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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Executive assistant coaching that gets your career moving
Coaching outcomes for EAs:
Coaching outcomes for bosses and organisations:
'Thanks so much for all the lessons learned, Liz. Gold! I have learned so much from you and about myself.'
Executive Assistant, Pharmaceutical Industry
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.