was hit between the eyes with a headline article with ' why work-life balance is even more...Blog
22nd Oct 2012
I seem to have spent the last two months appraising and helping others write their LinkedIn profile. (Not that I am complaining!) So, I...Blog
14th Oct 2012
I’ve come up with a great idea for a new book – and one that I am sooooo excited about writing. However, I’ve decided to put my excitement...Blog
7th Oct 2012
At the moment I am spending a significant portion of my time talking with clients, both on a 1:2:1 basis and in workshops and presentations...Blog
1st Oct 2012
I was talking with a new client last week, and she explained to me that she wasn’t one of those people who found it easy just to pick up...Blog
23rd Sep 2012
How many times have you been introduced via email and then nothing happens? You (or the other person) may exchange an email, but then nada...Blog
16th Sep 2012
On a 'slow day' at work, one of the few pleasures available to you is to indulge in finding out the gossip. However, take a moment and stop...Blog