Courtesy of Executive Secretary Magazine and an all-star lineup of admin influencers, trainers, and leaders.
On the weekend of 22 – 24 September 2017, the greatest lineup of speakers and trainers ever assembled in one place will come together to raise money to help Vickie Sokol Evans.
The profession has been shaken by the news that Vickie Sokol Evans, the world’s leading Microsoft trainer has been diagnosed with stage two breast cancer and is currently undergoing chemotherapy prior to surgery.
Topics and Presenters*
Haydee Antezana, Impression Management Specialist – First Impressions in a Distraction World.
Richard Arnott, BA, FInstAM, FITOL, author & lead trainer of ACEPA/ACEA – Project Management Basics.
Heather Baker, World Class Trainer, Bestselling Author & Creator of the Bakerwrite Speedwriting System – BakerWrite Speedwriting.
Laura Belgrado, International Trainer & EA to the President and VP, Mars Multisales – Resilience.
Diana Brandl, Senior EA, Blogger, The Socialista Projects – #WeAreInThisTogether – join your peers!
Lucy Brazier, Publisher, Executive Secretary Magazine – Lucy will be your host & moderator for the weekend. She will also present The Modern Day Assistant as a Strategic Business Partner and has conducted a number of the interviews taking place over the weekend.
Gretchen Breuner, Founder, Speaker Training System – How to Attract New Clients and Make More Money in your VA Business.
Joan Burge, Founder & CEO, Office Dynamics International – Create Your Career Portfolio.
Ayanna Castro, Founder and Chief Maven, Work your Package – Your Life, Your Story: What To Do When You Have A Story To Share.
Courtney Clark, Keynote Speaker & Accelerated Resilience Expert – Be Frustration-Proof, Tools to Manage Your Frustration.
Donna Coulling, Writer, TV Presenter, Keynote Speaker and PA to Helena Bonham Carter, Rachel Weisz and Sir Derek Jacobi – Topic TBC
Samantha Cox, Director of VIP Services, Seminole Gaming & Former Executive Assistant to Sir Richard Branson – Tips from the Top, an interview with Lucy Brazier.
Danielle De Wulf, Project Lead Group Admin, Janssen Pharmaceutical & International Speaker – How to set up a successful internal Admin Network in your company.
Shelagh Donnelly, International Speaker & Publisher of Exceptional EA – Finding Your Voice: Public Speaking and More.
Melissa Esquibel, MCT, President, MPELLC, MOS Master, Certified Excel Expert, Webinar Presenter, Content Writer – Managing Projects with Outlook and Excel.
Kemetia Foley, Coordinator, Research at American Staffing Association, Admin Renegade & International speaker – An Overview of Adobe Spark
Sue France, International Motivational Speaker for Assistants & Bestselling Author – Neuroscience: Making sense of science for powerful brain efficiency.
Sandy Geroux, International Leadership Expert – The Admin’s Guide to Leading Without Rank and Maximizing Your Value.
Donna Gilliland, Social Marketing & Microsoft Office Educator, MOSTraining – Twitter for Administrative Professionals.
Debbie Gross, CEA at Cisco Systems, International Speaker – Be A Game Changer – Mastering Your Executive’s Calendar and Their Time.
Cathy Harris, Executive PA, Author, Mentor & Coach, Facilitator and Ambassador for the secretarial profession. Internal Assistant Networks Strategist – Life Balance.
Marie Herman, CEO at MRH Enterprises – Field Codes in Microsoft Word.
Ann Hiatt, Executive Business Partner & Chief of Staff at Google – Tips from the Top, an interview with Lucy Brazier.
Dr. Corinne Hoisington, Professor at Central VA Community College, Computer Software Consultant, Keynote Event Speaker – #CuttingEdge 10 Top Apps for Admin Productivity.
Amanda Johnson, Virtual Assistant Coach, Trainer & Mentor. Voted Best VA Training Provider 2016 – The Highs and Lows of the VA Industry.
Florence Katono, Principal Administrative Assistant at Bank of Uganda, Winner of Pitman’s PA of the Year 2015, International Speaker – Topic TBC.
Susan Leahy MA CSP, International Keynote Speaker, Group to Team – Roberts Rules Made Simple.
Tae Lee, Founder at TRAVO – Audacious Travel Planning Tips, an interview with Debbi Shaffer.
Eth Lloyd, International Speaker and World Authority on the Administrative Profession – Eth will be taking part in two sessions; An Introduction to World Summit – an interview with AAPNZ President, Alison McKessar & Living with Breast Cancer – a conversation with Lucy Brazier & Debbi Shaffer.
Reggie Love, FormerPersonal Aide & Body Man to Barack Obama – Tips from the Top, an interview with Lucy Brazier.
Bonnie Low-Kramen, CEO, Be the Ultimate Assistant, “Assistant Whisperer”, Bestselling Author & International Speaker – Bonnie will be taking part in two sessions; Why Women Need to Help Other Women Succeed & An Interview with Vickie Sokol Evans.
Marion Lowrence, Director The PA Hub, International Speaker, PA Mentor – Event Planning for Assistants – Panic to Perfect.
Else-Britt Lundgren, Executive Assistant & Office Manager at Eli Lilly & Executive Chairman, IMA – International Management Assistants – Successful Networking – how to take care of other people’s power, experiences and energy.
Andrea Macarie, Award-winning Senior EA to the CEO of Telefonica Alpha, International Speaker & a facilitator of Oxford Leadership’s “Leading Self” program – The Game-Changing EA.
Jennifer Magana,Certified Professional Life Coach – Topic TBC
Neil Malek, Microsoft, Adobe, Google, and other Software Training – File Triage: Working smarter, not harder in Word, Excel and Powerpoint.
Anel Martin, International Speaker, Writer, Workshop Facilitator, Storyteller, Time Mngt Coach, Director Isipho Admin – The Connection Economy and What it Means for Us.
Helen Monument, Office Manager & PA at Shell Aircraft International, Mentor, International Conference Speaker & Former European Chairman, EUMA – Have a meeting with GRETA (Group Results through Effective Team Action).
Libby Moore, Private Coach, International Speaker & former Chief of Staff to Oprah Winfrey – Tips from the Top, an interview with Lucy Brazier.
Lisa Olsen, Co-Owner, Admin to Admin, Executive Coordinator Dignity Health, International Speaker, Professional Development Trainer – The Agile Assistant: Emotional Resiliency in the Changing Workplace.
Sherry Parsons, Senior Executive Assistant Administrative Business Partner, Speaker & Master Instructor – Balancing Work & Life In a 24/7 World.
Julie Perrine, Founder & CEO, All Things Admin, Administrative Expert, International Speaker & Trainer, Procedures Pro – Standout and Get Noticed With a Digital Portfolio.
Gill Quirk, Senior Government EA, International Speaker & Co-Founder SW1 PA Network – The Very Real Benefits of having a Professional Network for You and Your Organisation (presented with Catherine Williamson).
Rhonda Scharf, Professional Speaker, Trainer & Consultant who will get you and your company ON THE RIGHT TRACK! – From Admin to VA.
Julia Schmidt, C-Suite Executive Assistant at Basefarm, Speaker, Chairman at IMA Norway & Writer – Creating your Wellbeing Movement in your Workplace.
Tammy Schroppel, Threat Assessment Practitioner, Safety/Privacy Consultant, and Private Investigator – Dealing with Inappropriate Communications.
Laura Schwartz, Former Director of Events at the White House,Professional Speaker, Author of Eat, Drink & Succeed and Television Personality – Topic TBC.
Chrissy Scivicque, Career Coach, Professional Speaker & Trainer – Build Your Professional Development Plan: A Roadmap to Achieving Your Goals.
Dr Monica Seeley, International Expert & Best-Selling Author on Email Best Practice – Taking Control of Your Inbox.
Debbi Shaffer, The Audacious Admin, Award Winning Executive Assistant, International Speaker – Debbi will be taking part in two sessions; Audacious Travel Planning Tips, an interview with Tae Lee & Living with Breast Cancer – a conversation with Lucy Brazier & Eth Lloyd.
Chantal Sneijkers, Senior Management Support SBS Belgium & Executive Vice-Chairman, IMA – International Management Assistants – The Bridge To Growth – Assistants lead yourself!
Lindsay Taylor, Director at Your Excellency Limited, Author & PA Trainer – The Power of Three.
RoseMarie Terenzio, Former Executive Assistant to JFK Jr, Director, Kivvit, Founder, RMT PR Management. NY Times bestselling author, Fairy Tale Interrupted – Tips from the Top, an interview with Lucy Brazier.
Doug Thomas, Created and appeared in over 250 videos at Office.com. Wrote, shot, and edited Office Casual, a personality-driven series of 2-3 minutes videos showing you simple way s to get the most out of Microsoft Office, devices, and online services. Created the curriculum and led the Office 15-Minute Webinar series, a live, weekly webinar to learn more about Office – Being Creative Like a Cow.
Peggy Vasquez, Author, International Motivational Speaker, Trainer, Coach and Chief Executive Assistant, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory – Developing your Inner Circle.
Teri Wells, International Speaker, Trainer & Workshop Facilitator and Award winning Executive PA for Redefine – Topic TBC.
Catherine Williamson, Executive Assistant to the Bishop of Ebbsfleet, one of the three Provincial Episcopal Visitors in the Church of England & Co-Founder SW1 PA Network – The Very Real Benefits of having a Professional Network for You and Your Organisation (presented with Gill Quirk).
and of course Vickie Sokol Evans herself. Vickie will be taking part in two sessions. One will be a technology session – Topic TBC & the other will be a very personal interview with her partner in crime, Bonnie Low-Kramen.
Oher Ways to Help Share details about this webathon everywhere that you can: via email, social media, newsletters, word of mouth etc. Every additional person that attends will make a difference! And they will learn plenty too!