Facilitators

Facilitators

Anel Martin Training
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Anel Martin has experience as a presenter, MC, facilitator and PA coach. She has had the privilege of working with audiences up to 300 in size from 24 different countries.She has had the opportunity to speak on the same stage as professional speakers and some of the best PA speakers in the world.
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Anel Martin has experience as a presenter, MC, facilitator and PA coach. She has had the privilege of working with audiences up to 300 in size from 24 different countries.She has had the opportunity to speak on the same stage as professional speakers and some of the best PA speakers in the world.
She travels extensively each year while learning and sharing with assistants from all over the world. She has a passion for assistants and the profession and feels that she can make a real difference by not only passing on skills but changing how office professionals look at themselves and their chosen profession.

Currently rated as one of the world’s best PA trainers by Executive Secretary Magazine. Unofficial PA Brand expert. Presenting both the Chartered Personal Executive Assistant Certification (CPEA) and the Master Personal Assistant Certification (MPA) in collaboration with ABMC.

She covers a multitude of topics but firmly believes in speaking from the heart about topics she has expertise and practical experience in. Dynamic, knowledgeable and fun to watch!

Cathy Harris
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Short Business Description:
Hi there fellow PA, I am Cathy Harris, an Executive PA to the CEO of a forward thinking and innovative organization, where I have been for the last 15 years! I love my job! I love the values my organization aspires to, and I love working for a leader who shares the same work ethic, passion and innovation as I do!
In striving to be exceptional in every facet of my profession, encouraged me to create a web page to share my knowledge of over 36 years to whoever appreciates the power of accelerating their personal performance and enhancing their skills, as well as discovering the true Power of a PA and the ability we have to change the ordinary into extraordinary!
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Hi there fellow PA, I am Cathy Harris, an Executive PA to the CEO of a forward thinking and innovative organization, where I have been for the last 15 years! I love my job! I love the values my organization aspires to, and I love working for a leader who shares the same work ethic, passion and innovation as I do!
In striving to be exceptional in every facet of my profession, encouraged me to create a web page to share my knowledge of over 36 years to whoever appreciates the power of accelerating their personal performance and enhancing their skills, as well as discovering the true Power of a PA and the ability we have to change the ordinary into extraordinary!
Along this extraordinary secretarial journey, I have learned and gained so much; I have been given opportunities that I seized, some that I missed out on, and others that I have embraced and continue to support and enhance. Let me share some of my milestones with you.
I was nominated as South Africa’s National Secretary of the Year for 2006/2007 where, since then, I continue to be involved with various Secretarial mentorship programs and training initiatives globally, facilitating workshops, chairing conferences and being invited as a keynote speaker at various secretarial initiatives around the world, including participating and facilitating a workshop on Internal Networks for the highly acclaimed Executive Secretary Live London Conference, an International PA event, which showcases the world’s top administrative trainers, sharing the stage with Ronald Reagan’s PA Peggy Grande, Bonnie Low-Kramen, one of the worlds most respected voices in the profession, Vickie Sokol Evans, world class Microsoft trainer and Lucy Brazier, the host, CEO and publisher of the Executive Secretary Magazine, to name but a few. Please do visit them at executivesecretary.com.
I also initiated the reformation of my organization’s in-house internal network, the PA Centre of Excellence, where I share the management role with a dear friend and colleague, Susan Engelbrecht. PA Forums, or Internal Networks is one of my initiatives that I am hugely passionate about, to the extent that I have been instrumental in assisting PA’s set up their own Internal Networks all over Africa. My very first forum or internal network took place over 25 years ago while working for Tek Electronics (Pty) Ltd, without the help of social media or the technology we have today!
In conjunction with all these amazing adventures, I was also the Chairperson of the Office Professionals of South Africa (OPSA), and have recently been appointed as a Director for the OPSA (currently the only SETA registered association for Office Professionals in South Africa). http://www.opsa.org.za/ I am also involved with the OPSA’s various PA initiatives which included heading up the OPSA Annual National Awards and am actively involved with the assessments and assignments for the OPSA CPD and Designations certifications.
Once of the most recent opportunities is being invited to participate in the Isipho Admin Bursary, heading up their bursary assessment team and being a mentor and mother to Iris, one of four bursary students. For more on Isipho and how you can assist too, go to www.isiphoadmin.org.za For me is an amazing journey where the founders and Directors, Anel Martin, Lucy Brazier and Teri Wells put in place a dream they had to give something back to the world by uplifting communities in South Africa and provide entry to the PA profession in need of an opportunity.
Other initiatives include assisting in setting up the Mauritius PA Association, administrating the first ever Mauritius PA of the Year Award, am a member of the Global Administrative Summit, initiate bespoke one-on-one coaching programs, have written many articles for various secretarial magazines both locally and internationally, and compile secretarial workbooks and resources.

Executive Secretary Live
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The world’s leading international event for senior and aspiring Administrative Professionals and Executive Assistants is coming to a location near you soon!
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The world’s leading international event for senior and aspiring Administrative Professionals and Executive Assistants is coming to a location near you soon!
Our conferences take place throughout the year and around the world, currently in London, Washington DC, Johannesburg & Auckland.

Executive Secretary LIVE features the world’s most inspiring speakers and internationally renowned trainers for the Administrative Profession.

We are currently offering tickets for Executive Secretary LIVE at any of our four conferences across the world at a very special rate. This is the most cost effective way of booking the conference. It will not be offered at this rate again.