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Feb 19

Winner of CEO Magazine’s 2018 Executive Assistant of the Year reflects on her journey as an EA

Author:Ash Natesh

As your role as  executive or personal assistant evolves, it’s essential to take control of your professional development and understand how you can move beyond efficiently performing your core duties and create additional value for your employer. The team at Criterion Conferences spoke to Kathryn Moir, EA to the Chief Executive, Australian Red Cross Blood … Continue reading Winner of CEO Magazine’s 2018 Executive Assistant of the Year reflects on her journey as an EA

05
Feb 19

Insights from the winner of the Up & Coming PA of the year 2018, Executive PA awards

Author:Ash Natesh

    We spoke to Natalie Kennefick the winner of the Up & Coming PA of the Year 2018 at the Executive PA Awards. Natalie is the EA to the Head of Mass Market Retail Channels and Acting Head of Regional Sales & Execution at Optus. We asked Natalie for her insights on being an … Continue reading Insights from the winner of the Up & Coming PA of the year 2018, Executive PA awards

13
Aug 15

Communication Styles: Which Fruit Are You?

“…you can control your own behaviour, and how you work, motivate and influence others. Because when you commit to it, and you get it right, there’s less stress and greater productivity.” – Lynne Schinella, RIPE Personality Profiling Consultant So what are fruit are you? Yes this is a bizarre question but if you do a quick … Continue reading Communication Styles: Which Fruit Are You?

17
Feb 15

Turia Pitt to speak at EA & PA Convention

 The following words were used in Women’s Weekly to describe this amazing lady:  “bold and beautiful”, “inspired” and “profound”. Turia Pitt is an inspiration to us all. She has been named Cosmopolitan’s “Woman of the Year” for 2013, short-listed for this years “Young Australian of the Year” and the winner of the recent NSW “Woman … Continue reading Turia Pitt to speak at EA & PA Convention

10
Feb 15

The Executive Assistant’s Guide to Saying No

Working late? Missed a personal appointment? The CEO has just dumped another stack of files on your desk? Going above and beyond is the unwritten but undeniable foundation of an Executive or Personal Assistant’s job description. The unexpected, the near-impossible and the outright outrageous are all to be anticipated and planned for on a daily … Continue reading The Executive Assistant’s Guide to Saying No

02
Feb 15

3 lessons assistants can learn from the tennis pro’s

I’m sure I can speak on behalf of all office workers when I say the Australian Open has been all the chat when making a morning coffee – Did you see Serena is still undefeated? Wow, Djokovic won in straight sets? Yes, I loved that new tennis dress! I have been both a participant in … Continue reading 3 lessons assistants can learn from the tennis pro’s

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Nov 14

Why Australia’s assistants are an organisation’s best kept secret

 At Criterion, we acknowledge and celebrate the forever evolving role of the Australian Personal and Executive Assistant because long story short – these roles have gone far beyond the typical requirement of a secretary or receptionist. No, I’m not referring to making coffee for the boss and picking up the dry cleaning. Executive Assistants are … Continue reading Why Australia’s assistants are an organisation’s best kept secret

21
Nov 14

Gail Kelly’s 7 Life Lessons

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Marked as one of Australia’s most successful CEO’s, Gail Kelly Chief Executive of Westpac  announced last week that she will be stepping down from her role early next year. Having led the bank since 2008, she will be replaced by Westpac’s Australian financial services chief executive, Brian Hartzer. In her powerful role of leading the … Continue reading Gail Kelly’s 7 Life Lessons