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Turn fear into confidence with one-to-one executive assistant career coaching and support

Pursue your career dreams and your best self

Coaching With Impact

Empowering executive assistants to take charge of their career

Are you an executive assistant that wants to improve your skills but you don't know where to start? Do you struggle to assert yourself or feel invisible at times? Do you want the confidence to handle difficult situations and people more effectively? Are you looking for career coaching that supports and guides you?

If any of these questions has you saying 'yes, yes, yes', my one-to-one executive assistant career coaching is the answer.

I work with executive assistants that want to feel more confident in their abilities.

They're looking for a supportive career coach and trusted confidante to help them. My career coaching for executive assistants is designed to suit your needs. So you (and your boss) can rest assured that you're getting the support you need when you need it. I base my coaching on the Knowledge Assistant Framework and EA Competency Model. These empower you with the strategic competencies and skills you need to become a high-performing linchpin that your boss can't do without.

Career coaching for executive assistants is suitable for EAs that:

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Liz Van Vliet - Executive Assistant Coach
  • Want a one-to-one, face-to-face coaching experience. You'll have a voice in a safe, judgement-free environment to talk about your career needs and goals.
  • Need help to get clarity around particular issues and blockages that stop you from advancing in your career.
  • Want to feel empowered to step up, enhance your skills and contribute more to your boss, and organisation
  • Would like solution-focused and strengths-based coaching that increases your productivity

All training takes into account the practical skills and outcomes you'd like to achieve. It’s also linked to the value you'd like to bring to your boss and their priorities. You'll have the support you need when you need it. My one-to-one career coaching will make you feel like a weight has lifted, and you'll gain the confidence and skills to support your boss.

Career Coach & Mentor

Support for your executive assistant role is only a call away

1. First Conversation

Congratulations! You’ve made the decision to step up and take control of your career. As your career coach, our first conversation will be about getting to know each other and making sure we’re the right fit.

Don’t worry, it’s not like an interrogation. It’s just a chat where you’ll have the opportunity to fire some questions at me.

2. Goal Setting

Now that we’ve decided to work together, it’s time to talk about your short-term and long-term career goals.

We’ll chat about what’s important to you, why it’s important and the direction you’d like to take your career. We’ll also talk about what your goal is for your relationship with your boss: How it is currently, what’s holding it back and how I can help you cement it.  

3. Engagement

What makes my career coaching unique is that we go a little deeper by seeking stakeholder input. Understanding perspectives and gaining insights into what’s expected of you from your boss and other people in your organisation helps ensure your outcomes and progress are aligned.

This feedback is gained from a 30-minute meeting with each stakeholder. 

4. Knowing

This is where it all begins. Using the Knowing Assistant Framework, I’ll help you understand yourself, your power skills, your boss, your job and your organisation. This knowledge is powerful and will help us decide on the actions you need to take to be seen as more than just an assistant. 

5. Action

Now it’s time to take action. We’ve mapped out your goals and the steps you need to take to get there.

After each session, you’ll be given a Reflections and Reminders document that summarises our discussion, communicates agreed-upon actions and focus areas and provides further reading and self-directed learning resources.

6. Support

One-to-one executive assistant career coaching means I’m available when you need me.

I’ll make myself available to you via text, email and phone, so if a situation arises that you need support and guidance on, you can count on me to have your back.

‘What I know is that without developing your POWER skills you aren’t capable of stepping up into that top quadrant and being truly respected and valued for the contribution you make.’

Liz Van Vliet, My EA Career

Liz Van Vliet - My EA Career

Working Together

Career coaching for executive assistants includes:

  • 90-minute face-to-face sessions

    so we'll have plenty of time to chat and you'll feel comfortable to discuss things openly and honestly

  • Sessions tailored to your individual needs and career goals

    so you know you're getting the best possible advice and support for your career

  • Outcomes-based and practical coaching

    so you'll know what goals you're working towards, and you'll have the resources to achieve them

  • 30 minute stakeholder interview

    at the start of the program so you can rest assured that you're learning the practical skills that are directly related to the expectations of your role

  • Reflections & Reminders Document

    to guide your coaching journey and help you achieve your goals

  • Extended & flexible support

    to suit your needs, so you'll have the support you need when you need it the most

Moving Foward

Executive assistant coaching that gets your career moving

Coaching outcomes for EAs:

You’ll be better equipped to objectively consider what's important to you, what motivates you and what discourages you

Clarity about your career goals and agree on a pathway and get support to achieve them

Higher levels of motivation and know-how to perform at your best

Finer communication skills and the confidence you need to influence without authority and show up as a mindful leader

You will be strategically useful and be a linchpin that your boss can't live without

Coaching outcomes for bosses and organisations:

An agile, productive and confident EA that makes your job easier

A strengthened partnership and better collaboration because your EA will be able to anticipate your needs confidently

An EA that protects your time and makes quality decisions on your behalf

A professional EA that knows how to support your path to success by helping you accomplish your goals and the strategic priorities of the organisation

An EA that can you can trust and rely upon to support you in the significant and complex challenges of your role

Client Love

'Thanks so much for all the lessons learned, Liz. Gold! I have learned so much from you and about myself.'

Francesca

Executive Assistant, Pharmaceutical Industry

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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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