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Executive assistant training and development

Transforming you into the linchpin your boss can’t do without


Executive Assistant Training and Development

Transforming you into the linchpin your boss can't do without

Are you ready to become the executive assistant you've always wanted to be?

Executive assistant training and development from My EA Career helps you feel confident, capable and ready for success.

EAs and administrative assistants like you are the backbone of the corporate world. You provide an invaluable and crucial service to your boss. Still, it’s a role that is fraught with challenges and frustrations.

If you’ve been feeling overwhelmed in your job, you’re not alone.

The executive assistant role has changed. You're no longer only managing diaries and booking travel. Today's executive assistants are project managers, strategic planners and relationship builders. You're wearing many hats. And you have to be able to adapt to changing priorities and time-sensitive requests.

The problem is, while the role has evolved and expanded, people still see you as having limited capabilities and potential. Now, you’re feeling stuck. You’re worried about your promotability. You might even feel the threat of younger and more educated executive assistants.

What if I told you there’s another way?

My Services


One-to-one outcomes-based executive assistant coaching that enhances your skills and boosts your confidence so you can support your boss and your organisation more effectively.


Executive assistant training purposefully designed to take you from being functionally effective to strategically capable and highly competent. You’ll have the skills and the confidence you need to perform at your best.


Motivate your team and build their confidence with powerful insights and practical tools to help them stand out, and become more than just an assistant.  

Be Successful

Power up your EA potential and your career

Do you want to contribute more but lack the confidence or skills? Do you want to go from feeling invisible to being assertive and capable?

Working as an executive assistant wasn't the ‘all care, no responsibility’ job that I thought it was. I used all the skills and interpersonal abilities that I'd spent my entire working life building. I wasn't prepared for the complex nature of this role, but you can be.

As an experienced (and qualified) coach and trainer, I help executive and administrative assistants transform their mindset and find confidence. I'm all about helping you build the capabilities you need to achieve the career of your dreams.

But I haven't always been an EA. I've also had a successful career in blue-chip sales and marketing. And I’m committed to using my experience and knowledge to help you become more than just an assistant.

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Executive assistant training and development that makes you feel:


  • Empowered

    Feel in control, valued and trusted to make the right decisions.

  • Confident

    Be your best and have the confidence to influence and lead those around you.

  • Valued

    Know that your contribution is critical to the success of your boss and your organisation.

  • Prepared

    Be more perceptive, proactive and better aligned with the needs of your boss.

  • Successful

    Take action and take control of your career goals.

  • Motivated

    Be more productive, feel more creative and be happier at work. 

Meet Liz

Down-to-earth, generous and ready to shine a light on your executive assistant career

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Hi there, I'm Liz, and I'm the face and expert behind My EA Career. In 2013, I was recovering from breast cancer and I knew returning to my demanding career in senior sales and marketing was impossible. Instead, I became an executive assistant, a role that at the time I badly misunderstood.

Having walked in your shoes, I'm aware of the incredible contribution you make to your boss. And to your organisation. But I also know that you're often undervalued, under-utilised and, at times, under-appreciated.

That's where I step in. I've learnt that it takes more than hard skills (like providing administrative support or diary management) to be a competent EA. So I equip executive and administrative assistants with career-boosting confidence and POWER skills.

Choosing me as your coach or trainer means you'll learn the range of interpersonal skills that can help you better support your boss. You'll become an invaluable linchpin that they can't succeed without.

I can't wait to get to know you and help shine a light on your valuable contribution.

Client Love

Real executive assistant careers, real success stories

Elle Yeung

Executive Assistant, Commonwealth Bank

'Genuinely cares for your career and wellbeing.'

It is rare to come across an individual who genuinely cares for your career and wellbeing. I had the pleasure of being coached and mentored by Liz during what was and still is one the most defining moments of my personal and work life. Liz's ability to handle the most difficult of situations effortlessly and it seemed to come perfectly naturally to her. No matter what was going on, Liz made sure I left with a smile. Any administrator would be lucky to have Liz as their coach or mentor.

Nicky Christmas

Practically Perfect PA Virtual Summit

'An absolute dream.'

Working with Liz was an absolute dream. She understood the brief and delivered a great presentation that the attendees found very useful. 

Marcia Sanderson


'A very engaging speaker.'

Liz was an absolute pleasure to work with before, during and after our conference. The content she delivered was on brief, interesting, and she is a very engaging speaker who people could relate to and be motivated by.

Winning Outcomes

Executive Assistant skills that give you the competitive edge

I work with talented EAs who:

Want to feel less reactive and enjoy their job more

Want to feel appreciated and valued

Seek increased responsibilities

Would like the confidence to be more authoritative and influential

Are very capable on the technical side of their role but need a soft skills boost to help them better support their boss

Are very capable technically but need extra Power Skills to help them support their executive

Want to show up as a leader and better contribute to their boss’s goals and their organisation’s vision.

Outcomes for EAs:

A level of trust and confidence that was previously not possible

Clearer career goals and an agreed-upon pathway to achieve them

Better ability to advocate for yourself

Higher performance levels and an increased awareness of how to deliver more value

A more developed and mindful leadership style

Being a strategically effective linchpin in your organisation

Outcomes for bosses and organisations:

A more agile, productive and responsive EA to support your strategic priorities

An EA that protects your time and makes quality decisions on your behalf, relieving the top-down burden you often face

An EA that’s better equipped to overcome difficult situations and lead through influence

Stronger team and stakeholder engagement and collaboration

Full support from talented and dynamic executive assistants that add to the success of the organisation’s endeavours

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Take Action

Are you ready to power up your potential and transform your career?

Book your executive assistant coaching or training, or invite me to do a keynote speech, and become the linchpin your boss can’t do without.

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Liz Van Vliet

Liz works with executive and administrative assistants to equip them with the skills and confidence they need to influence more effectively and to demonstrate the leadership and interpersonal skills to make them a linchpin to their boss and organisation. 


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