Real life, real advice and really inspiring
Would you like to inspire and motivate the audience at your next event? Are you looking for an experienced motivational speaker that engages your audience and provides practical take-aways?
Hi, I'm Liz Van Vliet. I'm a wife, mother, business owner, coach, trainer, podcast host, author and breast cancer survivor. If you're looking for an experienced, interactive and friendly speaker for your upcoming event, you've come to the right place.
I'm on a mission to inspire executive assistants and other administrative professionals to get the skills they need to become linchpin employees to their boss and their organisation.
My Being Indispensable Podcast has been downloaded over 100,000 times. And it's because of this success, and my experience working as an EA, that I've been lucky enough to become a sought-after motivational speaker for events across Australia.
With every keynote presentation, my goal is to shine a light on the incredible contribution that EAs and administrative assistants make to their bosses and their organisations. But it's more than that. I want every audience member to feel empowered to stand out, stand up and be more than just an assistant.
The feedback on your presentation received across the group was great. Given that it was a cross-section of very senior to junior assistants, the content worked very well.
An uplifting, interactive and motivational speaker to entertain your audience
As a keynote speaker, my style is warm, engaging and full of easy-to-grasp messages. Your audience will walk away with practical takeaways that can be implemented straight away. My presentations take my personal experiences—both life and career—and relate them to members of the audience.
Ten skills for 2020 and beyond
HR Leaders surveyed by The World Economic Forum have identified the top ten skills that employers will require of employees in 2020 and beyond. I share how executive and other administrative professionals can develop these skills to become linchpin employees and use them to stand out and stand up as more than 'just' an assistant.
POWER Skills that are anything but soft
Linchpin executive assistants demonstrate specific skills that I describe as their POWER skills. Otherwise referred to as 'soft skills', it's these capabilities that enable them to better support their boss. They can then become a safe and trusted pair of hands in an increasingly demanding business landscape. I'll walk the audience through my Knowing Assistant Framework and EA Competency Model to explain what those skills and capabilities are and to help empower EAs to develop them.
How to manage the matrix
In today's complex business environment, executive assistants and other administrative professionals need to 'manage' in all directions, not just 'up'. It takes skills like self-awareness, assertiveness, emotional intelligence, leadership skills and the ability to communicate with confidence.
I'll share my top 10 tips for how to successfully manage internal and external stakeholders (as well as your boss).
The ONE thing
Drawing on my own story of breast cancer survival, I share my experience of post traumatic growth and the ONE thing that was vital to being able to move forward and truly identify as a survivor.
Liz Van Vliet
Liz Van Vliet is the host of the popular Being Indispensable Podcast, now with over 100,000 downloads; author of Coming Home From Breast Cancerville; and the founder of My EA Career, which provides group training, one-to-one coaching and speaking to executive assistants and other administrative assistants that want to become linchpin employees for their boss and organisation.
After Liz was forced to give up her career in sales and marketing due to a breast cancer diagnosis, she found herself looking to ease back into paid employment. She successfully applied for an executive assistant role, believing it was the ‘all care and no responsibility’ job that she’d been searching for. She couldn’t have been more wrong. She had to use the high-level interpersonal skills that she’d spent her working life developing.
Now Liz helps other executive assistants and administrative professionals navigate the demanding role of an executive assistant. Using her Knowing Assistant Framework and EA Competency Model, Liz empowers EAs to develop POWER skills that will transform their career and help them become their best self.
Liz was a fantastic speaker at our EA event. She was easy to work with pre and post-event and delivered very relevant content to our audience. I would highly recommend Liz as a speaker at another EA event.
'My philosophy is that we are human beings, not human doings so when I have the privilege of speaking to an audience I always balance the knowledge I am conveying with real empathy and awareness that learning new skills involves progress over perfection.'
Liz Van Vliet, My EA Career
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.