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Spotlight on Steve Weiner

We are delighted to introduce Steve Weiner who is joining PSFI as an Associate. Steve is a senior L&D professional, coach, learning facilitator and award winning broadcast actor. He has broad experience across the professional service firm sector, working at...

10th July, 2024

Spotlight on Martin Hill

We are happy to introduce Martin Hill who is joining PSFI as an Associate. Martin is a highly experienced learning and development leader, facilitator and coach with over 20 years’ experience. His work focuses on leadership and organisational development, and...

22nd May, 2024

Spotlight on Matthew Fuller

We are happy to introduce Matthew Fuller who is joining PSFI as a Principal Consultant. Matthew is a client strategy and business development expert with over 30 years’ experience working for leading global professional service firms. In his previous roles,...

2nd May, 2024
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PSFI

Spotlight on Paul ter Linden

We are delighted to introduce Paul ter Linden who is joining PSFI as an Associate. Paul is a management consultant, team facilitator, trainer and personal coach. He supports leaders in professional service firms with navigating strategic change, and building a...

29th April, 2024

Spotlight on Gary Reader

We are delighted to introduce Gary Reader who is joining PSFI as a Principal Consultant. Gary is a digitally-fluent international leader, board member and advisor, working with financial services, professional services and start ups. He has significant international experience having...

26th March, 2024

Spotlight on Sarah Grigsby

We are pleased to introduce Sarah Grigsby who has joined as an Associate focusing on coaching senior leaders in multinational corporations through individual and organisational change. Sarah has worked with blue-chip clients across multiple industries including banking, insurance, aerospace and...

5th March, 2024

Spotlight on Judith Hammer

We are happy to introduce Judith Hammer who has joined PSFI as an Associate specialising in leadership development and essential interpersonal skills. With over 20 years’ experience across a variety of sectors, she has a proven track record working with...

27th February, 2024
Author
PSFI

Spotlight on Jonny Tapnack

We are delighted to welcome Jonny Tapnack who is joining PSFI as a Principal Consultant. Jonny has more than 20 years’ experience as a people and leadership development consultant, and is a skilled facilitator and coach. He has worked across...

8th February, 2024

Spotlight on Penny Moyle

We are happy to introduce Penny Moyle who is joining as an Associate specialising in individual and team coaching, board facilitation and leadership development. Penny is a business psychologist and executive coach, with a passion for helping organizations and their...

1st February, 2024

Ori Wiener is re-elected as Chair of PSFI

PSFI is delighted to announce that Ori Wiener has been re-elected as Chair for another four years. On his re-election Ori Wiener said: "I am thrilled to have been re-elected as Chair of PSFI. I believe we have been remarkably...

29th January, 2024

Growing the top line

Our Performance team is regularly called in by clients to help in situations where the leaders of professional and financial service firms are looking to grow firmwide income.  These conversations can go many ways ranging from strategic change and improving...

13th December, 2023

Improving business performance outcomes

We support leaders to build the disciplines, skills and structures to increase business performance and the return to stakeholders, with a wealth of experience having worked with most of the leading professional and financial services firms. In this series we...

13th December, 2023
Author
Clint Evans

Happy AI Anniversary

Is cyborg professional work any closer to reality? Time will tell whether 2023 will be most remembered as the year that publicly available Artificial Intelligence (AI) capability came into common view in the same way that the Netscape debut of...

5th December, 2023
Author
Henry Marsden

The Senior Partner’s six levers of influence in a CEO transition

Ensuring a good transition in Managing Partner roles is far from straight forward. At PSFI we have modelled, discussed and advised many partnerships on how they manage this process given their unique histories and approaches. In this article we look...

30th November, 2023
Author
PSFI

Improving the effectiveness of leadership teams

Next up in our building critical leadership capabilities series is a podcast on creating effective top teams. Principal Consultant Kevin Hogarth is joined by Partner Jason Rabinowitz and Associate Chris Smith to discuss how to improve the effectiveness of leadership...

28th November, 2023
Author
Jason Haines

The tasks of leadership

Leadership in professional firms really matters.  In a long career tracking the performance of professional practices, I have repeatedly seen great leaders improve the performance of previously mediocre practices.  And I have occasionally seen weak leaders damage the performance of...

22nd November, 2023
Author
PSFI

Senior career transitions

Today's podcast is hosted by PSFI Principal Consultant Julie Morrison and continues our leadership series and focuses on senior career transitions, from the perspective of the individual and also the firm. Julie has over 30 years’ experience advising professional services firms of...

16th November, 2023
Author
PSFI

Resolving the leadership shortage

In this article we consider what motivates partners to take on additional and more formal leadership roles and what questions the organisation, and its current leaders should be asking to identify a pool of future leaders. All partners could be...

6th November, 2023
Author
PSFI

Our leadership practice has evolved

We have recently evolved and expanded our leadership practice with several new senior practitioners joining our team. Our newest team members are highly sought after as consultants but have also held highly senior leadership positions themselves. We have a wealth...

30th October, 2023
Author
PSFI

Building critical leadership capabilities

We support leaders on their most complex challenges, with a wealth of experience having worked with most of the leading professional and financial services firms. In this series we share our insights into building critical leadership capabilities.

30th October, 2023

PSFI announces two new Principal Consultants

PSFI is pleased to announce the appointment two new Principal Consultants, Jason Haines and Kevan Skelton. This follows on from the recent appointment of six new Principal Consultants. Jason Haines Jason is a qualified accountant with decades of experience working...

17th October, 2023

Spotlight on Jason Haines

We are delighted to introduce Jason Haines who has joined PSFI as a Principal Consultant. Jason is a qualified accountant with decades of experience working in the finance and legal sectors. He has held senior roles with Andersen Worldwide, PricewaterhouseCoopers...

17th October, 2023

Spotlight on Kevan Skelton

We are pleased to introduce Kevan Skelton who has joined as a Principal Consultant. Kevan has more than two decades experience working internationally as a senior executive, consultant and coach. Kevan’s previous roles have included CHRO for a global law...

25th April, 2023
Author
PSFI

PSFI News

All the latest news and updates from PSFI.

28th September, 2023

Spotlight on Simon McBride

We are delighted to introduce Simon McBride who is joining PSFI as an Associate. Simon specialises in executive coaching, leadership and team performance. He has more than 25 years’ professional experience in leadership, consulting and people management. In his early...

12th October, 2023

PSFI announces six new Principal Consultants

PSFI is expanding and we are pleased to announce the appointment of six new Principal Consultants to PSFI. Adrian Barker, Louise Buckle, Kevin Hogarth, Alastair Mitchell, Julie Morrison and Hannah Perry bring with them a wealth of experience which will...

28th September, 2023

Spotlight on Louise Buckle

We are pleased to introduce Louise Buckle who has joined as a Principal Consultant specialising in executive coaching. Louise has over two decades experience coaching senior leaders across professional services. She spent 3 years running leadership development in an NHS...

28th September, 2023
Author
PSFI

Spotlight on Kevin Hogarth

We are happy to introduce Kevin Hogarth who has joined PSFI as a Principal Consultant. Kevin has extensive non-executive experience alongside nearly 40 years business experience in the professional services, financial services, education, charity and healthcare sectors. Kevin’s previous roles...

28th September, 2023

Spotlight on Julie Morrison

We are delighted to introduce Julie Morrison who has joined PSFI as a Principal Consultant. Julie has over 30 years’ experience advising law firms of all sizes and many locations on strategy, performance, purpose, partner engagement and profitability. She led...

28th September, 2023

Spotlight on Hannah Perry

We are happy to introduce Hannah Perry who has joined PSFI as a Principal Consultant. Hannah has over two decades experience working internationally specialising in integration, change and growth. Hannah has led and implemented business transformation projects in complex matrix...

28th September, 2023

Spotlight on Andrew Wright

PSFI are pleased to introduce Andrew Wright who has joined as an Associate specialising in learning and development, performance and talent management, and organisational change management. Prior to starting his own consultancy, Andrew was Partner Development and Markets Learning Leader...

14th September, 2023

Spotlight on Chris Smith

We are pleased to introduce Chris Smith who is joining PSFI as an Associate specialising in helping senior leaders and emerging talent lead change in their business. Chris has over two decades experience as a coach, consultant and business manager....

18th April, 2023
Author
PSFI

Leading in a Crisis: The client’s voice

To continue our series about leading in a crisis, PSFI partner Ebba Bahl sits down with Chris Fowler (former COO at BT) and Paul Ringham (former Commercial Director for BT) to bring the client’s voice to the conversation, as we...

5th April, 2023
Author
Dirk Eilers

Pricing strategy is key in a downturn

The cost cutting dilemma Law firms are facing a situation most Partners have never encountered. EU inflation is at 10.1%, which is the highest since the EU was formed. This causes a predicament for many law firms which are trapped...

14th December, 2022
Author
Mike Mister

Leading in a Crisis: A masterclass for leaders

As part of our leading in a crisis series, PSFI’s Mike Mister chats to James George, part of the senior leadership team at strategy consultants OC&C. James joined the business over 20 years ago and has held a number of...

29th November, 2022
Author
PSFI

Building High Performing Practices in Challenging Times

Building High Performing Practices explores the nature of practice group underperformance and its causes. Our new report examines three key areas of focus that leaders have used to turn underperformance around and put practices onto a growth trajectory- the role...

28th November, 2022
Author
Henry Marsden

Practice turnaround and the role of the Board: an enabler or a brake?

In this series, we are looking at leadership in a crisis. Practice management, how to spot an underperforming practice and how to turn things around are perennial challenges for professional and financial services firms. These problems which were exacerbated during the...

24th November, 2022
Author
Ori Wiener

Practice turnaround and the role of the Executive

In this series, we are looking at leadership in a crisis. Practice management, how to spot an underperforming practice and how to turn things around are perennial challenges for professional and financial services firms. These problems which were exacerbated during the...

22nd November, 2022
Author
Mike Mister

Practice turnaround and the role of the practice leader: have you got what it takes?

In this series, we are looking at leadership in a crisis. Practice management, how to spot an underperforming practice and how to turn things around are perennial challenges for professional and financial services firms. These problems which were exacerbated during the...

18th November, 2022
Author
PSFI

Leading in a crisis

In this series, we look at leadership in a crisis. We consider why now is the crucial time for leaders to step up and lead and over the coming weeks will be sharing the playbook for leaders to follow to get...

18th November, 2022
Author
Joanna Corr

Shifting the advisor mindset

I have had the pleasure to work with thousands of talented partners, counsel and associates who deliver exceptional client service. One area of my focus has been to encourage, develop and support these talented professionals to become talented leaders who...

16th November, 2022

Spotlight on Malti Bhojwani

We are delighted to introduce Malti Bhojwani who is joining as one of our Associates. Malti is a transformational team and group facilitator, executive coach and author with over 20 years’ of experience. She works at senior leadership levels to...

19th October, 2022

Spotlight on Joan Caruso

We are delighted to introduce Joan Caruso who is joining as one of our Associates with a focus on executive coaching. During her corporate career, Joan has held a number of senior human resource management positions in complex corporate environments,...

6th October, 2022

Spotlight on Catherine Law

PSFI are pleased to introduce Catherine Law, who is joining as an Associate specialising in leadership coaching and team development. Alongside nine years practicing as an executive coach, Catherine has over 20 years of front-line professional experience spanning both consulting...

9th August, 2022

PSFI announces new coaching course

We have joined forces with TPC Leadership to bring you this programme which has been designed specifically for lawyers to help you develop your own leadership style, enabling you to lead both clients and people effectively. Leading Clients, Leading People...

14th July, 2022

Spotlight on Rebecca Hill

At PSFI, we work with an incredible community of highly talented, handpicked practitioners and academics. Every one of us has worked for professional services firms so ‘get’ the sector and together we have decades of experience. PSFI are delighted to introduce Rebecca...

7th July, 2022
Author
PSFI

Book launch: From Work Life to New Life: Rewriting the Rules of Retirement for Smart Professionals

Rewriting the rules of retirement -A new business book giving a roadmap for smart professionals to have an ‘encore career’- Some smart professionals thrive and others struggle as they transition out of large organisations into post-organisational life.  is a new...

16th May, 2022
Author
PSFI

Spotlight on Karen Dawson

At PSFI we work with an incredible community of highly talented, handpicked practitioners and academics. We connect clients with this carefully curated community to get clients the right advice when they need it. PSFI are happy to introduce Karen, who...

19th April, 2022
Author
PSFI

Spotlight on Ingrid Dietz

At PSFI we work with an incredible community of highly talented, handpicked practitioners and academics. We connect clients with this carefully curated community of Associates to get clients the right advice when they need it. Ingrid Dietz is one of...

5th April, 2022

Spotlight on Celine Fontaine

At PSFI we work with an incredible community of highly talented, handpicked practitioners and academics. We connect clients with this carefully curated community of associates to get clients the right advice when they need it. PSFI are pleased to introduce...

8th March, 2022
Author
PSFI

Our statement on the conflict in Ukraine

PSFI's Chairman Ori Wiener makes this statement on behalf of PSFI “We condemn the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the ruthless violation of international law and the terrible consequences for the people of Ukraine.  “Along with all our friends and colleagues...

7th March, 2022
Author
PSFI

PSFI announces four new partners

We are pleased to announce the appointment of four new partners to PSFI, bringing the total number of partners to nine. After recently transitioning to an LLP, these four new partners are joining us at the start of an exciting...

8th February, 2022
Author
PSFI

PSFI is now an LLP

Over the past year we have spent time refining our purpose and values to ensure we continue to be focused on responding to our clients’ needs. At PSFI we are committed to growing our business and continuing to offer our...

25th January, 2022
Author
PSFI

Spotlight on our people

In this series, we are shining a light on the people that make up PSFI. We know PSFI’s people are in a league of their own, unmatched in terms of their expertise and experience. They discern and get to the...

20th December, 2021
Author
PSFI

Women In leadership

In this series we look at what needs to change in professional services firms to help more women move into and stay in leadership positions. We also consider the wider systemic issues that firm leaders need to pay attention to.

20th December, 2021
Author
Joanna Corr

Moving the Masses: James Wilson from Baker McKenzie on helping more women move into and stay in leadership positions

In today’s podcast we sit down with James Wilson, senior tax partner at Baker McKenzie, to discuss the challenges facing women in leadership. PSFI partner Joanna Corr chatted with James about what needs to change in professional services firms to...

20th December, 2021

Why collaboration matters

As part of our 'What clients really want' series, PSFI’s Toby Hoskins chats with Portia Hickey, co creator of the Thrive Matters platform, about why collaboration can make such a difference in professional services firms. They discuss the Smart Collaboration...

14th April, 2022

How to build excellent client teams

PSFI’s Ebba Bahl and Henry Marsden chat through how to get really good at building client teams in today’s podcast. The conversation continues our series on ‘what clients really want’. Henry and Ebba share insights from PSFI’s research report into...

20th December, 2021

Avoiding mistakes in client relationships

Continuing our ‘what clients really want’ series, PSFI partner Ori Wiener sits down again with Marie Stevens (Chairman of the Independent Compliance Committee of Caesars Entertainment UK) and Palwinder Hare (Head of Legal Group M&A and Corporate at Standard Chartered...

20th December, 2021

How to fast track new client relationships and cross-sell

Continuing our ‘what clients really want’ campaign, PSFI partner Ori Wiener sits down again with Marie Stevens (Chairman of the Independent Compliance Committee of Caesars Entertainment UK) and Palwinder Hare (Head of Legal Group M&A and Corporate at Standard Chartered...

20th December, 2021

How to build good client relationships: Ori Wiener in conversation with Marie Stevens and Palwinder Hare

To kick off our ‘what clients really want’ campaign, PSFI partner Ori Wiener sits down with Marie Stevens (Chairman of the Independent Compliance Committee of Caesars Entertainment UK) and Palwinder Hare (Head of Legal Group M&A and Corporate at Standard...

20th December, 2021
Author
Mike Mister

Rupa’s story: the challenges of being a woman in a leadership role

PSFI Partners Joanna Corr and Mike Mister chat about Mike’s latest case study, Rupa’s Story, in today’s episode. The case study explores Rupa’s first year as partner in a major professional services firm and delves into the issues and themes...

20th December, 2021

What clients really want

We take a look at what clients really want and cover topics including how to build effective client teams, our thoughts on effective collaboration, the role of trusted advisors, a look at the ESG agenda, the client journey and how...

20th December, 2021
Author
Iain Maclean

The challenge of embedding ESG in professional services firms

There is no doubt that Covid has accelerated the rapid rise of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) up the agenda. Professional services firms are at varying stages of their ESG journey, but all are wanting to get it right, structure...

2nd December, 2021
Author
Mike Mister

Are we all still speaking “pandemic”?

PSFI partner Mike Mister looks at some of the phrases that have sprung up during the pandemic and considers whether some of them are now past their sell-by date as we move to a new way of working. Now that...

28th October, 2021

PSFI expands its German team with the appointment of Ebba Bahl

Ebba Bahl, a Düsseldorf-based coach, consultant and lawyer, is joining leading professional services consulting firm PSFI as a Principal Consultant on 1 August 2021. Ebba has over 20 years’ experience working in marketing and business development for law firms, in...

30th June, 2021

How viewing a matter in a life cycle helps improve pricing

Our team in Germany share how viewing a matter in a life cycle helps improve pricing  as part of our Pricing, Pitching & Profitability series. Pricing is not an isolated event taking place at one point during the matter life...

13th May, 2021

Spotlight on Jason Rabinowitz

At PSFI we work with an incredible community of highly talented, handpicked practitioners and academics. We connect clients with this carefully curated community to get clients the right advice when they need it. We are investing in this network, expanding...

5th May, 2021

Spotlight on Iain Maclean

At PSFI we work with an incredible community of highly talented, handpicked practitioners and academics. We connect clients with this carefully curated community to get clients the right advice when they need it. We are investing in this network, expanding...

26th April, 2021

Spotlight on Clint Evans

At PSFI we work with an incredible community of highly talented, handpicked practitioners and academics. We connect clients with this carefully curated community of associates to get clients the right advice when they need it. Clint has joined as one...

19th April, 2021
Author
Mike Mister

I really DO need to go into the office!

PSFI partner Mike Mister looks at the organisational and personal reasons for going back to an office and looks at the role of the office as a space for collaboration, connection and development. How things have changed.  The above sentiment,...

29th March, 2021
Author
Ori Wiener

10 Approaches to increase profit

Our team in Germany share 10 approaches to increase profitability as part of our Pricing, Pitching & Profitability series. Lawyers, alongside other professionals are facing unprecedented pressures to preserve profitability. Long term trends such as the increasing involvement of procurement...

22nd March, 2021
Author
Toby Hoskins

Collaboration – Why bother?

PSFI partner Toby Hoskins looks at the art of collaboration and why it’s so difficult for law firms to get right. He also considers why trust, courage and leadership are so important. Driven by market pressure to work more deeply with...

16th March, 2021
Author
Henry Marsden

Why do women so rarely make it into senior positions when our data says women could be more effective leaders of professional service firms than men?

On International Women’s Day, PSFI Managing Partner Henry Marsden, author Rob Lees and consultant Liz Baltesz consider why women can be more effective leaders of professional services firms The recent appointment of Georgia Dawson as the new senior partner at...

8th March, 2021
Author
PSFI

Spotlight on Nigel Spencer

At PSFI we work with an incredible community of highly talented, handpicked practitioners and academics. We connect clients with this carefully curated community of associates to get clients the right advice when they need it. Nigel is one of our...

22nd February, 2021
Author
Mike Mister

“2 + 2 + 1” =?????

PSFI partner Mike Mister  looks at how our work lives might look post-Covid and the role of the office as part of our Women & Leadership campaign. The future business world’s experience of 2020 will, in all probability, offer a...

9th February, 2021
Author
Mike Mister

Is the office obsolete?

Mike Mister, a Partner at PSFI, discusses whether in office working is essential or expendable and what the longer term effects might be from working in an increasingly remote environment. Just going to pop into the office.  Doesn’t that sound...

18th January, 2021

Two new Principal Consultants join PSFI to strengthen offering in Germany

Leading professional services consulting firm PSFI has announced today that two new Principal Consultants, based in Germany, have joined the firm. Dirk Eilers has more than 18 years’ experience working for magic circle law firms and also logistics giant UPS. As...

11th January, 2021
Author
Mike Mister

Has the tide gone out far enough yet?

PSFI Partner Mike Mister reflects on how leadership has been exercised during an uncertain time and the lessons that can be learned when looking for those who will become future leaders. As the global economy starts to take faltering steps...

29th June, 2020
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