For decades Assistants have allowed others to assign an arbitrary value of our worth to the company based on antiquated notions, uneducated assumptions and Hollywood's inaccurate portrayals. Over time we've lost our collective voice and have allowed the role to be ridiculed, diminished and treated as a minor support function vs. the critical component to our exec's and the company's success. I believe that aggregate lack of confidence has led to some rather lackluster work, attitudes based in servitude, and a passive approach to the role. Now, more than ever, we have the opportunity to step up and forge new partnerships with our execs, take on projects with tangible value to the company, and command the respect of our execs and teams in a whole, new way.
As a 25-year veteran in this role, I've witnessed this shift in the perception of the role, evidenced by a few mavericks in the community, like me, who have broken with tradition and forced our way into the Boardroom. As a result, we've begun to change the perception of the role and make tremendous strides in redefining recruiting practices, promoting the importance of continuing education, and boldly demanding that compensation be based on contribution vs. some arbitrary number that woefully undercompensates for the all-in-one requirements of the role.
To be successful in "the new game" of being a top Assistant requires strategy. Simple as that. Gone are the days of waiting for your exec to recognize your contribution and award you accordingly. This is a brand-based role that requires you to operate as a service provider to a demanding but fair client. To truly be successful in today's game you must approach the role as a CEO and peer to the execs you support vs. "the help." This requires you develop a similar business acumen, learn your client and the business in finite detail, produce at a much higher level and efficiency than in years past, and be able to speak the same language in the same Boardroom your execs and teams inhabit. That requires strategy, relentless preparation, and unflagging confidence. And that's what I teach.
I build winners. People who don't simply play the game, they crush it! It's not easy work. And I'm a pretty tough coach. But once you get clear on what you want, build the correct mindset and routines, turbo power your skills set and commit to the process, the results come quickly. As your production increases your respect level in the C-suite and compensation follow suit.
If you know, without a doubt, that you're ready to leap to the next level, then you're ready for me. And I am ready to show you how to line-jump the bullshit and learn the skills and strategies you'll need to command the respect, attention and compensation you deserve.
MEGA Assistant University, is a complete departure from how top producing Assistants were trained for decades. Within small, curated groups of top Executive and Personal Assistant applicants from around the world I assess current skill level and passion for the role. We convene at a table of our peers, share best practices and incite deep, thoughtful conversations that allow everyone to participate at a level that's unfamiliar, but liberating. Together we learn a ton from Assistants across the spectrum, share successful strategies, tips and tricks, and THE TRUTH about what it now takes to advance to the very top of the profession. My added strategies and coaching a new, unabashedly entrepreneurial approach provides Assistants with an aspirational set of goals to help create their very own brand and operate from a place of power and culpability vs. servitude and "top-down" task accumulation. By the end of the day you will have learned more than you thought possible in 8 hours, created some new connections, and developed an action plan to get you where you want to be in the shortest time possible. By graduating from MEGA U you join a tight community of MEGA Assistant alums who represent the new, gold standard of Assistants in the industry.
Sessions are intense. We laugh. A lot. Sometimes tears are shed. But Assistants leave with a renewed sense of purpose, heightened energy and focus, a completely new attitude and approach to the role, and armed with the tools and a game plan that yields immediate results.
Class size is limited to 14-16 participants (with some exceptions).
Registration fee is $300 per student ($350 USD outside the US) for a full-day session. Each session starts promptly at 9am and ends at 5pm. Onsite sessions at companies for administrative teams are available upon request.
*MEGA Assistant University is considered Continuing Education by most companies and is often reimbursed via the employers' Continuing Education budget. All registrants will be provided with requisite paperwork to forward for reimbursement.