Executive Secretary LIVE, (Conference), London, UK

Executive Secretary LIVE, London celebrates its fifth birthday with an incredible line-up of the world’s top trainers for Assistants, handpicked for their exceptional content and delivery.


    Featuring fourteen of the most inspiring and internationally renowned trainers for Assistants in the world.

    Executive Secretary LIVE is also presented in JohannesburgAuckland and Washington, D.C. in 2017. Click on the country to access the event page.


    *Price includes two half day Masterclasses, a full day conference and our Gala Dinner Celebration.



    Executive Secretary LIVE will give you a unique opportunity to learn from the best. You will discover proven timesaving techniques that will free up your time to make you more productive. You will implement effective strategies to align your role and the business’s needs in ways that will reduce costs and improve performance.

    The content of this event directly supports making smarter use of your resources (people, process & technology) to deliver higher quality service. It is extremely good value for the level of intensive education. Over the two days, you will have access to:

    Two half day Masterclasses. The first – Be Empowered. Embrace Influence has been collaboratively designed to Empower YOU to powerfully lead from behind. This session we will help you to fully embrace your sphere of influence by identifying your unique strengths and weaknesses, understanding the true power of collaboration, and mastering your mindset. This session will re-invigorate, re-inspire and re-empower the leader that is YOU!

    In the second – The Power of Using a Skills Portfolio, Sandy Geroux will share the tools, templates and knowledge you need to create an effective physical or electronic Skills Portfolio, how to use it to advance your career or create a new position for yourself. In this workshop, attendees will begin creating the elements for their own Skills Portfolio before the program ends!

    A keynote presentation from Al-Husein N. Madhany – award-winning Executive Assistant to the Chief Information Officer at Facebook, and one of the most influential and eloquent Assistants on the planet. A world class Inspirational & life-changing session from speaker, survivor & optimist, Courtney Clark on Resilience. A practical introduction to minute taking from one of the top trainers and authors in the world on the subject. Two exceptional technology presentations from Vickie Sokol Evans and Corinne Hoisington.


    Why Attend Executive Secretary LIVE?

    • We know your role is to make the person you look after as effective as they can possibly be.
    • We know your workload is huge and you want to know how to be more efficient and productive.
    • We know that since the recession, you have taken on many of the middle management tasks but have never had training in how to do them properly.
    • We know that you are in a unique position in your company as the “go to” person who solves all problems.
    • We know that you are becoming more of a “strategic business partner” than the stereotypical Assistant and that your businesses need you to increase your business knowledge.

    That is why we have put this unique programme together for you. No other programme combines real business solutions that you will take back to the office and implement immediately to improve your systems and productivity, the best tips & tricks that you will ever receive on how to use Microsoft Office products most effectively and a huge dose of inspiration that will reconnect you with your role and what can be achieved for you and your business as a world class Assistant.



    Featuring fourteen of the most inspiring and internationally renowned trainers for Assistants in the world.




    Benefits of Attending:

    • Fourteen world-class speakers are flying in not just to motivate and inspire you, but to provide essential training that will boost your knowledge, skills and productivity.
    • Executive Secretary LIVE is two days filled with a packed conference agenda, an innovative practical training day and great networking opportunities.
    • As a delegates will leave the event with a plethora of practical tips, as well as immediately actionable ideas to increase productivity and impress. But above all, we want to inspire you to go back to your businesses and use what you have learned to add new dimensions to your role. We hope you will agree that we have put together a programme that is a mixture of both the inspirational and practical.



    Get connected and join an elite network of senior Assistants from all over the globe.

    The audience that attends this event is unique. Averaging over 3,500 years’ experience in the room and delegates traveling from 24 different countries, from as far afield as New Zealand, USA, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Russia and from every corner of Europe and the UK to take part.

    Please note that for those that want to take part, and spend quality time in London, we organise tours and networking events from Wednesday evening, so you may want to take that into account when booking flights.



    Day 1: Training

    09:00 – 12:30

    Masterclass – The Power of Using a Skills Portfolio – Sandy Geroux

    12:30 – 13:30


    13:30 – 17:00

    Take Control. Embrace Influence.- Debbi Shaffer, Anita Maginniss, CAP-OM, Susan Leahy MA CSP


    Day 2: Conference

    08:00 – 09:00

    Breakfast with Be the Ultimate Assistant

    09:00 – 09:15

    Lucy Brazier opening address

    09:15 – 10:05

    Developing Your Inner Circle – Peggy Vasquez

    10:05 – 10:55

    An Introduction to Minute Taking – Heather Baker

    10:55 – 11.25

    Morning networking break

    11:25 – 12:15

    The Future of Technology for Admins – Virtual Reality in Business – Corrine Hoisington

    12:15 – 13:10

    Timesaving (and jaw-dropping) productivity tips using Outlook – Vickie Sokol Evans

    13:10 – 14:00


    14:00 – 14:40

    Tips from the Top – Marlize Schneider

    14:40 – 15:30

    Multiple Manager Manifesto (what to look out for and how to deal with the challenges of working for more than one Executive) – Teri Wells

    15:30 – 16:00

    Afternoon networking break

    16:00 – 16:50

    Detour: Winning When Life Doesn’t Go According to Plan – Courtney Clark

    1650: 17:45

    KEYNOTE: Al-Husein N. Madhany



    Executive Secretary LIVE will be held at the Grange Tower Bridge Hotel

    The Grange Tower Bridge is a 5-Star hotel, situated close to the Tower of London and Tower Bridge in London’s historic core.

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