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12th Global Executive Assistant Summit

  • 30th – 31st May 2024
  • Monaco flag Monaco Monaco

Discover cutting-edge strategies and best practices to excel in your role. Engage in dynamic workshops, gain insights from industry experts, and connect with like-minded professionals from around the world. This conference is designed to empower you with the latest tools and knowledge, ensuring you stay ahead in the fast-paced world of executive support.

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About the 12th Global Executive Assistant Summit

Discover cutting-edge strategies and best practices to excel in your role. Engage in dynamic workshops, gain insights from industry experts, and connect with like-minded professionals from around the world. This conference is designed to empower you with the latest tools and knowledge, ensuring you stay ahead in the fast-paced world of executive support.

Join us for two days of inspiration, networking, and skill-building. Secure your spot now and be part of a transformative event in dazzling Monaco!

Who Should Attend

  • Executive Assistants
  • Personal Assistants
  • Administrative Professionals
  • Office Managers
  • Executive Secretaries
  • Team Assistants
  • Senior Administrative Coordinators
  • Chief of Staff
  • Executive Coordinators
  • Administrative Managers
  • Virtual Assistants
  • Event Planners
  • Project Coordinators
  • Operations Assistants
  • Administrative Support Specialists
  • Office Administrators
  • Executive Support Staff
  • Administrative Analysts
  • Administrative Directors
  • Any Professional Interested in Advancing Their Skills and Knowledge in Executive Support Roles

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Key Practical Learning Points

  • Embracing digital transformation in administrative roles
  • Emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills for success
  • Effective communication and collaboration strategies
  • Mastering time management and productivity hacks
  • Managing stress and burnout in a demanding role
  • Developing leadership skills as an Executive Assistant
  • Strategies for building strong professional relationships
  • Building a strong network and community of Executive Assistants
  • Negotiation and conflict resolution in the administrative role
  • The evolving role of the Executive Assistant in the modern workplace
  • Advanced project management techniques
  • Enhancing cross-cultural communication skills

Madeleine Westerhout, USA

Former Special Assistant to the President of the United States (Mr. Donald Trump) and Director of Oval Operations | Chief of Staff

AGS

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.

Noa Ashtar Schecter, USA

Co-Founder, Coach, and Mentor

EQ Evolve Leadership Academy

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 EQ Evolve Leadership Academy (www. EQEvolve.com) 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.

Lisa-Katherina Schutter, DE

Executive Board Assistant to CFO

Durr Group

Lisa-Katherina Schutter is looking back on 15 successful years as a first-class Personal/Executive Assistance to international top executives on C-Suite and EVP level. Lisa holds a degree in international office management and is a university-certified Systemic Business Coach, running her own coaching office in Frankfurt, Germany, LK Lean Digital Office Consulting & Coaching.

After her career at global player Continental for nearly nine years, she accepted an offer as EA to the CFO at Schenck, a division of the Dürr Group. In this role, Lisa is managing her CFO’s office and is supporting the global organisation as Digital Transformation Coach to strive for business, processes, and collaboration towards Office 4.0. In addition, Lisa is member of the corporate modern workplace team at Dürr.

As a Microsoft-certified service adoption specialist for M365 and trainer for lean administration and Office Kaizen, Lisa manages to combine both – mindset and apps. Initiating three working out loud circles in recent years and attending the Master Class in 2020 helped Lisa become an official WOL Mentor by John Stepper. With this accomplishment, Lisa has been a requested trainer, coach and speaker on the market, in 2020 speaking for Vonlanthen in Dubai.

“Understanding the importance of lean administration, lean thinking and lean collaboration becomes crucial in a VUCA world. The role of assistants is changing tremendously. We more and more become Change Agents and Digital Guides always considering Mindset – Toolset – Skillset, whereas Mindset is key” Lisa emphasizes in many interviews.

“Digitalization affects us assistants in particular! Everyone expects us to work agile, influence the organization in a positive way and structure the processes for smooth collaboration in the background. I will show you how you can combine the lean philosophy and Kaizen methods with community learning and the networking approach of working out loud and how you can face change at its best in a new work environment.”

Aleksandra Stremidlo, UK

Administrative Business Partner

Google

With over a decade of experience across the insurance and technology sectors, Aleksandra Stremidlo boasts a proven track record of delivering exceptional operational excellence. Her career began in the insurance industry, where she cultivated strong client relationships with high-net-worth individuals and corporations. In 2014, Aleksandra joined Google's Ads team in Krakow, overseeing team performance, quality assurance, and onboarding training. She transitioned to Google's Android Partnerships team in London in 2019, providing strategic administrative support to senior executives, driving team development, and managing partner engagement events. Aleksandra champions Belonging, Equity, and Inclusion at Google, actively leading allyship initiatives to foster support and professional growth for underrepresented employees and their allies. Additionally, her strong public speaking skills are showcased through her experience presenting at international conferences on various topics. She is a certified trainer in 'Building a Strong Relationship with Your Executive' and 'I am Remarkable,' delivering programs that empower strategic partnerships and self-advocacy in the workplace.

Jiri Vizdal, CZ

Head of IT PMO / P3O

THE PPPM OBSERVER

Jiri Vizdal is a seasoned and trustworthy leader with 18-plus years’ experience in the areas of digital and agile transformations, value delivery, and future-proof solutions, where competitiveness and the people development matter above all.

His core knowledge and experience cover vision and strategy definition, full portfolio and project and programme end-to-end delivery, product management, team leadership and management, organisation development and strategic sourcing, vendor management costs optimisation, business partnership, service, and operations partnership.

Top quality and excellence to make dreams come true is his true passion, while delivering more than 180 projects and programmes worth EUR 30-plus million till now.

Pascal Dricot, AT

Expert in dealing with toxic personalities

Pascal is an expert in empowering managers to effectively navigate toxic personalities. As a former introverted IT enthusiast, he overcame numerous challenges to become a respected senior manager by finding his voice and establishing boundaries. Along his personal and professional journey, he encountered and mastered the art of dealing with narcissistic personalities, enhancing his ability to handle such individuals. Today, Pascal is a certified psycho-social coach who seamlessly integrates his leadership expertise and life coaching techniques to support others in their personal and professional growth.

Hisham ElSaied, UAE

Regional HR Head, MENA

Helmerich & Payne

Hisham is an award-winning Chartered MCIP member with over 20 years of experience in leadership roles at Fortune 500 companies, including Alstom, Daikin, and Bombardier. He is currently the Head of HR for the MENA region at Helmerich and Payne.

Hisham is a keynote speaker and podcaster on leadership and cross-cultural communication in the MENA region. He has designed and delivered talks and workshops on leadership in both English and Arabic, and has recently published podcasts and expert talks with the renowned Bookboon company.

Hisham was awarded one of the Top 200 Global Power Leaders in HR in 2023 for his influence and impact on the future of the people industry in the MENA region.

Ting Hoffmann, DE

Executive Assistant to Head of Global People Success Services

SAP

Ting Hoffmann is a Senior Executive Assistant with 10 years of experience supporting senior executives in the customer area as well as human resources at SAP. In her daily business, Ting manages complex schedules, coordinates high-stakes meetings, and ensures seamless operations. She is passionate about enabling executives to achieve their goals while maintaining their work-life balance. Ting holds a bachelor's degree in international economics and trade from Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics in China. She loves traveling and dancing ballet.

Lena Heller, DE

Senior Executive Assistant / Mindset Coach

Formerly McKinsey & Company

Lena Heller has been working for McKinsey & Company for almost nine years. Before, she used to work in luxury hospitality, mainly in the role of Personal Assistant to the General Manager. Therefore, she can say that she has a lot of experience in this field, and she is telling you that you will not become a first-class Assistant due to learning programs or yearly feedback conversations and possible improvements. Her passion is to strengthen the inner skills, to broaden the work-related perspective. and to discover unconscious talents.

During her parental leave, Lena is coaching young and old professionals to find their key to true success, inner strength, and to discover their real personal goals.

Varinka Bouma-Iseli, NL

Owner

Varinka Bouma

Varinka Bouma-Iseli is a professionally trained executive coach with 15-plus years of experience as a leader in the banking industry and 25-plus years of corporate experience. She has successfully coached 950-plus clients worldwide to bring back the human side within the corporate environment to elevate overall performance. Her mission is to empower at least one million individuals to find their sense of belonging and self-confidence, ultimately contributing to the success of both individuals and organisations, as organisations are still built by people, no matter what.

With her many years of experience in coaching leaders and teams, she has developed a razor-sharp intuition for the needs of her clients. Her approach is to the point and playful. Humour and fun help her to interact in a subtle way, evoking an impactful transformation. She is based in The Netherlands.

Varinka has a bachelor’s in hospitality management and business administration. She strongly believes in lifelong learning and has various certifications and is always deepening her knowledge to mix and match what is needed for her clients.

She is happily married, a mother of four teenagers, and outside of work enjoys taking long walks with her dog at the beach and enjoys every moment in life with her loved ones.

Madeleine Westerhout, USA

Former Special Assistant to the President of the United States (Mr. Donald Trump) and Director of Oval Operations | Chief of Staff

AGS

Noa Ashtar Schecter, USA

Co-Founder, Coach, and Mentor

EQ Evolve Leadership Academy

Lisa-Katherina Schutter, DE

Executive Board Assistant to CFO

Durr Group

Aleksandra Stremidlo, UK

Administrative Business Partner

Google

Jiri Vizdal, CZ

Head of IT PMO / P3O

THE PPPM OBSERVER

Pascal Dricot, AT

Expert in dealing with toxic personalities

Hisham ElSaied, UAE

Regional HR Head, MENA

Helmerich & Payne

Ting Hoffmann, DE

Executive Assistant to Head of Global People Success Services

SAP

Lena Heller, DE

Senior Executive Assistant / Mindset Coach

Formerly McKinsey & Company

Varinka Bouma-Iseli, NL

Owner

Varinka Bouma

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