EA & PA MENTORING PROGRAMMES
“Marguerita was extremely perceptive and able to read between the lines, which meant she was quickly able to pinpoint issues and offer valuable and practical advice. I would recommend her to anyone that is reaching a turning point in their career and needs guidance for making the step change effectively.”
Executive Assistant, England
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What's in it for Your Organisations?
EA/PA career mentoring is an excellent development resource for increasing your productivity, building a strategic partnership with your boss, and creating your unique career roadmap to success.
We Can Help With These Career Issues:
- Developing a strategic partnership
- Improving performance & relationships
- Personal branding
- Preparing a case for a pay rise and/or job title change
- Creating a 1-year and 5-year development plan
- Creating a powerful CV/resume
- Creating a professional career portfolio
- Maximising your performance review scores
Executive offices should run seamlessly, like a well-oiled machine. Personal-Assistant-Tips will work with you to create a programme that delivers what you want. We aim to take PAs, EAs, Admins and Team Secretaries from good to great so that the executive's time can be freed up to do what they do best. If all PAs in your organisation go through our mentoring programme, your organisation has the right to expect their PAs to perform their duties well.
Benefits to The Business:
- increased productivity
- better retention of mentored employees
- easier change management
- improved succession planning
- increased job satisfaction
Organisations will benefit from the cutting edge service provided by their mentored administrative professionals. Investing in our PA mentoring programme will help you to keep the people with career potential.
Benefits to the Mentee:
- increased confidence
- improved productivity
- better focus on continued professional development
- improvements in know-how and technical skills
- behavioural improvements
- Tactical representation of PA skills for a powerful and effective CV/resume
- improved networking
Personal-Assistant-Tips PA mentoring leads to increased productivity and improved working relationships. Through the advice of a trusted advisor, Personal Assistants, Executive Assistants, Team Secretaries and Administrators have an opportunity to learn how to stay on top of their game.
PA Mentoring vs PA Training
PA mentoring provides an environment where Executive Assistants and PAs can engage a PA expert through a time-intensive PA mentoring programme that focuses on areas requiring development. In contrast to Personal Assistant training, PA mentoring enables PAs to identify and work on specific areas requiring development, working relationships and workflow systems.
People often seek a mentor at particular milestones in their career such as redundancy, a promotion, a new job, or issues with professional performance. Our mentoring programmes can be conducted face-to-face, via telephone and via email, which makes our programmes a convenient option for PAs and EAs around the world.
Writing a PA Mentoring Business Case
If you have to present a business case for training to your organisation, download instructions for writing a business case for PA training (see below), or contact us for assistance in presenting your case for PA training.
HOW TO WRITE A PA MENTORING BUSINESS CASE
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OUR MENTORING PROGRAMMES
Personal-Assistant-Tips offers the following mentoring programmes for Assistants. Payment can be made online or by bank transfer.
EA & PA CAREER MENTORING PROGRAMME (6-8 months, face-to-face and via telephone)
Career mentoring is an excellent development tool for senior PAs who have reached a “glass ceiling” in their career. But even if you believe you are at the top of your game, there is always more that you can do to enhance your career prospects and prepare yourself for promotion beyond the Executive Assistant role.
Career mentoring is a very comprehensive, 6-8 month programme that consists of a combination of three 2-hour face-to-face meetings and three 1-hour telephone meetings. Clients complete a detailed questionnaire to assess their beliefs about their career. They also receive a comprehensive Action Plan after each meeting. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Marguerita King on +44 (0)845 862 2687 to discuss details and price.
EA & PA FACE-TO-FACE MENTORING (3-hour period, face-to-face)
We offer one-off intensive face-to-face PA mentoring for PAs who live in England and prefer face-to-face interaction. Face-to-face mentoring is completed in one day over a 3-hour period. This provides an opportunity to explore many issues. Clients complete a detailed questionnaire to assess their beliefs about their career. They also receive a comprehensive Action Plan.
Price: £325.00 (inclusive)
EA & PA TELEPHONE MENTORING (4-week period, via telephone & email)
This intensive PA mentoring programme is conducted by telephone and email to accommodate PAs and EAs around the world. Intensive PA mentoring offers sufficient scope to address work-related challenges, discuss practical solutions and agree a comprehensive plan of action that is tailored to your needs. This programme consists of two 45-minute telephone calls (we call you), plus one email per week for 4 weeks. Clients complete a detailed questionnaire and receive a comprehensive Action Plan.
Price: £299.00 (inclusive)
EA & PA STRATEGY TELEPHONE MENTORING (2-week period, via telephone)
This mentoring option is relevant for EAs, PAs, secretaries and Administrators who would like best practice advice and strategies for raising their performance and productivity level. This option consists of two 45-minute telephone mentoring sessions conducted over two weeks. Clients complete a detailed questionnaire to assess their beliefs about their career.
Price £200.00 (inclusive)
CV / RESUME & INTERVIEW ADVICE
This service is conducted via email. We provide advice on CV/resume content and format, along with interview strategy advice. We review and comment on 2 drafts of your CV/resume and provide interview preparation advice.
Price: £60.00 (inclusive)
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"Marguerita's skillful approach of the particular topics I lack in administration and organization grew me overnight thus being able to face my new challenge in the utmost professional manner."
Diana, Executive Assistant, Switzerland
"My coaching session with Marguerita has changed the way I approach my work. She has given me some excellent tips on time management, managing working relationships and making the most of my role. I came away from the session with new-found enthusiasm and an eagerness to put into practice the advice she shared with me."
Anya, Senior Administrator, London
"I am thankful that you helped me so quickly with my CV. I now feel more self confident with this professional CV. Thanks to your tips and review the format is very clean and the content is powerful. Now the job hunting can start!"
Annette, Records & Information Mgr, Germany
ABOUT OUR CONSULTANT PA MENTOR
Our Consultant PA Mentor is Marguerita King BSc DipPA. She is the founder and Managing Director of Personal-Assistant-Tips and a former Executive PA with over 25 years' experience. Marguerita has been called "A PA guru" and "The Wikipedia of the PA profession".
"I am passionate about increasing PA know-how. I currently live in London, England where I grew up. I remember the days when girls aspired to be secretaries and the skills that really mattered were typing speed, accuracy and tabulation. Much has changed in the PA profession since then. And PAs are constantly challenged to add value to their business partnerships.
As a Consultant PA Mentor, I have worked with PAs at the top of their profession, as well as those who are just starting out. I have trained and mentored PAs and I have written hundreds of articles on the PA role for our Personal-Assistant-Tips website, for newsletters and for publications. The challenges PAs face are always the same: how to increase productivity, how to prioritise effectively, and how to develop a professional brand.
When I started my career as a junior secretary, it was easy to work my way up to senior PA roles. I deviated from the PA profession on a couple of occasions after completing a BSc in psychology. Today’s PA is well advised to aim for good academic qualifications; particularly as PAs and EAs are now expected to be strategic partners to their principals. This means assuming more middle-management type tasks.
As a former Executive PA I am very aware that bosses sometimes ask their PA to undertake tasks and projects that are outside their PA skill-set. This led me to create a website specifically for PAs, EAs, Administrators and secretaries, which I named Personal-Assistant-Tips.com. The website provides a one-stop information hub with over 150 how-to articles.
I have written and developed PA training courses at intermediate and advanced level, including the Advanced Executive PA Masterclass which has been delivered in London, the middle East, the Far East and Africa. It consistently attracts delegates from Europe and around the world. I maintain a Facebook PA resource page and manage two PA professional groups on Linkedin (“PA Tips” and "Personal-Assistant-Tips"). I hope you decide to opt for one of our mentoring programmes. Remember that "the road to success is always under construction!"
Please call Marguerita on +44 (0)845 862 2687 if you would like to discuss mentoring options or click on the orange button above to pay online. Alternatively, you can download a brochure and fill in the inquiry form below to book your mentoring sessions. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@Exec_PA_Tips).
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