It is a dream for every C-Suite Executive to have an exceptional assistant who can be strategic in their thinking. Rather than having a mere secretary who can answer phones and do the expense reports, today’s Executives look for an assistant who can connect the dots and connect the people.
Today’s Assistant is an extension of their Executive. The 11th Global Executive Assistant Summit creates a knowledge platform for Assistants across the globe to accelerate their skills and learn from the best Executive Coaches, thought leaders, and iconic assistants.
Expand your knowledge on June 8th and 9th, 2023, at the 11th Global Executive Assistant’s Summit in DubaiRead more
After delivering 10 successful editions, this congress will focus on addressing the paradigm shift of the new-age assistants and their rise as strategic contributors.
With 15-plus global speakers, delegates will experience a power-packed agenda consisting of knowledge-enhancement sessions, panel discussions, skill development activities, and engaging workshops that will dramatically boost their professional journey.
This is a unique opportunity to learn insights from talented minds and exemplary assistants and engage with them in a solution-oriented environment.
We recommend this conference for aspiring assistants as well as working assistants who are determined to reach their professional goals.
Executive support professionals including:
RPM Group of Companies
Madeleine Westerhout, an eminent savant in her field, currently holds the esteemed position of Chief of Staff at the renowned American Global Strategies LLC. Within the tapestry of her career, she graced the Trump Administration, first as Special Assistant and Executive Assistant to the President of the United States, shouldering the mantle of the President's paramount custodian. As the sentinel of power, she deftly managed the President's communications, choreographed the ebb and flow of his schedule, and harmonised the symphony of the Oval Office. Ascending to even loftier heights, she was crowned as Special Assistant to the President and Director of Oval Office Operations, becoming the conduit between the realms of the Oval Office, the West Wing offices, Cabinet Secretaries, Members of Congress, the President's re-election Campaign, the national party committee, and an array of esteemed stakeholders. Moreover, she wielded the rare privilege of orchestrating the President and the First Lady's transformative sojourns abroad.
After her departure from the White House, she penned the seminal work "Off the Record," a memoir delving into the depths of her tenure in the Administration. This magnum opus garnered fervent endorsements from senior members of the Administration, including the venerable President Trump himself. In the lead-up to the momentous 2020 election, she graced the realms of opinion editorials, adorning the pages of prestigious publications, and graced the airwaves of television and radio, offering profound insights into the enigmatic life within the White House.
Her journey commenced amidst the grandeur of the Republican National Committee, where she served both the Finance Director and Chief of Staff, deftly weaving intricate connections with prominent benefactors, revered Members of Congress, and the pantheon of primary presidential contenders during the seminal 2016 election cycle.
Originating from the radiant realms of Orange County, California, her intellectual prowess is further enhanced by her possession of a Bachelor of Science in Political Science, bestowed upon her by the venerable College of Charleston in South Carolina. She stands as a luminary within her field, embracing membership in esteemed associations such as the Chief of Staff Association and the illustrious Chief of Staff Network.
Sabine Karunanithy has a bachelor’s degree in international business and management, a master’s degree in human resource management and she completed a master’s program for change management and business coaching. Furthermore, she completed NLP training and emotional intelligence certifications.
Sabine has 11 years of experience working in the field of human resources. She was based in Gibraltar and Berlin, with studies in South Korea and China. Her focus areas are organisational structures in the early stages and the development of leadership and staff. She is a business coach and a Master NLP Practitioner.
Sabine built up HR processes and structures in four startups in Berlin. Starting from scratch, she shaped all relevant HR processes, policies, and internal communication guidelines.
Sabine led teams across countries up to sizes of 20 people. Throughout her career, she worked closely with C-Level members, founders, and other senior management, and she was a member of the management team in each company.
Now with TransformHCM, Sabine specialises in team structuring, internal communications, and development programs.
Faten Kalloub is a seasoned HR professional with over 17 years of experience, spanning various industries such as Engineering Consultancy, Hospitality, Real Estate, Investment, FMCG, Constructions, Architecture, and Higher Education. She holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration and Human Resources Management from a prestigious university in Dubai, and her practical experience equips her with expertise in HR operations, strategic development, organizational partnership, performance management, diversity and inclusion, employee engagement, and more. Faten's dedication to HR excellence has earned her recognition, including the Best HR Director Award in the Middle East, and she is a sought-after panelist and speaker at industry summits.
Jude Barak is the founder of Excel Leader and co-founder of NonDataPeeps.com. For almost a decade, Jude has worked with C-levels and entrepreneurs in creating businesses and data-based presentations.
She uses her skills in business data analysis, her expertise in presentation design, and her passion to find insights into complex data. She especially likes to teach and speak in front of “data people” that need to present to “non-data people” – and vice versa.
"As an expert with broad experience in data collection and analysis, I understand that presenting data is like the art of mosaic, a kind of story that the viewer must decipher and understand quickly. Summarizing and Big Data seem to be opposites. How is it possible to present so much in such a short slide? Finding the best answer to this question is what I like to do, and presenting the outcome is my passion." - Jude Barak
Shaimaa Shaltoot has been in the NLP coaching field since 2018 and has coached so many clients with different issues. She has helped people suffering from social anxiety, phobias, negative sexual habits, relationship issues, bulimia, low self-esteem, childhood traumas, hash smoking habit, marriage challenges, parents' challenges with teenagers, and other problems. She loves to help and guide people who really want to develop themselves, get clarity about what they want, overcome any conflict in their lives, get rid of negative emotions attached to old memories that aren’t serving them, and improve their lives in different areas; personal, professional, relationship and spiritual.
In her coaching sessions, she uses NLP techniques that guarantee fast and effective results for her precious clients, which impresses them. With her clients, she starts the session with questions that allow the clients to think more deeply and help him/her identify the real problem and maybe see things from a different angle. After identifying the problem, they work on it together with a commitment from both sides, find the root cause of the problem, and solve it after solving the root cause, setting SMART goals, if needed, and follow-ups. Shaimaa is so passionate about her job as helping people to develop, overcome life problems or lifetime burdens, and live a happy and healthy life is her ultimate fulfillment.
Nancy Zakharia has held various HR roles in government and multinational organisations at a regional and global level. She has extensive international experience working across many geographies and cultures in the capacity of a coach and HR professional creating, owning, and implementing strategies for employee engagement, diversity and inclusion, leadership development, competency design, and other HR and talent and organisational development practices. This gives her the breadth and depth of understanding business challenges across the globe, and helps her to easily build rapport with stakeholders at all levels to provide the right business solutions.
With her coaching hat on, Nancy helps individuals deepen their self-awareness, understand the impact of their behaviours, and makes deliberate choices about opportunities on which to focus. She strives to make coaching and teamwork an enjoyable process of discovery, commitment, and tangible change. Nancy is a holder of a Masters’s degree in Business Administration from the American University of Sharjah (AUS) and a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the Lebanese American University (LAU).
She is a lifelong learner who has pursued several certifications throughout her career and is currently a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) from ICF, Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC), Certified Positive Intelligence Coach, Certified Strengths Coach, Certified People Acuity Guide, Professional Certified Coach for Innovators, a holder of SPHRi Certification from HRCI, and SHRM-SCP from SHRM.
She is an organisation and relationship systems coach and conversational intelligence enhanced practitioner. Nancy is certified in a variety of psychometric assessment tools that she uses as needed to support leadership development within organisations and to facilitate individual and team coaching sessions.
Sally Alsweilem is an ICF-certified professional coach and Neuro-Linguistic Programming practitioner, with more than 17 years of experience in the field of HR and IT, working in different industries including oil and gas, EPC, and telecommunication. Sally has solid experience and strong knowledge as a Strategic HR Business Partner and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion lead in a business-driven operational and multinational corporate environment. She's an expert in talent review, succession planning, and conducting training sessions.
Sally has a bachelor's degree in Management Information Systems from Sharjah University and a master's degree in Strategic Human Resources Management from the University of Wollongong.
Soha, a distinguished corporate coach, trainer, author, and founder of Forward Training and
Consulting, has dedicated over a decade to the realm of human resources management. Specialising in Emotional Intelligence, resilience, and leadership training, she has etched a unique imprint in her industry.
A certified professional from the Chartered Institute of Personal Development (CIPD), Soha brings with her a Master’s degree in Human Resource Management and Training. Her academic achievements are complemented by an array of certifications, including the Certified Human Resources Management Professional (CHRMP), Diversity & Inclusion, Advanced Practice in Positive Psychology, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Team Coaching, and Lego Serious Play facilitation. Her deep proficiency in various psychometric assessments equips her to understand and coach individuals and teams in diverse settings effectively.
An award-winning force in her field, Soha also contributes her expertise to numerous industry board committees and serves as a judge for international awards. Her mission lies in empowering organizations and their people to reach their full potential, nurturing a resilient and driven workforce ready for the future of work. Her approach, centred around the skills and competencies needed in tomorrow’s professional landscape, cements her reputation as an expert in crafting resilient individuals and teams prepared to surmount life’s challenges. Soha’s multifaceted career, as a coach, trainer, author, and industry leader, reflects her unwavering commitment to the personal and professional development of individuals and organizations alike.
Barbara Stickland MSc, MCIPD, ACC, is a highly accomplished coach, mentor, and facilitator who specialises in helping specialists and managers become confident leaders and high performers. With over 15 years of experience in human resources across a variety of multinational organisations, Barbara has gained a deep understanding of the importance of great leadership. Throughout her career, she has seen first-hand how a single great leader can have a tremendous impact, regardless of whether they are a line manager of a small team or the CEO of an organisation.
Her coaching brings together her extensive experience of supporting clients at all stages of their careers on their journey to outstanding performance and leadership growth. She incorporates the latest trends in neuroscience, positive psychology, and a somatic approach to her coaching, and her approach is designed to help clients achieve their full potential while maintaining balance and well-being. Barbara is an accredited member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (MCIPD), an International Coach Federation (ICF) certified coach, as well as a complete user of multiple psychometric tools. Through her work at Coachieved LLC, Barbara is dedicated to helping leaders and teams reach their full potential, achieve their goals, and deliver great results for their organisations.
As a highly experienced Chief Communications Officer with a background in public relations, marketing, and corporate communications, coaching, training, digital marketing and corporate reputation management, Dr. Soha Emam has a deep understanding of the role that communication plays in driving business success. She’s skilled in developing and executing communication strategies that align with business goals and effectively engage key stakeholders. She has a proven track record of building and maintaining strong relationships with the media, customers, employees, and investors, and is committed to transparent and authentic communication.
Soha has a strong track record of developing and executing communication campaigns that drive brand awareness and engagement. She has a deep understanding of the role of communication and is skilled at using a range of tools and tactics to reach and engage audiences. She’s a results-driven leader who is passionate about building and maintaining a positive public image for organisations.
She is has been responsible for leading the company's global communications strategy and overseeing all external and internal communications, including media relations, employee communications, and public relations. She also plays a key role in building and maintaining the company's reputation as a leader in technology and innovation.
Soha has a PhD in Business Administration and a master’s degree in Human Resources from the UK and a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication. She has worked with various private, public, government, and international companies across the years in different sectors in the MEA region for the past 25 years.
Ghenwa Habbal is the co-author of the book “Shaken, Stirred but Not Deterred”, majoring today in the field of MSc Business Psychology with Coaching and a renowned global HR/talent leader with almost two decades of experience. She is passionate about bringing the optimum potential out of a person. She offers consultancy advice and delivers keynote addresses to organisations and conferences. She extensively speaks about technology disruption, leadership development, innovative learning and talent retention strategies, women in leadership, inclusive cultures, and workforce transformation.
Working cross-continent for almost two decades across various industries such as environmental services, information technology, F&B, and automotive, she has provided her expertise in strategising, designing, leading, and delivering large-scale operational and talent initiatives.
A futuristic and deliberative strategic HR professional focussed on trends that impact the future of how we work, she helps enable organisations and teams to work confidently and competitively while striving to minimise risks as well as drive organisational resilience and innovation with diversity, equity, and inclusion at heart. She is a multiple award winner in the areas of organisational excellence, bureaucracy buster, women skilling, and leadership programs from Ford Global D&I Awards division and is listed as an industry best practice in the DEI space. She enjoys the diversity of thoughts and adopts new ideas and transforms them into new solutions while keeping self-energised and driven by culture, art, human resources, social, and business disciplines.
RPM Group of Companies
Hayssam Al Amine is a luminary in the field of executive coaching and has authored several books, including “ACE Your Service”, “The Journey of Emotions”, and “The Ultimate Guide for Today’s Modern Leaders”. Hayssam is a world-renowned motivational speaker, executive coach, psychologist, corporate trainer, and self-taught chef whose passion for personal and professional development has transformed the lives of countless individuals across the globe.
With a commitment to changing the world one person at a time, this inspiring individual brings an unparalleled level of expertise and experience to every training program, workshop, and speaking engagement.
With a long list of glowing testimonials and a reputation for excellence, Hayssam is the go-to source for organisations and individuals seeking to enhance their performance, develop new skills, and achieve their full potential. Drawing on a wealth of knowledge and expertise, this visionary leader is able to address a wide range of topics related to personal and professional development, from leadership and team building to stress management and emotional intelligence.
Whether working with executives, entrepreneurs, or individuals seeking personal growth, this dynamic speaker and coach is dedicated to helping each person reach their goals, overcome challenges, and unlock their true potential. With a passion for lifelong learning and a deep commitment to excellence, this inspiring individual is sure to leave a lasting impression on every audience and client.
Having trained over 150,000 individuals and delivering more than 30,000 hours of effective training, Hayssam’s accomplished career has made him one of the most revered motivational speakers in the field of self-improvement, change management, and customer service.
Noa Ashtar Schecter is an author, speaker, and business consultant specialising in the topics of mindset and professional effectiveness. She is certified as a Master Practitioner in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and as a coach from Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) on Leadership Development.
She brings over 20 years of leadership and education experience that she integrates with her consulting and world-class business knowledge. Her focus is on the power of communication and connection of people through their power and to each other, creating extraordinarily powerful relationships for professional or personal reasons.
The Accelerated Leadership Academy (www.tala.life) is Noa’s consulting endeavour, where she works with business owners who are business professionals and assists them in developing skills to become successful entrepreneurs and leaders through effective communication and coaching techniques.
Noa has authored books like “The 51 Networking Mistakes”, “What’s On Your Mind”, “Productive Conversation”, and more. Noa strongly believes in empowering human relationships and success through communication.
Lina El-Assaad is an accomplished Executive, Leadership and Team coach, and Corporate Facilitator. She is certified by the International Coaching Federation (ICF), where she currently serves as the President of the largest chapter of the MENA region, the ICF UAE Chapter.
With over 20 years of practical corporate experience working with Fortune 500 companies in senior leadership roles, she brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her coaching practice and provides practical and effective coaching solutions tailored to the unique needs of each client. Lina is dedicated to empowering her clients, C-Suite executives, ministry cabinet advisors, and business professionals, to achieve their goals and reach new levels of success. She has a proven track record of helping individuals and teams overcome challenges, navigate complex situations, and achieve their full potential.
She’s a multiple award winner and holds several certifications in coaching from renowned coach training schools: Co-active, CPCC, Organization and Relationship System Coaching ORSC CRR-Global, and Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholders Centered Coaching, among others.
Lina is passionate about creating social impact and is a catalyst in creating positive change as part of her mentor role for Challenge to Change & REACH, and in her role as an Ambassador for Female Wave of Change, where she enables and empowers women on self-confidence, career developments, and transitions.
RPM Group of Companies
Request the 11th Global Executive Assistant Summit brochure and find out the latest topics and ideas that will be shared.
Please fill in your e-mail address below and we will process your request in a moment.
Global Executive Assistant Summit was an unforgettable experience. I came away with new ideas, new connections, and a renewed sense of purpose in my role as an executive assistant. I highly recommend it to anyone in the field.
The Global Executive Assistant Summit was a truly transformative experience for me. As an executive assistant, I was looking for new ways to improve my skills and advance in my career, and this conference exceeded all of my expectations.
One of the things that stood out to me was the diverse range of speakers on the agenda. From industry veterans to up-and-coming thought leaders, the lineup was truly impressive. Each presentation was packed with valuable insights and actionable tips that I know I'll be able to put into practice in my own work as an executive assistant.
Jun 6, 2019
6th Annual Global Executive Assistant Summit