- Lead Them to the Future
- See Yourself as a Strategic Partner
- How to Reduce Your CC’d Email
- PROFILE – Alice Scutchey
- Tips for Assistants for Managing Stress
- Ambition is Not a Dirty Word
- Get to Know Alexa – Before She Takes Your Job
- Beware of Those Big Bravery Killers!
- A Gen Z Could Soon Be Your Boss
- 20 Ideas for Social Media Posts
- Countdown: 12 Months to the Next World Administrators Summit
- An Assistant’s Guide to Proactive Disaster Preparedness
- Five Pieces Of Advice I Would Give My Younger (EA) Self
- How to Raise Your Personal Brand on LinkedIn
- The Assistant’s 8-Step Guide to Effective Travel Planning
- How Diverse is Your Strategic Network?
- Seven Habits of Teachable Leaders
- The IAAP Foundation Scholarship
- Collaboration: What Does It Mean?
- Regain Control of Your Workload
World-Class Trainer, Motivational Speaker, Coach & EA
Laura Belgrado is different. She changes lives with her off the wall, hard-hitting, challenging insight. An internationally recognised trainer and coach, Laura specialises in educating and inspiring top-level Executive Assistants.
Laura holds a Bachelor’s degree in Office and Business administration and a Bachelor English. She has over 30 years of experience working in an international corporate environment; almost 10 years as EA to the Global Managing Director of Microsoft Global Strategic Accounts. She continued her career as EA working for the President and 2 VPs of Mars MultiSales and recently was promoted to Project Coordinator and EA to the President KIND International for MARS. INC.
In the past 9 years, Laura has been designing and delivering training and coaching programs for Executive Assistants, Personal and Administrative Assistants. She authored an innovative new training program for Executives and Managers to connect their EAs and PAs to their own success and develop a collaborative, successful and powerful working partnership with their managers. Her workshops have been designed with flexible modules on different topics and Laura’s strength is to create tailor-made training depending on the need of the audience.
Laura’s innovative way of working and thinking out of the box will make your assistants not only grow within their role and find their personal strengths but it will bring back their awareness the importance of their roles as assistants. A well trained and motivated assistant will bring a high ROI to any Company. It is key for any assistant to gain new ideas to rethink their WOW (ways of working) to continue to support and assist the great leaders and managers of today.
Laura will be speaking at Executive Secretary LIVE in Atlanta 15-16 November 2019. For further information and to book, visit www.executivesecretarylive.com
Executive Assistant, the new Power Job
In this thought-provoking and practical session, world-class EA and trainer Laura Belgrado will explore how to work with high-level executives. The session will cover communication, organisational skills, forward and innovative thinking and a pro-active approach. Confidence and assertiveness is also key in assisting these high-level managers. Discover why now is the golden age of the Executive Assistant. Learn about how a skilled Assistant generates ROI for their business Explore the 10 key skills needed to be an exceptional Executive Assistant.
Coaching and Mentoring the Junior Admin
For seasoned professionals, the ability to move on to new responsibilities, to perform at a higher level or to move up relies on having someone who can step in for you or someone to whom you can delegate. At the same time, those who are coming after you can’t learn everything they need from books or training classes; they need the benefit of your experience in order to master teamwork, initiative, priorities and more. We’ll explore the coaching style of leadership, how to be a good mentor, and tools you can use to help others grow professionally. The session will conclude with some coaching AND mentoring practice so you can feel the difference!
New ways of working - how to adapt to a changing workplace
Here’s what’s changing: the workforce, the workplace, organizational culture, and work processes. In other words, who we work with, where we work, the values and structure of the organizations we work in and how we get our work done. Do you have the resilience, the attitude and the skills to ride these waves of change successfully? Take a close look at how these four areas of change are relevant for you and how you can harness new ways of working. Get tools and techniques to become more agile, resilient AND irreplaceable!
Get off my nerves! Personality conflicts at work
You know that one person at work who makes you crazy? Chances are, you make her or him crazy, too. That doesn’t mean that either of you is a bad person. You probably get along fine with other people. It could just be a case of temperament. Conflicting personality styles can cause misunderstandings, miscommunication, conflict and poor collaboration among team members. Understanding not only your own personality type, but others’ types as well, changes the way you work with others and the way you handle situations. You can be happier and perform better! Be ready for some “a ha” moments!
I had the pleasure of attending Laura’s Executive Assistants Master Class in Geneva in September 2018. Laura is amazing. Within seconds she creates an atmosphere of confidence and togetherness. She has the talent to share her experiences in a fun but serious way, you feel from the beginning that she knows what she is talking about, she shares stories and knowledge. Laura empowers. She tells us how she has dealt with situations we all are familiar with. In an interactive way you become very much aware of your own strengths and you will be proud of these. You recognize your weaknesses and learn how to change these into opportunities. Laura is there to advise but also to let the participants think themselves about solutions. She connects where possible.
If you ever have the chance to attend a seminar or master class with Laura, do not hesitate and subscribe. It is sure a very valuable experience!
- Ellen Kosters - EA to the CEO and Manager Corporate Services Team at Xeltis -
I am very happy to have attended Laura’s Executive Assistant Masterclass 2017 in Bucharest, on 8th of September. My expectations were very high, but she has very much exceeded them.
Laura is a very special lady, she exudes, at the same time, confidence, power and warmth and she has a real talent to “read” you at a glance.
Throughout the masterclass, which was very well documented and also very interactive, she created a very nice, relaxed and funny atmosphere, allowing us to really get to know each other and learn from one another. She shared her experiences with us, gave us tips and tricks on how to better perform our daily tasks, but also made us feel confident and empowered and very proud of being Assistants and seeing this as our profession, where anything is possible and where you can always learn and grow, thus also supporting your Manager and the company to grow.
I would like to recommend this masterclass to all assistants, for the very informative and empowering message and I would, most of all, like to thank Laura for being the tonic, optimistic person she is! 🙂
You are a true inspiration and role-model!
- Simona-Maria Mihail - EA to the Executive Management Team at Gonvarri Material Handling -
Laura is a tonic presence, keeping her courses animated from beginning to end! She manages to be both inspiring and aproachable. This creates an atmosphere of determination and openness around her, encouraging the exchange of ideas on one side, and on the other, it gives you the “I can make it too!” feeling, which is, in my opinion, her key strenght. There is a consistency to Laura, everything matches (her words, her attitude) and this creates a feeling of vitality and optimism, enforced by the conviction that good work always pays off.
- Adriana Vartejaru - Executive Assistant to the CEO of Carrefour Romania -
Having worked with hundreds of professional speakers from around the world, I can undoubtedly say that Laura is one of my favorite ones!
Although we had organised over ten masterclasses with Laura in five countries I am always so impatiently waiting for the next one – which are equally loved among our corporate audiences in Macedonia, Bulgaria, Serbia, Spain and Romania!
Her impeccable presentations are full of phenomenal business and career advice, but also outstanding life lessons.
Her enthusiasm is contagious – and there is no bigger satisfaction and fulfillment to us – event organizers, than at the end of the session looking at those smiling faces and also receiving so many ‘Thank You’ letters from our audiences afterwards!
- Marija Solevska, Executive Director at Smart Events International -
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