A new breed of Executive Assistants
Executive Assistant, Microgaming
Completed ‘The Strategic EA’ programme and qualified with the IQ IAM Level 4 Certificate in Office and Admin Management with Additional Units
I joined Microgaming in 2014, initially as a Receptionist, before progressing to a PA in 2015. I always strive to develop and
take my role to the next level. I’d heard Adam Fidler speak about the real role of the EA, and was inspired to learn more and see how I could develop my career. After attending ‘The Strategic EA’ course, I immediately went back to my boss to ask to be more involved, and was keen to learn more about the business - to make my boss more effective and to broaden my role as much as I could.
I then undertook, and have just qualified, in the Level 4 Certificate in Office and Admin Management - which came just at the right time, as my bosses had big plans for me! I am now more involved in Business Support. The scope of my role is dramatically different to when I was operating more as a PA. I am now involved in strategic planning, management meetings, project management, conducting business reviews, preparing executive summaries for my boss and generally more operations management. The Level 4 qualification really helped me with my internal promotion; learning how to be a manager in my own right was essential. I love my new job and cannot believe the journey I’ve been on. I’d recommend any PA pushes their role to the next level - I did it, and so can you!
The Mauritius Commercial Bank Ltd
Qualified with the full Executive Assistant Diploma with Additional Units
I’ve been in a support role for many years, working for The Mauritius Commercial Bank Ltd. I decided to take a sabbatical to reflect on my future and how I can shape my role to be more meaningful. Within my year out, I’ve completed the EA Diploma with Adam Fidler Academy. The Level 3 element is about the practicalities of doing the job, which I was already pretty good at, but it’s given me the fine tuning to be an even sharper Administrator. The Level 4 element was very stretching and taught me about leadership, management and business strategy. I’m now ready to return to my role this autumn with a better understanding of the commercial world. My confidence has grown, and I’m clearer about my goals and aspirations. With a solid EA qualification under my belt, the world is my oyster!
Nigeria Governors’ Forum
Completed ‘The Strategic EA’ programme with Additional Units
My boss asked me to find a programme that would push my PA role to the next level. I’m already a PA to a senior executive, but wanted to take the role into offering more business support, as a true Executive Assistant. I researched heavily and found only Adam Fidler Academy offering the advanced knowledge and perspective on what EAs can do in their roles. I undertook the Strategic EA course with some additional modules, and came to the UK all the way from Nigeria, where I’m based. My experience was brilliant; Adam and the other students made me so welcome. We even managed to go to the Manchester PA Network event one evening - that has now inspired me to create my own PA Network in Nigeria. I’m already applying the tools and strategies suggested… my boss loves them!
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