CAREER & CONFIDENCE BOOSTING
Developing Aspiring Linchpin Assistants Just Like You!
Transforming EAs, PAs, Administrative Assistants and Business Support Professionals into Empowered, Strategic and Effective Linchpin Assistants Who Drive Outcomes For Their Business And Thrive In Their Life.
Are You Ready To BecomeThe Linchpin Assistant You Know You Have The Potential To Be?
The definition of an Linchpin Assistant is...
Linchpin: a person or thing that holds something together: the most important part of a complex situation or system.
A Linchpin is the one person who brings it all together,and makes a difference.
Forward thinking organisations realise and prioritise the need to educate, empower and support creative thinkers, connectors and resourceful 'artists' in key EA, PA, Business Support and Administrative Professional roles.
The Linchpin is the key support player, the person that is hard to live without!
"If the purple cow is a product worth talking about, then the indispensable employee called a Linchpin is a person worth finding and keeping." - Seth Godin
One-to-one outcomes-based assistant coaching based on my E.F.F.E.C.T.I.V.E. Methodology® that enhances your skills and boosts your confidence so you can support your leader and your organisation more effectively.
Training purposefully designed to take you from being functionally effective to strategically capable and highly competent. You'll have the skills and the confidence you need to perform at your best.
Motivate your team and build their confidence with powerful insights and practical tools to help them stand out, and become more than just an assistant.
Propel yourself into the Linchpin zone and thrive in your career and your life.
Do you want to contribute more but lack the confidence or skills? Do you want to go from feeling invisible to being assertive and capable?
Working as an Executive Assistant wasn't the 'all care, no responsibility' job that I thought it was going to be. I used all the skills and interpersonal abilities that I'd spent my entire working life building. I wasn't prepared for the complex nature of this role, but you can be.
As an experienced (and qualified) coach and trainer, I help executive and administrative assistants transform their mindset and find confidence. I'm all about helping you build the capabilities you need to achieve the career of your dreams.
But I haven't always been an EA. I've also had a successful career in blue-chip sales and marketing. And I'm committed to using my experience and knowledge to help you become more than just an assistant.
Assistant Training and DevelopmentThat Makes You Feel:
Feel in control, valued and trusted to make the right decisions.
Be your best and have the confidence to influence and lead those around you.
Know that your contribution is critical to the success of your manager and your organisation.
Be more perceptive, proactive and better aligned with the needs of your manager.
Take action and take control of your career goals.
Be more productive, feel more creative and be happier at work.
Down-to-earth, generous and ready to shine a light on your executive assistant career
Hi there, I'm Liz, and I'm the face and expert behind The Linchpin Assistant.
An early-career administration role gave me first-hand experience in the complexity and growing demands of Professional Support roles. The effective models, frameworks and methodologies I developed to survive and thrive as a valued contributor went on to support my 25-year award-winning career in Corporate Sales in the technology sector.
Then in 2013, I was diagnosed with breast cancer and my life and career as I knew it came to a grinding halt. With the courage and support from my husband, our three beautiful daughters, family, and friends, I faced the fight of my life.
Recovering from invasive treatment, I came full circle, taking up an Executive Assistant/Personal Assistant role for a dynamic global business leader. He saw that although I didn't have the traditional Executive Assistant background, I had the frameworks, model, commercial, and business acumen to become a trusted partner and safe pair of hands.
As a self-motivated learner, I turned to podcasts as a resource and found nothing that looked at leadership and strategic thinking through the lens of an Executive Assistant, so I decided to start my own. My podcast Assist with Impact (previously Being Indispensable) was born. Now with over 250k downloads, it's supporting Executive Assistants, Personal Assistants, Business Support and Admin Professionals around the globe.
I can't wait to get to know you and help shine a light on your valuable contribution.
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Liz works with executive and administrative assistants to equip them with the skills and confidence they need to influence more effectively and to demonstrate the leadership and interpersonal skills to make them a linchpin to their manager and organisation.