Training Vendors

Training Vendors

Anel Martin Training
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Anel is a former award winning C-Level Assistant and a qualified Results Based Coach. She is a solopreneur who is passionate about helping others achieve their goals, manage their time and increase their confidence.
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Anel is a former award winning C-Level Assistant and a qualified Results Based Coach. She is a solopreneur who is passionate about helping others achieve their goals, manage their time and increase their confidence. She has 15 years’ experience in the corporate world has been working in the training sphere since 2009 which has given her the to work with several premium companies across the globe.

She has worked with audiences as large as 2000 from 24 different countries and this has given her a global view on her subject matter. She has participated in events hosted in Uganda, Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Zanzibar, Malaysia, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, New Zealand, France, England, Scotland and the United States. Her travels have exposed her to delegates and coaching clients from all over the world, different accents, backgrounds, cultures and industries.

She has a special passion for female empowerment, executive assistants technical and human skills training. She also regularly hosts presentations skills sessions for management level employees, various communication workshops, digital skills and has authored a book entitled The Executive Secretary Guide to Building a Powerful Personal Brand.

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The role of the Executive Assistant is on a journey and the responsibilities of this highly demanding and visible role continue to grow exponentially. ACEA® equips current and aspiring Executive Assistants with the skills and knowledge they need to excel.

To become a true ‘business partner’ to an Executive, it is imperative that Executive Assistants have a deep understanding of the business and their Executives’ role & responsibilities. Organisations are looking for Assistants that possess ‘Executive Level’ business acumen and skills now more than ever. Traditionally delivered in classroom format, we have responded to demand and developed a modular online program, which will cover the same subject matter but delivered virtually. This course is very interactive, and as we know the ‘shared experience’ is also very important, we have
worked hard to ensure that this is maintained. Uniquely delivered from an “Executive Led” perspective, the ACEA® course focuses on elevating the role of the Executive Assistant by delivering a fundamental understanding of business and organisations, as well as practical skills, including:

ƒ Corporate visions & missions
ƒ Understanding the linkages between strategy, projects & operations
ƒ Project management skills
ƒ Stakeholder management
ƒ Risk management
ƒ Quality management
ƒ Ethics & corporate social responsibility
ƒ Communication skills
ƒ Emotional intelligence / resilience
ƒ Service orientation
ƒ Time management
ƒ Leadership skills
ƒ Presentation skills
ƒ Financial awareness
ƒ Change management
ƒ Critical thinking and problem solving
ƒ Negotiation skills and conflict management
ƒ and much more

ƒ Gain an accredited Certificate approved by a UK regulated body – the Advanced Certificate for the Executive Assistant (ACEA®)
ƒ Get 3 Months FREE membership of the Institute of Administrative Management
ƒ Be awarded 30 CPD Credits from the CPD Standards Office
ƒ Existing members will be awarded 30 CPD Credits from the Institute of Administrative Management*
ƒ Gain a broader understanding of business, increase your business acumen & bring new ideas / skills to your organisation
ƒ Give your Executive greater confidence to delegate more important and critical tasks to you.
ƒ Be able to manage projects more efficiently and assist yourExecutive in their role as Project Sponsor,
ƒ Develop skills to increase your productivity through enhanced Time Management and Delegation Skills
ƒ Gain respect from senior Executives and the Board
ƒ Join & share experiences with EAs from other sectors and nationalities
ƒ Stand out with a globally recognised accredited certification
ƒ Enhance the recognition of the role & its responsibilities
ƒ Show what you are capable of
ƒ Rejuvenate your passion for your career, take the next step up & progress career
ƒ Learn from world renowned trainers & accomplished business leaders
ƒ Use ACEA® on your business card and on your resume
ƒ The ACEA® is an International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) Approved training course and qualifies for 28 recertification points.

Customized courses to your location, are the most cost effective and efficient way to train your teams. For an appointment to discuss your requirements, please email us at 
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+44(0)7980 697122
Executive Support Media
Short Business Description:
“Marcham Publishing is all about developing innovative, world-class training solutions. We believe publishing is about creating community, starting conversations, and driving change.”
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Essential Training for the World’s Administrative Professionals
Executive Support Media is committed to bringing training to Administrative Professionals across the globe. We select the top trainers in the world for Assistants and provide training in whichever format it is needed: in print, in person, in house, virtually or on-demand.

From our subscription-based magazine through to our conferences, Learning Library and Speaker Bureau, we have training to suit every budget, for both individuals and teams. We cover hard skills, soft skills and business skills.

Unsure where to start? Talk through your training requirements with one of our team and let us work with you to design a programme to suit your needs.

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KumaloGreen Training
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All our short courses are developed with you, the South African office professional, in mind. Our courses are tried and tested – we bring you the best content, delivered by the best trainers, at the best venues, so that you get the best training experience. Plus, we are SETA accredited!
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A market leading training provider. Established in late 1999, our focus remains to provide cutting edge training, presented by experts, that meets individuals specific requirements and delivers maximum return on investment. An accredited provider, we meet all the quality criteria specified by the Service SETA and we are committed to the upliftment of all South Africans, through skills development.

Our Accreditation – KumaloGreen has been awarded Full Accreditation (Decision No. 0798) by the ETQA Committee of the Services SETA. Institutional Accreditation is the status attained after the SETQAA evaluation has found that a Provider of education and training has the potential and capability to deliver quality education and training in line with the minimum criteria specified by SAQA.

Our experienced trainers understand your challenges – Everything we do is geared towards maximizing the transfer of knowledge and skills to learners. Our trainers are highly skilled in adapting the learning, to meet individual needs and we continually invest time and energy into keeping our courses current and up-to-date. Kumalogreen courses are stimulating, interactive, practical and enjoyable – but the real value of attending one of our courses comes to life when, the knowledge learned, is applied back in the workplace.

BEE compliance – Kumalogreen is a 100% female owned business and is classified as a Micro Enterprise and therefore has Micro Exemption – Automatic Level 4 recognition.

Expert Facilitators

At the forefront of our business and in keeping with our vision to provide training of the highest quality, we represent some of South Africa’s top trainers. All our trainers are committed to providing outcomes-based, interactive training programmes.

KumaloGreen carefully selects trainers from an extensive local and international network of market practitioners, academics and consultants. We are continuously updating our trainer database and scouting for emerging experts in the business market, thereby keeping abreast of constantly changing market trends. We seek to develop relationships with both trainers and clients, thus forging strong ties and unity, all focused at attaining the best results for our clients.

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+ 27 11 431 1533
Michele Thwaits
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International facilitator | Trainer | Coach & Mentor | Writer | Virtual Assistant
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Michele Thwaits 

International facilitator | Trainer | Coach & Mentor | Writer | Virtual Assistant

Michele is the owner of Empowered 4 Success – an experienced and a sought-after facilitator and trainer specializing in Professional Business Writing, Communication skills, E-colours awareness and People Smart Skills, Leadership skills as well as Emotional Intelligence.

With over 36 years’ experience in the corporate world as a PA and EA working with senior executives and CEOs, she delivers PA Masterclasses worldwide and serves as a mentor to many from time to time.

She has had the privilege of working with audiences worldwide in over 16 countries to date since 2010 from Africa to Europe, Middle East and USA.

Michele has served on many PA forums (i.e. PANSA, PAFSA) and currently serves on the Committees of PSASA (Professional Speakers Association of South Africa) Virtual Chapter and The Botswana/Zimbabwe Mastermind and member of Academy of Excellence, PAFSA.

When she is not travelling and training, she is a sought after Virtual Assistant currently working with 2 clients of her own through Empowered 4 Success and is Operations Officer at Office-Online working with 4 of their clients.

She has published many articles in the A-Z of PAs and Office Managers magazine, Career Success, InTouch newsletter (PAFSA), Executive Secretary Magazine (UK), EDPA(UK), African PA Magazine (Kenya), DSSP newsletter, Karachi, profiled by Exceptional EA (Vancouver), and has a regular blog “Time out with Michele”.

She believes every person has a want and desire to enhance their personal and professional skills and ultimately empower themselves in their profession and Michele takes every opportunity to share her experiences and knowledge to encourage every person that whatever they put their minds to, they can achieve their full potential

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Spectacular Training & Conferences
Address: Sandton View Office Park, 30 Hill Top Street, Unit 48; Block D; Sandton, 2060
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Spectacular Training & Conferences
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Spectacular Training & Conferences provides products and services based on innovation, attention to detail, flexibility and enthusiasm. Our company provides comprehensive training across a multitude of industry sectors. The positive feedback from our many clients reinforces our philosophy of providing training expertise, high levels of service and return of investments

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011 025 5581
Suezette Smit
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Entrepreneur, Global Leadership Coach, Inspirational Speaker, Influencer, Transformational Coach, Philanthropist, Life and Business Strategist, Author, Emcee, Fire Walk Master, Radio Presenter and Experienced Mountain Climber
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Suezette Smit

Suezette Smit is a Multi Passionate Entrepreneur, Inspirational Speaker, Influencer and a Global Leadership Coach, who certainly does not fit into the ‘conventional’ box. Her exuberant personality, life experiences, creativity and innovative approaches has allowed her to build a sound reputation on both National and International Platforms over the past 21 years of being in the speaking and business industry.

Her professional appearances include countries such as:- Asia, China, Vietnam, Europe, North America, New Zealand, Australia, U.A.E., Africa, Namibia and her home country South Africa.

About her Businesses:-

She is the CEO of Performance Development Interactive (PDI), formed in 2000.
She is the Owner of MILA’S INC established during Covid-19 in the small village of De Rust (Small Karoo) and she recently launched her brand new personal trademark business (an extension of PDI) Suezette Smit INC that promises to empower and inspire women of all cultures.
She is also a Radio Presenter with daily inspirational broadcasts and her weekly “Women in the Lead” programme.

About her Achievements:-

Author of “Be the Exception” published in 2017 and her new book “Scale your Mountain” will be published early 2022.
Finalist in the South African Business Women of the Year
Nominated Top 100 Difference Maker in South Africa
She is a qualified Mind Power and Neuro Linguistic Programming Facilitator
She is a Licensed Fire Walk Master through the IP INSTITUT FUR PERSONLICHKEITSENTFALTUNG, Switzerland.
She summited Mount Kilimanjaro in her climb for Cancer and will attempt Everest in 2024 as part of an initiative called “HOPE”

What she promises to deliver:-

She’s passionate about making a difference and it comes through on and off stage. Her commitment is simple: “Average does not work in any area of life therefore I dedicate myself to not be the average contributor to any event. Together we will make your event an astounding success”.

Business Phone Number:
+27 84 400 4404
Ultimate Training Consultants!
Address: 1st Floor, Block A, Northlands Corner,
Cnr Witkoppen and New Market Road
Northriding, Johannesburg
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Ultimate Training Consultants! is a dynamic business that is focused on designing productive and high-quality training programmes. We provide your business with the opportunity to develop a range of soft skills from refresher courses. We also deliver top-end events to organisations in the public and private sectors both locally and internationally.
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Ultimate Training Consultants! is a dynamic business that is focused on designing productive and high-quality training programmes. We provide your business with the opportunity to develop a range of soft skills from refresher courses. We also deliver top-end events to organisations in the public and private sectors both locally and internationally.

Business Phone Number:
+27 11 036 3005