Executive Secretary LIVE London 2019 - £999 + VAT

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Grange City Hotel

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Learn, network and train with ten of the industry's leading speakers from across the world.

This is your opportunity to spend two days focusing on your career progression and development. You will learn to lead with your boss and with your teams, you will come away with practical skills, and you will leave inspired to challenge your role, and excel your career as an Assistant.

****** Benefits of Attending LIVE ******

Included with your ticket are two days of:
> Intensive, practical workshops
> Best practice skills & advice from trainers who support world leaders
> Leadership & development training
> Opportunities to build your network with business contacts and top-suppliers
> Training acknowledged by a certificate upon completion
> Networking Reception
> Gala Dinner

****** Meet, Network & Learn ******

We will introduce you to ten of the most inspiring and internationally renowned trainers and speakers for Assistants in the world. Not only will you learn from their training sessions, but you will spend time with each of our speakers over the event, at dinner, over coffee, on group tours of the city.

Speakers for 2019 are:

Florence Katono - A Life Less Ordinary

When Florence Katono tells her extraordinary story, you can hear a pin drop.

Florence Katono rose from humble beginnings and a childhood of poverty in Uganda to become Pitman SuperAchiever ‘PA of the Year’ 2015 - the only global award for Assistants.

Florence was given an impressive accolade from the judges of Pitman's PA of the Year Award as “top of a very strong group of professional candidates from all over the world”. We presented Florence with her award at LIVE, London in 2015.

Principal Administrative Assistant at the Bank of Uganda, Florence acknowledges that the award has not only been internally gratifying but also a springboard to tell the world the story of how with education, anything can be overcome.

During her tenure, she played a key role in uplifting the administrative profession through speaking engagements including an interview with NTV Uganda on the changing role of the PA. Florence is now the Chairperson of the Bank of Uganda Administrative Assistants Association (BUAA), the Strategy Champion for Administrative Assistants category at the Bank AND founder of Proudly Admin Uganda, an online PA network. Remaining humble, under an impressive array of work commitments, Florence is also mother to two adorable girls.

This will be Florence’s first time speaking at London #ExecSecLIVE

Diana Brandl - The Future of Work: How to become a smart, agile and digital leader - half-day Masterclass

Diana Brandl holds a Degree in International Administration and Management, specializing in Office Management. Throughout her career, she has worked successfully for C-Level Executives within global corporations such as Sony. Diana has a strong background in Communications and is an active networker. She joined the professional network IMA (International Management Assistants) in 2006, and is a member of IMA Germany chairing the regional group of IMA Berlin.

She continuously supports the role of the management assistant by speaking at international events and publishing various articles in Germany and abroad focussing on Digital Transformation, Personal Branding, Strategic Networking, Mentoring, Diversity and Social Media. Diana writes her own blog The Socialista Projects and is influencing the industry with her creative initiatives such as launching the hashtag #WeAreInThisTogether.

Diana Brandl describes herself as Digital Native and has recently worked in the start-up world, where she rediscovered her role as a management assistant with 17 years of professional experience within the New Work generation. She teaches first-hand what it means to work with Millennial Managers and how important Storytelling is in sharpening a profile.

Diana has been selected as delegation leader to represent Germany in the 2018 World Administrators Summit in Frankfurt. She will be working on the future of the Admin industry with Office Professionals from all over the world.

Diana is a regular interview partner in Germany and abroad sharing her stories as an expert in Digital Transformation and Personal Branding. Her first book "Chefsache Assistenz" will be published in German end of 2018.

This will be Diana’s first time speaking at #ExecSecLIVE.

Helen Monument - A Leader? Who me?

Helen Monument inspires and encourages Assistants to be the best they can be, by sharing 30 years of experience as a management support professional. Her career has taken her through many stages, from Secretary to Office Manager and Business Support Team Leader, so she understands the profession inside out. An honorary member of International Management Assistants (IMA) Netherlands, she also served as Association Secretary, then as European Chairman. Helen has recently launched her new venture Monumental Assistance. Helen offers coaching, counselling, mentoring and training to assistants at all levels and is a stimulating, knowledgeable and entertaining conference speaker.

This will be Helen’s first time speaking at #ExecSecLIVE.

Steven Robinson - Anything is Possible

What would you do if you lost your right arm at the age of 18? Would you give up all hope or would you fight on despite the difficulties that would certainly lie ahead? Not only did Steven fight on but he made an astounding positive change proving to everyone and himself that we are all capable of overcoming obstacles and that they can become your greatest asset. The successes that followed have been largely created by Steven’s determination and incredible work ethic.

His accomplishments have been truly remarkable, his life is full of positivity and as he says “Opportunities are everywhere, don’t be held back by phantom barriers!”

Key benefits:

  • Understanding that change isn’t always bad.

  • Positive thinking.

  • Spotting opportunities.

  • Overcoming fears and “Phantom Barriers”.

  • The power of asking.

  • Building resilience

  • Achieving more than you thought possible.

This will be Steven’s first time speaking at #ExecSecLIVE.

Melissa Esquibel - Get ahead by getting in front (of the room)!

Our US audiences know and love her and will attest to her exceptional abilities as a trainer. Please meet the amazing Melissa Esquibel.

Melissa specializes in transforming those confused by technology into empowered users of their software tools. As a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) and Microsoft Office Specialist Master with more than 25 years in business application technology, Melissa has a unique ability to make learning programs enjoyable AND valuable. Whether teaching how to crunch numbers with Excel, deliver compelling presentations in PowerPoint or generate complex reports with Word, Melissa impresses clients with her knowledge and instruction style. She has enabled everyone from rocket scientists to real estate brokers to put the “productive” back in office productivity applications.

Melissa enjoys empowering the “non-geek” with technology tools. Her sense of humor and passion for her vocation makes time fly in the classroom. She has facilitated Microsoft Experience Center sessions at Microsoft locations across the US. Melissa is a contributing editor for Office Technology Today, Business Management Daily’s monthly technology newsletter and the MC and content maven for the annual Admin Pro Forum conference. You’ll also see her on the faculty at many of the largest admin conferences.

Melissa graduated summa cum laude from Strayer University with a Bachelor of Business Administration, majoring in Legal Studies.

This will be Melissa’s first time speaking at #ExecSecLIVE.

Vickie Sokol Evans - Timesaving (and jaw-dropping) tips when working with IMAGES

Literally making the audiences’ jaws drop, Vickie Sokol Evans, author of the bestselling “100 Tips” series for both PC & Mac, is one of the leading tech trainers in the world right now.

Who knew that Microsoft Office could be so fun? She's witty, sharp, pointed and knows more about how to get the most from Microsoft Office – teaching Assistants tricks to turn what usually takes hours into solutions that take minutes, by learning how to use the programs to their full potential.

Vickie is a Microsoft Certified Trainer, specializing in Microsoft, Google and Apple productivity platforms such as Microsoft Office, OneNote, SharePoint, Skype/Lync, Office 365, Google Apps, Gmail, The Cloud, and more!

Vickie has taught at every LIVE event and is our most requested return speaker, with 98% of our audiences wanting her back.

Vickie travels the globe as a sought-after international speaker delivering live Jerry Maguire-inspired keynote presentations to major brands including Microsoft, Starbucks, MasterCard, The New York Times, eBay, American Airlines, The Gates Foundation, and most notably, Bill Gates’s Admin Team. Vickie helps businesses to save time and deliver better results faster – showcasing an immediate ROI after each session.

Sarah Richson-Lualaba - Boost your career through Emotional Intelligence – half day Masterclass

Sarah Richson (MBA, MCIPD, AOEC, MIHRM) started her career as an Executive Personal Assistant but transformed her career path through her passion for people, to become one of the world's top human development thought leaders.

Her passion for developing grass root talent and unleashing hidden potential in others is the driving force in her life. She is an award-winning speaker and trainer who advocates for empowering lives of local communities with inspirational mentorship programs.

An international consultant, executive coach and organisation development expert, her career is multi-dimensional and includes years as a leadership professional trainer and HR Consultant working on European, Asian and African projects.

She is a wife and working mother of 5 and claims that her success is underpinned by having a warm supportive family. Sarah works with Assistants on topics such as emotional intelligence and personal branding, that inspire and build the Assistant as a professional and as a holistic individual.

This is Sarah’s first time speaking at LIVE in London. Her masterclasses on Emotional Intelligence in South Africa and Sydney have had some of the best feedback of any of the masterclasses we have ever done at #ExecSecLIVE.

Carol Schulte - Stand Up & Speak Out: Communicate Your Confidence and Magnify Your Presence

A highly sought-after speaker, facilitator, and executive coach, Carol has worked with audiences in the US, UK, Germany, and Canada for the better part of a decade. Her highly dynamic, interactive, and authentic approach keeps her audiences engaged and entertained, creating a learning experience that inspires action and impacts lasting change.

As the creator of Spark your GENIUS, she is on a mission to empower you to think bigger in your work and live bigger in your life. From living in Ashrams, volunteering in HIV+ orphanages, shaving her head (and raising $10,000 to boot!) and bungee jumping in her birthday suit, she walks her walk and talks her talk.

She is committed to helping individuals and organization think bigger, get out of their comfort zones, and achieve what they never thought possible.

Carol has lived, worked, volunteered, and travelled in over 30 countries (and counting!) bringing a unique and global perspective to her audiences. She holds a BFA in theatre performance, an MA in Communication, and
is a contributor of two published books, ‘One Red Lipstick’ and ‘Life Messages – Enterprising Hearts.’ When she’s not on stage or running events like axe throwing or skydiving, she’ll likely be found volunteering, training for a marathon, or discovering her next fave local coffee shop.

This is Carol’s first time speaking at #ExecSecLIVE.

Libby Moore - Tips from the Top

Libby Moore is a Certified Life Coach, speaker/storyteller, adventurer, and creative connector, who loves inspiring people to reconnect to Possibility in their life and career. Prior to this, Libby served as Chief Of Staff to Oprah Winfrey for 11 years, through the end of The Oprah Winfrey Show.

She also worked as a consulting Producer with the original team that created the Emmy award-winning, Super Soul Sunday on OWN, The Oprah Winfrey Network, Prior to her years with Oprah, Libby was an executive assistant to Jann Wenner of Wenner Media, publishers of Rolling Stone, US Weekly, and Men’s Journal. It was a position she held for four years. Before the magazine world, Libby collected great stories through two years of random-crazy-NYC-freelance jobs, all while advancing through comedy improv workshops at Gotham City Improv, and performing in the sketch comedy group, Urban Side Effects.

Before jumping into the comedy world, Libby was the personal assistant to Maury Povich, who she credits for launching her Executive Assistant career, (even though she failed typing in College). Early in her career, Libby worked on Boston’s North Shore in radio and print at WFNX Radio, The Marblehead Reporter, and WNSH Radio. She currently lives a creative and inspired life splitting her time between sweet spots in America, South Africa and Canada.

This is Libby’s first time speaking at #ExecSecLIVE in London.

Dr Veronica Cochran - Building Your Unique Leadership Capability

Passionate… captivating… inspiring… dynamic! These are just a few words used to describe Veronica Cochran. Her life’s work has been spent helping countless people realize their leadership potential in a variety of settings including corporate offices, healthcare systems, schools, universities, and churches, and the administrative profession and its professionals are no exception.

As the CEO of International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP), Veronica has a deep passion for elevating the perceived value of office and administrative professionals and looks forward to advancing the critical work surrounding this profession.

Her sincerity is tangible and her approach to leadership is refreshing and dynamic! Veronica served in a variety of managerial and executive leadership capacities within industry-leading organizations over the last 20 years, and it was during this time that she recognized that leadership development and training was often reserved for those in formal leadership roles. It was to this end that she determined that leadership was a shared responsibility and leadership development should be accessible to all.

As a leadership development expert and strategist, Veronica partners with both individuals and organizations to increase leadership capability and effectiveness. Veronica plans to utilize her personalized approach, unique leadership capability, and innovative strategies to accelerate the mission and vision of IAAP.

This is Dr Veronica's first time speaking at #ExecSecLIVE, London.

Not only will you learn from our speakers' training sessions, but we encourage you to spend time with each of our speakers over the course of the event and we encourage them to be available to our delegates. That is why we limit our numbers to 150 places.

Book your tickets now to avoid disappointment!

FULL EVENT DETAILS AT http://www.executivesecretarylive.com/london/2019/


How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Drop Matthew Want a line on mwant@executivesecretary.com

What's the refund policy?

Before paying or requesting an invoice, please be sure you have permission to attend. Once booked, even if you haven't paid yet, it counts as a booking and we don't accept cancellations.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

If you can't attend for any reason, we are happy to transfer your place to another person or to transfer your place to another of our events but we don't offer refunds and we don't accept cancellations.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes, but please advise us if you need the name on your badge changed.

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