The EA PA for Professional Service Firms conference will bring together EAs and PAs from the professional service industry, to share experiences, and learn strategies to upskill, build networks, align goals with visions and how to become a strategic partner to their executives. The conference will explore success stories from top EAs and PAs in the industry on how they leverage time management and communication strategies to be the best EA PA they can be, and how to step up to advance their careers.
Organisational benefits of attending
- Better support business goals by understanding how to play a more strategic role in your organisation
- Takeaway time management & prioritisation tools to enhance productivity & performance
- Learn strategies & explore new technologies to better adapt to agile working environments
- Expand your communication skills to manage conflict, enhance confidence & effectiveness
- Takeaway tools & techniques to share with EAs across your organisation to maximise your attendance
- 95% would recommend this conference to their industry peers
- 93% referred to the event as an excellent platform to address challenges & create viable strategies
- 90% appreciated the many networking opportunities
EAs, PAs, EOs & Office Managers from professional service firms including, but not limited to:
- Financial Service
- Urban Planning & Design
- Research & Evaluation
Jan Jones, Author of ‘The CEO’s Secret Weapon’ & Former EA to Tony Robbins will be joining us as an international keynote.
See what she has to say about her experience as Tony's Robbins EA and what she will present about at the upcoming conference.
Attend to learn:
- Play a strategic role in your organisation to help support & achieve business goals
- Cultivate professional networks & relationships
- Build skills & develop your career path through mentorship
- Explore the changing role of the EA PA
- Develop critical skill sets to put yourself forward as a high performing EA PA
- Focus on health & wellbeing for holistic job satisfaction
Former EA to Tony Robbins
Jan Jones was bringing disruptive innovation to the executive assistant role long before the term came into use.
With 20 years of proven worldwide expertise, honed on a daily basis in the international halls of business, Jan raised the role of executive assistant to an art form through her mastery of what she calls “The Tangible and Intangible Characteristics” of an exceptional executive assistant, which she lays out in her highly-acclaimed book, “The CEO’s Secret Weapon How Great Leaders and Their Assistants Maximize Productivity and Effectiveness”. The book debuted at #1 on Amazon in the Office Management category.
Jan is president of Jan Jones Worldwide, a bespoke speakers bureau which evolved from her industry experience as executive assistant to Tony Robbins, the world’s leading business/life strategist and bestselling author. Jan spent ten years as exclusive representative for Michael Gerber, the world’s #1 small business guru and entrepreneurial visionary, who authored the mega business bestseller “The E-Myth Revisited”.
A fearless original thinker and iconoclast, Jan Jones is a passionate advocate for the key role a high- performing executive assistant plays in the business world. Jan champions the EA profession’s integrity through her frank commentary, writing, speaking and consulting. Jan thrives on interacting with executives and assistants, helping them to envision how their partnership can prosper when the full complement of the assistant’s talents and skills are utilized to enhance the executive’s productivity and effectiveness.
Melanie is an Executive Assistant with Allens, bringing organisational value through 20+ years of broad professional and specific C-suite executive managerial experience. She is a trusted advisor, mentor and conduit between the executive and business units and coordinates administrative and executive support to the Allens Board.
In addition to her EA responsibilities, she is also the Co-National Travel Coordinator responsible for key account management, facilitation of firm travel policy and hotel, airline and travel management company RFP’s and subsequent change management and implementation.
Prior to a career as an Executive Assistant, Melanie held several managerial, office administration and client facing roles across multiple industries including e-commerce, real estate, marketing, finance and hospitality.
On a personal note, Melanie loves spending time with her family, especially her 4 year old son and is a passionate foodie.
A forward thinking, proactive Executive Assistant delivering high impact results, Chantelle has over 15 years as an administrator and specialises in C-Suite’s, Office Management and excellent customer service. Chantelle has experience in corporate, construction and not-for-profit sectors and has supported everyone from Managing Partners & Partners, CFO’s, General Counsel, Business Development Manager, Corporate Services and Customer Service Executives. She loves technology, can make the cutest crochet animals and loves it when people get to the point.
Enisa (Nis) is a high performing & driven Executive Assistant with with over 10 years’ experience working in both the financial services and public sectors. She is passionate about her role & career as an EA, and believes a successful EA-Executive relationship is that of a business partner and not “just an assistant”, as we undertake responsibilities outside the realm of the typical EA duties and are often a sounding-board & confidante to the many decisions our executives make.
Nis has been with her current executive for over 5 years and has moved with her through role changes & promotions internally, taking her to C-suite level at an ASX listed company 3 years ago. Nis believes being an assistant is a dynamic and fulfilling career and that the role of admin professionals has evolved greatly over the last decade or two, now with a much greater scope of opportunities and responsibilities.
Her passion for the role & development of assistants has led her to becoming a member of the AMP PA Committee for the past 4 years, and more recently co-founded Sassy Assistants in 2017,
with the purpose of creating a community network for assistants to empower, motivate & connect with each other through personal & professional development and social events. Her mission is to empower as many Assistants as possible and educate others about the value that EA’s bring to their managers and companies.
With proven experience in executive level support, stakeholder management, communication, event planning, budgeting & reporting, she is excited about broadening the scope of her role as an EA and providing value to her Executive and across the business. Her passion for the role & development of assistants has led her to empower other Assistants, and educate others about the value that assistants bring to their executives and businesses.
What People Are Saying
“What an awesome conference! I was able to meet other wonderful people in the same role as me. The event allowed me to expend my connections and reflect on my career and role as an EA. Highly recommend the conference to any EA whether just starting out or a seasoned professional.”EA to Managing Partner, PwC
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Endorsers & Media Partners
The EA Circle, gives the opportunity for Executive Assistant’s to come together in a confidential forum to share a wealth of insights, knowledge and experience, learning and growing from each other for their personal, professional and organisational success.
Each EA Circle, is a small group of carefully selected members, who meet to discuss issues, challenges, explore thought provoking topics further developing their strategic thinking, as well as staying up to date on the latest issues that affect their profession and industry.
Each Circle meets for a half-day six times a year, with members selected from a diverse range of companies from similar sizes and standings. The meetings are guided by a chairperson selected for their particular experience and ability to motivate, inspire and lead, who sets the agenda and sources expert speakers based on identified priorities established by the groups themselves.