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5th Benelux & DACH Executive Assistant Summit

  • 4th – 5th December 2023
  • Austria flag Austria Vienna
  • NH Danube City Wagramer Str. 21, 1220

Step into a world of professional excellence at Vonlanthen’s 5th Benelux & DACH Executive Assistant Summit, held in Vienna, Austria, on December 4-5, 2023. This highly anticipated event, tailored specifically for executive assistants in the Benelux and DACH regions, promises to be an experience like no other. As we celebrate our 5th summit, we invite you to join us for two days of empowerment, networking, and growth.

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About the 5th Benelux & DACH Executive Assistant Summit

Beyond the insightful sessions, the summit provides an ideal platform for networking and building lasting connections with like-minded peers and industry experts. Share experiences, exchange ideas, and collaborate with fellow executive assistants from the Benelux and DACH regions, creating a support system that will continue to benefit you long after the event.

Don't miss this chance to elevate your career to new heights. Secure your spot today for the 5th Benelux & DACH Executive Assistant Summit in Vienna, Austria, and unlock a world of possibilities. Let your professional journey begin!

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

Key Practical Learning Points

  • Embracing digital transformation in administrative roles
  • Mastering time management and productivity hacks
  • Effective communication and collaboration strategies
  • Leveraging technology tools for efficiency
  • Emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills for success
  • Managing stress and burnout in a demanding role
  • Developing leadership skills as an executive assistant
  • Automation and process optimisation using productivity tools and software
  • Strategies for building strong professional relationships
  • The evolving role of the executive assistant in the modern workplace
  • Advanced project management techniques
  • Enhancing cross-cultural communication skills
  • Negotiation and conflict resolution in the administrative role
  • Building a strong network and community of executive assistants

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.

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.

Skevi Constantinou, UK

Founder and Director

The PA Way

Skevi Constantinou is an international speaker and trainer known globally for her dedication for the assistant and administrative support profession. A highly experienced former C Suite Executive Assistant, Skevi trains assistants and business support professionals across the world and evokes change by encouraging colleagues to be heard as one voice.

Having created and launched the multi-award winning and global professional learning and lifestyle platform, The PA Way, Skevi’s mission is to ensure that Assistants and Business Support professionals are valued, nurtured and listened to.

The PA Way delivers its learning curriculum and events through its signature and multi- award winning ‘Loyal Royal’ membership, which connects colleagues across a global community known as the 'AssistantHood' and also launched the first bespoke membership App for the profession which has had roaring success.

Skevi has spoken and delivered training globally as she continues to encourage the profession to 'level up' by owning their own light and being the best versions of themselves.

The extension to The PA Way is The CEO to your Glow Academy which focuses on taking control of your life and owning your power. Skevi truly understands that it's time to shine the limelight on the profession and to ensure that those within it are fully recognised, rewarded and celebrated.

Kyps Constantinou, UK

Director

The PA Way

Kyps is an international trainer and speaker with his core focus on psychology. He is also a behavioural change coach and has trained young adults in the field of American football.

With a huge interest in all things, mind and health, he is also the collaborator of two bestselling books alongside TV Chef and celebrity, Tonia Buxton.

Kyps is a true believer of positive psychology and has trained people all over the world on how to be the best version of themselves.

Kyps is a true statistician to the core and leads from the mind.

Fiona Walsh, IE

Empower Presentations

Imagine Coaching

With 25 years in corporate, Fiona Walsh has seen her fair share of bad slides. As an IT Manager/Trainer, she became the primary go-to person for help with anything PowerPoint related. She set up Empower Presentations to provide bespoke PowerPoint training to organisations. She loves it when a client gets an ‘aha’ moment as they realise there’s a more innovative way to do something, and it will save them time. She is passionate about teaching people how to create slides that are fit for purpose and engaging. She also focusses on presenting confidently, including best practices in the boardroom, at a conference, or online, for example, with MS Teams. Fiona is a certified Microsoft Master Trainer and became Director of Education for the Presentation Guild (a global organisation for presentation professionals) in January 2023.

Jeanne Jirges, AT

Mindset & Confidence Coach

Jeanne Jirges is an identity mentor, mindset trainer, public speaker, and Amazon bestselling author from Vienna, Austria. With a genuine passion for helping people unlock their true selves, Jeanne guides individuals on a journey of self-discovery and connects them with like-minded souls. As a fellow "odd one out," Jeanne embraces her synesthesia and scanner personality and shares how being your most unique self, even in a world of conformity, can be a superpower.

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.

Patricia Bailo Reyes, DE

Executive Assistant

PwC Deutschland GmbH

Patricia Bailo Reyes was born in Zaragoza and moved to Pamplona as a teenager. She pursued a bachelor's degree in Executive Assistance and a postgraduate diploma in Business Soft Skills development at the University of Navarra.
Patricia completed two internships at Voith GmbH and did an Erasmus in Karlsruhe, Germany. She gained experience as an Executive Assistant (with a focus on marketing) and Marketing Manager in Germany and Spain. Patricia is currently working at PwC Deutschland GmbH in Munich as an Executive Assistant. She’s passionate about intercultural communication and relations.

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.

Michela Luoni, IT

Co-Founder & Agile Consultant

My Career Canvas

Michela Luoni is an organisational consultant who specialises in assisting SMEs and professionals with establishing or improving their processes and procedures using agile methodology. She stays up-to-date with evolving technology and integrates it into her training and coaching sessions, which can be delivered in person and online. Michela is also a skilled graphic designer advocating for women's advancement. She offers training on digital-related topics, LinkedIn strategies, and digital education for schools and parents.

Selvaggia Fagioli, IT

Co-Founder & Startup Consultant

My Career Canvas

Selvaggia Fagioli is a strategy consultant, advising startup founders on defining their business model and preparing for investment. She’s a member of Angels4Women, the Italian business angel association investing in high-growth women-led startups. Selvaggia is working to increase diversity in founding teams and on the investment side of angel and venture investing.

Noa Ashtar Schecter, USA

Co-Founder, Coach, and Mentor

EQ Evolve Leadership Academy

Pascal Dricot, AT

Expert in dealing with toxic personalities

Skevi Constantinou, UK

Founder and Director

The PA Way

Kyps Constantinou, UK

Director

The PA Way

Fiona Walsh, IE

Empower Presentations

Imagine Coaching

Jeanne Jirges, AT

Mindset & Confidence Coach

Varinka Bouma-Iseli, NL

Owner

Varinka Bouma

Patricia Bailo Reyes, DE

Executive Assistant

PwC Deutschland GmbH

Lena Heller, DE

Senior Executive Assistant / Mindset Coach

Formerly McKinsey & Company

Michela Luoni, IT

Co-Founder & Agile Consultant

My Career Canvas

Selvaggia Fagioli, IT

Co-Founder & Startup Consultant

My Career Canvas

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"The 4th Benelux & DACH Executive Assistant Summit surpassed my expectations. The sessions were insightful, providing actionable strategies for immediate implementation. The networking opportunities were invaluable, connecting me with like-minded professionals. The organizers executed the event flawlessly, leaving me feeling inspired and equipped to excel in my career."

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"Attending this event was a game-changer. The diverse topics covered, engaging speakers, and networking opportunities were exceptional. The organizers ensured a seamless experience, making it a must-attend event for any executive assistant seeking growth and connections."

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"Speaking at your event was a truly rewarding experience. The event showcased a high level of organization and professionalism, creating the perfect environment to share insights and engage with a motivated audience of executive assistants. The attendees' enthusiasm and active participation made for meaningful discussions and networking opportunities. I highly recommend this summit to speakers seeking a platform to connect with talented professionals and contribute to their professional growth."

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